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Vue de la salle - Clown Bar, Paris
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Vue de la salle - Clown Bar, Paris
Vue de la salle - Clown Bar, Paris
Vue de la salle - Clown Bar, Paris
Vue de la salle - Clown Bar, Paris
Vue de la salle - Clown Bar, Paris
Terrasse - Clown Bar, Paris

Clown Bar

Average price €40
128 reviews

Restaurant menu

Chef's recommendations

Average price €40 Special request
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Scores & Reviews

8.5/10
Fabulous
based on 128 reviews
  1. Sungkeun l.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful food and wine

  2. Sam D.
    • one review
    8/10

    Something clearly went wrong with a supplier leading to a long wait for our mains, the otherwise very good front of house staff didn’t use this as an opportunity to improve our experience and it led to a delayed second service for the next round of people.

  3. Barbara A.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    The menu was weird and the service erratic. Only 3 entrees and none was appealing.

  4. Maureen N. F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Inventive cuisine, casual setting.. great wine list.

  5. Valerie M.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    We showed up with an extra person in tow and they accommodated us very graciously. The restaurant is small and the tables are tiny. I would not recommend adding to your party, but the wait staff was very kind and cheerful during our visit and didn't complain at all. The food was superb and we had an excellent wine, a rose from Sicily, that was particularly excellent. It is available by the glass as well. I eat here frequently as it is just across the street from my apartment and it is now one of my favorite local spots.

  6. Dina D.
    • one review
    2/10

    Mediocre food. Service terrible.

  7. Warren L.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Visited here a couple years ago. Thought it was really interesting. Recently visited again, was rather disappointed. Practically the same menu almost entirely Americans. Not nearly the original snappy place I visited before. Nothing really bad, just rather ordinary

  8. Ben M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Normal Parisian bistro. The food is a bit more refined than other comparable establishments but I didn't find the overall experience very special enough to merit a return.

  9. Dennis w.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    We left without main dish after waiting too long. Kitchen seemed challenged. Also a hierarchy of service and we were placed low. Wine by glass mediocre. We were here some years ago when it was really good. Overall disappointing.

  10. Natalie F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved this place, had one night in Paris, went on recommendation from several people and it didn't disappoint. Exquisite flavours and presentation. We came with a new born and quite late but they were really accommodating. Still dreaming about the veal brain dish, it was AMAZING!

  11. Julius S.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Friendly staff! really good food! amazing wines

  12. Shani P.
    • one review
    4/10

    Very small plates, and very expensive. The food wasnt very tasty. It took them an HOUR to serve the main dish!!! We had a Teriblle expirience.

  13. Jamie S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food was very good. Service was good but not always attentive, which might just be my American view of it.

  14. Nora A.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    A one of a kind restaurant, truly unique experience and food. Do not hesitate.

  15. Christine S.
    • 6 reviews
    2/10

    Terrible experience. I have been wanting to try the Clown Bar for 2 years since I moved to Paris. I finally go with friends and encountered a terrible manager that was so rude and obnoxious that neither I nor my friends will ever go back. As soon as I arrived I went to the restroom and noticed that there was a ton of smoke in the kitchen. It looked like there was a fire that they just put it out. I could hardly breathe. I went back upstairs and the smoke was filling up the whole back of the restaurant. We asked the manager to open the door and air out the restaurant and he did. However, a customer closed the door. I went back and opened the door and the same customer closed it again. I asked the manager to please handle the situation since everyone in the back of the restaurant could not breathe and was coughing. He started getting mad and irritated with me and my friends because we wanted him to air out the restaurant and kept asking him to help us. He was so rude and mean that we decided to leave.

  16. Douglas W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Second time at Clown Bar and it did not disappoint. Food was incredible, top-notch service in a very cool and original setting. A quintessential French dining experience. I will recommend to friends and will return.

  17. Valerie M.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    absolutely lives up to the hype. tiny and the high tops are a challenge to juggle a meal for two on. in cold weather stay away from the door because the servers go in and out a lot. the food is imaginative and well executed. good price point for the area. great wine list. reserve a must .

  18. Joshua G.
    • one review
    6/10

    Great service and atmosphere but bland, overpriced and disappointing food.

  19. Jónas H.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    Food as always. Service lacking.

  20. Alexander F.
    • one review
    10/10

    A must-visit if you’re in Paris.

Practical information

How to get to the restaurant

114 Rue Amelot, 75011, Paris, France

Public transport

Métro - Filles du Calvaire (M8)

Directions to get there

Paris 11th, République

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