The spirit of the place
From the mosaic tiled floor to the moulded ceilings, from the marble bar to the Art Deco lights, Yves Camdeborde’s brasserie feels wonderfully like the Paris of yesteryear... In this buzzing restaurant, a real institution in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a dining room bubbling over with generosity and warmth where there is often an atmosphere of joyful anarchy, « there is something for everyone ». Students and artists, famous writers and actors, politicians, Parisians and tourists from France or overseas, « everyone can find something they love here ».
What do people eat and drink there?
« Here there are no judgements, no obligations... The restaurant imposes nothing and offers customers the opportunity to eat whenever they like ». Depending on the time of day, you may want to stop for a glass of wine, keep your hunger at bay with a snack or enjoy an extravagant blow-out with a starter, main course and dessert from the menu or the dishes of the day written on the big mirror. In brasserie mode, the chef offers honest and varied dishes, some traditional, some more contemporary, always made with fresh and natural ingredients. As natural as the « thirst-quenching wines » and the beautiful vintages from the cellar.
Brasserie Le Comptoir
5, Carrefour de l'Odéon
No telephone (no reservations)
Open 7 days a week
All day from 12pm to 6pm (last orders) during the week
All day from 12pm to 11pm (last orders) at the weekend
All day from 12pm to 11pm (last orders) 7 days a week during school holidays
Dishes between €20 and €60 (excluding wine)
Wines from €20 for a 75cl bottle