Le Second Empire Menu and Happy Hour (Updated in 2024)

Enjoy a delicious meal at Le Second Empire, a cozy Parisian restaurant located at 62 Rue de la Verrerie. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by its warm decor and inviting atmosphere, setting the stage for a memorable dining experience.

Le Second Empire offers a menu filled with mouth-watering dishes that will surely please your taste buds. Savor timeless classics like the Pizza Margherita, featuring fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, and basil for a perfect combination of flavors. For dessert, try the heavenly Tiramisu, with coffee-soaked ladyfingers and creamy mascarpone.

If you’re looking for something different, indulge in the Crepes – Banane-Nutella, featuring a delicate crepe with Nutella and sliced bananas. Alternatively, try the Gnocchi aux Champignons, with tender potato gnocchi in a creamy mushroom sauce.

Le Second Empire also offers Happy Hours from 6 pm to 10 pm, presenting the perfect opportunity to enjoy special discounts on beverages.

For starters, enjoy the comforting Winter Velouté soup with croutons and olive oil. Alternatively, try the delicious Smoked Salmon Slices on toasted brioche with lemon and dill.

As for the main course, the Caesar Salad with Romaine lettuce, roast chicken, tomatoes, Parmesan, egg, croutons, and Caesar sauce is a delightful blend of flavors. Seafood lovers can opt for the Grilled Salmon Steak with ratatouille, lemon, and dill stracciatella.

Le Second Empire caters to diverse tastes, offering options like the mouthwatering Pulled Pork Burger with candied onions and BBQ sauce, or the flavorful Vegetarian Burger with eggplant Parmigiana and tomato sauce.

Pasta enthusiasts can enjoy the simplicity of the Spaghetti Cacio & Pepe with pecorino cheese and black pepper, or try the spicy Penne All’Arrabbiata with tomato sauce and winter vegetables.

Finish off your meal with the 64% Chocolate Mousse or the Fine Apple Tart served with salted butter caramel ice cream and honey.

At Le Second Empire, every dish is crafted to perfection, promising a dining experience that will stay with you for a long time.

Le Second Empire Menu and Services

Le Second Empire Menu and services

Entrées / Starters

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPriceEstimated Calories
VELOUTÉ D’HIVERWinter VeloutéWinter Soup with croutons and olive oil€7180 calories
FINE TRANCHE DE SAUMON FUMÉSmoked Salmon SlicesSmoked Salmon Slices on toasted brioche with lemon and dill€14280 calories
PARMIGIANAEggplant ParmigianaEggplant Parmigiana with salad and tomato sauce€8320 calories
JAMBON DE PARME 24 MOIS24-Month-Aged Parma HamFinely sliced 24-month-aged Parma Ham with olive oil, salt, and pepper€14150 calories
STRACCIATELLA & SON PAIN À LA ROMAINEStracciatella Cheese with Roman BreadStracciatella cheese with Roman-style bread, olive oil, pine nuts, salt, and pepper€11250 calories
CARPACCIO DE DAURADEDorado CarpaccioMarinated Dorado Carpaccio with lemon and tarragon€12220 calories
CEVICHE DE BOEUFBeef CevicheBeef Ceviche with wasabi mayonnaise, soy sauce, fried onions, and cilantro€11290 calories

Les Plats / The Dishes

Dish of the day on slate

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPrice (Euro)Estimated Calories
SALADE CÉSARCaesar SaladRomaine salad with roast chicken, tomatoes, parmesan, egg, bread croutons, and Caesar sauce€16.5550 calories
SALADE GIZZERSGizzers SaladNew potatoes, tomatoes, egg, and bread croutons€17420 calories
STEAK DE SAUMON GRILLÉGrilled Salmon SteakGrilled salmon steak served with ratatouille, lemon, and dill stracciatella€19380 calories
CABILLAUD AU CHORIZOCod Bain with ChorizoCod served over tagliatelle with lemon cream and chorizo crumble€26480 calories
POISSON-FRITESFish ‘n ChipsFried fish with new potatoes, dill, and lemon mayonnaise€17.5650 calories
BURGER AU PORC EFFILOCHÉPulled Pork BurgerPulled pork burger served with new potatoes, salad, candied onions, and BBQ sauce€17620 calories
BURGER VÉGÉTARIENVegetarian BurgerVegetarian burger with new potatoes, eggplant parmigiana, salad, and tomato sauce€17540 calories
PAVÉ DE BŒUFBeef PearBeef steak served with new potatoes and pepper sauce€18.5480 calories
ENTRECÔTESirloin SteakSirloin steak served with potato puree and blue cheese sauce€19.5620 calories
POULET DE FERME RÔTI AUX CHAMPIGNONSRoasted Farm Chicken with MushroomsRoasted farm chicken with mushrooms served with mashed potatoes€18450 calories
ESCALOPE DE VEAU MILANAISEMilanese Veal ScalopeMilanese veal scalope served with tagliatelle all’arrabbiata€21540 calories
PARMIGIANAParmigianaParmigiana served with salad, eggplant gratin, fior di latte, and tomato sauce€16.5420 calories
POTIRON RÔTIRoasted PumpkinRoasted pumpkin served with stracciatella, pine nuts, chestnuts, and fried leeks€16.5480 calories

Les Pâtes & Risottos / Pastas & Risottos

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPriceEstimated Calories
SPAGHETTI CACIO & PEPESpaghetti Cacio & PepeSpaghetti with pecorino cheese and black pepper€15.5400 calories
PENNE ALL’ARRABBIATAPenne All’ArrabbiataPenne pasta with spicy tomato sauce and winter vegetables€17.5380 calories
GNOCCHI AUX CHAMPIGNONSMushroom GnocchiGnocchi with a creamy mushroom sauce€16.5420 calories
SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISESpaghetti BologneseSpaghetti with homemade Bolognese sauce€17480 calories
SPAGHETTI CARBONARASpaghetti CarbonaraSpaghetti with pancetta, egg, and parmesan cheese€17.5550 calories
LASAGNE DE GARFIELDGarfield’s LasagnaLasagna with homemade Bolognese sauce, béchamel, and parmesan€16.5650 calories
POLPETTE DE NEW-YORKNew York MeatballsBeef meatballs with penne pasta and tomato sauce€16.5580 calories
LINGUINE AUX DEUX SAUMONSLinguine with Two SalmonsLinguine with fresh and smoked salmon, cream, and lime€21610 calories
RISOTTO MILANAISEMilanese RisottoRisotto with saffron, red wine reduction, and parmesan€17550 calories
RISOTTO AUX LÉGUMESVegetable RisottoVegetable risotto made with carnaroli rice and winter vegetables€18.5420 calories
GARNITURESToppingsVarious topping options including Ratatouille, Lemon Cream Tagliatelle, Spicy Tomato Tagliatelle, Baby Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Salad€5 eachVaries

Planches A Partager / Boards to share

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPriceEstimated Calories
PLANCHE DE CHARCUTERIECharcutailles BoardAssortment of cured meats€24Varies
PLANCHE DE FROMAGESCheese BoardAssortment of cheeses€24Varies
PLANCHE MIXTEMixed BoardMixed assortment of charcuterie and cheeses€24Varies

The calorie counts for the boards can vary widely depending on the specific items included.

Omelettes / Omelettes

accompanied by salad

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPriceEstimated Calories
La NatureThe NaturePlain croissant€8230 calories
La TomateThe TomatoCroissant with tomato€10250 calories
La ChampignonsThe MushroomsCroissant with mushrooms€11260 calories
La MixteThe MixedCroissant with mixed fillings€13280 calories
L’EmmentalThe EmmentalCroissant with Emmental cheese€10270 calories


French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPrice (Euro)Estimated Calories
PIZZ’CROQ’ MONSIEURPizza Croque MonsieurPizza topped with salad, ham, and Emmental cheese€11.5Varies
PIZZ’CROQ’ MADAMEPizza Croque MadamePizza topped with salad, ham, and Emmental cheese€13Varies
SANDWICH CLUBClub SandwichSandwich with new potatoes, brioche bread, tomato, salad, hard-boiled egg, roast chicken, and mayonnaise€16.5Varies

Les Desserts / The desserts

Dessert of the day on the slate

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPrice (Euro)Estimated Calories
MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT 64 %64% Chocolate MousseCreamy chocolate mousse with 64% cocoa content€8320 calories
TARTE FINE AUX POMMESFine Apple TartFine apple tart served with salted butter caramel ice cream and honey€14Varies
TIRAMISUTiramisuClassic Italian tiramisu€9350 calories
SALADE DE FRUITS DE SAISONSeasonal Fruit SaladSeasonal fruit salad€9.5Varies
CHEESECAKE AU CITRONLemon CheesecakeLemon cheesecake with Speculoos crust€9450 calories
BRIOCHE D’ANTANTraditional BriocheTraditional brioche served in the style of French toast€11400 calories
PROFITEROLESProfiterolesProfiteroles filled with vanilla ice cream and served with homemade hot chocolate€12Varies
CAFÉ “Richard” OU THÉ “Mariage Frères” GOURMAND“Richard” Coffee or “Mariage Frères” Gourmet TeaTrust them for their selection of coffee or gourmet tea€11.5Varies


English NameDescriptionPrice (Euro)Estimated Calories
2 BALLSChoice of 2 ice cream flavors or sorbets from the following options: Vanilla, Chocolate, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Honey Nougat, Coffee, Fig, Mango, Vine Peach, Lemon€12Varies
3 BALLSChoice of 3 ice cream flavors or sorbets from the same selection€17Varies

The calorie counts can vary depending on the specific flavors and portion size chosen.

Crêpes : Les deux / Pancakes: Both

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPrice (Euro)Estimated Calories
Beurre sucreButter SugarButter and sugar topping€6.5Varies
Chocolat maisonHomemade ChocolateHomemade chocolate sauce topping€7.5Varies
NutellaNutellaNutella hazelnut chocolate spread topping€8.5Varies
Banane-NutellaBanana-NutellaSliced bananas with Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread€9.5Varies
Confiture Bonne MamanBonne Maman JamBonne Maman fruit jam topping€8Varies
Supplément ChantillyWhipped Cream SupplementWhipped cream supplement for an additional charge€1.5Varies

Pizza à la Romaine / Roman Pizza

Egg supplement +€1.5                                                                          

French NameEnglish NameDescription1/2 pizzaServed with saladWhole pizza Served with saladEstimated Calories
DIABLODiabloFior di latte mozzarella, tomato sauce, calabrese spianata€12.516.5Varies
REINEQueenFior di latte mozzarella, tomato sauce, white ham, pan-fried mushrooms€1317Varies
MORTADELLEMortadellaFior di latte mozzarella, stracciatella, mortadella, pistachio€1317Varies
NORVÉGIENNENorwegianSmoked salmon, stracciatella, dill, and lemon€16.522.5Varies
COCORICOCock-a-Doodle-DooFior di latte mozzarella, stracciatella, roast free-range chicken, pan-fried mushrooms, fried leeks€1418Varies
DAME TOMATETomato LadyTomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, tomato slices, fried leeks€1216Varies
4 FORMAGGI4 CheesesFior di latte mozzarella, stracciatella, gorgonzola, taleggio€1317Varies
VÉGÉTARIENNEVegetarianTomato sauce, winter vegetables, oregano€1317Varies
ORIENTALEOrientalMerguez, tomato sauce, winter vegetables, oregano€13.517.5Varies
MARGHERITAMargheritaFior di latte mozzarella, tomato, basil€9.514Varies

À partager / To share

Selection of Franco-Italian products

French NameEnglish NameDescriptionPriceEstimated Calories
PLANCHE DE CHARCUTAILLESCharcutailles BoardAssortment of cured meats€24Varies
BURRATA 125 GBurrata 125gBurrata cheese served with olive oil, fleur de sel, and pepper€14Varies
PLANCHE DE FROMAGESCheese BoardAssortment of cheeses€24Varies
PLANCHE MIXTEMixed BoardMixed assortment of charcuterie and cheeses€24Varies
FRITTO CALAMARIFried CalamariCalamari coated in flour 00 and semolina flour€11Varies
PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA 24 MOIS24-Month Prosciutto di ParmaProsciutto di Parma served with olive oil, salt, and pepper€14Varies
BRUSCHETTABruschettaBruschetta with cherry tomatoes, oregano, and buffalo mozzarella€12Varies

The calorie counts can vary depending on the specific items and portion size.

Boissons Chaudes / Hot drinks

 Massaya organic coffee from Maison Richard

ELONGATEElongated Espresso€2.9
DOUBLE ESPRESSODouble Espresso€5.8
HAZELNUTHazelnut Coffee€3.2
CREAM COFFEECream Coffee€6
CHAI TEA LATTEChai Tea Latte (cold or hot)€6.9
COFFEE LATTECoffee Latte (vanilla or caramel)€6
HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATEHomemade Hot Chocolate€5.9
VIENNESE COFFEE / CHOCOLATEViennese Coffee / Chocolate (with homemade whipped cream)€7.4
BROTHER WEDDING TEASAssorted Teas (Fujiyama Green, Casablanca, Bourbon Red Vanilla, Full Moon, Marco Polo, Mentha Piperita)€5.8
BULK INFUSIONSBulk Infusions (Chamomile, verbena, lime blossom)€6.3
IRISH COFFEEIrish Coffee (with homemade whipped cream)€11
GROG NEGRITAGrog Negrita€9

Coffee doesn’t have significant amount of calories. 

Boissons Fraîches / Cold drinks

ItemDescriptionPriceEstimated Calories
COCA-COLA, COCA-COLA ZERO 33 clCola Flavoured drink  or sugar-free cola drink 33 cl / 330ml€5.8140
LEMONADE, ORANGINA, PERRIER 33 clLemonade, Orangina, Perrrier 33 cl / 330ml€5.8120
GRANINI FRUIT JUICE 25 clGranini Fruit Juice 25 cl (Choose from apple, orange, apricot, pineapple, strawberry, pear, tomato)€5.830-60
RED BULL 25 clRed Bull 25 cl / 250ml€7.5110
PRESSED FRUIT orange or lemonFreshly Pressed Fruit Juice (Orange or Lemon)€7.540-60
HOMEMADE ICED TEAHomemade Iced Tea€6.85
LA FRENCH TONIC OR GINGER BEER glass 25 clLa French Tonic or Ginger Beer (25 cl / 250ml)€5.750
VITTEL 25 clVittel 25 cl / 250ml€5.40
Syrup supplementSyrup supplement€0.2Varies
San Benedetto(still or sparkling)Mineral Water 50cl / 500ml or 100cl/ 1L€7/€90

What Are Some Popular Dishes At Le Second Empire

Le Second Empire presents a diverse and enticing menu of dishes that cater to a variety of tastes. Among the standout options are these:

  • Pizza Margherita: A classic Italian pizza with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil on a thin crust.
  • Tiramisu: A heavenly dessert made with coffee-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa powder.
  • Crepes – Banane-Nutella: Sweet crepes filled with bananas and Nutella spread.
  • Crepes – Chocolat Maison: Crepes filled with homemade chocolate sauce for chocolate enthusiasts.
  • Gnocchi aux Champignons: A savory dish featuring tender potato gnocchi with a flavorful mushroom sauce.
  • Berthillon Sorbets: Artisanal sorbets in various fruity flavors, perfect for a refreshing finish to your meal.

These dishes are sure to make your dining experience at Le Second Empire a memorable one.

Happy Hours***

The Happy Hours start from 6 pm till 10 pm. At these hours you’ll get a good discount on the drinks. 

Le Second Empire Hours

Monday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Tuesday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wednesday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Thursday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

About Le Second Empire

Le Second Empire is a lovely restaurant located in the heart of Paris, France. You can find it at 62 Rue de la Verrerie. The restaurant offers a wide variety of French, Italian, and European dishes at affordable prices. 

Guests can enjoy their meals in different ways, as the restaurant provides options for outdoor seating, takeout, and dine-in service. Le Second Empire is known for its diverse menu that caters to all dietary preferences, with a special emphasis on vegetarian-friendly options. The restaurant also offers a great selection of cocktails to enhance your dining experience. 

The dining experience is further enhanced by the inviting heated terrace that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for diners, especially during the winter months. You can choose from a range of dining options for lunch, dinner, brunch, or late-night bites and drinks. The restaurant also offers comfortable indoor seating and high chairs for families with young children. 

The staff at Le Second Empire are attentive and provide top-notch table service, ensuring that every visit is a memorable one. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available for all guests. To make your dining experience seamless and enjoyable, the restaurant encourages customers to make reservations. 

Le Second Empire accepts various payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, meal coupons, NFC mobile payments, and Pluxee. Come and experience the culinary delights of Le Second Empire. A world of flavors awaits your palate in the heart of Paris.

Important Links Of Le Ruisseau

Official Websitehttps://le-second-empire.fr/
To Make A Reservation, Simply Call  +33142720433 or visit lor.paris/r/le-second-empire-paris

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What Customers Are Saying about Le Second Empire

Le Second Empire is a popular restaurant that has received a lot of great reviews on different platforms. Google Maps rates it with 4.0 stars based on 874 reviews, which praise its decoration, friendly staff, delicious food, and happy hour options.

Their iced tea is highly recommended, and they offer a variety of Mojitos, including strawberry, raspberry, and cherry, which are all delicious.

On TripAdvisor, the restaurant has a solid 4-star rating with 297 reviews that highlight the excellent pizza dough and inviting heated terrace, especially during winter. On Fridays, they offer extended happy hour Mojitos until 10 p.m., which makes it a great spot for friends to gather.

Yelp rates it with 4 stars and 40 reviews, pointing out the vibrant summer terrace, affordable Mojitos during happy hour, which are just 6th, and fantastic pizzas in a charming, old-fashioned setting.

Don’t miss the chance to experience Le Second Empire, where you can enjoy delicious food, drinks, and a great atmosphere. It’s a top choice in Marais, Paris, so come and enjoy the charm of Second Empire!

People Also Asked

Does Le Second Empire have vegetarian or vegan options on the menu?

If you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan options at Le Second Empire, you’re in luck. They have some tasty choices on their menu. For vegetarians, they offer a vegetable risotto and a seasonal fruit salad called Salade de Fruits de Saison. If you’re vegan, you can order the vegetarian option and ask for vegan-friendly choices. 

For dessert, the Banane-Nutella and Tiramisu are not vegan, but you can ask the staff if they can provide vegan dessert options. Alternatively, you can try the sugar butter or Bonne Maman jam, as they are vegan dessert choices. 

It’s always a good idea to check with the restaurant directly or ask your server about specific dietary preferences to ensure you get the best options for your meal.

What is the price range for meals at Le Second Empire?

The price range is between €5 – €24 at Le Second Empire.

Does Le Second Empire offer outdoor or terrace seating?

Yes, the restaurant has an inviting heated terrace, especially during winter. Even in the summer, the terrace is pretty airy. Providing the customers with the best experience while they are there.  

Does Le Second Empire accept reservations?

Yes, Le Second Empire is a popular restaurant in Paris. So there’s always a rush going on. So if you want the best experience, its recommended to make a reservation. 

Is Le Second Empire family-friendly?

Yes, Le Second Empire is a family-friendly restaurant. The restaurant has a calm and cozy environment and delicious dishes, perfect to enjoy with friends and family.  

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