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Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale

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French, Pub, Bistro
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1 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 36 59 60
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food, Ambience and Service

We were aware and prepared by reading previous reviews that the number of the entrees is limited due to the choice of the establishment. This was indeed the case. We selected their "classical" dishes, pâté de Chartres (fantastic chutney), poule au pot, a nice asparagus salad with pâté, dorade and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Felice79_55
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were aware and prepared by reading previous reviews that the number of the entrees is limited due to the choice of the establishment. This was indeed the case. We selected their "classical" dishes, pâté de Chartres (fantastic chutney), poule au pot, a nice asparagus salad with pâté, dorade and the desserts. They were excellent and well presented. We eat... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

During a brief visit to Chartres, we had dinner at this bistrot restaurant opposite the beautiful Chartres cathedral. There is a pleasant outside eating area, ideal for summer dining. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, the menu was interesting, although a bit limited, but nevertheless enjoyable. It's not fine dining, but there was plenty on the plate and it... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Likes: everything, meals fairly priced, warm, friendly staff, excellent food with a broad based Italienne menu.

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your nice comment about our restaurant and thank you for sharing it on Tripadvisor ! It is a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed a great moment at Le Bistrot de la Cathédrale. I will share your encouraging words with the whole team. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you... More 

albuquerque
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131 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

very good selection of teas and even cheaper than basic cheap one next door. Mostly good for lunch or breakfast. I had some kind of German hot dog with fries, because I was tired of omelets and crepes. I liked that it was not at all crowded and the staff was attentive (surprisingly so for France). The decor with all... More 

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you for advice but you are not talking about Le Bistrot. So we are asking to Trip Advisor to delete it. Best regards. More 

Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The staff here were so disorganised, chaotic, and occasionally rude...that we could not enjoy what was more than acceptable food

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you for your positive advice about the food quality and we apologize if you don't feel as warmly welcomed as you should be. We look forward to welcome you back. Best regards. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised with this bistro. We turned up on a Friday evening and managed to get a table quite late. It was filled with locals which was good. The menu was simple but the food was of an excellent standard. Service was efficient. Lots of local food and home made dishes too. Their fixed men was excellent value

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your positive advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad to welcome foreign customers as well as locals : we serve a fresh local food with a twist which delights all of them ! We hope to wecolme you backk. Best regards. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We arrived late for lunch, but they graciously seated and fed us. We had their semifinalist duck pate for a starter--portion huge, cornichons delicious, pate a country one, and only so-so. But the asparagus, sundried tomoato, and egg salad that followed was fabulous, and my spouse liked the onion soup that followed, made with veal or onion broth. She then... More 

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you for your globally positive advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that you appreciate everything and we hope to welcome you back soon.. Best regards. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went here on recommendation of the hotel receptionist. Sat outside as weather fine and warm. Staff really good. Had "Chartres Pie", then veal kidneys in a creamy sauce. These were excellent and good size portions. However the cheese course was a complete rip-off, one small piece of cheese and some salad on a piece of slate for €7.With wine and... More 

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you for your globally positive advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that you appreciate everything and we apologize for your too short slice of cheese. Maybe we would welcome you back and offered you a totally excellent experience. Best regards. More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We chose this place by the smells wafting from the kitchen... and loved it! Great location (little tables under umbrellas, just beside the cathedral), very friendly staff and a chef that has "the touch" -- and comes to the table to hear your comments: he even gave us the recipe to the delicious "oeufs cocotte" that we'd loved so much!.... More 

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BistrotChartres, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your great advice and, yes, the chef is a great one ! We are glad that you appreciate our local and freshly cooked menu and we hope to welcome you back for your next trip in Chartres. Best regards. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Delicious food - so many tempting things on the menu, I'm sorry we were only in Chartres for one night. Friendly, efficient staff. Will definitely eat there again next time we visit.

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BistrotChartres, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your positive advice about your dinner at Le Bistrot and we will be glad to welcome you back for your next stay in Chartres ! Best regards More 

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Additional Information about Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale

Address: 1 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
Phone Number: +33 2 37 36 59 60
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 39
Cuisine: French, Pub, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 36 59 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Pub, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?