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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 27
    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
Great little Bistro in Chartres

Charming place with excellent food and friendly service. Right by Chartres Cathedral, but on the quiet side, not so touristed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Witsend99
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Charming place with excellent food and friendly service. Right by Chartres Cathedral, but on the quiet side, not so touristed.

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good location next to the gorgeous Cathedral with outside tables. We selected the classic award-winning pâté de Chartres, beetroot carpaccio, tuna and quinoa salad with pâté, prawns with penne and grand marnier and chocolate mousses. The food was average at best. I was disappointed. The waitress was lovely.

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

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking your time to write a comment about your last lunch at Le Bistrot. What a pleasure to read that the service delivered was perfect and you enjoyed our freshly cooked local products and specialities. Thank you very much for sharing your experience toward the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Smoked salmon gravlax with dill sauce: This was a strange interpretation with the fish swimming in nut oil. The dill sauce was nothing except a glass of milk which had been heated for creaminess and then allowed to cool. There was no discernible flavour of dill. New season asparagus with a hen’s egg: The egg was a relative triumph compared... More 

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

First, we thank you for taking time to share your experience of your diner at Le Bistrot. We notice that you were 2 persons, having starter and main course : you appreciate the aspargus but not the salmon and the fish (you do not think the chief has did it himself ?!?) but not la Poule au Pot. And you... More 

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

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

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking your time to write a comment about your lastlunch at Le Bistrot de la cathédrale. What a pleasure to read that the service delivered was perfect and you enjoyed our sky-open roof in a sunny day. Thank you very much for sharing your experience toward the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to... More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking your time to write a comment about your lastlunch at La Cour. What a pleasure to read that the service delivered was perfect and you enjoyed our first row view on the cathedral. Thank you very much for sharing your experience toward the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Plymouth, Michigan
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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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139 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?