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Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale

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French, 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 8
    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
a chef that has "the touch"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
FerventFoodie
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

L'Estartit, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

having had a great meal here oct 2013, we reserved a table for our trip via Chartres last week. to be sure we gave a fair review I waited until we had returned home, having dined Saturday 14 and 21st. the staff were very friendly and helpful, despite my French being almost zero, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. we... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had l'assiette de le pelerin which is with 2 or 3 sort of the terrine ,terrine is a kind of french pate,eggs ,ham,tomato,salad and was very good accompanied with a glass of ARMAGNAC is like COGNAC it has the same strenght,about 40 degrees.Good location,is across teh catedral,the stuff is friendly,the are smiling and joking all the time,beautiful waitresses,I hope... More 

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Kent, England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Located directly next to the Cathedral there is little doubt that Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale has one of the best locations in Chartres. Partly because of the location we were a little dubious that the food could live up to the surroundings but we were wrong to worry. There was an excellent a la carte menu that served fabulous... 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 about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that you enjoyed both your meal and the location bear the amazing Notre Dame Cathedral. For the spring & summer season, we are going to re-open the terrace that allow our guests to have lunch and dinner closer than any other restaurant... More 

London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The meal was delicious, specials of the day plus a full menu. The staff where superb and nothing was too much trouble. The ambience was just wonderful. We shall definitely making our way back there again.

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Bonkle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were recommended to eat here by the hotel staff, but have now let them know of our negative experience. First the one and only positive - the location is great, right by the cathedral. However, our visit was a series of setbacks, which mounted up to create a very unpleasant experience. We were a group of French and English,... More 

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Le Mans, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We didn't have a meal her, however we enjoyed sitting outside with a wonderful cup of coffee after visiting the cathedral.

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

We thank you so much about your comment and we hope to see you back for a lunch or a diner soon. Best regards. More 

Storrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Last night I ate in a supposed Michelin one star restaurant in Nevers. This restaurant is of two star rating if the one in Nevers is still rated! Excellent food, good service and if the number of people eating there is a measure of quality then this restaurant is top notch and worth trying. From a discerning diner.

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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 your great advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot which is not actually a 1 star Michelin restaurant but we are also distinguished by this guide as a good "bistrot". And Le George is the only 1 star restaurant of Chartres and has the same owner as the Bistrot. Hoping to welcome you... More 

Essex
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Exquisite french meal in perfect setting. So good we returned for a second night for another meal. Staff very helpful and appreciated our attempts to use the language. Henry IV Poulet was delicious and the steak the following day was cooked to perfection. Our thanks to the staff for two wonderful experiences.

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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 and detailed comment. We are proud to receive a quotation by such a major contributor and a true "connaisseur" of french food. We hope to see you back to Le Bistrot 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 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?