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All 128 Chartres Restaurants

Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale

1 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 36 59 60
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Ranked #40 of 128 Restaurants in Chartres
Price range: $26 - $45
Cuisines: French, Bistro
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Le Mans, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a restaurant with top notch french traditional cuisine. Never expected that much from a place that is right on the cathedral square, when one would assume that to be a place "reserved" for more touristy stuff. But the foie gras, Henry IV Poulet were both done really deliciously. The dessert Souffle was amazing. Its certainly a great place... 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 and honest advice about your lunch in Le Bistrot. We actually try to serve local and fresh food to show to our guests the real french terroir tastes ! We hope to see you back, best regards. More

Danville, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had shrimp salad as an entree, and a large piece of pork w fries as a main course. Dessert was a chocolate cream puff. By American standards this doesn't seem like much, but, the service with a. Smile and enthusiasm, the ambiance, and the overall quality of the meal made for a very very pleasant dinner. I would definitely... More

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

We are so glad and honored to receive a great comment by such a major contributor ! Actually french standards are smaller than american but we try to make you discovering the local and fresh products and give you a warm welcome. We will be proud and happy to welcome you back for your next stay in Chartres. Best regards. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times - food is good, prices are fair and service is good. Menu of the day is always good and is only 23 euro for 3 courses

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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 nice comment about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that your appreciate our Menu Chartrain which is served every open day. Best regards. More

Voorburg, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Eating out on the square next to the Cathedral, things don't just get any better. Great French food served by very nice waiters. Go there!

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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 such positive advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. And we hope to see you back soon. Best regards. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Celebrating a friend's birthday in Chartres was made memorable at this friendly and atmospheric restaurant. Entrees of fish and chicken were accompanied by fresh salads, excellent cheeses and fresh bread. A special cake ordered in advance made the occasion very special.

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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 and detailed advice. Xe are very glad that you appreciate your friend's birthday lunch and hope to see you back in Chartres and at Le bistrot soon. Best regards. More

lichfield
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After contributing almost 40 reviews to Trip Advisor, we have staggered across the worst of all restaurants. Pity we didn't check it out before taking any notice of a recommendation. Others have mentioned rudeness, petty self-imposed rules about where you can sit with empty tables around you and demands about making reservations. Le Bistrot needs to be bottom of the... More

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

We have chosen to report your advice to Trip Advisor staff. You didn't have any lunch or diner in our restaurant (as you say yourself) and you let an advice that we supposed based on the answer we gave to one of your relationship : it is unacceptable. We work hard to offer good meal based on local products, a... More

Ibiza, Spain
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sat down here for a pre-dinner drink and after waiting 10 minutes to catch the waiter’s eye (who knew we were there, but preferred to lay tables instead of serving customers) was informed, quite rudely, that he wasn’t serving drinks, but only serving to tables that were eating dinner, of which, at the time, there were only 2 other tables... More

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

Basically, it's very surprising that you let an advice about our restaurant where you decide not to have diner ?!? However, it is difficult for our waiter to explain, even if your french is OK, that effectively, it is not possible to have a drink only in a french restaurant (our neighbors that you finally choose are a "café" which... More

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