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Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale

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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 30
    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
Touristy but Reasonable Food and Service

This is one of the few restaurants in Chartres that is open on a Tuesday evening. The location of this restaurant cannot be better , overlooking the Cathedral and with a good ambience. Around us were other guests speaking English/American, so this is not your local hidden French bistro! The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Jasmond
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Cambridge
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

really good food (full stop), though its odd that they have to promote that its hme made by writing it on the menu board. Oh yes, I see why, because the young men dont really want to talk to their customers (unless they are french, local or celebraties) What a shame.

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Thank ideasie
Lexington, Kentucky
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Lovely location near Chartres Cathedral. We ordered that day's lunch menu. Everything was excellent. The wait staff was outstanding and the interiors were quite comfortable. As good, if not better, than our meals in Paris.

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Thank BluegrassCyclist
Cambridge
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is one of the few restaurants in Chartres that is open on a Tuesday evening. The location of this restaurant cannot be better , overlooking the Cathedral and with a good ambience. Around us were other guests speaking English/American, so this is not your local hidden French bistro! The service was friendly but the waitress serving us was a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I showed up without a reservation, no problem, but I was seated in the back room. Eventually filled with other english speakers. The wait staff did a good job of helping us muddle through the menu. Started with a Tomato Mozzarella salad which was excellent. The main dish, Duck with Yellow Beans, needed salt - then it was very good.... More 

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Thank XavZen
San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Delicious local cuisine and wonderful service! Friendly and low key atmosphere, wonderful wine selection and an excellent value on the prix fixe dinner.

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Thank Vivian S
Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Excellent food, friendly service, and all in the shadow of the Cathedral. We had the Price Fixe Menu which included a large Salade de Chevre Chaud, Beef (cooked perfectly) with Frites, and tart de pommes for dessert. Wine was reasonably priced and delicious.

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Thank kfcalifornia
Kelso, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good food and great value table d'hote Very nice atmosphere with excellent attentive staff. The house wine by the carafe is good

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Thank jasper57
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

To be fair some reviewers had given this place a less than encouraging review. But as it was Monday night and lots of places were closed so we took chance and went. We had booked and were greeted by who I took to be the manager. I went for the "fait Maison" comprising of Chartres pate, truly delicious. The pot... More 

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Thank ceredigionbear
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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?