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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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Tuesday
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 24
    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
good food, service and location. two great evenings!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Linda G
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L'Estartit, Spain
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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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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
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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 

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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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

Questions & Answers

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