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Cafe Charlot

#4,993 of 13,157 Restaurants in Paris
#5,322 of 13,757 Places to Eat in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Le Marais
Bistro
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38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
33 1 44 54 03 30
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 18
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great night life, dinner & also open till late.

I've had late dinner in this restaurant located in the Rue de Bretagne. I found the place quite crowded & nose, but definitively 100% parisien. Full of local people having dinner & drinks. Ambient is great & food is also quite nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Javi A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've had late dinner in this restaurant located in the Rue de Bretagne. I found the place quite crowded & nose, but definitively 100% parisien. Full of local people having dinner & drinks. Ambient is great & food is also quite nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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67 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We did a lot of walking in Paris and we were getting exhausted. My friend saw this Cafe Charlot and we thought it looked nice from outside so we agreed to give it a try. Luckily we went in just before it got really busy! We enjoyed the atmosphere very much...very Paris style indeed! The food and wine were excellent.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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79 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice atmosphere with a lot of tables outside. Maybe not a major food experience but their burgers are great. Lots of young people out and about. Will go again.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food is good quality bistro food. We had the bacon cheese burger and the steak tartar and a bottle of Rose for €88. However the big highlight of this restaurant is its perfect location on a sunny day. We got a table, after a 15 minute wait, outside in the sun, and this was the main attraction for us.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I definitely recommend this place because the atmosphere and the food are good but unfortunately the waiters are pretty rude. I guess it is Paris .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

After a late afternoon checking out Le Marais, we walked around and found Cafe Charlot. We chose a table and sat down among other couples in this small corner cafe. It was very nice and the waiters were friendly. They don't have a large menu, so my husband and I both had veal milanese over a salad and a bottle... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Supper here midweek was very pleasant indeed. Nice buzzy atmosphere and fairly prompt service - we arrived at about 7.15pm. Smoked salmon platter for two, followed by a salad Caprese and an excellent steak and chips. One 50cl carafe of pretty good Bordeaux, one coffee, two boules of excellent Berthillon icecream which we shared. Total bill service compris €86.30, perhaps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

good spot in the marais for a quick bite. i had the salmon and it was well prepared. lots of locals and worth a stop if you are in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great atmosphere in the centre of the Marais. Handsome waiters and food. The burgers are so delicious with brioche bun, cheese, bacon the works and the most delicious sauce of a ketchup, mayo and mustard combo (on the side in case you dont like that combo). Huge portions, great service, fantastic meal. This place should be a 4-5 not a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very Parisian in a sense that waiters are rude and inattentive and food and drinks are overpriced. We paid about 6€ for a nasty coffee. A burger was 24€. The waiters preferred to play games at the counter and talk on their phones and to each other instead of taking orders or getting us the bill. Avoid

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Additional Information about Cafe Charlot

Address: 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 44 54 03 30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 37 - 51
Cuisine: Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 33 1 44 54 03 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 51
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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