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Cafe Charlot

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Parisian Bistro in the middle of Le Marais

Nice spot for a cozy restaurant located in the district of Le Marais. I tried their Salmon 'a la plancha' and honestly I really enjoyed it. The flavor was great. Burgers look awesome and a lot of people were having also their famous giant artichoke. The outdoor terrace is very nice if the day is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Javielop
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love this place and have to pop in every time I'm in Paris. Their cocktails are good, the Salmon burger is TO DIE FOR, I love their Sunday brunch and the terrace is good for people watching!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Food is just average, service is mediocre, I'have seen with my eyes waiters moving huge bags of garbage in the middle of the restaurant, the place has an internal elevator which from time to time lifts up huge amount of smelly black bags.. Complaining is just worthless.. Just do not go there, take a piece of advise

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice spot for a cozy restaurant located in the district of Le Marais. I tried their Salmon 'a la plancha' and honestly I really enjoyed it. The flavor was great. Burgers look awesome and a lot of people were having also their famous giant artichoke. The outdoor terrace is very nice if the day is sunny. Service was average, and... More 

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kent
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Cafe Charlot is a nice looking version of a classic French bistro. Food is good, above average but not outstanding cuisine, but it's the atmosphere and location that are particularly good. We had breakfast and a late night snack and drinks after cocktails at Little Red Door. If you want to try a bistro in the marais, then we would... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want to experience a place with locals - then go go go to cafe charlot. The food is above average, the people have great coolness factor and the atmosphere is great. You might have to wait 1/2 hour for a table, but do it!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Maybe it's because this place is busy or maybe because this is how things are on a busy Friday night - but being squeezed onto a tiny table to eat some sub-standard food isn't an ideal way to spend a Friday evening. While waiting for the food I was able to overhear all the conversations in my close proximity and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A trendy café at the heart of Le Marais. Beautiful people hang out for a coffee, un verre du vin or for lunch or dinner.

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sydney
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I really, really want to like Cafe Charlot. I was here last time I was in Paris (18 months ago) and returned twice on this visit, so believe me, I gave it my best...I truly tried. The aesthetic is lovely, really authentic and dripping with atmosphere. The place has a true Parisian charm about it accompanied with an extensive (French... More 

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good-looking (and unpretentious!) gay guys, locals and only the occasional tourist pack this bistro day and night, and for good reason. The small, horseshoe-shaped zinc bar, white tile walls and dark wood interior veritably invite you to come in and enjoy a very decent bistro meal of a delicious steak-frites or a roast chicken, but the star is the people-watching... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food here is excellent. If Pot Au Feu is on the menu, order it. It is absolutely the best. Overall, this cafe gets high marks for food quality and variety, but it is very crowded (too many tables for the space), the staff are run off their feet trying to keep up, and the prices are on the upper... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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

Staying in Le Marais

Neighborhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.