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Charlot Roi des Coquillages

#6,670 of 13,326 Restaurants in Paris
#7,081 of 13,929 Places to Eat in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
French, Chowder, Seafood, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub, Soups
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12 place de Clichy, Paris, France
01 53 20 48 00
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Charlot's Art Deco palace is to be foun d right in the heart of a very...
Charlot's Art Deco palace is to be foun d right in the heart of a very lively quarter of Paris. And if Place Clichy reminds you of the seaside, it's entirely thanks to Charlot, reigning supreme for over thirty-five years as the capital's favourite seafood and shellfish restaurant! The authentic Marseille fish soup, bouillabaisse approved by the Marseillais ans with an a la carte twist, is enough to transport you to the seaside.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Classic French Seafood Restaurant

A beautiful and imposing setting for a real French seafood restaurant. Various different types of oysters, live lobsters and everything else you could want.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
PJVP
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Languedoc
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had found this Restaurant in a guide book and it sounded really good and I very pleased that it served bouillabaisse which I can rarely find although at 81 Euro We thankfully gave it a miss. The starter of artichoke was huge and lovely although hard to go wrong, I ordered a fish soup ( Bourride ) as part... More 

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Potenza, Italy
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was there reading all the reviews that i read here. Well, this is not a restaurant, this is a joke. The waiters doesn't wanna work at all but the worst thing is that they pretend to sell you raw fish but they just take it form the freeze, the boil it and then they put it on some dirty... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're truly sorry that you didn't enjoy your time in our restaurant. Nonetheless our dishes and sea food are all prepared on place by our Chef from fresh and high quality products. Could you come back to us in order to discuss it with our director ? Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

Languedoc
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A beautiful and imposing setting for a real French seafood restaurant. Various different types of oysters, live lobsters and everything else you could want.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was good, I took an excellent soup as a starter. The grilled fish could use some sauce (a bit dry), but the rice with it was very good. The seafood plate have more fancy food (like Lobsters) than what you can get in similar restaurants of the area for the same price. The thing that really made the... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I first ate here decades ago and took my current squeeze here as part of our extended New Year celebrations in Paris, on New Year's Day. Most other restaurants in the area were absolutely packed, but this one wasn't, which I suppose is its own message. It was OK, but not sensational. Oysters were oysters. Our main courses of scallops... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We're glad to count you in our loyal customers. We're sorry about the delay between your dish. This does not correspond to our service standards. We hope to see you soon, to show you that the sprinkling of magic is actually here. Kind regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

Elk Grove, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The restaurant reminds me of a cheesy 70's casino. They are overpriced for undercooked food. Service was mediocre. Spent alot of moneyto walk away hungry.

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're truly disppointed by your comment. We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your time at Charlot. What you experienced is really not representative of our restaurant. Could you come back at me, our director would like to discuss with you ? Kind regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

Paris, France
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There is something I don’t understand … the geolocation is good , more and more a “bobo” place . The fish and hoister are great and very fresh ! But the deco is out of age and not clean . The global place need to be revamp asap and the service is like the deco a old style. It was... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Philippe, Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed our food. Charlot decoration is classic parisian brasserie style and it's full of history. However we take good note of your comment and recommendations. Kind regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

Malton, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited 12/11/14. (I decided to delay this review as it is honest and wanted to think about my experience, rather than write one immediately, whilst still a little angry) Ignored the reviews from people stating they were disappointed with the choice on the menu - The restaurant translation is "the King of Shells" - what were they expecting, steak &... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Rich, Thank you for your review and taking the time to really think about it. We're glad you like our food. Regarding our sea food, it is only fresh products just fished selected for their quality which explain the price. We look forward to seeing you soon in order to change your mind about our sea food. Kind regards,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went here for our last night in Paris. I've always loved sea food, and if you don’t or you’re unsure.. don’t go here! There is only 1 option on the menu (Duck) for non-seafooders... However if you do, this place is amazing! I had salmon and crème fresh for starter.. and it was by far the most amazing smoked salmon... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank your for this reveiw. We glad you enjoyed your meal in our brasserie. You're completely right our place is for sea food lovers. Nonetheless, as you say it we have option as duck if you don't feel like eating ""from sea"" products. We hope to see you again in order to try the duck though. Kind regards,... More 

Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We've eaten at Charlot, Roi des Coquillages several times and never beed disappointed. It is probably one of the best "commercial" sea food restaurants in Paris (if you want to pay a zillion euros each, I'm sure there are more "refined" seafood restaurants). The restaurant is situated right on Place de Clichy (not a million miles from the Moulin Rouge)... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Charlot Roi des Coquillages, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're glad you enjoy our that much and always happy to read about regular customer especially when they're not from Paris. We hope to see you next time you come in Paris. Kind regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

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Additional Information about Charlot Roi des Coquillages

Address: 12 place de Clichy, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 53 20 48 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: French, Chowder, Seafood, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 place de Clichy, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: 01 53 20 48 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Chowder, Seafood, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups

Description

Charlot's Art Deco palace is to be foun d right in the heart of a very lively quarter of Paris. And if Place Clichy reminds you of the seaside, it's entirely thanks to Charlot, reigning supreme for over thirty-five years as the capital's favourite seafood and shellfish restaurant! The authentic Marseille fish soup, bouillabaisse approved by the Marseillais ans with an a la carte twist, is enough to transport you to the seaside.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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