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Charlot, Roi des Coquillages

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Opera / Bourse
French, Seafood, Gastropub, Brasserie
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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
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
Worth three and a half stars, but was wanting 5!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
forester99
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Lymington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lymington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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 

Cape Town
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I travelled to Europe on a tour and as part of the package, this ‘famous and well known restaurant’ was added into the itinerary as the ‘farewell dinner’. I have reviewed a few hotels, but never restaurants. However, in this instance, I wanted to warn travellers about this particular establishment. The entrance is on a busy street,... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review about Charlot, Roi des Coquillages. We're truly surprised and appaled by your comment which is far from our house standards. The lack of service and the food quality you described is far from our house standards. We're truly sorry not to have been able to meet up with the expectations of a... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Food is good and fresh but service is extremely slow. Although we were there on a Thursday night and the restaurant was half empty it took 50 minutes to get the starters... Also there is almost no choice for those who do not eat fish (one starter and one main course) which may often happen in a party of 5... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review about Charlot Roi des Coquillages. We're sorry to read your disapointment though your comment. The service you described is far from our restaurant standards and be sure that your remarks have been forwarded to our Director. Charlot Roi des Coquillages (or "shell king" in English) is specialised in fish, shells and shellfish.... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were drawn to this restaurant by the street-level display of seafood and the startling Art Deco façade, so decided to have lunch - a great choice as it turned out! (The internal Art Deco decoration and fixtures will not disappoint, fully living up to the promise of the façade). Of primary importance is to stress that this is a... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing such a nice review about Charlot, Roi des Coquillages. It seems you had a great time among us and enjoyed our seafood specialties! We're truly glad about it! We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First it's open on a Sunday which is pretty incredible for Paris! My wife and I were seeing Moulin Rouge that evening and needed somewhere close by. This restaurant is 5 mins away. Good shell fish platters! I order one called "Tresor" (Treasure) which came with everything inc half lobster & crab. Delicious & very fresh... No hint of a... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review about your recent dinner at Charlot! We're glad to read your wife and yourself enjoyed our sea food specialties while in Paris. We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More 

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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, Seafood, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients

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

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighborhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
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.