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Le Bouillon Chartier

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7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, France
01 47 70 86 29
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No lingering lunch!

It is hard to judge this iconic eatery. I met three friends for lunch at the famous restaurant. Even though the place was massive, it quickly filled and we were packed in like a football crowd, sharing a small table with a couple of strangers and watching a growing queue outside. Our waiter... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
deank03
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It is hard to judge this iconic eatery. I met three friends for lunch at the famous restaurant. Even though the place was massive, it quickly filled and we were packed in like a football crowd, sharing a small table with a couple of strangers and watching a growing queue outside. Our waiter appeared promptly but was impatient (I won’t... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It's hard to add anything to the reviews, because one either loves or hates the place. But do not underestimate the chemistry of a crowded dining hall, strangers, wine and French food. We arrived at 3pm, thinking the noon rush would be over, but no, there was a line, and yes, we were plunked down with another dining duo. Yes,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Nice food, nice room but ruined by rude staff who just want you to order as QUICKLY as possible and then GET OUT! Feel like herded cattle, very unrelaxing, don't go there if you want to sit down for a nice meal and chat, food is chucked onto the table and waiter gets angry if you don't order quick enough.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant because it was just around the corner from our hotel (Holiday Inn). Even though it wasn't crowed when we were there, around 2:30 or 3 PM, the management insisted we share a small table with another couple (fortunately, we enjoyed their company). We noticed that the evening crowd stood in lines a half block long.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Food was just OK. They mixed up our order too. Staff seemed brusque and primed to get you in and out as quickly as possible. Very unlike other restaurants we visited in Paris. Not sure why it is rated so highly in some reviews.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Friday night. We came early enough approximately 6:30 for dinner so no line up! We were seated next to a father and daughter who were also on vacation. We ordered the fois gras, escargots,and two steak haches with wine. The service was so bad on so many levels, however the food was pretty good. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had quite an expectation of this restaurant as it was recommanded by many. Aware of the lines, my friends and I got there on time and the restaurant was only half-full. Yet somehow, the waiter was eager to help us as fast as he could so that we were gone and the next customers could get in. The service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

No visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to this bustling, lively restaurant where the food is not the main event. Watch the waiters as they juggle plates of food, and struggle with the sheer numbers of people who come for a taste of Paris. The food is classic French fare, at unbelievably cheap prices. The set menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very variable reviews below and I suspect that any sign of a queue to get in would be a sign to come another time. Our experience was excellent. It is great fun and a solid layer of theatre in the room, the decoration and the waiters who speak French mainly but one suspects that is part of the theatre as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

It was my second time to visit. I didn't like the service and the food from the first visit actually but this time I think I should write down sth about this restaurant. From the entering it made me angry from the angry face of the waitress. And she guided us to the table and said "here,inside!"(in french cuz my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: 01 47 70 86 29

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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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.