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Chez Marcel

#110 of 13,486 Restaurants in Paris
#118 of 14,086 Places to Eat in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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7,rue Stanislas, 75006 Paris, France
01 45 48 29 94
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 274
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Extremely charming and typical bistro in Paris

This was the second time for me at chez Marcel. having been 2 years ago I was eager to return to this gem of a bistro to make sure it wasn't just a one hit wonder, I was not disappointed. The dishes were once again carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients. The staff and host seem to be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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laval
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was the second time for me at chez Marcel. having been 2 years ago I was eager to return to this gem of a bistro to make sure it wasn't just a one hit wonder, I was not disappointed. The dishes were once again carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients. The staff and host seem to be a tightly... More 

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Savannah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely, cute small restaurant with good service and very good food. Staff, especially the owner/manager, were welcoming and warm and offered a very pleasant dinner experience. Tables were a bit too close together for private conversation, but the environment was "very French" and charming. Did not seem "touristy" or artificial....there was even a "secret door" to a cellar or storeroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I recommend Chez Marcel for lunch. They have delicious sandwiches, and a great little outdoor section for eating. Very reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It's been 3 weeks since my family and I traveled to Normandy, Paris and Barcelona and I feel compelled to write a review of this restaurant. My Dad ordered the clams in shallot cream sauce special and he was kind enough to share it with me. I can't stop thinking about it....the best dish of the trip. And we ate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Food is light, fresh and very tasteful. I had the sandwich club, my wife had the andive salad. Homemade iced tea and lemonade are also really good as they are not too sweet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was amazing and the staff couldn't be more friendly. The owner was really a lot of fun. Chez Marcel really is a must-go restaurant in Paris. It's better to make a reservation in advance. I'll definitely come here again the next time I come to Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We came in late with two kids, but were invited with open arms. The small venue breathes Paris. Food excellent, fresh artichokes, nice cut of veal. House wine is fine, but others are availlable. We'll definately return next time we're in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Small and cozy place with delicious food. Attentive and friendly staff. Had lunch there once and would like to come back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited this restaurant on our first night of a recent trip to Paris, and enjoyed it so much returned for our last night. On both occasions the food and wine were excellent, but the thing that makes this restaurant stand out is how friendly and welcoming the staff are. In addition because the tables are so close together one... More 

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West Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Liked = the kidney special Disliked = Being so close to the noisy kitchen but we'll let that slide since the food was so good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7,rue Stanislas, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01 45 48 29 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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