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Paul Chene

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Trocadero
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123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 47 27 63 17
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The kitchen staff remains under the direction of Philippe Mercier who has...
The kitchen staff remains under the direction of Philippe Mercier who has been in the position for Established in 1959 by Paul Chene chef cuisinier by training, and located in the heart of the Trocadero district of Paris, the restaurant 'Paul Chene' is recognized as an institute of traditional French cuisine. The high standards set by Paul Chene as a celebration of regional products and exceptional quality of service is perpetuated by its owner Harold Audouin.
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I am the spouse of this account. We were in Paris to honor two great people, my husband's parents, who both passed within a month of each other. Paris was their spot and from journals kept by my husband's mother, we were able to find a lot of their special places. We had been looking for this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Darien, Connecticut
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I am the spouse of this account. We were in Paris to honor two great people, my husband's parents, who both passed within a month of each other. Paris was their spot and from journals kept by my husband's mother, we were able to find a lot of their special places. We had been looking for this place, called just... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. It's a small little place , not too far off the beaten track.. The room itself is dark and a small bit overcrowded, and feels like you could be sitting in with the strangers next door! However, the service is excellent ( one man show) and very friendly. Food is interesting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went for our anniversary.The welcome,the service,the intimate atmosphere,the humor of our host were perfect.We were recommended the white asparagus,the steak au poivre,the scampi.followed by the profitoroles prepared table side..Everything was delicious,special and succulent.What an experience! Go there!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So here's the deal. Some foodies look at Michelin ratings and assume those are the best restaurants to dine at. While I like to lean on Michelin ratings, I find that those restaurants often fall into the prix fixe category and not the appetizer, entree, dessert type category. We decided to try Paul Chene because of its history and pretty... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to Paul Chene based on the excellent reviews on Tripadviser and partly due to the proximity to our hotel, the Radisson Blu Le Dokhans (very close). To say it lived up to our expectations would be a gross understatement. The food was absolutely superb and the restaurant itself is an absolute gem. The maitre d' / owner (Harold... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had dinner at Paul Chene on a quiet day in July during a holiday period. The staff took exceptionally good care of us. The manager/owner even spent 15 minute with our two teenage children explaining the art of examining and tasting wine. The food, which is classic French, is executed perfectly. Despite being Americans with only a very limited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Was a great choice and experience to go to this amazing restaurant. Each dish had its touch and special taste that would definitely make you want to go back again. You will never regret eating in this restaurant

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have just enjoyed our first visit to Paul Chene on the recommendation of our hotel. We were entertained by Harold throughout the night with his skills and very friendly nature. Highly recommend this longstanding French restaurant. We will return again on our next visit.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

FANTASTIC meal! Harold is an attentive host/waiter/sommelier, as usual. He always makes me feel welcome and appreciated. Brought some colleagues for their first visit...Harold explained the menu, made thoughtful recommendations, and made sure everyone was pleased with their selections. Amusee buche was complex mix of crab, topped with delicate vegetable mousse. Tampenade with toasted baguette Starters: Langoustines in season, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you want a traditional French cuisine it is right place to go! The interior is in traditional french style. Unique and very tasty dishes are able to deliver a gastronomic orgasm!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
  • Neighborhood: Trocadero
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 27 63 17

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 75 - 99
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

The kitchen staff remains under the direction of Philippe Mercier who has been in the position for Established in 1959 by Paul Chene chef cuisinier by training, and located in the heart of the Trocadero district of Paris, the restaurant 'Paul Chene' is recognized as an institute of traditional French cuisine. The high standards set by Paul Chene as a celebration of regional products and exceptional quality of service is perpetuated by its owner Harold Audouin.
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Staying in Trocadero

Neighborhood Profile
Trocadero
This is the neighborhood of grand and impressive Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher, florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury and splendor, all with a view over Paris and its most famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings are small art galleries and homes of historical significance. With a rich legacy from 19th century politics, art, and architecture, you can’t help but be reminded of the belle époque, the Universal Exhibitions and the nobility that have frequented and shaped these streets.
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