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123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France (Passy)
+33 1 47 27 63 17
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Ranked #133 of 13,448 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $75 - $99
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very good food, fine dining style. We arrived latish for lunch (around 1.30 pm) and had a feeling of being a bit rushed as a result. But the food was very good, the bread fantastic. The owners own Armagnac was excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There is no doubt that Harold makes the experience here. He is exceedingly thoughtful and helpful and has been in the family business for three generations. They make their own food and alcohol from scratch. The only reason that I have rated this slightly lower than the full five stars is because we found the food to be a little... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not just another french bistro around the corner! Food, service and ambiance are great. Yet, quiet and cozy for a couple or a person on their own. Enjoy an after dinner special drink made by the family and you will want to return again! Great for non-french speakers.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From the moment our car dropped us off and Harold came out to greet us, my wife and I knew this would be a memorable experience. We were not disappointed with what followed. Harold was extremely helpful throughout the whole experience, from recommending the right wine to choosing the right dessert to end with. The food was exquisite, my foie... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Paul Chene is exceptional! If you happen to get a table (small intimate restaurant) count yourself among the very fortunate who will dine at one of the best restaurants in Paris! Harold makes the experience unforgettable, as he talks you through the various courses, and makes wonderful recommendations. Order an initial glass of the house Champagne - they actually make... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been to Paul Chene before and have recommended this restaurant to everyone who says they are visiting Paris. We have yet to hear anyone say anything but rave reviews. Once again, Harold delivers a fantastic meal and experience! We cannot say enough! This time we came for my wife's 50th birthday and we were treated like one of... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Myself and my wife ate at Paul Chene on our first night in Paris to celebrate our 25th wedding. Recommended by our hotel, this was a great choice and a unique Parisian experience. Harold, owner and host, made the evening and meal unforgettable with his attentive service and conversation - without ever being intrusive. His rendition of my wife's English... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Tried to get into this very intimate, highly recommended restaurant as a walk-in on a Monday evening. That was unrealistic. So we made a reservation for the following evening and when we showed up next, the proprietor (a remarkable one man show) was expecting us, welcoming us by name. The room was on the smaller size but tastefully appointed. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the best meals I've had in Paris, lunch was extraordinary (mmmm lobster). Service was extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. Definitely don't find that everywhere in this city. Every part of the meal was superb. Highly recommended for locals and tourists alike... you can't go wrong at Paul Chene.

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Charleston, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My parents found this restaurant serendipitously 2 years ago and loved it so much, we had to go back this summer. The owner greets you at the door, is the typical French monsieur, and provides beyond excellent service. Their homemade champagne is fabulous (coming from someone who can't stomach even the most expensive brands - Dom and VC - in... More 

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Additional Information about Paul Chene

Address: 123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 47 27 63 17
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Passy
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
Average Prices: USD 75 - 99
Cuisine: French

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