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L'Alchimiste

#648 of 13,494 Restaurants in Paris
#699 of 14,094 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Bercy / Nation
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181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
01 43 47 10 38
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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What a treat !! Fresh specials with a good service. Perhaps not at the most convenient place in Paris, but it is worth the search and walk. This place shows it is possible to get good food at a decent price. Would go back any time. And for a drink afterwards, Le Calbar is on the same road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
PeterVerhelst
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a treat !! Fresh specials with a good service. Perhaps not at the most convenient place in Paris, but it is worth the search and walk. This place shows it is possible to get good food at a decent price. Would go back any time. And for a drink afterwards, Le Calbar is on the same road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here for the first time today after having reserved a table as when I came last time it was full. I counted 28 places so make sure you call ahead to reserve. I sat at a table with red velvet banquette style seating with lots of cushions for comfort. I started with a generous glass of Buzey... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went with our friends local to this area and they hadn't been in there before either. It's a cosy little restaurant and our group of 7 took up 1/3 of the space. The staff were warm and friendly and service was great. They served us a great amuse bouche of bread served with rillettes, tapenade and a delightful minty... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

So we stayed near Bercy area and this is a 5 min walk from there and its was worth it. At first all tables were booked, but the waiter ran us up on the street and said he had just gotten a table 30 mins later, really nice service. This little restaurant is the best meal I've ever had during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was one of our best meals in France. Very delightful staff, excellent drinks, great menu. We had 3 different dishes and all of them were superb.

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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cosy small restaurant, having the charm of a French restaurant like in a movie. Total menu on chalk board, €23 for 2 plates, €28 for 3. Very helpful and funny waiter. Food was really fantastic, best we had in long time. Very tasty, original, big portions and fast. All plates that we saw looked great, so I guess you can't... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A pleasant place, rather quiet to taste traditional food at reasonnable prices. The quantity of food in the plates could be impressive, but it is so good that you are surprised to be able to empty them. Nothing to say about a perfect service: just the good time between the courses to enjoy smooth conversation with your guests. An interesting... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

L'Alchimiste was recommended by a friend who is from France. It's a small resturant and very charming in an old world sort of way. The food was delicious and the wait staff very friendly and efficient. They had posted a sign that their credit card maching was broken so we had to use cash. The sign was in French so... More 

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Mont-roig del Camp, Spain
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice place with nice food and served with recommended wine. It was a good expierence. It's ideal if you are going to Bercy for any event.

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Nachshon Israel
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We took over the whole restaurant for our company dinner while we were at the exhibition in Paris and it was superb. We were aboutt 30 people and had a wonderful time. Food of very high standard with a lot of choice and its amazing how they do it in such a small kitchen! I received great feedback regardign food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: 01 43 47 10 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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