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L'Alchimiste

#1,080 of 12,980 Restaurants in Paris
#1,167 of 13,566 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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Wonderful restaurant! Real experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RDegnbol
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Superb name for this restaurant as, apart from the mystery around cooking such nice meals from such a small kitchen, it does rather look like an old-fashioned pharmacy, from outside ! Rustic furnishings, attentive service, and a blackboard menu to make your eyes water - in concentration ! Meal very nice, although beef lacked a little flavour, perhaps. Will I... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Although the food was good and the menu creative, we found the dishes a little hard to digest. There were too many different flavours and I don't rate this bistro as highly as others have. The room is small which is ok except there was no air and it got very hot and uncomfortable. The menu is lengthy, with lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was the kind of place we were looking for in Paris. A tiny family run Bistrot offt he beaten track with only approx 10 tables. FOr first time Parisiens it was easy to find and from the moment we walked in to a lovely greeting & big smile we were made to feel welcome and they worked with us... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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