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L'Alchimiste

#1,378 of 13,697 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Bercy / Nation
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181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
01 43 47 10 38
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Pleasant place far from the crowd

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
jeanfrancois_barral
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Say that you have rare chances to meet French couisine. Say that you you want to sip the experience with a single visit. Then, this is the right place, one of the best rep of small, warm French bistrot. Nice for couples. The tuna steak with ratatuille was masterpiece, as everything else, with personal touch. Of course, wine choices are... More 

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Amsterdam
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very creative menues for very reasonable prices (22 euros for 2 courses, 27 for three!). Super kind and attentive host. Just 12 tables so call for a reservation to be sure. Non meat dishes also very nice. Beautiful wines too.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Excellent thon steak with ratatouille! Absolutely amazing! After doing the search for treasure in Paris, our lunch was very very good! Will come back for sure

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