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Bistro Petit Charlemagne

Hartmannstrasse 12-14, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #42 of 414 Restaurants in Aachen
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went on a city trip to Aachen to visit the special exhibitions organized for the Charlemagne Year. We decided to have lunch in this restaurant because it was one of the only ones mentioned for Aachen in the Michelin guide that way (hopefully) avoiding a tourist trap. The food is modern, original and good with many specials for the... More

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very nice place with good service. The waiter proactivley (in a nice way) proposed specials for our large group and ever. food tasted really good

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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I'm told it used to have a Michelin star. Despite a warm welcome & decent service, the food was average, the wine nice but not cheap, & the service friendly but not so efficient. Rather expensive & very quiet on a Tuesday evening. I'm sure there are better restaurants

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Very unlike a bistro on a large square. This bistro is nice and cosy. A few tables downstairs, more room upstairs. We had dinner there and enjoyed the meal. Loved the extensive salt ad pepper selection. Take time to browse through the wine list. Besides a nice menu, they serve a few good dishes. Try the crème brûlee. It was... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Very good food, not the beaten track, fine flavours and herbs, unusual combinations. Nice wines. food and wines are fair priced. Downstairs hip, upstairs stylish. And good modest service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This restaurant has only a nice facade. The appetizers were good (scallops, and the other was tomato-carrot soup), but the halibut was dry and the sauce too salty. For dessert we ordered one chocolate mousse with orange and one lemontarte. The mousse came with grapefruit, (they told us it didn't come with orange) which didn't fit at all with the... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Very good cuisine and a good choice of wines (although rather expensive)

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Singapore, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Petit Charlemagne is simply one of the best restaurants in Aachen. It is very pricey and posh, but the quality of the food is outstanding.

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011 via mobile

We came there quite early, so the service was very quick. The quality of the entrees was perfect; presentation without fantasy. Main courses ( my wife had fish ,i had meat) was much bettter, served with à nice wine. Ambiance and service were perfect!

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