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Bistro Petit Charlemagne

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Hartmannstrasse 12-14, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Special place, very elegant

Very elegant special work dinner with Dutch hosts. Excellent serving, so good bread. As Italian I have to say that you can find one of the best "pasta al pesto" I have ever eat! White wines so good. Definitely to go!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Alessandro B
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Ferrara, Italy
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has several plus: - Obviously the food, selected and high quality ingredients. - The staff, nice and punctual. - The location, it seemed a little bistrot form outside even if, once entered, I changed my mind. - The wine selection which comprehend several German wines if you like to stay local. In any case they have also a... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very elegant special work dinner with Dutch hosts. Excellent serving, so good bread. As Italian I have to say that you can find one of the best "pasta al pesto" I have ever eat! White wines so good. Definitely to go!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I visited here on a cold winter's night for a rare weekend away, alone together. From the moment we entered we could not fault the cheerful and attentive service. The food was excellent. I started with the scallops and veal cheeks which were a match made in heaven. My husband had perch/pike with salsify which were again... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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ILKLEY
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Aachen
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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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Address: Hartmannstrasse 12-14, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Aachen
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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  • Address: Hartmannstrasse 12-14, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Aachen

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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