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“enjoyable lunch and dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Serpente

Cafe Serpente
2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
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Ranked #26 of 140 Restaurants in Chartres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Bistro, Brasserie, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
ruislip, uk
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“enjoyable lunch and dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

popular with locals and close to cathedral, friendly staff and affordable, great meals, and had more than one so can say that they are consistent too.

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ruislip, uk
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19 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“friendly cafe, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

the best creme brulee and rare rump steak ever, and affordable. friendly staff and worth trying the juicy steak tartare.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Very good meal, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

After a long day of walking, walking and more walking, I was looking for a place I could just sit and relax and have a nice meal. I chose Cafe Serpente due to its proximity to the cathederal and it would give me a chance to take it all in as I ate. The service was attentive and prompt and the food very good. I had steak frite with a Roquefort sauce and everything was great. The pace picked up and this became the place to be after about an hour as it got a little darker and the light show was about to start. Overall, I liked it and it was reasonably priced.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A good meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We ate at the Serpente on our one night stay in Chartres, and were pretty impressed. It’s in a great location just opposite the cathedral – so it could have been a poor quality tourist trap, but it wasn’t. We shared a starter of mixed cured seafood, which was very good. Our main courses were enormous – we could have done without the starters! I had tuna, provencal-style, which came with a wide-range of crunchy vegetables (something often lacking on plates in restaurants in France), while my husband had filet mignon, which he said was very good. Wine by the carafe was good value. Service was pleasant and the bathroom facilities clean.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great dessert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Really cute place. Even if is right nearby the chatedral it is not a simple "touristic" restaurant. Here can eat very well something typical local for a resonable price.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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