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“Best Meal in Paris!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Chateaubriand

Le Chateaubriand
11 rue de Washington, 75008 Paris, France
01 45 63 65 63
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Ranked #2,595 of 12,460 restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Best Meal in Paris!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We went to Le Chateaubriand tonight during the height of the tourist season. It was by far the best meal experience we have had in Paris.

Why? First of all this seems like a real French restaurant. It is small, has red/white checked tablecloths and it doesn't have billboards aimed at attracting English speaking tourists. Sure the waiters speak some English but we communicated in our bad French and I think they really appreciated it. Unlike some other reviews we had no trouble with seating and got a nice table for four near the front of the restaurant. Yes most of the people in the restaurant seemed to be locals - usually a good indication.

Second. The food was fantastic and inexpensive compared to other places. A couple of us had the chateaubriand with frites. It was marvellous with large portions. The food was hot and we didn't have to wait long for it. Only two of us had dessert. The waiter simple brought out two big bowls of chocolate mousse and creme caramel and said help yourself. I recognize some people might not like this or feel this is not good service. I take a different view. The bowls were cooking bowls from the restaurant indicating they made the dessert locally rather than farming it out like lots of other places do.

Location. This restaurant is half a block off the Champs Elysee on rue Washington. I noticed there is another "Le Chateaubriand" listed on TripAdvisor in Paris on another street. Don't get the two confused. This is not along the tourist lined parts of the streets so it is easy to find. Why pay $15-20 for mass produced food at a patio that sits 100 or more people and is simply trying to move you through the line. You can pay the same or less at this restaurant and get real food and a much nicer dining experience

All in all this is a highly recommended restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food but some of them are weird!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We were 2 couples to have dinner in this restaurant. The menu is different every day, the chef chooses the combination of appetizer, starter, main course, soup, and dessert. Only one can choose between meat or fish or chicken.
Some of the plates taste very good, except some of the combinations are very weird for example a sweet macaron with an egg yolk half cooked.
For me it was a little bit weird and I didn't like the mixture, some of my friends liked it a lot.

Visited July 2012
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scotland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Hidden gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Visited Paris more than 70 times and was surprised it had taken so long to find this gem. Speaking to the very approachable owners,Greg, Marine and Olivier I discovered that although this was their first joint venture, they had worked in the trade most of their working lives and had amasssed their experience and knowledge under the tutelage of their restaurant owning parents.This certainly shines through in their treatment of clientele. The team obviously enjoy their work and are willing to discuss the origins of the wine and plates set before you, a courtesy long forgotten by their neighbours on the Champs Elysee. Although they have only been established for 3-4 months their rising customer base prompted me to phone reserve my second visit. A truly enjoyable eating experience for my wife and I.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A very good neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This place is a really good find. The food was flavorful and unique. The service was fantastic for Paris and above average for the states. I would recommend the steak it was very tender and juicy.

Visited March 2012
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Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A Great Find just off Champs Elysees”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Restaurant was full of local French inhabitants - a sure sign of good food. Great menu and excellent wine selection and friendly, efficient Staff. Meal was interesting - duck assiette was unusual and tasted superb.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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