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“Favorite Restaurant Three Years in a Row!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Toinette

Chez Toinette
20, Rue Germain Pilon Paris Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
+33 1 42 54 44 36
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Ranked #27 of 13,398 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $31 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Kansas City, Missouri
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“Favorite Restaurant Three Years in a Row!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spend a week in Paris every Spring and discovered Chez Toinette three years ago, thanks to its high ranking on Trip Advisor. Since then, it has remained our all-time favorite restaurant, and we try to dine there at least twice each trip. The location, the romantic and cozy ambience, and the food are simply the best. We are amazed every time at how tender and delicious the beef filet is (especially topped with a foie gras). The appetizers and desserts are equally delicious and artfully presented. Their chef is superb!

But what sets this dining experience apart from the rest is the warmth and friendliness of the charming husband and wife owners. Every year the first time we arrive, we are remembered and welcomed back with a big smile and warm greeting. Sometimes it includes a complimentary glass of champagne. The restaurant is always packed with people. It is amazing the watch this energetic and hard-working pair (or sometimes the husband alone) maneuver deftly through the tiny restaurant with steaming plates, bottles of wine thoughtfully recommended to complement your dinner selections, baskets of freshly cut baguette, or lifting and cleaning tables to prepare for the next guests. Towards the end of the evening the crowd starts to thin out a bit, allowing them time to visit briefly with the remaining diners, even topping off their after dinner drinks. Their attentiveness and customer service are outstanding.

Dining at Chez Toinette is truly an experience not to be missed. We are always sad to have our last meal there, but we are already looking forward to returning next year!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I booked this restaurant for my wife's birthday based on Tripadvisor reviews. The actual experience exceeded the expectations. We enjoyed the food, the service, the atmosphere and the "at home" feeling, The "Chez" in the restaurant's name is rightfully there.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Nice meal, also for vegetarians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The food was just amazing. The best duck breast I've ever had and the atmosphete is just great.
My friend is vegetarian and the cooked prepared a nice carot mousse for him and also the other side dishes were tasty.
I'd recommend to reserve a table.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tiny restaurant deserves gold stars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This tiny restaurant had brilliant reviews so we decided to go there. Tiny thing in the backstreets of nowhere. We had no booking, but they happily accommodated us, and the service was outstanding. It's a 2 man show, the owner is the waiter and only one chef. They really delivered! Unbelievably tasty food beautifully presented, with a great cozy ambience. Highly recommend it!

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Our 1st night in Paris we ate at this restaurant following reviews on here and it didn't disappoint. The food and service were outstanding. Now we have to try and find a restaurant that lives up to this one!

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