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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Alchimiste

L'Alchimiste
181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France (Bercy)
01 43 47 10 38
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Ranked #806 of 13,368 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $25
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bercy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Excellent thon steak with ratatouille! Absolutely amazing! After doing the search for treasure in Paris, our lunch was very very good! Will come back for sure

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, great value - worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my mother (who is a fussy eater!) while on holiday in Paris. Not in a touristy location and the majority of patrons were French; always a good sign!

The waitress was polite, helpful and friendly - translated the menu perfectly (and not begrudgingly!) and ordered our taxi home.

The quality of every dish was outstanding; rich, wholesome and authentic French cuisine. The atmosphere was welcoming and very comfortable. This is an experience worth travelling out of the city centre for. Highly recommended by a 25 and 55 year old alike!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A hidden gem in Bercy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A colleague of mine and I went to L'Alchemiste while on a business trip in Paris after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. While this tiny Parisian bistro is a bit difficult to find and is in a neighborhood that you otherwise wouldn't go to, it is well worth the trip. The bistro has less than 10 tables and the menu is written each day on a large chalkboard. The staff were friendly and welcoming and spoke English very well. The food was outstanding - the house-made terrine of fois gras was a delicious appetizer followed by a mouth watering boeuf bourgiognon. A lovely wine selection and very affordable. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Paris.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A Fabulous Local Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Affordable and delicious. A friend who lives in Paris took us here. It was truly excellent and reasonable considering the quality of the food. Loved it!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Neighborhood Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had a reservation at this small place for our last night in Paris and couldn't have been more pleased! The proprietor was gracious and even called me back when my cell phone ran out of time mid-reservation request. The blackboard menu offered fresh and out-of-the-ordinary choices (e.g., my husband was delighted to see sweetbreads on it) and the desserts are truly inspired. I think we were the only English-speakers in the small room, yet we felt right at home with our host's hospitality. Excellent!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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