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Chez Denise

5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“tripe” (10 reviews)
“steak tartare” (19 reviews)
“fries” (35 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chez Denise is undoubtedly the most retro dining-experience one could hope for in the City of Lights, especially if you find yourself in need of an excellent meat dish at 4 in the morning as the restaurant was still full at this time. It felt...More

Thank afurbur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been eating here for years. 3 times in the past month. Absolutely love the food and the atmosphere. It is very French and very local. Usually there is at least one or two of the wait staff who speak English. We have taken...More

1  Thank JackFondue
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This is a place I would return to again if ever I'm back in Paris. (I'll just make sure I can bring someone who can read French so I can pick food better!) It's a very local atmosphere: - We went late at night (around...More

Thank chirp333
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We've been coming to Chez Denise for 30+ years. Although my wife speaks fluent French, friendliness is not on the menu at Chez Denise. Want them to call a taxi, the answer is "Non." Want to see the very interesting wine cellar which has access...More

Thank Redbear99
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Of all the restaurants in France that we have experienced, this one was the absolute worst! I understand that it is not common to ask for take out in France but when we asked if we could share their flank steak between four of the...More

Thank pencash
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Don't even think about going there unless you want a big serving of attitude. We weren't too hungry and wanted to share the steak with frites. They said no - then had even more attitude when we asked to take all the leftovers (and there...More

Thank foodspeak
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat something small after a show in Paris, and when we came to the restaurant at 1AM, we where 3 people and one of us is Vegan so he didn't want to eat (he had nothing to eat there). When we asked...More

Thank mayacello
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We expected more of an upmarket restaurant but got a rustic charming place which I am sure has been around forever. One waiter was so rude we had to start laughing. When asking politely for a coffee and a whiskey in very bad french, he...More

Thank Eatthemeat
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I wish I read about this place before I visited. Then I’d know to not order so much! :) The Cote de boeuf was impressive but easily shared by 4 people. The lamb also by 3 people. The manager lady at the front seemed so...More

Thank Drea Z
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This charming little restaurant serves hearty authentic French cuisine. The food is a bit 'rough' and so is the service, but it somehow feels really great all together. Good portion sizes, very filling and delicious food and a simply stunning atmosphere! We must have been...More

Thank debesumanna
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houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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October 12, 2017|
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Response from PierreAParis | Reviewed this property |
Hi there...you can visit their website - it doesn't appear there is an english version...if you google: I can't post a link but if you put the following search terms in Google...you will find it: La Tour Montlhéry - Chez... More
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Maggie N | Reviewed this property |
Ok, we ate at this place in September, and I'm not sure what other months they may/may not be open, and I heard after the fact that reservations are required, but we merely walked in on a recommendation, and had to wait a... More
August 25, 2015|
Response from Alessandro F | Reviewed this property |
If not far from the restaurant, I suggest you to show up personally, maybe at lunch time or the evening before. AF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 36 21 82
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