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Chez Denise

5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“tripe” (10 reviews)
“steak tartare” (18 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Chez Denise is unique, as it is open 24 hours a day, the atmosphere is casual, the entrance when crowded gives you the impression it is just a bar. The caves are three floors below the bar and very well stocked, if you are a...More

2  Thank SHA12311
Reviewed February 11, 2013

I can't go to Paris without going to Chez Denise for steak frites. The atmosphere, food, and service are all fantastic. You have to call ahead for reservations, but there a multiple seatings per night. Since they are open late, I like to go here...More

3  Thank Brussel_Sprout81
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It looks like an authentic bidtrot, local have lunch and diner there, IT IS A REAL AUTHENTIC BISTROT! Great food, fois gras, cassoulet, all french specialities served Parisian way, sometimes rough but never over the limit, good funny atmosphere, it is a MUST.

2  Thank BenSoussa
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We never miss coming to Chez Denise! It is truly a wonderful experience. The food is always terrific and the ambience is always one of having fun. You are elbow to elbow with other diners, but that is what makes Chez Denise such a great...More

2  Thank cajonjon
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Went here with a group of 5 from work and the only part of the experience that really made a real impression apart from the authentic rusticity were the portions which were HUGE. I find very large portions off putting and rather a waste as...More

2  Thank Alison F
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great French food, loved the atmosphere, great traditional food and service, go late if you want to experience the locals eating out, and be on time for your reservation or else you will be turned away. Chez good:)

1  Thank Agnes B
Reviewed October 5, 2012

While the staff was lovely the food wasn't that great. I ate here decades ago and it was the place to go for at least one Parisian meal, however it has not stood the test of time in my book. My husband and I struck...More

1  Thank keepmovin13
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The restaurant was busy with locals and tourists and together with the good reviews in tripadvisor, I thought we would have a great meal. The service was good and on the board, the menu seemed appetizing. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy the food at all....More

Thank audball
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had a great dinner at Chez Denis. We arrived around 11pm and the place was full. We had the beef for two (med-rare, cooked perfectly), with fries and red wine. The final bill was not over priced and some have stated. Compare it to...More

Thank Pao C
Reviewed September 9, 2012

OK let me start with we had a very pleasant evening at Chez Denise but it wasn't due to the food. They staff was very nice and we sat next to some other tourist who were great to talk with. (This place was full of...More

Thank Traveler89675
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
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 PeterinMontreal | 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, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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