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Au Chai de l'Abbaye

26 rue de Buci, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 68 26
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“chai” (10 reviews)
“tartines” (7 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
26 rue de Buci, 75006 Paris, France
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I love Au Chai de l'Abbaye. The team there are very hospitable and friendly. It is nice to enjoy a good meal and to take in the atmosphere especially when their local clientele arrive in. Recommend the Saucisse de Morteau aux Lentilles du Puy. Not...More

1  Thank pdkildare
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

It was wonderful to find unexpectedly a nice traditional French fare in this otherwise very international area. The classic choux farcis, cassoulet and confit de canard were decidedly excellent. Service is classic French too. A nice mix of passion, sense of humour and pragmatism. Makes...More

1  Thank Brigitte M
Reviewed January 1, 2018

The restaurant is very cozy and the service super nice. The food is very good, and the desserts outstanding.

1  Thank Malugranziera
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I lived upstairs to this place so would occasionally come down to get a bite. It's good if you're in the neighborhood for a bite.

Thank Henry W
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Based on the reviews and because it is close to my hotel, I gave this a try for lunch... everyone in the restaurant was speaking French so it felt more genuine, not touristy. I think I'll go back for dinner & try a more significant...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We've come here at least 6 times over the years. We take comfort in its vintage attributes. Stick with the few dishes that are their specialty, or - of course - charcuterie or fromages platters. But we most enjoy just a glass of wine here,...More

1  Thank RiceMom11
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Good selection of wines. Nice fish soup, onion soup was good although far too hot to enjoy for a long time. Husband ordered the filet mignon and got what appeared to be pork. Perhaps that’s what it was meant to be but never had it...More

Thank joaniebinedinburgh
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Standing on the site of the wine store-house or chai of the abbey that once dominated the left bank, this friendly establishment epitomises the intimate character of St Germain. A traditional favourite of local writers and artists, it has a long association with expatriates, in...More

1  Thank Laclos
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely Niçoise salad and sardines on toast with a delightful white wine. Server was very helpful. Quiet scene with good bar. Typical Paris feel.

Thank Jill G
Reviewed October 6, 2017

The waiter was standofish at first but seemed to mellow up. This is essentially a country food place specializing in sausages and tartines. Had a couple of glasses of chablis (good), and an andouille with lentiles (also good). The tables are squished together but with...More

Thank kaioatey
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is
dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops,
ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 rue de Buci, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 68 26
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