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Le Chardenoux

#448 of 14,217 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bercy / Nation
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1 rue Jules Valles, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 43 71 49 52
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came late for our dinner as we were jet lagged, and were quite brusquely told to hurry up and order and eat, as the next seating was at 10.30-11 pm. I guess some Parisians eat very late. The food was hot, prompt and very delicious. The ambience excellent if a bit cramped. The food was served piping hot. We... More 

Thank Anette J
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were sat in between the toilet and the kitchen. I know it's a small place but it's not what you expect when you book. It's a tiny place so it's somewhat understandable. The food in our opinion was ok, not wow, but very good for the price. Between us we had a good selection of the menu and... More 

Thank JDSF1
Norwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We managed to get a table for two on spec even though it was very busy. The bookings diary looked full for weeks so I think we were lucky . Food was excellent as you would expect from a small french restaurant . The only odd dish was the cheese which is a served with dressed lettuce !

2 Thank Philip E
Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We just had the pleasure of being treated to dinner at this wonderful restaurant - and it was amazing. For a fixed price of 39 euros apiece, we enjoyed an appetizer, a main course and a dessert, and each was flavorful and expertly prepared. I can't wait to visit again on our next trip to Paris. If you want to... More 

Thank Ahtenfamily
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

A must try in Paris. The dishes are not too big but extremely flavorous. Also, the service is nice. Le chardenoux is a must do in your Paris list.

Thank Richard L
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Le Chardenoux is a well located authentic French Restaurant . The menu is extensive as is the wine list. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. The also offer English menus. Well worth a visit

Thank Jennifer C
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We chanced upon Le Chardenoux cutting through some minor streets on the way back to the hotel Boutet, saw how busy it was and the presentation of the food and immediately booked for the next evening (and even then could only get a table on the pavement). Excellent food, great service, a really pleasant meal in an obviously popular restaurant... More 

Thank ItinerantFoodie1966
Chicago, Illinois
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Quiet neighborhood in the 11th - sympa - cordial -- representative and at 39 euros for prix fixe, an excellent value. Two couples enjoyed a quiet dinner in a very typical setting -- tables close, but with the quiet atmosphere that allows for civilized conversation. Our entrees included tasty fois gras, seasonal girolles and a salad. Mains included the daily... More 

1 Thank Jim P
Sao Paulo
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440 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Recommended and reserved by the Hotel Boutet. Great choice. Just a short walk from the hotel. Very French and with local diners which is always a good indication. Also full and need reservation. This kitchen of Cyril Lignac is traditional in all ways. Menus, portions, wine list, service, atmosphere, etc.etc.. Next time in Paris will definitely return

Thank peter_glazier
Denver, Colorado
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Agree with another reviewer that this is a very French sort of restaurant. There is a very typical French neighborhood ambiance. The food was delicious. We had the farm tomato on toast and shredded crab with warm potato for appetizers; grilled beef steak and cod for main dish; a sorbet and chocolate lava cake with passion fruit sauce for desert.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $109
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Jules Valles, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 71 49 52
Founded in 1908 by the Chardenoux family from the Lozère region, this authentic Parisian bistrot - actually listed as an historic monument - has seen generations of workers and market gardeners, when the countryside was just outside Paris.

It is the old-style counter, a piece of their history and those little Bistrot dishes - so friendly, generous and heart-warming - that the Chef wanted to give back to Parisians when he took the place over in 2008.

Renovated and refurbished, the Chardenoux has been given a second lease of life, a room buzzing with lively conversation and the tinkling of glasses.

The food served features fine seasonal produce, convivial cooking that is always cheerful and lively with that little extra touch of soul and generosity dear to Cyril Lignac. Like at the Chardenoux des Près, the chef has put together a menu that gives pride of place to genuine Parisian bistrot specialities, not forgetting the finest products from French soils.

In a room that seems almost suspended in time, the ceiling has a painted sky, and there is also a terrace for 20 diners for lunch or dinner outside when spring rolls around.

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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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