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Le Bouillon Chartier

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#1,439 of 6,971 French in Paris
#2,252 of 15,361 Restaurants in Paris
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The same as awesome reputations, we really enjoyed their worthy french!! Thank you to friendly staff, we had really good time here although I can’t speak French. フランス語が分からなくても、店員さんがフレンドリー、英語のメニューがあるので安心です! 評判通りのリーズナブルな大衆食堂。 エスカルゴがおいしかったです。 ワインもこだわらなければボトル1本10ユーロ以下! 早めの時間に行けば並ばずに入れましたが、混んできたら相席になることもありました。

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I will admit we usually make at least two visits to Chartier each Paris visit. It is easy, casual and brimming with happy french families who appreciate affordable cuisine. And so on this visit it was our first post jet lag restaurant. It feels like...we are back home - the duck always done just right and green beans are my favourite side dish. Can four people dine for under €100? Yes they can and happily so.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent, cheap food (you get what you pay for) but no real vegetarian meals. Service was ok. Beautiful room but very loud. Biggest negative was how disgusting the toilets stank.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

This restaurant was so good that we ended up going more than once (four times actually) having tried other restaurants in the area that were either very expensive or serving very basic food at not cheap prices.We did not experience the long waits that some...people have described and came at either 7pm or within an hour of this.The restaurant offers good value and the wine is very good value - typical bottle 12 euro.We had good steaks, fish and chicken - good fresh food and there is a good choice.The waiters are a credit to the establishment and are usually run off their feet as its a big restaurant and they are attentive and kind.I would not hesitate to visit again and its great to see an old establishment still flourishing!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

We were told the wait in the queue was 20 mins, it turned out to over 40. We were seated and it took 25mins to take our order. Food and drinks arrived, no fork for the snails. Asked for one many times, to no avail...for 20 mins. The steak was completely dried out, though it was meant to be medium-rare. I could go on but it's not necessary. I will not go back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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brasserieparis, Responsable relations clients at Le Bouillon Chartier, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Dear SEASAS, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We want to apologize if your experience in our restaurant was not satisfactory. To ensure similar experience does not happen again, we would like to have more information about your meal. Can you...More

Reviewed August 13, 2020

We heard the snails here were great so we had to try them, and they lived up to their expectations. Very tasty and great for our first time. The wine was great value and really tasty. The staff were really friendly and attentive and the...restaurant was very traditionally decorated inside and I really liked it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

After getting there we had to wait 25min to go inside the guy give us a table and the server came right away to take our order... the girl didn’t speak english and she yelled so much my ears were hurting It was hard to...let her know what we wanted... she came back 5 min later with 2 warm cocacolas with no ice, she took a basket with bread from other table and she give it to us. When she came with the steacks we tried it and it was cold ... we let her know and she ask if she could try it by herself ( not a usual question to ask...) at the end we dicided to leave the manager fixed and we only paid the drinksMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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brasserieparis, Responsable relations clients at Le Bouillon Chartier, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Dear daphnesierra, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very sorry for the unacceptable attitude of our waitress and we want to apologize about it. Furthermore, we would like to have more information about her in order to ensure similar...More

Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

The only negative thing is the very long queue Food is nice and not expensive Location is amazing (the old train station is a jewel)

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

We come here for dinner sometimes and are always amazed by their efficiency. The food is good and the service is fine. You need to arrive very early (before 19h00) if you are not fond of queuing ...

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend of a friend, and read a lot of good things online about this place. They all mentioned the same thing; Authentic, tasty and cheap. I beg to differ. I was shocked by the extremely low prices on the menu. It...was no longer surprising when my orders came out in less than 2 minutes after ordering. The escargot de bourguignon was bland, and so were the steak and frites with pepper sauce. Meat bought at a supermarket is probably even more tender than this one. The table bread served was terribly stale too. Service was mediocre. They seem to rush everything from taking the orders, bringing the food and taking the empty plates. They didn’t bother to ask whether we enjoyed our meals or not. I truly do not understand what the hype is about of this place! You want good quality authentic French food that does not need to be expensive? You won’t find it here, that’s for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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brasserieparis, Gérant at Le Bouillon Chartier, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2020

Dear EleanorVP, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The Bouillon Chartier, which exists since 1896, is one of the oldest canteens in Paris. We offer simple dishes, good prices but good qualities, prepared mainly with fresh products. We are really sorry...More

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johnmR2338JZ
January 19, 2020|
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Response from Phledd | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you look at their website, there is an English tab to translate the entire website...and there are PDFs of the menu in English. Plus they do have printed me ues in English at the restaurant itself. I promise you you... More
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Oliveblitz
December 29, 2019|
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Response from Fiftyfootelvis | Reviewed this property |
We didn't. But it wasn't very busy when we were there. We went for a late dinner and, while we liked the atmosphere, we were very disapointed with the quality of the food. We would not return.
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Emanuelly d
December 25, 2019|
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Response from alexah287 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know if it is open.... waited 40 minutes but WORTH it!!!
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