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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical French restaurant with nice outside terrace. Good food and wines at reasonable prices. Don’t miss the mousse au chocolate.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed April 28, 2020

We went to Chez Janou based on a friend's recommendation. I normally love French breads, cheeses, etc. but I'm not a huge fan of French sauces and meat dishes. Chez Janou was pretty good. The service was pretty friendly, the wine was great, the food...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

Just got home from Chez Janou and have never felt so disrespected by a restaurant. I'm a French-speaking American woman here for three weeks for work and was told this was a great place to go. However, I went as a single woman, so I...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Sandcalta, Directeur général at Chez Janou, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Dear Madam, I am sorry that you had a bad experience, and thank you for taking the time to write to us. However, it turns out that the steak from Janou is a very requested dish and adored by our customers, that is why the...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Went here on a recent trip to Paris. We were there on a Friday night after a long day trip to Normandy. Went there partially due to their later hours. We arrived at approximately 10:45 and waited approx 45 min for a table. I am...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

We arrived without a reservation but after a few minutes, the maitre d, found a small table for us. The menu was all in French (of course) and I struggled to decipher it. The waiter was polite and helpful answering our questions. I loved the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

One of the best meals I've ever had, place is a gem - must do in paris, lucky to get the tip from a friend to go here. Ignore the other reviews slating the lack of English or service, this is authentic french restaurant, they...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

I've been living in Paris for a few years and as soon as I have friends or family visiting I bring them to Chez Janou because I am sure they will like it. Friendly waiters, nice atmosphere and great food (and I've tried almost all...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We had a reservation but had to wait for half an hour and they gave table sooner to a couple who didn't have reservation at all! Don't know what was the point of reservation at this point when they don't check! Had the ratatouille since...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Sadly we were disappointed in our recent dinner at chez Janou. Last time in Paris we loved this place and ate there several times. So when we had a brief lay over in Paris I immediately made reservations. The food was not the special delicious...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Evening visit to this charmer! Small, cramped, buzzy, great food. All you want for a drop in Paris evening. Speedy, aloof staff. Would go back again and again. Negative views are in the wrong City and need to learn about the French!! Parfait!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Carole-Lee W | Reviewed this property |
They want you to telephone We just walked in waited at the bar for sometime and then were seated
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know of any dress code, and the staff members seem too preoccupied with serving great food to pay attention to what people are wearing.
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