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Chez Nenesse

#1,342 of 13,585 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Le Marais
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Marais 17 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
01 42 78 46 49
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What you see is what you get at this unpretentious family run restaurant. It will never get a Michelin star, but if you're looking for well prepared, reasonably priced French cooking served by friendly people in a charming, relaxed environment this is the place to go.

Thank Luv2travel10471
Limoges, France
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153 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We came here for dinner on the recommendation of the host of our apartment and were not disappointed. Tucked away in the quiet back streets this family run restaurant serves excellent, unpretentious food fait maison. The service was charming and the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Not expensive by Paris standards either.

Thank alexandramachray
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Flavoursome, filling and pleasing in every way. Bring your appetite if you plan to make it to dessert. Try not to fill up on bread between courses you will be sad if you miss dessert. Comfortable location away from the main fray, a gem of a find. Not located on a main road. Opens at 7.45pm and there are bars... More 

Thank Michelle M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

What a wonderful restaurant! We met up with old friends and had a great night here- a relaxed atmosphere which made the night. The food is delicious and the friendly, family service is attentive without being overbearing. The fois gras, quenelles de brochet and chocolate mousse were all amazing! Thank you for making our evening so special.

Thank AnnaHavana62
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

The soup, the tuna with avacado, the veal, everything was simple and delicious. Very friendly service. Prices are affordable. You can get double the food in quantity and in taste you could get in a bistro on a main street.

Thank Tolga D
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

What a joy to get great,hearty French food in a beautifully decorated & quirky traditional restaurant,at a reasonable price.The house wine was also nice,& was at a good price. After initially being shown to a table behind the counter,by a waitress (in a dark spot,possibly because I was on my own),I then got a table with a street view.Then fish... More 

Thank knockGalway_ireland
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

If you are looking for a cosy and long dinner in a traditional restaurant in upper-Marais, this is the place. All the starters we had there were great and the lamb was outstanding. Looks like to be simply decorated but carefully selected details take you back a few decades.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My friend and I stopped here for lunch after a visit to the Carnavalet. The restaurant opened at noon, and we were there shortly after. Almost immediately, a huge wave of people poured in. The day's menu is on a chalkboard, with three choices. I had the pork and lentils, which were fabulous, very flavorful. But the real highlight was... More 

Thank OverworkedMom48
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting, tasty, and appealing menu. Classic French. We had foie gras, escargots, veals head, fat duck breast and profiteroles. Tiny place, with ambience less charming than neon tubes. But none the less just as pleasant as authentic. Fell in conversation with other guest like the food served gave an imitate desire to share the experience with strangers. Must say... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We actually ate here twice. It gets crowded but you can have a fun time at the little bar before sitting down. It seems a lot of locals eat here. We even ate with some and visited their store afterwards. It's great home cooked Parisian food. We were a bit disappointed with French Fries which were touted by TIMEOUT to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marais 17 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 01 42 78 46 49

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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