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Chez Nenesse

#1,248 of 13,826 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Le Marais
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Marais 17 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 42 78 46 49
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Venice, Italy
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

... something good must be happening inside. Indeed, this neighbourhood mum and pop restaurant was packed full of lunching locals seated cheek by jowel. You sit where they put you at shared tables. The chef comes out to greet everyone. No frills, just hearty home-made French traditional food, whatever is on the blackboard menu. I'll return for dinner, for sure!

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Thank Peter D
Cork
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It looks like a real Parisian restaurant, and all the other customers seemed to be French, and many were local. But the French onion soup was ghastly, like Bisto thickened with flour. The monkfish en papilotte was without any papilotte, and seemed to have been cooked in plain water, with some tinned tomatoes poured on top. Dreadful. It came to... More 

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Bonjour Monsieur, nous sommes désolés que vous n'ayez pas apprécié votre dîner. Nous mettons tout en oeuvre pour satisfaire notre... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Just eaten here with my daughter celebrating her 21st. Great local food. Simply cooked with attentive service. I wouldn't say it was the cheapest meal that we are going to eat whilst here, but, it will be one of the most authenthic.

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Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

What a lovely place with the most genteel service and delicious food, of course, the desserts were wonderful. This restaurant offers the best in Parisien cooking for a very reasonable price.

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Ardsley, New York
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

To celebrate my wife's birthday we went to Paris for 9 days, renting an apartment in Le Marais (Paris 3rd). Walking around the neighborhood we spotted a charming looking restaurant around the corner from our apartment called Chez Nenesse on Rue St. Onge. It is a small family place run by a husband and wife team and open only for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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.

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Limoges, France
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187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
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: +33 1 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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