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Paul Chene

#101 of 13,573 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 47 27 63 17
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the best dinner here last week and went back tonight for an even better experience. The Chateaubriand was amazing with the best wine reduction sauce. The crepe Suzette were the best we had. The owner even taught us how to make the perfect flambé. The orange cognac was out of this world

Thank G F
Austin Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we tried this restaurant after reading such great reviews and we are staying in the area for several weeks.. It did not disappoint.. from the moment we walked it it was bliss.. The Decor is what I miss in other restaurants. red velvet banquettes. intimate, lovely ambiance. Harold took great care and discussing menu options, and wine.. and was charming... More 

Thank Robert Faulkner G
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Paul for a wonderful evening! The food was excellent and very well presented. The ambiance and service was superb. I highly recommend that you spend a joyous evening with Paul.

Thank Ejturocy
Brookline, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this classic authentic Parisian restaurant in the past few years and it continues to shine . The ambience is warm comfortable and quiet . The owner is everpresent and personally involved in all aspects of the meal and experience. . He is extremely helpful in making choices and the timing of the meal was... More 

Thank Vistrav88
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I had done a lot of research for Trocadéro and saw lots of places but never saw this one. Luckily, the night of the Euro 2016 finals, we were left looking for any type of food and settled on a nice pizza place that was across the street from this restaurant. While waiting, we looked at the menu and it... More 

Thank JonasonKeeton
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional cuisine (Pan seared foie gras and lobster troubadour) delicious wine, simply outrageous cognac, and Harold is a host without compare. Don't miss this hidden gem.

Thank Danyell H
Mountain View, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Paris has historically had a well-deserved reputation for great food with, shall we say, less-than-friendly service. Paul Chene addresses the latter problem whilst remaining true to France's rich culinary heritage. I chose the restaurant simply because it advertised goose confit on the menu and I was intrigued. My curiosity was rewarded ten-fold with a truly superb dinner, aided by the... More 

1 Thank mmalcc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I accidentally booked reservations for the wrong day but thankfully we were still accommodated. My husband and I ordered the pan seared foie gras, puff pastry with sea bass, roasted goose and profiteroles. Every dish was presented in an excellent manner and everything was delicious. My husband said it was the best foie gras he had eaten. Our best memory... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a small place, with some spectacular food. It is a place to go to remember why butter and cognac reductions were created. The food is rich, but beautifully prepared, and served with warmth.

Thank Kent B
new york city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

After days and days of rain, we did not wish to venture too far from our hotel. What a delightful find this was - tucked in the 16th on a nondescript block. Small, maybe 25 people max, with a warm and welcoming 3rd generation family owner. Small menu, nice choices, all excellent. Not inexpensive, but worth the money (3 courses,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$75 - $99
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
  • Neighborhood: Trocadero
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 27 63 17
The kitchen staff remains under the direction of Philippe Mercier who has been in the position for Established in 1959 by Paul Chene chef cuisinier by training, and located in the heart of the Trocadero district of Paris, the restaurant 'Paul Chene' is recognized as an institute of traditional French cuisine. The high standards set by Paul Chene as a celebration of regional products and exceptional quality of service is perpetuated by its owner Harold Audouin.

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Neighborhood Profile
This is the neighborhood of grand and impressive Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher, florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury and splendor, all with a view over Paris and its most famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings are small art galleries and homes of historical significance. With a rich legacy from 19th century politics, art, and architecture, you can’t help but be reminded of the belle époque, the Universal Exhibitions and the nobility that have frequented and shaped these streets.
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