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Paul Chene

#116 of 13,456 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Trocadero
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123 rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 47 27 63 17
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank JonasonKeeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Danyell H
Mountain View, California
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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
31 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank Kent B
new york city
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28 restaurant reviews
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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time! I had the sea bass with a starter of asparagus and both were fantastic. The very personable owner was accommodating and helpful. Would go back anytime.

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Thank clifton t
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been there for my boyfriend's Birthday Dinner. The evening was perfect, at the beginning we felt a bit strange because we were the only guests. But the owner was very friendly and the atmosphere like being in a friends living room. The traditional french food was excellent as well as the vine (very big vine card!) In the... More 

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Thank tortuga28
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is one the places that we will definitely will come back in the future, it was better than we expected. the service is outstanding.

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Thank Luis G
Glendale CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Dinner at Paul Chen brings back memories of the traditional French restaurant experience. The food and wine are outstanding, but the best part is the service and the personal touch they extended to us. At the end of the meal we were offered the family Cognac that was the best I have ever had. I highly recommend a meal at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$75 - $99
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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Trocadero
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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