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#310 of 14,093 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bercy / Nation
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181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
+33 1 43 47 10 38
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Earth City, Missouri
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a friend. There is an overuse of pesto which usually indicates a rather poor talent. It was the case . eat there with no expectations of a fooding experience. Wines are average. Friendly people tough . But I won't return nor recommend to visit .

Thank OliverSkier
Nice, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a hotel nearby and were meeting up with some family. My cousin saw the comments and thought, let's give it a try. Definitely not disappointed, even worth a detour. Very tasty, real homemade French cooking.

Thank SunnyNice
Paris, France
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This small and very interesting little bistrot is the perfect place for a quite dinner. The food is impeccable, the service excellent, and the decor casual and welcoming. I observed guests who had limited French, but the waiting staff were happy to help. They offer lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday – with ‘à la carte’ and ‘formule’ (fixed... More 

Thank ParisPossum
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Very friendly, tables crammed in, and huge portions. Thank heaven we didn't pig out on the bread and dips, because our main course was too large to finish. Better than average cooking.

Thank Otsale
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Really good food, nice contamination of French traditional menu with a bit of North African spices! Very welcoming owner (speaking also some Italian) and staff, on top it is also cheap: 23€ main course + dessert. For sure I will come back!

Thank lucanrd
Bedford, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Found a review of this bistro several years ago but it took until now to visit. I was not disappointed....warm welcome...excellent personalized service...amazing atmosphere...can't wait to return! Please add it to your list.

Thank Bunks1948
Morden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Really, really really good. We booked a table on the strength of other reviews on her and were not disappointed. We got here just as the place opened. Friendly waitress who went out of her way to help translate the menu for us. We went for the 3 course meal which was very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants and... More 

Thank Chris E
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We chose this place for a birthday lunch for two. It has creative interpretations on traditional French bistrot cooking. It's extremely good value for the lunch menu - three courses for under 30 euro. The 'aperitif maison' is a sparkling rose, which was very good.They offer a plate of great bread with three different shot glasses of dips / spreads... More 

La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

L'Alchimiste is a small restaurant with a warm welcome and a pleasant and original decoration. Dishes are written on the walls. Cheap combinations of main course - starters and/or desserts are proposed. Presentation of meals is original. Food is good and abundant. At the end of the meal, bottles of spirits are put on the table for free tasting. Sweets... More 

Thank damagnolto
New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

We literally stumbled across L'Alchemiste while looking for a camera cable, so as you can imagine it's not on a major thoroughfare. It was around lunch it looked cute, so we dropped in. If you can imagine yourself in cozy authentic bistro, brim-full with charm, a great wine list, fantastic staff and a traditional but imaginative menu, then you look... More 

Thank Carters12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 47 10 38

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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