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Le Vieux Belleville

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#662 of 6,969 French in Paris
#962 of 15,423 Restaurants in Paris
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French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from our Airbnb host,we made our way to this little spot. The neighborhood appeared a little dodgy or-with 20/20 vision-maybe authentic. The food was great,service warm and fueled with humor. The entertainment was exactly that and,thanks to an enthusiastic (mainly french)...crowd, made this more than just a place to eat. It's a little out of the way (and thankfully away from the touristy hustle) but certainly worth the trip.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

If you like Chason and accordion, that place is for you. The food in this place is not the main issue, the chanson-that why people coming every evening to this very old restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 28, 2019

This was the best meal we had in Paris. We are a family with teenagers and we all agreed this was our favorite Paris experience. We went on Edith Piaf night- which happens only on Tuesdays. The restaurant was full but the gracious host moved...chairs and tables around and seated us outside sur la terrace. We were welcome inside all night to join in the singing and the fun, but outside was fun too. It's a family run restaurant. The cooking was authentic French, one of the few places I've ever been to that lived up to my grandmother's cooking!! The food was so delicious, freshly prepared - every morsel from cocktails to dessert.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

We loved our evening at Le Vieux Belleville. We were two of only four English speakers (the rest appeared to be french-speaking) but we had no problems ordering. The service was extremely friendly and welcoming - they clearly wanted us to enjoy ourselves! The food...was mostly very good (the steak was a little tough), but the piece de resistance was the entertainment. They have different acts on different nights of the week - the night we were there, a lady sang and played the accordion. The songs were all old-time French popular songs which we did not know. Nonetheless, we all got song sheets and were encouraged to sing along. We managed to stumble along with the others and had a lot of fun doing it. It was loud, cheerful, and joyous - hard to imagine anyone not having fun here. We both had a great evening (even after just getting off a plane from the west coast of North America!)More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Visited the restaurant during a sing evening with the theme "Edit Piaf" (Every Tuesday). This Kind of Entertainment and the authentic Environment which represents an important part of paris culture builds an unique atmosphere. Furthermore the dish (which all were good flavoured) are well proportioned...and nicely plate. All in all: Perfect restaurant if you want to get in touch with the paris culture and have a tasty stay ;-)More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Cannot say enough good things about this place. Food was wonderful. Performers had both talent and charm. Loved every minute of it.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 23, 2019

We had difficulties by finding the place. Nobody knew the name or the street. But we was been greeted welcome of the Italien host with much charm. We got some very good food. Afterwards la Chanteuse and the accordianist started. We were in all 30...persons, but what an atmosphere, what a cosy place. The chanceuse had the lyrics with her, so we were all singing together. The chanteuse was very good, with a clear voice with lot of temperament and personality. It was my best evening in Paris.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The 'soirée Piaf' was conducted by an epxert accordianist plus a small dark chanteuse who not only looked like Edith Piaf but sang, to my ears authentically, a selection of her repertoire in a Parisian accent (the lady is actually Polish!). It's a small restaurant...with maybe seven tables and excellent food. You are encouraged to join in with the singing - so don't be shyMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I was looking for an Edith Piaf show in Paris when I came upon this restaurant.They have Edith Piaf nights, when a singer,accompanied by an accordion player performs Piaf songs, involving the diners: they give out song sheets and walk between the tables, singing, chatting...to the people at the tables, inviting them to sing. The restaurant is small, so booking in advance is highly recommended.The owner (I think he is the owner) is very friendly and has an amazing voice too: casually sang O sole mio that night:) There is no English menu, so ordering your dinner requires lot of interaction and there is no unnecessary 'let-me-think-again'. We had duck with potatoes and salmon with vegetables, and both dishes were exceptionally good. Well worth a visit!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation 1 day before, but It was closed when we got there and no warning on the door or e-mail

Date of visit: October 2018
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Depending on the ages I would think they would love it (especially if they all speak French). Babies might not be appropriate (it gets loud). It is a lively sing along to famous French songs. And everyone is very... More
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