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Bistro Petit Charlemagne

$$ - $$$
German, European, French, Mediterranean, Central European
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Hartmannstr. 12-14, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All over the world there are this kind of restaurant. Because it's a french restaurant it is supposed to me reallu rafiné and of course really expensive (for the products and recipes). The place is tasteless, not cosy at all (mix of minimalist, marble and carpets). The menu is riskless: chicken, risotto, roastbeef and the prices are not justified by... More 

Thank ronain
Brussels, Belgium
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232 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Spontaneous we stopped at the Bistro for lunch. In the entrance part you find a view tables, modern interior and high ceilings. The menu card is rather small - I am always happy not to get an overloaded menu card - prices upper range. I decided for the small menu - 3 courses. It was not an explosion of tasty... More 

Thank Diana P
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Dear friends and gourmet lovers, If you are passing by or living in Aachen you have to visit/ dine in Bistro Petit Charlemagne. We celebrate last year my wife's birthday in here and we had not only a great time but the food was tereably teasty and very nice presented. We had Fish ( 3 different noble fish dishes -... More 

1 Thank Theodor G
Aachen, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

Awful service, unfriendly waitresses. There elderly waitresses working there look like they are unhappy and spoil even the taste of food.

1 Thank Alla G
Mendoza, Argentina
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent baked foie gras and fish soup. It is worth getting a bit of the beaten path and visiting this restaurant. If I had another dinner in Aachen, I would have gone here. Much, much better than the standard fare offered by the many outdoor restaurants on streets and squares. Look for it!

Thank Bob P
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable that it was so quiet. We enjoyed being with just 1 other guest, but can imagine the owner was less enthusiastic about that. The clearly less good restaurants in the proximity were full. Unbelievable. The pasta with truffle was exactly how it should be, with a creamy sauce and fresh truffle. The herb salad also was excellent in it's... More 

Thank Ronald P
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice location ; overrated for quality of food and price. We went for dinner. We are foodies. The price is expensive - we visited a Michelin star restaurant in Cologne two days later and paid 50 euros more. The food is acceptable - it's good - but for the price it's surprising. I shared the chicken dish ( for two... More 

1 Thank lucyd183
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Interesting menus, food is of high quality, the presentation is nice, service is friendly, negative point is the small portions considering the high price.

Thank nelly w
Ferrara, Italy
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant has several plus: - Obviously the food, selected and high quality ingredients. - The staff, nice and punctual. - The location, it seemed a little bistrot form outside even if, once entered, I changed my mind. - The wine selection which comprehend several German wines if you like to stay local. In any case they have also a... More 

Thank Mattia Z
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Very elegant special work dinner with Dutch hosts. Excellent serving, so good bread. As Italian I have to say that you can find one of the best "pasta al pesto" I have ever eat! White wines so good. Definitely to go!

Thank Alessandro B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, French, Mediterranean, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hartmannstr. 12-14, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Aachen
  • Phone Number: 004924151560785

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