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“Restaurant”
Review of Chez Denise

Chez Denise
Ranked #642 of 17,290 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Restaurant”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great French food, loved the atmosphere, great traditional food and service, go late if you want to experience the locals eating out, and be on time for your reservation or else you will be turned away. Chez good:)

Visited November 2011
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A Pleasure Past”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

While the staff was lovely the food wasn't that great. I ate here decades ago and it was the place to go for at least one Parisian meal, however it has not stood the test of time in my book. My husband and I struck out on pretty much everything we ordered. C'est la vie.

Visited November 2011
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Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Pleasant service but bad food”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The restaurant was busy with locals and tourists and together with the good reviews in tripadvisor, I thought we would have a great meal. The service was good and on the board, the menu seemed appetizing. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy the food at all. In a nutshell, the servings was huge but the quality of food was poor and tasteless and as such found the restaurant to be overpriced for what they were serving. We ordered the salmon and their special steak dish for two that was so big it could have easily fed 3-4 people.

  • Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great steak in Paris”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had a great dinner at Chez Denis. We arrived around 11pm and the place was full. We had the beef for two (med-rare, cooked perfectly), with fries and red wine. The final bill was not over priced and some have stated. Compare it to what a "good" steak house would cost back in LA. If you are trying to dine on a budget, don't come here. It's not expensive but not cheap. You do get what you pay for and that is; good, quality food.

I would recommend calling ahead to make reservations

  • Visited September 2012
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Simsbury, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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“Not bad but overpriced”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

OK let me start with we had a very pleasant evening at Chez Denise but it wasn't due to the food. They staff was very nice and we sat next to some other tourist who were great to talk with. (This place was full of tourists.) The folks next to us told us that the place is known for large portions and that was true so if you are looking for that it might be the place for you. They recommended the wine and it was nothing special. We started with escargot which was gritty and fois gras which was fine but not great. We went to some nice places on our trip so I'd say this was the worst fois gras pate and escargot we had on our trip. Then we had steak and lamb chops. I ordered the lamb chops medium (the only choices were medium or well and I said rare to medium) They were WELL done and not good. Thank goodness they had the large protions since we shared the steak. And we got a huge plate of fries. The deserts were fine and again HUGE. ~$165/2 people

  • Visited September 2012
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