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“Classic Bistro Style & Historic Ambience”

Le Bouillon Chartier
Ranked #2,334 of 18,356 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We ate here New Year's Eve....Paris is an even more amazing city on that evening! It was beyond busy yet friendly & welcoming! The waiters did a great job...our food was good but the festive atmosphere & elegant historical surroundings really made the meal & that evening special :)We ate upstairs....fun! We will visit again....a reasonable walk from the Opera House Garnier! Reminds us of our favorite Bistro in San Francisco, Tadich Grill :)

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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Wow, this place is crazy! It is sooooo busy you might have to share your table which for us was no problem. It is hot, noisy & full of buzz. Waiters are grumpy, they put the chairs on the tables at the end of the night whilst you are still eating! Yet, the food is good and the prices are cheaper than anywhere else in Paris. Go and have an experience! We loved it but if you are a reserved Brit with no French communication it may not be the place for you!

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I visited Chartier many years ago and I went back expecting the same great Parisian experience but, what a disappointment! After having waited 45 minutes in a queue on the pavement outside the restaurant, we were finally seated at a table to small for our group and were attended by a very unhelpful waitress. Our food was horrendous, barely lukewarm and completely tasteless. The service was very poor throughout. Avoid at all cost, there are lots of other good restaurant in Paris.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went feeling a little apprehensive given the recent mixed reviews but can happily report a most enjoyable evening. It might not be haute cuisine but where else can a family get a "French" cuisine experience complete with escagot and a bottle of wine for less than 70 Euro? The waiter wrote our order on our tablecloth and then proceeded to manually add up the bill at the end of the night which was hilarious. It helped that we went at 5.40pm so there were no queues and we got efficient service. Go with an open mind and you won't be dissappointed!

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1  Thank Ben T
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

'I've had better school dinners than this!' was daughters comment after eating here.'I can't believe we waited an hour in a queue for that!' was her sister's. Like a previous respondent, I too had visited Chartier's in my youth and remembered it as a place full of character, with good value wholesome food. How times change! We were crammed into a table behind the waiter's serving area with barely enough room to pick up our cutlery. Waiter was very rude and both his apron and the tea towel over his arm were filthy.Our carafe d'eau was a greasy old wine bottle. I was seriously concerned we were all going to be ill after drinking from it. Only good thing was the Kir which like our bread, the charming waiter cleared from the table before I had finished it. He obviously wanted us out as quickly as possible - customer satisfaction not a priority - why does it need to be when there are another 100 people behind you in the queue waiting to get in? Any character the place had was completely overshadowed by our appalling gastronomic experience. Only go here if you enjoy dreadful food, rude waiters, dirty surroundings and standing in queues.

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