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“Crisp, authentic and traditional... a lovely French lunch.”
Review of Chez Georgette

Chez Georgette
Ranked #7,950 of 17,739 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Reviewed March 29, 2012

I remember when "Chez Georgette" opened a while back (my goodness, that was maybe 12 years ago, or more), replacing a sleazy smoke-filled eatery. I used to work nearby. The first time I pushed the door, I remember being surprised by the decoration - simple pastel Formica furniture - and even more by the very blue eyes and confident smile of Marie-Odile Chauvelot, the owner. I felt I was in good hands. And indeed I was. So I became a regular... The carte was simple and honest. Vegetables were of the highest quality, perfectly cooked and treated with respect. And the daily specials were always tempting. Traditional dishes - pigs ears in white wine or pâté en croute - mingled with very creative ones - velouté de topinambours au curry.

After a hiatus of more than 5 years, I had lunch last month Chez Georgette with a friend. Same formica, same carte, same blue eyes, same waitress... Déjà vu all over again.
We chose the daily special (mixed grill, lamb, beef and rabbit), with a simple and tasty entrée (mushrooms, just perfect). Bru water (a delicious rarity) and a pichet of very decent Saumur-Champigny helped us on our way. The riz au lait à la gelée de coing is a small monument to elegant simplicity. It was a wonderful lunch, where every ingredient was true to its destiny, cooked as it should and carefully presented. Service is always smiling, if somewhat rushed at times. And the bill was quite reasonable. Great value.

A criticism: perhaps the noisiness of the place. But all of Paris has become noisy...

If you are ready to try different place, the quartier Saint Georges offers many very honest lunch and dinner possibilities, including the wonderful nearby Casa Olympe (a tad more expensive than Georgette).

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Found this by chance. Basic decor but excellent french food and wine reasonably priced. Full of locals which is always a good sign!!

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