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“50th Birthday Dinner Treat”
Review of Bistrot Paul Chene

Bistrot Paul Chene
Ranked #322 of 17,892 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $71
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trocadero
Description: The kitchen staff remains under the direction of Philippe Mercier who has been in the position for Established in 1959 by Paul Chene chef cuisinier by training, and located in the heart of the Trocadero district of Paris, the restaurant 'Paul Chene' is recognized as an institute of traditional French cuisine. The high standards set by Paul Chene as a celebration of regional products and exceptional quality of service is perpetuated by its owner Harold Audouin.
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Visited Paul Chene for my 50th birthday dinner, restaurant was recommended by the hotel, we were not disappointed!
Not your usual Paris tourist place, dinner is very traditional French, all the meals and drinks are explained by the owner which is a treat on it's own to hear him explain the regions where the food and wines come from.

Would highly recommend a visit while n Paris.

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Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant after reading reviews on trip advisor and were so pleased we did. Lovely cosy atmosphere in a quieter area of town. The owner was charming and helpful , knowledgeable about the food, recommended the wine and spoke excellent English . Food was simply superb, with some lovely wines especially the champagne and desert wines. Our meal for 2 cost €240 including tip -that was for three courses each with a different wine. So it felt a bit expensive but the amazing food makes it good value for money- Couldn't have had a nicer birthday meal.

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Thank Becky D
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

People we met the night before suggested this place, and we were not disappointed. It is a small intimate place and the owner Harold makes you feel right at home. Fresh ingredients and many family recipes add to the charm. The escargots were the best we ever had, not too garlicky. As Harold explained they are fresh not frozen as most so you do not need to overwhelm them. I had scallops with truffles in a puff pastry that was delicious. My wife had a scrambled egg dish that she said was just ok. The desserts, carene brûlée, crepes Suzette's and sorbets were exceptional. Very good wine list and super assortment of cognacs too. Definitely going back next time in Paris!

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have waited with the review of the restaurant in order to have better comparison within Paris after my recent second visit as after eating here I had a mixed feelings. Summary would be: nice little place, a bit cheeky (waiter/owner) and nice food. We had onion soup and Foie Gras to start with, than main meal Hare à laRoyale finishing with deserts and of course bottle of red. Food was nice and I am glad we have tried the recommended dish, but will be coming back? No. I don’t mind to pay 270+ for dinner for two and at the same time getting the concept of homemade/level of ingredients … and law of diminishing returns, but overall I did not feel that dining experience would be worth the price. Note: during our dinner there were only foreigners, no locals, which might be a hint.

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Thank oahu69
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Given glowing reviews, we anticipated a sublime dinner. Instead, dishes were good but not superb. The one server (owner?) was perfunctory and not by a stretch friendly. Winter menu was much abbreviated. Chateubriand was half the thickness of photos on this website. No lobster Thermidor. Tart tatin had great apples but lousy, thick crust. Disappointing.

Thank Phyl K
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