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Chez Denise

#524 of 14,090 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Les Halles
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5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a wonderfully funky and fun area of Paris....overflowing with cafes, restaurants, great shops and wonderful character....Chez Denise is a terrific restaurant. Of the old style in ambience, relaxed and friendly, overflowing with years of collected pieces, mirrors and photographs, aged wood and .... the local characters who frequent it. Besides all those good things....the food is excellent. In the... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I searched for "Late night dinners" and Chez Denise came up with favorable reviews. Paris by Mouth also recommended Chez Denise. I made the reservation for four and very happy we came here. On a Friday night, we showed up after the Opera and sat down a little before 11:00 pm. Even with a reservation, we still had about a... More 

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Paris, France
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A VERY French atmospheric historic restaurant superbly run by an amazing woman of a very certain age! Do you like your food in generous quantity? You like the best of French "home cooking?" (It rates as good as that). Do you like rather "butch" cuts, offle, cheek, liver, kidneys? I doubt that anyone prepares and cooks them better than Denise's... More 

Thank Stuonascooter
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We came there by 2, few tables was occupied, it's totally French bistro style with with a very good value for money, we got the French pate as starter, the steak tartare for me wish was huge and tasty, and my boyfriend got the beef onglet with shallots, a nice bottle of white wine and a wonderful baba au rhum... More 

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Rome, Italy
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892 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

La Tour de Montlhery or aka Chez Denise is one of the few "real" parisian bistrots. The food is traditional and very good, you eat at tables mixed with other people and the service is fast and "French"! The plus is the unique atmosphere. You MUST make a reservation: dinner is served from 7.30pm to....5am!!

Thank Romanbiker
Paris, France
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The true french cuisine experience !! Really excellent. Anytime day or night. Booking is mandatory. Great atmosphere. What else ?

1 Thank DeniZinho
Paris, France
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I reviewed this place on TripAdviser at length last year and it wasn't good! As misfortune would have it the amped up - Paris of yore - atmosphere here (frankly its SOLE selling point) had appealed to my out of town company last time and there we were last night back at Chez Denise. From the moment we tried to... More 

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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for coquilles st jaques, beef bourginon and steak tartare served on red checked tablecloths then this well established restaurant is your place. Good honest French food and good wine to get you straight into the spirit of things when you first hit Paris. Booking recommended although they fitted us in.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We ate in a 2 star Michelin restaurant the night after this meal and yet, we still continued to gush about our experience at Chez Denise. I got the steak and my friend ordered the cassoulet. Both orders were huge, perfectly cooked, and deliciously seasoned. I would suggest getting a reservation, or simply going at 10:30 at night- which is... More 

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San Diego
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent country style French food and atmosphere- shared tables, wine and conversation. The dishes we tried were all very good. Very comfortable evening.

1 Thank Richard54SanDiego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 36 21 82

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

Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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