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Chez Denise

5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tripe” (10 reviews)
“steak tartare” (18 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the worst experience I had here in Paris. The service was an absolute nightmare. I have never been treated in such a disrespectful way. Since we entered the restaurant it was as if we were another burden for them. The menu...More

Thank Jaleh R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Paris, my husband and I had lunch at Chez Denise. This traditional bistro in Les Halles serves traditional food in generous portions. We split an appetizer, lamb chops and creme caramel. The food was great. One order of lamb chops...More

Thank Corgifanatic
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Paris. This small, Very French restaurant is quintessential Paris dining. Chalkboard menu, checked tablecloths and waiters in starched white shirts. You sit (tightly) shoulder to shoulder with other patrons and enjoy a classic meal (the veal kidneys are my...More

Thank tpabucsfan
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The place was recommended to us by a local and we could totally understand why. This is what I had been long looking for on my visits to Paris. This is not a touristy place, but the one real Parisians go to to enjoy genuine...More

Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Excellent, french and nice restaurant close to Les Halles, Centre Pompidou, Rue de Rivoli, Rue St. Honoré. Mostly french people inside, very nice service, good food. Escargots, cerveau, tripes, i.e. a lot of things you don't get elsewhere. Simple but good wines. Open until late.

Thank FLuisi
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Went tonight for our wedding anniversary dinner and ordered Cote de Boeuf. I think they brought us seared donkey. They never asked why I barely ate it. Husband enjoyed using the old school Parisian “pee into the floor” toilet. I enjoyed the frisée salad. Thankfully...More

Thank mimispetals
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This restaurant has kept it simple. You are there to experience food in a quaint environment. The decor is old fashioned but its the food you are there for. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. It was nice to see many local...More

1  Thank angelme831
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nothing ever changes at Chez Denise, which is exactly why we keep going back. You sit elbow to elbow with your neighbors--and they become friends. This time, two great couples from Australia. The food is as always--plentiful, delicious, and down to earth. Non carnivores need...More

Thank AltGol
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very cool place in the heart of Paris. A great area to walk around and see very old and traditional parts of Paris. This restaurant was highly recommended by the owner of our favorite restaurant in the 16eme, Scheffer...also an excellent restaurant.

Thank PeterinMontreal
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is now one of my Paris stand-bys. It's very traditional and needs to be preserved as a heritage project. Food is pretty hearty, and I've got into the habit of taking the escargots and then the lapin a la moutarde. Latter never disappoints. Wine...More

Thank Keblehistorian
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
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12 October 2017|
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Response from PeterinMontreal | Reviewed this property |
Hi there...you can visit their website - it doesn't appear there is an english version...if you google: I can't post a link but if you put the following search terms in Google...you will find it: La Tour Montlhéry - Chez... More
13 January 2017|
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Response from Maggie N | Reviewed this property |
Ok, we ate at this place in September, and I'm not sure what other months they may/may not be open, and I heard after the fact that reservations are required, but we merely walked in on a recommendation, and had to wait a... More
25 August 2015|
Response from Alessandro F | Reviewed this property |
If not far from the restaurant, I suggest you to show up personally, maybe at lunch time or the evening before. AF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
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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