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Chez Paul

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Bastille / Oberkampf
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13 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 47 00 34 57
12:00 - 01:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from the voluptuous and cheeky waitress with red lipstick to the gentleman in his sixties entering the place at 23.30 with a stack of newspapers under his arm for a late night dinner by himself makes you wonder if a director is going to scream "cut" anytime soon. This crowded little gem is like taken from a movie. The... More 

Thank Une_Petite_Critique
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, real french food. The best tartare ! Its a lil bit crowded but very comfy and tasty! Better to make reservation for evening!

Thank Bartłomiej P
Paris, France
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am American, but I live in France. I have been to Chez Paul before with my French husband. And, as the experience was so delightful each time, I decided to go back with an American friend. We had a lovely time, the food was wonderful, and the service was nice, as was the table. HOWEVER, when it came time... More 

1 Thank AmyAnneSB
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the sort of place that normally features in black and white films about Parisien gangsters from the fifties. It is an authentic neighbourhood bistro serving honest, well-cooked food which includes staple dishes along with some more adventurous meals. The service was friendly, the prices reasonable and the whole evening was fabulous. This is a place we will definitely... More 

Thank Stuart F
Plymouth, Michigan
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many good things on the menu to choose from, many recognizable items both for mainstream tastes and some that are not for the faint-of-heart but still classic French Cuisine

Thank MikeP1957
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Chez Paul is typically French, the best food and great staff. Whenever I visit Paris I try to eat here. Top notch!

Thank Chantal E
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A lovely outing near the Place de Bastille and where to eat? Come to Chez Paul. The menu is not to child friendly but there are options.

Thank cheetah123456
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Yes, they speak some English, just ask for help with the menu. Yes, it's very old which give it character. Yes, in the winter in Paris, it's cold. If you traveled around at all in Paris during the winter, some places are cold, wear a jacket. Yes, the food is awesome. Leave your attitude and self-loathing at home and you'll... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went on saturday without reservation and was very busy but they found a small table for us! If you dont know very well the french kitchen is not si easy choose from the menu who is very traditional. As an entree we get a salad with fromage du chevre (delicious) and epauls d'agneuax (lamb) and 2 glasses of bordeaux.... More 

Thank ClaireAries
Pacific Northwest
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

OK, wake up guys. This place has been around without tourists for decades, thank you very much. If you're going to visit as a tourist, adjust your attitude beforehand, as once you understand that you are basically an underclass of guest things go much smoother. Here's our guide to making it the best experience possible, based on our experience. First,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 00 34 57

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bastille / Oberkampf

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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