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Chez Rene

14 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 30 23
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“coq au vin” (22 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
14 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Loved the location, the ambiance and the service. Daniel, our waiter, really made our meal special. Not only attentive, Daniel is professional while being quite witty in English no less. We started with delicious Kir Royales and finished with the best Mousse au Chocolat, as...More

Thank Ikoo2015
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here and it was wonderful. A typically Parisien restaurant with all the trimmings. Our waiter Daniel was excellent and very attentive. He made good wine recommendations. He also recommended the Beef bourgignon which was very tasty and the Tarte Tatin was delicious...More

Thank AussieNicky
Dominique P, Gérant at Chez Rene, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AussieNicky, Thank you for the recommandation . See you soon at chez René !

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We always go to Chez Rene each time we are in Paris. The food is always outstanding, the atmosphere is wonderful. Wonderful dishes all around, especially their specialty, the beef Bourguignon. The chocolate mousse is one of the best I've ever had. Daniel, our weighter...More

1  Thank beanstar216
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Me and my partner looked for the best mousse au chocolat in Paris and Chez Rene was listed and we were not disappointed, probably one of the best! the rest of the food was also excellent, my starter the goose pate and my main boeuf...More

1  Thank Julien L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

There is nothing original about the menu - this is the real deal, traditional French food served to traditional French people (and some knowledgeable tourists). Unmissable.

Thank English_girl_Paris
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This restaurant has been around for over 50 years, and it is charmingly authentic. The food is classic, but only ordinary, and the menu probably hasn't changed in 50 years. But the decor and the atmosphere are great, and that's what makes it worth coming...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 19 September 2017

In Paris, there is no lack of bad, or even worse, confit de canard (duck). At Chez Rene it is as it should be: crispy skin, moist meat, fatty, realmente canard. Or go for classics like sausage a la Lyon, oeufs mayonnaise (found that my...More

1  Thank TemaMagicFlute
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had a good meal in this restaurant. Great french cooking and high quality. Good service and fairly priced. The rose wine was rather expensive.

1  Thank puertovallartafan
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The first thing I remember is that it was hot. The Paris heat wave. Still in the upper 30s (90s for us Americans). As with all but a very few, Chez Rene is "air conditioned" with a fan. Oh, well. But I digress.... Chez Rene...More

1  Thank mk02472
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Daniel's attentive service and recommendations were superb. Also, the maître d' was very helpful! Food is excellent!

Thank Lora V
Dominique P, Propriétaire at Chez Rene, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you Lora ;)

Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odéon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odéon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 30 23
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