Restaurant Chartier

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7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, France
Restaurant Chartier  - just like old time
Restaurant Chartier  - the bill is quite transparent, made in front of you
Restaurant Chartier  - the bill is quite transparent, made in front of you
Restaurant Chartier  - the bill is quite transparent, made in front of you
Restaurant Chartier  - the line is huge after 7PM so it's best to come early especially for big groups
Restaurant Chartier  - Restaurant Chartier

Restaurant Chartier Paris Reviews

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8 reviews
typical and affordable french Brasserie Jun 19, 2010
The Bouillon chartier is a one century old Brasserie, and it kept the charm and art deco style of the 19th century. It is one of the only restaurant in Paris who kept the original spirit of a brasserie. A place where you enjoy a good meal with your friend before going out. The price range is really affordable and the menu is a good example of traditional French cuisine (snails, veal head, tripes or just rumsteack)

Of course for less than 15€ (a full diner with wine) in Paris it is not fancy but it is charming. The table dress are in paper and the menu is a photocopy but the food isn't sophisticated but good, the waiters are nice and outgoing, the ambiance is friendly.

I always bring my foreign friends to this restaurant, for the food and for the experience.
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beetles108 says:
Thanks for sharing, it's in my list now. :)
Posted on: Nov 10, 2010
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adventure_seeker adventur…
1 reviews
True parisienne food! Very affordable, lively ambiance ;) Dec 04, 2010
Went there twice each time I visited Paris because there's always good food! It's pretty cheap compared to other restaurants in Paris...

Location is good, its still downtown Paris

Last time I went, I paid around 8-12 euros for my dish. It was pretty good... yumm!!

"hez Chartier is an institution in Paris for its authentic, well-priced food and unique atmosphere. It opened in 1896 as Le Bouillon, named for the stew it served to local workers. The building was originally a train station concourse; the quick turnover, hurried waiters and constant stream of hungry diners queuing outside recreates the slightly frenetic atmosphere of comings and goings. The waiters speed around in their traditional rondin waistcoats and aprons, totting up bills on the disposable paper tablecloths.

Chartier has had just four owners in over a century. Its customers have changed immeasurably, but the philosophy remains the same: unfussy, traditional French food for under €20 for three courses and wine."

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Chokk Chokk
1733 reviews
How old can Paris get? Aug 11, 2006
If you are visiting Paris and want to get in contact with some traditional french cuisine and have the service that you expect from a french waiter - you cannot mis this place.

The restaurant is somewhat of a tourist trap but do yourself the favour to visit it early in the evening and enjoy a long meal. Have some or a lot of their very reasonable vine and take is easy and enjoy the show. The waiters can be rude but what the .... you are on a holiday and how many places can you eat in an interior that have looked like this for 110 years. It is a lovely place and I keep on coming back year after year.

This is French kitchen when it´s most Parisienne. Bon Fête

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Chokk says:
It depends - overall I cannot give it more than 3 in all fairnes. The food is not worldclass - but you are right the restaurant is something special that is why I always will go back every time I am in Paris. I love the place :D
Posted on: Nov 01, 2007
Sweetski says:
Only a 3-star rating??? In my opinion it should have 5 stars. This restaurant used to be (at the turn of the 19th century) a place where they served a hot meal to the blue collar and the people of the neighbourhood for a small price. In those days every customer had its own napkin and could store it in a numbered drawer in a wooden rack. They are still there.

Best experience: the waiter writes down your order on the paper tablecloth and adds it up when you ask for the bill. The low prices will put a smile on your face.
Posted on: Nov 01, 2007
ladyleo ladyleo
4 reviews
Charming and relaxed--PLUS a good deal Jun 24, 2004
Ok. I wasn't sure whether to rate this resturant as cheap or average, since everything seemed expensive to me, since the dollar is less than a Euro.

But anyway, this was a great place. Don't expect highbrow dining with a million pieces of silverware, this is more for the average Joe (or Jacques) :-) The communal tables are fun, since you rub elbows with new folks. We had a charming and fun couple from Korea at our table, who just pointed to stuff on the menu, and waited for the surprise to arrive at the table!

The waiters don't use pads to write orders, they just write it on the paper tablecloth, and even add up your order at the end for the bill.

Since my french stinks and my friend's was non-existent, a french guy at a table next to us had pity on us and helped us order some baked chicken with pomme frites! Whew!

It was an overall good experience.

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