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Le Chansonnier

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Canal Saint-Martin
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14 rue Eugene Varlin, 75010 Paris, France
+33 1 42 09 40 58
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Quick afternoon lunch at Le Chansonnier. Slices of duck meat with leafy green salad and foie gras, comes with bread basket. A cup of coffee after the meal. Friendly owner and wait staff, speak very little English but courteous. They have English version of the Menu. Family place. Pretty happy with the food and service. Will try their dinner plate... More 

Thank ITravelForFoods
Milawa, Australia
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302 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you want to eat like a local, this is the place. It's away from the maddening tourist traps and serves real traditional simple French food. The atmosphere and setting is typical French brassiere. The host was friendly and accomodating. I had my first snails experience and they where lovely. The entrecôte was delicious and washed down with an inexpensive... More 

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Paris, France
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A traditional, welcoming brasserie with excellent service and delicious, no-nonsense food. As I work in the area, I go to Le Chansonnier regularly. The standard of food is always consistent and the service is quick and friendly. On the last occasion, I had a whole sea bass, perfectly cooked in lemon butter and served with a rich flavorsome ratatouille. The... More 

1 Thank Fiore N
Palm Springs, California
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461 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Inviting, old France brasserie atmosphere with great food. Everything we had was good, but don't miss avocado and blue cheese gratinée. Incredible!!! Lyonnaise sausage and grilled fish also delicious. Cassoulet was good, journeyman quality, not outstanding, but welcome on a cold wet evening. Very friendly service and a clearly local clientele.

1 Thank CaFrancophile
Milan, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were a party of 3 on a fairly late Sunday evening, and all the places in the neighborhood had already closed the kitchen. The staff at Le Chansonnier welcomed us and seated us notwithstanding the late hour. The atmosphere is cosy with a very nice "old style bistrot" decor (dating from the beginning of 20th century). The food is... More 

1 Thank Max S
Noosa, Australia
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of other interesting restaurants around but for some reason this traditional french bistro caught our eye. The place is old world but interesting! Good food, friendly vibe and reasonably priced. The owner was very helpful even though we only spoke English! The food was yummy and we were hungary!

Thank Michelle B
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Le Chansonnier seems frozen in time in a neighborhood with a young, hip vibe and new, interesting, exciting restaurants. I'm sure it was the state of the art in its day, but it's a shopworn and depressing remnant of its glory.

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lechansonnier75010, Propriétaire at Le Chansonnier, responded to this review

Regarding this Notice below , I understand and I accept all tastes of each person , just I want to clarify to internauts and advisor's users that it is I who wish to keep "Le Chansonnier" , wonderful Bistro from the last century ( 1920) and preserve its authenticity , its original state and above not to upgrade it because... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We came here after a long day roaming in pairs and found this place to have good reviews so why not. My boyfriend ordered a burger that never came instead he got a melted Camembert, which was okay to taste. I got the cut of beef and I honestly would enjoyed it if it was cooked to my liking. I... More 

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Reims, France
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149 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

I love old school resto's and this place ticked all the boxes. Paté excellent as was goat cheese veg starter. The bar was cooked to perfection. At first the welcome was lukewarm but a few jokes and smiles brought forth the Cubano warmth from the waiter. Cotes de Provence rouge carafe was very good. The wine list has many selections... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

We had just finished Paris marathon, so really needed a good feed! The owners were lovely host and the food was delicious and plentiful.

Thank Cate R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 rue Eugene Varlin, 75010 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Canal Saint-Martin
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 09 40 58

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

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Canal Saint-Martin
The tree-lined Canal Saint-Martin is the focal point of one of the most romantic and hip areas of Paris. Watch boats travel along the canal while lovers and friends take in the atmosphere from the banks or the bridges. Evenings see hoards fill the embankments to drink wine and enjoy good company. The colder days lead people to hipster bars, cozy restaurants, and concert spaces. Those who are more adventurous may explore hidden gems down nearby streets, from local bars to futuristic architecture. With its enriching mix of people of all ages and backgrounds, this neighbourhood has a dynamic, inspiring vibe.
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