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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Castlebar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. Service was excellent, great atmosphere, food perfectly cooked. Will be back again!

Thank Martin O
Solomon Islands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you want to dine in hell then look no further. We were greeted by a waitress with chip the size of the Eifel Tower on her shoulder, who took us to a table for 2 next to the only other couple in the restaurant at the time, and past all the other spare tables in the place. Good thing... More 

Thank GavsAdventures
Costa da Caparica, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great Food and Ambience, very typical. The Ambience is very cozy and food is amazing. Fish is deliciuos and meat good quality. Recommend it!

Thank Susana S
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had just arrived the day before to Europe and wanted a light lunch so we chose our favorite bistro in Paris-Chez Paul. Unfortunately, we missed Valerie again, but we'll have to go one evening on our next trip and hope to see her? We weren't too hungry so we each just had a bowl of onion soup. Their portions... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited this place on a the recommendation of a friend! It was a memorable meal. We started with foie gras and bone marrow. Both were delicious. For mains we shared the slow cooked leg of lamb which was outstanding. They say it is enough for two people but I frankly think that three people can easily eat from it.... 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$42
French, European
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?

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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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