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L'Alchimiste

#471 of 13,829 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighbourhood:
Bercy / Nation
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181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
+33 1 43 47 10 38
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Paris, France
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small and very interesting little bistrot is the perfect place for a quite dinner. The food is impeccable, the service excellent, and the decor casual and welcoming. I observed guests who had limited French, but the waiting staff were happy to help. They offer lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday – with ‘à la carte’ and ‘formule’ (fixed... More 

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Thank ParisPossum
England
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very friendly, tables crammed in, and huge portions. Thank heaven we didn't pig out on the bread and dips, because our main course was too large to finish. Better than average cooking.

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Thank Otsale
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Really good food, nice contamination of French traditional menu with a bit of North African spices! Very welcoming owner (speaking also some Italian) and staff, on top it is also cheap: 23€ main course + dessert. For sure I will come back!

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Thank lucanrd
Bedford, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Found a review of this bistro several years ago but it took until now to visit. I was not disappointed....warm welcome...excellent personalized service...amazing atmosphere...can't wait to return! Please add it to your list.

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Thank Bunks1948
Morden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Really, really really good. We booked a table on the strength of other reviews on her and were not disappointed. We got here just as the place opened. Friendly waitress who went out of her way to help translate the menu for us. We went for the 3 course meal which was very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants and... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We chose this place for a birthday lunch for two. It has creative interpretations on traditional French bistrot cooking. It's extremely good value for the lunch menu - three courses for under 30 euro. The 'aperitif maison' is a sparkling rose, which was very good.They offer a plate of great bread with three different shot glasses of dips / spreads... More 

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Thank EJSWA
La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

L'Alchimiste is a small restaurant with a warm welcome and a pleasant and original decoration. Dishes are written on the walls. Cheap combinations of main course - starters and/or desserts are proposed. Presentation of meals is original. Food is good and abundant. At the end of the meal, bottles of spirits are put on the table for free tasting. Sweets... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We literally stumbled across L'Alchemiste while looking for a camera cable, so as you can imagine it's not on a major thoroughfare. It was around lunch it looked cute, so we dropped in. If you can imagine yourself in cozy authentic bistro, brim-full with charm, a great wine list, fantastic staff and a traditional but imaginative menu, then you look... More 

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Paris, France
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181 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We were a big group of friends. We had to book in advance as the restaurant is always busy and it's not big. The restaurant offers menus : starters/dessert + main course or the three courses meals. But if you want only the main dish you will get only one dish. I took some Salmon with ratatouille. It was good... More 

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Thank Steyfani
Ghent, Belgium
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

What a treat !! Fresh specials with a good service. Perhaps not at the most convenient place in Paris, but it is worth the search and walk. This place shows it is possible to get good food at a decent price. Would go back any time. And for a drink afterwards, Le Calbar is on the same road.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181, rue de Charenton, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighbourhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 47 10 38

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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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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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