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L Estaminet

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2 rue de la Poissonnerie, 28000, Chartres, France
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Columbia, MD
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a Sunday afternoon in Chartres in February, when so many restaurants are closed, we read the menus on restaurant walls of those places that were open. Choosing L'Estaminet was easy: it was the only place that sported a menu with food for adults (andouillettes, rognons entiers grille) and nar a mention of crepes, pasta, or burgers. One enters the... More 

Thank peterportez
Antwerp, Belgium
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

we were visiting Chartres on a cold December day and popped in for lunch. The bar / restaurant is nicely old fashioned, bar downstair, restaurant on the first floor with an old staircase. We had two steaks with chips and salad, half liter of wine and coffee for 35 EUR.

Thank Lievenhx
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Simple but good little bistro for lunch. Small with friendly staff and good French food, very reasonable price too

Thank dward144
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,279 reviews
553 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Pavement dining. Had 2 main meals for 12 euro each , Maxi salad and Burger with chips (how un French!) Good service , tasty food.

Thank tezpil
Skipton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

After hours on the road, the last thing we wanted was to sit in an overly commercial restaurant with a mass of humanity around. We found just what we wanted at L'Estaminet. Situated 2 minutes from the Cathedral this is a small place. However, the food was excellent and the wines of good quality and not too expensive. What made... More 

Thank Winko2004
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Very nice people work here. We were very tired and hungry and it was late, so most other restaurants were already 'complet'. Here we had a nice salad and the meal you see in the picture: meat, fries ad more salad. It tasted good, it was served fast and with a smile, but nothing more. It is a bit too... More 

Thank Captain_Cee
Green Valley, Arizona
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217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant close to the Cathedral of Chartres. We both ordered the plat du jour, both were delicious. One was pork and the other duck. Glad we chose this place over others that had more of a tourist menu.

Thank Laura L
Vosselaar, Belgium
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Tourist or not, enter and go upstairs. Ask the waiter for some advice on food and wine. You will not be disappointed at all. This could be a tourist trap, yes, but when locals eat here too, expect normal good value for your dollar. We had excellent advice on a local wine, and the wine made us love the place... More 

Thank Ludo C
Ambert, France
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Biere excellent, lunch (steak and frites) well presented, quality, and quantity not an issue, most agreeable. Service friendly, and efficient.

Thank Hellequin1513
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We decided to eat here based on the outside and pleasant aspect. We were not disappointed with our 3 course meal. It was well presented by friendly and informative staff. Would return without question. The Boeuf Bourguignon was particularly delicious.

Thank MrBernsC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue de la Poissonnerie, 28000, Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres

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