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Chez Denise

5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tripe” (12 reviews)
“steak tartare” (18 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming little restaurant serves hearty authentic French cuisine. The food is a bit 'rough' and so is the service, but it somehow feels really great all together. Good portion sizes, very filling and delicious food and a simply stunning atmosphere! We must have been...More

Thank debesumanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go early and go for the classics, you won’t be desapointed. Service is ok. Boss at the entrance quite nice. Not expensive. A little bit noisy but come on! You’re in Paris.

Thank Aclaudon71
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Enter Chez Denise and face down the dragon at the entrance. Yes, admit you do not have reservations and you will likely be seated, but if you are prepared to share a table with others you have never met before, you will be seated We...More

1  Thank canadiancraftsman
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Been to Chez Denise a few times now and it never disappoints. Is it the most friendly restaurant in Paris? Definitely not. Is the menu easily decipherable (even for a semi fluent French speaker)? No. Are the waiters super helpful? No. Is the food awesome?...More

Thank nate p
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Menus are written on a few chalkboards around the dining area, and only in French. One server was kind enough to read through the menu for one of the diners and translated, that was good service right there. We ordered lamb chops and they were...More

Thank Travelling_NYer
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A very small bistro with tables so intimate that you'll get to know your next door neighbours very well by the end of the meal - but the ambiance is propitious to conversation & making friends. Good solid cuisine, traditional bistro dishes served late into...More

Thank esl1067
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I had a great time dining here alone. I had always wanted to go, but could never get a reservation. The food is OK, maybe a little better, but the service and the ambiance are 5 star. I was seated with another single diner at...More

Thank BuskyBusk
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This was by far the worst experience I had here in Paris. The service was an absolute nightmare. I have never been treated in such a disrespectful way. Since we entered the restaurant it was as if we were another burden for them. The menu...More

1  Thank Jaleh R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Paris, my husband and I had lunch at Chez Denise. This traditional bistro in Les Halles serves traditional food in generous portions. We split an appetizer, lamb chops and creme caramel. The food was great. One order of lamb chops...More

Thank Corgifanatic
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Paris. This small, Very French restaurant is quintessential Paris dining. Chalkboard menu, checked tablecloths and waiters in starched white shirts. You sit (tightly) shoulder to shoulder with other patrons and enjoy a classic meal (the veal kidneys are my...More

Thank tpabucsfan
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the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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13 October 2017|
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Response from PeterinMontreal | Reviewed this property |
Hi there...you can visit their website - it doesn't appear there is an english version...if you google: I can't post a link but if you put the following search terms in Google...you will find it: La Tour Montlhéry - Chez... More
14 January 2017|
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Response from Maggie N | Reviewed this property |
Ok, we ate at this place in September, and I'm not sure what other months they may/may not be open, and I heard after the fact that reservations are required, but we merely walked in on a recommendation, and had to wait a... More
26 August 2015|
Response from Alessandro F | Reviewed this property |
If not far from the restaurant, I suggest you to show up personally, maybe at lunch time or the evening before. AF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 36 21 82
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