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Chez Denise

) #484 of 14,428 Restaurants in Paris $$ - $$$ French, European
5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tripe” (9 reviews)
“steak tartare” (17 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a handy bar/bistrot very near the Les Halles development. We hadn't booked, and they had a lot of tables reserved, but they had a sort of communal table where walk-ins were accommodated, which was fine. The service was quick and courteous. Dishes were...More

Thank seglea
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Since my na.e is Denise and we saw Chez Denise in the neighborhood where we were staying we decided to try ut on one of the last nights of our two week stay in Paris. It was amazing! My husbamd like tbe escorgat and we...More

Thank Denise O
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We asked at a cafe for a restaurant recommendation that was a local "typical French" restaurant. The waiter recommended this place and we were not disappointed. All of the food was excellent. The skate (fish) dish was fantastic as were the veal kidneys and lamb...More

Thank 55xxx
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

While in Paris for business, we decided to give this place a try The atmosphere was great, friendly people and great setting We had a couple of appetizer and ordered 2 main dishes The lamb was amazing, steak tartare was great but very heavy My...More

Thank Ramy R
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A misunderstanding about the booking time resulted in a frosty reception from the management. They wouldn't let it go & lectured us about how much money our supposed lateness had caused them. There was no suggestion that the misunderstanding was anyone's fault other than ours....More

Thank TomTomParigi
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was our second time to this to Chez Denise. We ordered from the daily blackboard menu; old-fashioned, country fare like offal, game, etc. We had the rabbit, and veal kidneys, both in a mustard sauce, but each a different kind. Waiter was funny and...More

Thank DawnStarr
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In a wonderfully funky and fun area of Paris....overflowing with cafes, restaurants, great shops and wonderful character....Chez Denise is a terrific restaurant. Of the old style in ambience, relaxed and friendly, overflowing with years of collected pieces, mirrors and photographs, aged wood and .... the...More

Thank Folies
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I searched for "Late night dinners" and Chez Denise came up with favorable reviews. Paris by Mouth also recommended Chez Denise. I made the reservation for four and very happy we came here. On a Friday night, we showed up after the Opera and sat...More

1  Thank TYOTP
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A VERY French atmospheric historic restaurant superbly run by an amazing woman of a very certain age! Do you like your food in generous quantity? You like the best of French "home cooking?" (It rates as good as that). Do you like rather "butch" cuts,...More

Thank Stuonascooter
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We came there by 2, few tables was occupied, it's totally French bistro style with with a very good value for money, we got the French pate as starter, the steak tartare for me wish was huge and tasty, and my boyfriend got the beef...More

Thank Michael C
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
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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Are you open late January/early February? And, our reservations required?
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
Will be in Paris Sept 16 thru 22.... how soon should I make reservation for dinner on a weekend? Will not have a phone but will have email... suggestions on how to reserve a table for two will be appreciated.
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
Duncan B
We would like to book for 2 people for 7pm 3rd September. Is this ok? Thanks Duncan Boyle
17 August 2015|
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Response from JaylynBrookline_MA | Reviewed this property |
Not exactly sure what the question is, but I'd call on the day you want to go and ask for a table at 7:30.
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
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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