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Aux Charpentiers

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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10 rue Mabillon, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 30 05
Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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London
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

With a heavy heart I must report that the great Aux Charpentiers, where we have been enjoying lunch for 20 or more years, has closed. This was perhaps the most characterful restaurant in Paris - a quirky, old-fashioned bistro with an irreplacable atmosphere, and terrific yet simple food (not least the wonderful andouiette). Where shall we see its like again?... More 

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Paris
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223 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Aux Charpentiers it's a 40 yrs old fashioned bistro serving popular cuisine with some Correzian dishes. Don't expect creativity or subtility you get what you expect, invigorating classic home cooking. Onion soup, celery remoulade, andouillette Duval, black pudding, clafoutis, Côtes du Rhône. Decor is as traditional as food and clients. Frontage of wood and glass, old prints of carpenters guild... More 

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Thank Christophe M
Basel, Switzerland
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

From Danish Television I was recommended the tatar, so I went there. Table reservation by phone went perfect, reception very fine, prompt and smiling service and food was excellent. I still prefer the Danish version of Tatar :-) Guest was frequent visitors and premises served their function. No luxury, well used. Management was very active in asking, serving and making... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We have recently moved to Paris from London and came to Aux Charpentiers for our first taste of snails and amazing perfectly cooked cote de boeuf! The restaurant started out quite empty but soon filled up and we were lucky we arrived when we did or we may not have got a table! The staff are friendly and I definitely... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy restaurant. Real French atmosphere. We got foie gras. Excellent Tartar. Best I have ever tried. Good homemade frites. Kids got burger. Not child friendly. Bit expensive but what isn't in Pairs :-) My biggest recommendation.

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Red Exile 56
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A traditional Paris bistro near St Suplice, we have had lunch here on a number of occasions. We have settled on the boudin noir as it is so good. It is served just with roast apple. Very simple, very tasty.

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Thank RedExile56
Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wonderful food great atmosphere reasonably priced and knowledgeable friendly staff - superb menu and very much "Paris"!!

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Thank Ludolf G
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Eat twice here during our stay in Paris. Really good food served by friendly attentive staff. Can't recommend enough.

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Bengaluru, India
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

You are looking for a cool place, for simple, quality traditional french cuisine, that's the one. No surprises, years after years, the chef(s) prepare good food. The service is jovial though the waiters can be very busy.

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Denmark
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is NOT a 3 star Michelin restaurant. But it has soul and they know how to cook. Great pepper steak! Only French spoken - medium rare can get difficult. And excellent Crème Brûlée. The red wine could've been more characteristic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue Mabillon, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 30 05
Description
This historic bistro was originally opened in 1856 and is a real institution in Paris' Saint Germain des Pres district. The name 'Aux Charpentiers' means 'To Carpenters', and the restaurant has engravings, photos and furniture commemorating this noble trade. The menu is traditional French bistro fare with a certain amount of influence from the rural Correze region with its famous Limousine beef. The atmosphere is friendly with an eclectic mix of locals, tourists, politicians and journalists.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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