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Aux Charpentiers

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10 rue Mabillon, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 30 05
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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Basel, Switzerland
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Thank Michael_Kruse
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Thank LSaunders91
Kolding, Denmark
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Thank Twinpap
Red Exile 56
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank RedExile56
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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"!!

Thank Ludolf G
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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.

1 Thank Margaret S
Bengaluru, India
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128 reviews
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.

Thank franckbart
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

Thank LouiseSHusted
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the service. Everything was explained to us well. We were adventurous with new French foods. Got four chef specials, bottle of wine, and espressos for 165 euro.

Thank UngFoy
Paris, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent easy going but with style restaurant. I have been eating there for years. Their menu has not changed that much over that time but why should they? It's good with enough variety. Don't fix it if it ain't broke, right?

Thank SoWhat187147

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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
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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Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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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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