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Le Petit Chatelet

#219 of 13,997 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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39 Rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 53 40
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here because of a friend's recommendation. It's across the road from Notre Dame and next to the Shakespeare book shop. Best meal we had in Paris. It's a cosy restaurant with 2 levels and very friendly service. The menu doesn't have much English but the staff will translate for you so listen well. We had the snails (nice), some... More 

1 Thank Benita W
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the left bank next to the bookstore Shakespeare a truly lovely little restaurant with friendly staff and unpretentious and tasty food.

1 Thank Henry254
Brisbane, Australia
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510 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both ordered steak (filet and rib eye) and watched it being cooked over an open fire at the back of the restaurant. Both of our steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were delicious. We enjoyed our meals with the very good house red!

1 Thank Suzie L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little find in a sea of 'touristy' restaurants. The food was delicious and the atmosphere lovely. My cousin is vegetarian and although they didn't have any veggie mains (the one negative point I have - but it seems to be the case in most restaurants here) she was able to find a couple of suitable appetisers in place... More 

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Palamos, Spain
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227 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our last evening we discovered the nearby Le Petit Chatelet on our way back from Notre Dame, perfectly placed along the Seine. No need any more to rely on the fast food joints in the area or to travel afield for decent eating. 'Chatelet' is a gem. Luckily it was early so we were not turned away, like many... More 

1 Thank Pedroinspain
Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I found Le Petit Chatelet on line and took a chance on being able to get in when they opened for dinner at 7PM. We arrived 15 minutes early and were able to make a 7PM reservation. A true stroke of luck because we saw many others turned away as there was simply no room. All the staff was incredibly... More 

1 Thank bennettdd
Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is always very hard to find a nice, friendly restaurant serving good food close to tourist highlights. Well, this small, cosy place is such an exception. Overlooking the Notre Dame, which is so nice to see when illuminated late in the evening, and next to the metro station, it is well located, yet not swarmed with just tourists. Probably... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal after a long day touring various sights. Finished off with crepes flambeed in Grand Mariner. Very nice. Good service. Unpretentious.

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Krakow, Poland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have come there with a group of customers for business dinner. The place is cosy, but still spacious to host many guests and larger groups like ours. It has very relaxed atmosphere and french taste about the decoration. As to food we loved every bit of it, menu has options for every budget. It consists of french cuisine classics... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's a small intimate dining place with lovely ambience. The food were amazing and friendly service. Went there during the afternoon and we managed to get a table without reservation. Ordered Foie gras and prawn salad for starters. The main courses were steak and seabass with scallops. The dishes were amazing and reasonably priced. Definitely would visit there again when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 53 40

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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