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181 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
+33 1 43 47 10 38
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
181 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We loved this little restaurant with very few seats in it and great staff. The dishes we had were delicious and the portions were pretty big. We had a great dinner overall, reservation are recommended, the place was packed and there are not many tables.

Thank medcoco1
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We visited L'Alchimiste two days ago and were incredibly impressed with the flavor of the dishes, friendliness of the staff, and the portion sizes of their plates. They have a set price for a two or three course meal, which is ten Euros less if...More

Thank Camille M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A group of us went there and it was delightful evening, the menu choice is broad with a selection of traditional style dishes, simply presented but copious. As far from nouvelle cuisine as you can imagine, but enjoyable. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with a friend. There is an overuse of pesto which usually indicates a rather poor talent. It was the case . eat there with no expectations of a fooding experience. Wines are average. Friendly people tough . But I won't return nor recommend...More

Thank OliverSkier
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a hotel nearby and were meeting up with some family. My cousin saw the comments and thought, let's give it a try. Definitely not disappointed, even worth a detour. Very tasty, real homemade French cooking.

Thank SunnyNice
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small and very interesting little bistrot is the perfect place for a quite dinner. The food is impeccable, the service excellent, and the decor casual and welcoming. I observed guests who had limited French, but the waiting staff were happy to help. They offer...More

Thank ParisPossum
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very friendly, tables crammed in, and huge portions. Thank heaven we didn't pig out on the bread and dips, because our main course was too large to finish. Better than average cooking.

Thank Otsale
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Really good food, nice contamination of French traditional menu with a bit of North African spices! Very welcoming owner (speaking also some Italian) and staff, on top it is also cheap: 23€ main course + dessert. For sure I will come back!

Thank lucanrd
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Found a review of this bistro several years ago but it took until now to visit. I was not disappointed....warm welcome...excellent personalized service...amazing atmosphere...can't wait to return! Please add it to your list.

Thank Bunks1948
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Really, really really good. We booked a table on the strength of other reviews on her and were not disappointed. We got here just as the place opened. Friendly waitress who went out of her way to help translate the menu for us. We went...More

Thank Chris E
Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighbourhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 47 10 38
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