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Bistro Chantefable

#1,560 of 13,813 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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93 avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris, France
+33 1 46 36 81 76
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07:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Philadelphia
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've dined at Le Chantefable twice and enjoyed it immensely. The menu is traditional, the food is delicious, the hospitality is superb, and the atmosphere is warm. If you've ever thought that Parisians are brusque or unfriendly, Le Chantefable will change your mind. Located very close to Place Gambetta, a lively neighborhood with good theater in the 20th.

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Thank cassandra2009
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oldy-worldy interior where one senses decades of Parisian life and honest food; we were there for lunch in the week and although one could find a table it was packed with all kinds of diners. The atmosphere is congenial, the service tip-top without the snobby waiters often so typical of a great Parisian restaurants, and the food was simply divine.... More 

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Thank Larry H
San Francisco, California
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209 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food. This is a large restaurant in the 20th arrondisement that is popular with the locals. The menu is only in French, the staff does not speak English, and you won't find any tourists here. It seems only locals know about this treasure of a restaurant. Our family of 4 enjoyed everything we ordered - andouillette sausage, duck confit,... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This out of the way restaurant in the 20th apartment (near metro Gambetta) was recommended by an ardent Paris fan and boy was he right. What is the light I refer to in the title ? Well up till my visit there I wanted my veal very well done etc (I know, many will cringe at this *sigh*) since I... More 

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Thank xefteris
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We found this place through tripadvisor but we didn't enjoy our food that much. It could be the French cuisine but the sausage was really bad. The staff was really eager to help us and try to translate the menu

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Thank Fotis B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We are in Paris for a week, at the end of a 4-month trip around France. Staying in the Gambetta neighbourhood, which is great, colourful and vibrant with lots of cafe/bar/restaurants around. Last night we had a wonderful meal, super-rare steak, great frites, and the most awesome profiteroles later. The service is special; wait-staff are professionals; proud of their work... More 

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Thank Helenlamb
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I enjoyed a great evening at this quaint typical French neighborhood bistro. My son-in-law loves very rare beef. His beef came out sizzling on a hot stone slab and continues to cook at the table. (Picture taken before he turned the steak.) Served with frites and a tomato. My husband and I had the mussels,... More 

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Thank Cathola
Paris, France
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I love this place, every time I'm in paris I'll visit this place. Much because of the delicious Steak tartar that they make. But also because of the good service. If you want a typical parisan bisto where you can eat and drink well I definitly recommend this one. Monseiur Richard being the manager and a gentleman never seems to... More 

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Thank foad k
Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Great traditional bistro in the 20eme that not many tourists get to. Starter of herring with warm potatoes drizzled with olive oil followed by a steak with goat cheese sauce...to die for! Not cheap but not expensive either. Great staff and service with an old Paris ambiance. Hope no one reads this so I can keep the place all to... More 

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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481 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Was with clients in the hospital TENON and went there for a lunch on the terasse. Great service, nice choice of food with delicious salad. Bill is acceptable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Belleville / Pere Lachaise
  • Neighbourhood: Belleville / Pere Lachaise
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 36 81 76

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
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