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le saint hilaire

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11 rue du Pont Saint Hilaire, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 30 97 57
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
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Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed Le Saint-Hilaire which offers fresh cooked food, and was the best out of 3 we tried in Chartres. It is small, so, better book in advance.

Thank Joamiche
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A simple menu with a few 'formules'. Fresh mostly seasonal and local ingredients ( there was salmon all the way from Norway which read like capitulation to tourists on a diet). Simply prepared dishes without fanfare or extravagance. Just good. Reasonably priced. Attentive service. I had well prepared ( not as common as one would like) sweetbreads. I'll eat here... More 

Thank ericdumont
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot say enough about the quality of food, presentation and service. The salmon was the best ever with seasonal leeks, sweet potato purée. Chocolat base for the dessert to die for. Happily surprised as we made lunch reservations just an hour before and the space is limited and intimate. Heartily recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was a perfectly nice lunch. Attentive service, handsome upstairs room. A three course lunch for two with a half bottle of burgundy came to just over €100, which seemed the right price. Not the most exciting meal of our trip, but it ticked all the right boxes.

Thank Ben B
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Away from the cathedral, this restaurant is a real gem. Located in a house that dates back to the 15th century, it is charming and cozy. We had the Business lunch at 19 euros and it was delicious. We were first served some amuse-bouche, followed by a small cup of gaspatcho. My mackerel entree and salmon main dish were excellent.... More 

Thank travginny
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A delightful, small restaurant in a convenient setting, just 5+ minutes downhill from the cathedral. We ate downstairs, just 3 tables and several more upstairs. I felt for the waitresses going up and down those stairs with their charming attention to detail and impeccable service. The food was delicious, my husband started with scallops , followed by the tastiest, most... More 

Thank pensy23
Sao Paulo, SP
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Tiny restaurant in the heart of Chartres, it has good wine list beyond Loire wines and also good wine glasses. The food is simple but well executed with enphasis on local cuisine.

Thank lee h
Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We took a table for 6 (plus our little dog - who is perfectly well behaved and was warmly welcomed by all the staff). We dined upstairs (although there are a few tables downstairs too) and the ambiance was charming & cosy. Upmarket bistro-style with beautifully dressed tables, candles and napkins. The 'amuse bouche' was a gorgeous red pepper soup,... More 

Thank Kevin W
Shanghai, China
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151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The food is quite well cooked (real cook in the kitchen). the menu is quite refreshing fast enough but the quality of the food is very good and even excellent if you consider the price. wine are sold a affordable prices

Thank hamelinp1972
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

There is a lot said about the food in this place and quite right to. It is exceptional and great value. But for me it is all the other things that make this place stand out. Like the very good friendly service and the really spaciously laid out tables despite only been a small place. So for me what gives... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 rue du Pont Saint Hilaire, 28000, Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 30 97 57

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?