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La Petite Chaise

#599 of 13,826 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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36 rue de Grenelle | 75007, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 22 13 35
Today
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Khalkis, Greece
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine, who studied in Paris, told me some years ago that La Petite Chaise has the best onion soup all over France. And IT HAS. Just ask the owner to explain to you how much time you need in order to make th perfect soup. I've been there some times and I was never disappointed. Even I've... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read about this restaurant on a David Lebovitz blog before coming to Paris and wanted to try it out. Per his recommendation we stopped by the restaurant to make a reservation for a meal while we were out sightseeing. We loved everything about the restaurant. The staff were attentive, the restaurant itself was bright and cheerful and the food... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest restaurant in Paris. Very quaint and very Parisenne. The food and the service were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Atlanta
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this as I strolled the quartier! It is a lovely,quaint little restaurant where the father of the owner even dines twice daily! It is full of the locals..a good testament! It is open every day, even bank holidays, which is rare! The staff is friendly and accommodating and the food is substantial and even hearty in some... More 

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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place is kind of a wonder. It's nestled in between chic boutiques (the 6th is generally a stylish arrondissement). I walked by it and something about it told me to eat there that evening. So glad that I did. It was a memorable meal with a great menu variety. I had the snails and duck with a white chocolate... More 

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Los Altos, California
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202 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our concierge at the Duc de Saint Simon Hotel recommended this cute neighborhood bistro. It was good French food, nothing fancy, with a competent staff. Nice dinner in Saint Germain-de-pres.

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Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I'm not sure why, but our experience at La Petite Chaise did not match what others have written about. There wasn't one table speaking French in the main floor room where we were seated! Everyone was speaking English. This was unexpected in Paris and made us wonder whether hotels etc were 'incented' to recommend this restaurant. Further, it seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Our hotel is near by and they recommended it.. The waiter was quick and spot on with the food and wine he recommended.. My fiancé or I have never tasted anything that great.. We were hurting as we walked away because we had eaten too much .. Great food and great service!!

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Reno, Nevada
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1,236 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We go to this restaurant every time we are in the city. We love their onion soup. My husband always gets 2 bowls because it's so awesome. The staff is great too.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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425 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

so we had 2 dinners here. We arrived at our hotel tired and hungry after spending all day on planes and eating airline food. We were worried we would not find a restaurant, but the desk clerk suggested "The Little Chair" which was close. The atmosphere was welcoming, the service excellent, and the menu had tempting choices. The four of... More 

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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
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de Grenelle | 75007, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 22 13 35

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Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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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