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La Petite Chaise

36 rue de Grenelle | 75007, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 22 13 35
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (43 reviews)
“escargot” (46 reviews)
“duck” (39 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
19:00 - 23:00All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
36 rue de Grenelle | 75007, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 August 2009

Aug. 9. PARIS-We went to La Petite Chaise ("The Little Chair") mainly because it boasts of being (one of) "the oldest restaurants in Paris," and the reviews from one of the travel books we consulted recommended it. Also, it was one of the few that...More

2  Thank dcist25
Reviewed 20 August 2009

My wife and I were walking to the end of the Tour de France when we happened upon this small restaurant. The maitre d' welcomed us despite not having a reservation for what turned out to be a 3 hour lunch, four courses, delicious wines,...More

2  Thank jenckes
Reviewed 9 July 2009

Dinner was great. I had the duck entree, it was cooked perfectly...I was very impressed. Great meal and there was a waiter who spoke english. Definately the best meal in Paris.

2  Thank bennysiracusa
Reviewed 8 April 2009

This is an amazing deal for lunch given the high quality of the food, excellent pricing for a two course lunch with wine and the historic setting. This restaurant is the oldest in Paris. The food was very good, especially the cheesy onion soup and...More

2  Thank Manhattanites
Reviewed 21 March 2009

Founded in 1680, this restuarant proclaims to be the oldest in Paris according to records and is classified as an historical monument. Dining is on 2 levels and has a fixed price menu with approximately 5 choices for entree, mains and desserts. I have dined...More

1  Thank CherylTasmania
Reviewed 10 March 2009

My sister and I literally stumbled upon this restaurant as we were tiredly searching for a decent dinner. Upon entry, the space was lovely, warm, sophisticated and charming. I wasn't sure what to expect from the food, but this was truly one of the most...More

4  Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 2 March 2008

Very nice traditional food

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Reviewed 3 January 2008

claiming to be the oldest restaurant in Paris. Very nice atmosphere and food too!

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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
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19 January 2015|
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Response from johan_christel | Reviewed this property |
You have to call for reservation. They speak English There is a French website called La Fourchette. Register and become member, book online and they will make the reservation for you and confirm it. Good luck and bon... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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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