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Chez Paul

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Bastille / Oberkampf
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13 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 47 00 34 57
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Moscow, Russia
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193 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmospheric place - really french "home made" food in the center of Paris. First of all it works all day long without any stops and that was great! Secondly the food is great and you can really choose from it. After a great dinner ended with desserts and a cup of coffee.

Thank Pavel V
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite poor recent reviews, we visited Chez Paul because we had good memories of the place from years ago. The food was excellent. However, I ordered a bottle of Haut Medoc (26 Euro on the wine list) and was told that it was no longer available. We were offered a different bottle at the same price. When the bill arrived... More 

Thank Richard J
Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my bf came for a dinner during the last christmas season. We had a great plate of cheeses and 2 steaks. The service was lovely and the food was tasty :) definitely will come back nest time we're in Paris.

Thank MiriamSklyar
West Hollywood, California, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from 7 days in Paris - and this was the best meal I ate there. Intimate, warm, cozy, neighborhood feeling French restaurant, I highly recommend going there if you like great French food!

Thank Jeffrey J
orlando fl
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221 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by at 4pm to celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau. Glass of wine (or two) and an assortment of sausages, pate, hams, foie gras. We were there in between meal services and they were welcoming. The decor is sort of old bistro in the countryside. I would go back for lunch or dinner. In a dynamic area of the city.

1 Thank debsteroonie
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great staff, top service. Really enjoyed our meal, veggies catered for with a good food choice.

Thank SBS_Ferrets
San Diego
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing so much about this restaurant, was really looking forward to dining here for a typical French bistro experience. Started out badly with the skinny, bald man being incredibly unfriendly and unwelcoming when we arrived. The menu was all in French. No problem with that, but I had several questions about the best choices for us. He answered grudgingly... More 

Thank JenniferJames
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you imagine a restaurant in a typical French style of the beginning of the 20th century with amazing food, you imagine Chez Paul. The stuff was friendly (although very busy, they managed to be with us on time). Ask for the menu in english, they do have it. The food quality is above expectation (considering the low-mid range price).... More 

Thank Andrei B
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early for dinner. The restaurant was empty. Waiter was not very pleasant or welcoming but said it was ok. I speak fluent French. We sat down looked at the menu and were deciding what to order. Suddenly I saw a mouse running on the ledge behind my head. Waiter was not too bothered and suggested we move to... More 

Thank jacquı s
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a great local restaurant we love coming back here. A traditional menu that does not disappoint. Food, wine and service are very good. A classic French bistro that has never disappointed us in 4 visits over 5 years. Escargot, foi gras, steak frite and huitres are fantastic. The canard and lapin also very enjoyable.

Thank HigginsTony

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
French, European
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 00 34 57

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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