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#149 of 14,300 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bercy / Nation
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181 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
+33 1 43 47 10 38
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us went there and it was delightful evening, the menu choice is broad with a selection of traditional style dishes, simply presented but copious. As far from nouvelle cuisine as you can imagine, but enjoyable. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Ian C
Earth City, Missouri
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with a friend. There is an overuse of pesto which usually indicates a rather poor talent. It was the case . eat there with no expectations of a fooding experience. Wines are average. Friendly people tough . But I won't return nor recommend to visit .

Thank OliverSkier
Nice, France
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a hotel nearby and were meeting up with some family. My cousin saw the comments and thought, let's give it a try. Definitely not disappointed, even worth a detour. Very tasty, real homemade French cooking.

Thank SunnyNice
Paris, France
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small and very interesting little bistrot is the perfect place for a quite dinner. The food is impeccable, the service excellent, and the decor casual and welcoming. I observed guests who had limited French, but the waiting staff were happy to help. They offer lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday – with ‘à la carte’ and ‘formule’ (fixed... More 

Thank ParisPossum
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very friendly, tables crammed in, and huge portions. Thank heaven we didn't pig out on the bread and dips, because our main course was too large to finish. Better than average cooking.

Thank Otsale
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Really good food, nice contamination of French traditional menu with a bit of North African spices! Very welcoming owner (speaking also some Italian) and staff, on top it is also cheap: 23€ main course + dessert. For sure I will come back!

Thank lucanrd
Bedford, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Found a review of this bistro several years ago but it took until now to visit. I was not disappointed....warm welcome...excellent personalized service...amazing atmosphere...can't wait to return! Please add it to your list.

Thank Bunks1948
Morden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Really, really really good. We booked a table on the strength of other reviews on her and were not disappointed. We got here just as the place opened. Friendly waitress who went out of her way to help translate the menu for us. We went for the 3 course meal which was very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants and... More 

Thank Chris E
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We chose this place for a birthday lunch for two. It has creative interpretations on traditional French bistrot cooking. It's extremely good value for the lunch menu - three courses for under 30 euro. The 'aperitif maison' is a sparkling rose, which was very good.They offer a plate of great bread with three different shot glasses of dips / spreads... More 

La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

L'Alchimiste is a small restaurant with a warm welcome and a pleasant and original decoration. Dishes are written on the walls. Cheap combinations of main course - starters and/or desserts are proposed. Presentation of meals is original. Food is good and abundant. At the end of the meal, bottles of spirits are put on the table for free tasting. Sweets... More 

Thank damagnolto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighbourhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 47 10 38

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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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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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