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Bouillon Chartier

Façade of traditional French restaurant, Bouillon Chartier.
© Bouillon Chartier

Bouillon Chartier

Classic Casual Parisian Restaurant

7 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009 Paris

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Among the last living remnants of Paris in the Belle Epoque, this restaurant hasn’t changed much since it first opened its doors in 1896. Much like the other historic bouillons more about these typical Parisian restaurants here — this old-style institution just off Les Grands Boulevards takes you back in time for a solid meal of French staples at a (very) reasonable price.

First, there’s the spectacular Art Nouveau setting with a large mirrored dining room and a mezzanine which makes the space seem even bigger. Brass railings, wooden paneling, white glass globe lights, and cotton tablecloths complete the classic Paris paraphernalia.

interior of Parisian restaurant
Inside the spacious and oh-so Parisian Bouillon Chartier.
Photo © Bouillon Chartier.

Next, you notice the cheerful and congenial waiters who are also part of the cliché. Wearing traditional black waistcoats and white aprons, they move swiftly through the tables, scribbling orders on the paper place settings.

And then comes the food. Bouillon Chartier is the perfect place if you want simple, classic French cuisine at an unbeatable price. With items like oeuf mayonnaise for 2€, a plate of six escargots for 7.40€, or a serving of rump steak with fries for just 11.40€, you can even try a few different dishes without breaking the bank.

Escargots at Bouillon Chartier. Photo © Bouillon Chartier.

Serving from 11:30am to midnight every day, Bouillon Chartier is a very popular spot, but don’t be deterred if you find a line forming in the street. You won’t have to wait too long for a table.

Urbansider Tip: Although Bouillon Chartier is a wonderful option for an authentic and affordable meal, it’s definitely not ideal for an intimate or romantic dinner. You often end up sharing your table with other diners, so best head somewhere else on date night. Try one of these romantic places in Paris instead.

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Grands Boulevards
7 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009 Paris
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun: 11:30-00:00

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