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January 26, 2010



We went to Chartier about two weeks ago with a group of 9 people. The food was good, the service was also very good - and you could not beat the price.

I am looking at the menu as I write this and we had Celeri Remoulade, 2 orders of a dozen escargot, foie gras, terrine de campagne (delicious), and herring. Three people ordered appertifs.

For dinner the rumsteak, beef tartare, andouillette, choucroute, and spaghetti was ordered. All were quite good (well, I am not sure about the spaghetti).

I think we ordered 2 or 3 bottles of wine.

The desserts included a great Baba au Rhum, coupe de creme chantilly, coupe mont blanc (creme de marron chantilly), ile flottante.

The bill: 207 euros. Not bad. I have photos, videos and trip reports on my website,

Sheila Campbell

I had no idea you could sit down and have a decent meal for that price in Paris. I'll be there next month and can't wait to try Chartier. Love the photos; you've really given a great feel for the place.


Thanks for this post. I'm hoping that you visit the restaurant at rue Gregoire de Tours SOON. I'll be there in April and my hotel is located fairly close to this street, so I'm waiting on your review!

Style Spy

It looks a little like having lunch in a train station...



I love these cheap eats posts!

Because at the current exchange rate, that's how we will have to eat next time we visit Paris.


First I hesitated as whether to go there our next time in Paris - for the exact same reasons Richard mentioned. Plus, am not especially enamored with the "gritty" quartier where Chartier is located. But my love to brasseries outweighed my doubts, so hopefully we are going to stop by for lunch... one day soon.

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