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Les Alchimistes

#11,163 of 14,143 Restaurants in Paris
££ - £££
Opera / Bourse
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16 rue Favart, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 69 86
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:45
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:45
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Paris, France
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

The limited number of dishes on the menu is a good signe ! Everything we had was very fresh, nicely presented and flavored. The decor is warm and service is nice and professional. A very nice address to have good French light cuisine.

1 Thank MaNad2013
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Had dinner in during last week of January 2015. The place really has a strong smell, that has been tried to be controlled with an artificial fragrance - this makes it worse. From the moment I stepped in it felt a mistake, but being too cold outside and a weekend I decided to go ahead with a meal. The staff... More 

2 Thank Aby-Bubs
Shifnal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

As noted elsewhere, this restaurant seems to have a smell issue - something like blocked drains or urinals ! I encountered this smell whilst seated on the ground floor. It seems to come and go but definitely not pleasant when it wafts by!!! Staff can be bit rude if you can only speak english - which they clearly don't like... More 

1 Thank Sm2508
Kentucky USA
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We had heard good comments about this restaurant, and our hotel in the same quartier recommended it. The hotel gave is a promotional offer given to them recently by the restaurant. Les Alchemistes did not honor the promotional price. We had Coquilles St. Jacques as an appetizer. They were cold...and it was NOT supposed to be a cold appetizer. The... More 

1 Thank jpklym
Paris, France
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I picked this restaurant at the last minute, as it was participating in the 2 for the price of 1 for restaurant week in Paris (tousaurestaurant.com) end September and one of the few left that were available. It's a quiet area behind the Opéra Comique and only a few minutes walk from the Opéra Garnier. The ambience was cosy -... More 

Thank JillC78
Cavan, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

we had tasty food, good wine, good spaces between courses, good service, lovely relaxed atmosphere and generally a really great evening! will be back.

Thank missyCavan_Ireland
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385 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a very nice, traditional, French style restaurant. The atmosphere and service were very good and the menu appealing without being overly extensive. I had scallops followed by creme brulee, both of which were excellent. Two of us ate for €80 including two courses, half a bottle of very good Chablis and coffee. I will certainly eat there again.

Thank David J
St Albans, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Visited here for dinner as a group of friends. We came across it by chance, not having read what appear to be mixed reviews in advance. Quiet restauarant that appear to be used by locals, has a limited menu (about 5 each of starters main courses and sweets) that will cover most tastes. Good but not intrusive service. Between us... More 

Thank Paul S
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

From the moment we walked though the door until we left it was a wonderful time. The food was excellent. The wine was wonderful and the service was most attentive. This is a great find on a side street not far from the Opera. All I can say is it was a joy to be there.

Thank Kevin D
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

i am surprised to read the bad reviews on here as i have not one complaint about this place. we came across it as it was near our hotel and were seated right away. i had delicious foie gras and tried a bit of everyone elses plates and everything was delicious! would definitely recommend!

1 Thank dchrysan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$65
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:45
19:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 rue Favart, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 69 86
toptable Dining Awards 2009 - Runner Up: Best International VenueLes Alchimistes restaurant in the heart of Paris is a warm and trendy spot across from the Opera Comique and close to some great shopping, so it’s a perfect place for a shopping lunch, pre-theatre meal or evening out. The chic décor is a combination of modern mirrors, sleek seating and splashes of colourful lighting with original moulding and details. Upstairs there’s a bar and VIP lounge. Chef Stephane Ewangelista favours a menu rooted in tradition and flavoured with the tastes of the south of France, in beautifully-presented dishes. The wine list features some superb ones by the glass.

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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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