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“Stunning meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Petit Chatelet

Le Petit Chatelet
Ranked #241 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
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3 reviews
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“Stunning meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We dined on quiet Parisian Sunday at about 230pm and seemed to arrive at this charming old `little castle' at the end of a busy lunch shift for the restaurant. Given its location - so close to Notre Dame - it was unsurprisingly brimming with tourists so initially I was wary of the quality of the meal that was to come.

My fears proved to be completely unfounded though. After a weekend of indulgence we decided to skip entrees and started with the mains - Sea bass and scallops and duck with pistachio. Both were immaculately presented and bursting with flavour. My scallops and sea bass were cooked to perfection with just the right amount of sauce to compliment. For dessert we had the creme brulee and the poached pear. Both perfectly edible but unfortunately not up to the same standard as the mains. 5 stars for the mains and the bottle of Sancere and 4 for the dessert.

In a city overrun by overpriced tourist food options this is a rare jewel. We had no issues in being rushed out of the restaurant that a recent reviewer experience but perhaps this was because by the time we got to dessert it was 330pm. We found the service to be excellent and the wait staff were pleasant. If you are looking for a tasty hearty meal that won't leave you disappointed for the 20 euros you paid for it then L Petit Chatelet is for you. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Paris.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Annemasse, France
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154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A surprise ! worth a thousand for the costing and quality.... go for it eyes closed!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were looking for a nice place not made for the tourist (well we all know that in Paris it is almost impossible!) we decided to follow an acquaintance of the conference we were at. A real surprise!

A nice little place, not too big, would say they can welcome without the terrace around 60 pax on 2 floors. nice from the outside and nice in the inside.... It is a real old house compressed in between 2 other buildings.

We arrived late... almost a spanish or italian time for dinner :)
Service was nice to. not exceptional but professional as requested. We did not wait long, we had a great Rib steak of 400 G (just enough for me when I am hungry !!) cook in their chimney.... that you can see when you get in.
We had a really nice brouilly wine !
eyes closed... I say.... GO for it !

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Spent four wonderful days in Paris and stayed nearby.....why we waited until our last night in town to dine here is beyond me...loved the food and everything about this restaurant

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Eat as fast as you can”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

A nice location and good food, but the time you get to eat is very short.
Every dish follows the other in a very short time. To short to eat on a propper way. They try to get you out as fast as possible to sell the table an other time.
We never visit it again.

Visited April 2014
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Adorable restaurant across from Notre Dame!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This restaurant is in an ideal location- across from Notre Dame and beside Shakespeare and Company book store. The service was wonderful and the food was fabulous. The 3 course menu was around 30 euros and offered plenty of options. The escargot is served in a yummy puff pastry with mushrooms and the duck with pistachios was amazing. Our party of 4 each tried different main courses and all were absolutely amazing. The profiteroles were also fabulous and huge!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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