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Chez la Mere Catherine

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6 Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France
+33 1 46 06 32 69
12:00 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing piano player, very good food and a hospitable server will make you a night to remember. Try the fried frog leg.

Thank Michael H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We first stumbled upon this bistro whilst on holiday in 2015 and had the most magical and romantic evening. This is now a must-go venue whenever we are in Paris. The beef bourguignon is absolutely amazing, the wines are delicious and, if you go on Sunday to Wednesday, they have a wonderful chanteur named Max, who has a lovely voice,... More 

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New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sopped at Chez la Mere Catherine after walking up the hills to Montmarte. They immediately sat us outside and our waiter was wonderful! We had escargo, mussels and fries and a lovely bottle of wine. Everything was delicious and we enjoyed people watching as much as we enjoyed our dining experience. Our waiter was very attentive and he was... More 

Thank MamaSing21
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw previous reviews and decided to try for lunch. Perfect location right on the Place due Tertre before visiting Sacre Coeur. They were very helpful with assisting us with meals as my son as a nut and peanut allergy. No issues at all and the food was quite good.

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Osijek, Croatia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food with reasonable price, amazing staff (especially our waiter) and amazing atmosphere made by musician (live piano + singing).

Thank 8valexxx
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was where I had my first frogs legs. I absolutely recommend them. My whole family agreed that the food was delicious. Food is expensive though... For 5 people we spent about $450... So not super affordable, but good if you want to try France. The French Onion soup was very delicious.

Thank chefstarqueen
Athens, Greece
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An atmospheric bistrot, in a very nice place, with a nice live chill music but I wasn't impressed by the food quality compared to its price. We ordered the classic onion soup, pasta, ravioli with cheese and a burger which ware all just OK. Not bad, but not as I have expected to. The other people from the group who... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here yesterday. Great lunch special, friendly waitstaff, good spot in the midst of it all. Enjoyable time, wasn't rushed, all food was as expected or better. Had a burger, cooked nicely. My fiancée had the chicken breast lunch special with a sweet dessert and an undercooked egg appetizer. Here lies the problem. We both ordered Coke Zero, the large... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem of a restaurant in Montmartre village, it was late on a Sunday night in December and was warmly greeted by the host! Inside we had a 2 course menu for just €17. Poached egg in red wine was delicious and had the best bouf bourgeon I ever tasted. Wonderful waiter service was topped off by our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place to see and have a good relaxing time But nothing much to see And pay attention to some people try to sell u stuff and this is the only disadvantage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighbourhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 06 32 69
One of Paris' most historic restaurants, founded in 1793 by Catherine Lemoine, the decor of Chez la Mere Catherine respects its past, retaining features such as traditional antiques, chairs and a bar. Spread throughout large rustic rooms, this is the original 'bistro' overlooking the city, with a peaceful garden and a blooming flowery terrace for wonderful summer dining. Although the menu has certainly changed over the years to meet the wishes of the clientele, the changes are not so radical as to stray from the typical cuisine of France. Offerings on the menu include Honey Confit of Suckling Pig, Ginger Grilled Frog's Legs and Seabream with Mango Coulis, amongst other delights. Entertaining you with performances of yesteryear, cabaret singers put on a show every night, whilst you enjoy your dinner in the romantic atmosphere of the village of Montmarte.

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Staying in Montmartre

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Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colours, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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