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Chez Denise

#469 of 14,232 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Les Halles
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5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 21 82
Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Paris for business, we decided to give this place a try The atmosphere was great, friendly people and great setting We had a couple of appetizer and ordered 2 main dishes The lamb was amazing, steak tartare was great but very heavy My only comment was that the waiters were not helpful when it came to the menu... More 

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Thank Ramy R
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A misunderstanding about the booking time resulted in a frosty reception from the management. They wouldn't let it go & lectured us about how much money our supposed lateness had caused them. There was no suggestion that the misunderstanding was anyone's fault other than ours. Once we sat down to eat the meat was very fatty & the bill worked... More 

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Thank TomTomParigi
Province of Valencia, Spain
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was our second time to this to Chez Denise. We ordered from the daily blackboard menu; old-fashioned, country fare like offal, game, etc. We had the rabbit, and veal kidneys, both in a mustard sauce, but each a different kind. Waiter was funny and friendly; sat the bottle of wine on the table, and told us to drink as... More 

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Thank DawnStarr
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In a wonderfully funky and fun area of Paris....overflowing with cafes, restaurants, great shops and wonderful character....Chez Denise is a terrific restaurant. Of the old style in ambience, relaxed and friendly, overflowing with years of collected pieces, mirrors and photographs, aged wood and .... the local characters who frequent it. Besides all those good things....the food is excellent. In the... More 

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Thank Folies
Lone Tree, Colorado
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I searched for "Late night dinners" and Chez Denise came up with favorable reviews. Paris by Mouth also recommended Chez Denise. I made the reservation for four and very happy we came here. On a Friday night, we showed up after the Opera and sat down a little before 11:00 pm. Even with a reservation, we still had about a... More 

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Paris, France
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A VERY French atmospheric historic restaurant superbly run by an amazing woman of a very certain age! Do you like your food in generous quantity? You like the best of French "home cooking?" (It rates as good as that). Do you like rather "butch" cuts, offle, cheek, liver, kidneys? I doubt that anyone prepares and cooks them better than Denise's... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We came there by 2, few tables was occupied, it's totally French bistro style with with a very good value for money, we got the French pate as starter, the steak tartare for me wish was huge and tasty, and my boyfriend got the beef onglet with shallots, a nice bottle of white wine and a wonderful baba au rhum... More 

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Thank Michael C
Rome, Italy
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930 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

La Tour de Montlhery or aka Chez Denise is one of the few "real" parisian bistrots. The food is traditional and very good, you eat at tables mixed with other people and the service is fast and "French"! The plus is the unique atmosphere. You MUST make a reservation: dinner is served from 7.30pm to....5am!!

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Thank Romanbiker
Paris, France
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The true french cuisine experience !! Really excellent. Anytime day or night. Booking is mandatory. Great atmosphere. What else ?

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1 Thank DeniZinho
Paris, France
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I reviewed this place on TripAdviser at length last year and it wasn't good! As misfortune would have it the amped up - Paris of yore - atmosphere here (frankly its SOLE selling point) had appealed to my out of town company last time and there we were last night back at Chez Denise. From the moment we tried to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue des Prouvaires, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 36 21 82

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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