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Chez Nenesse

#1,780 of 14,216 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Le Marais
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Marais 17 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 42 78 46 49
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first dinner in Paris was here, staff were friendly, the place looked a little plain but the food wasn't. I had the veal which was cooked perfectly with a honey sauce which I wanted to lick my plate clean once finished. The other meal was the duck which again was perfectly cooked and the sauce again was tasty. We... More 

Thank Ashley C
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Last minute lunch. Very good, simple food. Not expensive. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Location great - right in the middle of the Marais. But don't try to park!

Thank GailR057
Venice, Italy
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

... something good must be happening inside. Indeed, this neighbourhood mum and pop restaurant was packed full of lunching locals seated cheek by jowel. You sit where they put you at shared tables. The chef comes out to greet everyone. No frills, just hearty home-made French traditional food, whatever is on the blackboard menu. I'll return for dinner, for sure!

Thank Peter D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It looks like a real Parisian restaurant, and all the other customers seemed to be French, and many were local. But the French onion soup was ghastly, like Bisto thickened with flour. The monkfish en papilotte was without any papilotte, and seemed to have been cooked in plain water, with some tinned tomatoes poured on top. Dreadful. It came to... More 

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ROGER L, Propriétaire at Chez Nenesse, responded to this review
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Bonjour Monsieur, nous sommes désolés que vous n'ayez pas apprécié votre dîner. Nous mettons tout en oeuvre pour satisfaire notre... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just eaten here with my daughter celebrating her 21st. Great local food. Simply cooked with attentive service. I wouldn't say it was the cheapest meal that we are going to eat whilst here, but, it will be one of the most authenthic.

Thank TAE467
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a lovely place with the most genteel service and delicious food, of course, the desserts were wonderful. This restaurant offers the best in Parisien cooking for a very reasonable price.

Thank oceanlover878
Ardsley, New York
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

To celebrate my wife's birthday we went to Paris for 9 days, renting an apartment in Le Marais (Paris 3rd). Walking around the neighborhood we spotted a charming looking restaurant around the corner from our apartment called Chez Nenesse on Rue St. Onge. It is a small family place run by a husband and wife team and open only for... More 

Thank amezey
Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What you see is what you get at this unpretentious family run restaurant. It will never get a Michelin star, but if you're looking for well prepared, reasonably priced French cooking served by friendly people in a charming, relaxed environment this is the place to go.

Thank Luv2travel10471
Limoges, France
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202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came here for dinner on the recommendation of the host of our apartment and were not disappointed. Tucked away in the quiet back streets this family run restaurant serves excellent, unpretentious food fait maison. The service was charming and the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Not expensive by Paris standards either.

Thank alexandramachray
Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Flavoursome, filling and pleasing in every way. Bring your appetite if you plan to make it to dessert. Try not to fill up on bread between courses you will be sad if you miss dessert. Comfortable location away from the main fray, a gem of a find. Not located on a main road. Opens at 7.45pm and there are bars... More 

Thank Michelle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marais 17 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 78 46 49

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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