Fodor's Expert Review Bouillon Chartier

$ Les Grands Boulevards Lively

So-named to call one of the Parisian soup restaurants popular among workers in the early 20th century, Bouillon Chartier is a part of the Gérard Joulie group of bistros and brasseries, which discreetly updated the menu without changing the fundamentals. People come here more for the bonhomie and the stunning 1896 interior than the cooking, which could be politely described as unambitious—then again, where else can you find a plate of foie gras for €7.50? This cavernous restaurant—the only original fin-de-siécle bouillon to remain true to its mission of serving cheap, sustaining food to the masses—enjoys a huge following, including one regular who has come for lunch nearly every day since 1946.

Lively Lunch Dinner Bistro $ Family

Quick Facts

7 rue du Faubourg-Montmartre
Paris, Île-de-France  75009, France

- 01–47–70–86–29

Known For:
  • Paris's last truly authentic bouillon
  • 19th-century ambience
  • Extensive menu with gentle prices
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted

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