Looking for a place to sample authentic traditional French dishes in Paris? Always go where the locals go... to Bouillon Chartier. It's a great spot to get a taste of living like a local. Twice, we came early and the place was just beginning to fill up. It was busy, noisy and before you know it the place was already packed. This charming restaurant founded in 1896 is also listed as a historical monument.
For the budget conscious traveller, this is perfect for you. The dishes were delicious and I especially like the desserts. The menu by the way is in French, no English version available so the French lessons I learned in college was put into good use. Don't worry though because the French speaking staff is very helpful. Be prepared to wait if you can't come early because the queue can get really long and they don't take bookings.
A long queue outside the restaurant when we left.
Oh, so deliciously irresistable escargot!
Tartare de Boeuf Assaisonne Frites
Confit de Canard Pommes Grenailles
ProfiteroleOozing with delicious chocolate syrup!
Their version of Baba Au Rhum Chantilly is to die for! You have to try this!
We love their dessert so much we just had to go back the next evening.
No queues at all at 5.30pm.
The waiter will write your order and bill directly on the disposable paper tablecloth.
Dauravide Royale Au Four Sauce Vierge (Seabass)