Sunday, July 24, 2011

Restaurant Chartier

quite a line forms by 9pm

dont let the small front fool you...

its MASSIVE inside!

Museau de boeuf vinaigrette & Jambon de pays et saucisse seche

escargots! so delish we did two orders. plus it comes with really fun specialty utensils

Filet de colin creme de champignons  

Pied de porc grille frites

Confit de canard pommes grenailles

Baba au rhum chantilly

lime sorbet

Poire melba chantilly

to cap off our last night in Paris, 
i had dinner at the wonderful gem Restaurant Chartier 
situated near the grand boulevards metro station 
the restaurant has been serving delicious authentic french cuisine at an insanely affordable price since the turn of the century (1900s, not the 2000s)

the decor of the large bright dining hall doesnt seem to have changed much in the past hundred-odd years
with beautiful detailing from the bell epoque and waiters clad in classic wait-staff ware 
the atmosphere of the restaurant is as much of the experience as the food 

the large dining hall is cheerful and unpretentious 
with waiters scrawling orders onto your table cloth 
and food that comes way faster than you'd expect for a restaurant that seats hundreds 

- like many older parisian establishments, central air-conditioning is none existent. Be prepared for the restaurant to get heated on a hot day, despite the best efforts of the ceiling fans
- the menu is in french with no english translations. waiters are passable in english, but don't expect them to be able to explain every dish. brush up your high school french, or just close your eyes and point. you likely wont be disappointed 
- come early if you don't want to wait. if you're a party of two, be prepared to share a table with another couple. on the bright side, its a great way to meet people. or at least copy your table partner's orders if you can't decipher the menu 

three course dinner for 3 with alcoholic drinks: roughly 70 euros 
Restaurant Chartier 
7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 PARIS 
01 47 70 86 29 


b♥ said...

That looks like a lot of food!

And mmm escargots!

Julia said...

It seems like you had an amazing time! Must tell me more about it (: