Chez René

14 boulevard Saint-Germain 75005 Paris France Map
Average price €31.00
9 /10
891 reviews
410 reviews

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About the restaurant Chez René

"HISTORICAL LAIR - Paris would not really be Paris without these gourmet monuments. Chez René, an institution of the left bank since the 1950s, bistro-chic decor is handled to perfection: rows of white tablecloths, seats in red leather, copper hooks, Picasso, Botero and others on the walls.

SMALL RETRO DISHES - as a good Lyon restaurant, the establishment treats regulars to the grand classics of the region and the must-have French ones: bone marrow grilled with thyme flower, black radish with cream, fresh froglegs à la Provençale, hot Lyon sausage with pistachio, warm apples with oil...

PROUST'S MADELEINE - After this tour de France of local cream, can you still find a small square? The legendary "

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€31.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €4.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €7.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €4.50
    Glass of wine
  • €21.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €12.50
    Glass of champagne
  • €60.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €3.50
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Chez René

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Métro Cardinal-Lemoine (M10)
  • Car park Parc Maubert-Collège des Bernardins

Opening time

Du mardi au samedi, de 12h à 14h30 et de 19h à 23h

Closing period

Août

Services

Excellent
9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    388
  • 9
    252
  • 8
    134
  • 7
    42
  • < 7
    75
Food
8,9
Service
9,3
Setting
9
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
164/891 reviews
Peter R.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Oct 2019
Our second visit in a week; that says it all.
welcomed and recognized almost like the regulars.
beef bourgeon very tender.
our local Parisian guests loved the chicken.
All portions generous, to say the least.
Chez Rene is now on our 'recommended' list!
Stephen C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Oct 2019
Fantastic authentic french brasserie great food & wine at a reasonable price had a great Lunch & would defiantly return on our next visit to Paris
Peter R.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Oct 2019
This was exactly what I wanted and anticipated...a classic French bistro experience with wonderful food, nothing fussy or foo foo, just perfect.
Loved the tomato salad, escargot were the largest ever seen, chicken was super tender and plenty to take home, lamb chops were a large portion that somehow got completely consumed.
Best of all, we didn't hear one American voice around us, except us:) This is quite obviously a local destination, reinforced by the adjacent group with their dog lounging under a chair!
We will return!
Paul B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 4 Oct 2019
Very enjoyable evening. The tomato and goats cheese and the beetroot salad were very tasty. The lamb chops were meaty but the absence of mint sauce was a shame. Chocolate mousse was very rich.
Cecilia P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Oct 2019
Chez René was recommended to me by someone who knows Paris well. It did not disappoint! The service was friendly, responsive, and subtle—just what service should be. The food was excellent. I had the beef bourguignon, which is one of their signature dishes. It was delicious: very tender beef swimming in a rich sauce with potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. For dessert I delighted in the chocolate mousse, which was honestly the best chocolate mousse I have had. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone (and everyone!) wanting delicious, authentic French cuisine. It was very reasonably priced for such a fine dining experience.
NOEL I.
Foodie
(14 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2019
Excellente cuisine traditionnelle
Valdis V.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 3 Sep 2019
We love this place with its solid old fashioned but always in style classics and it’s reliable service. Daniel was almost like a dinner companion. What a great waiter. Wonderful dinner.
Sterling M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Aug 2019
I have been coming to Chex Rene for 35 years. Never disappoints. A must stop whenever I am in Paris. A classic French bisto. My family ranged in age from 10 to 82. We all ordered the famous Steak Berry. Suoerb!
Jamie S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 4 Jul 2019
Good food and service but we wanted to sit outside. They said it was all reserved but tomorrow we can sit outside. They said next time write on the message to ‘sit outside’. Ok, well why not go ahead and place us outside and if we do not want to sit outside put us inside? We made these reservations in February for a July dinner and we were the only ones inside. It was all French speaking people outside, a coincidence?
Adam R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Jun 2019
Best choc mousse. In all of paris
Mario L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Jun 2019
Absolutely recommended!
Very caring service, friendly and supportive.
Food was superbe, wine really tasty and we enjoyed every minute.
We‘ll be back the next time! :)
Paul J.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Jun 2019
Daniel was great
John Q.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Jun 2019
Great boeuf bourguignon
Mark C.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 May 2019
Always a favourite, we had the happy opportunity to take new friends (also from Australia, also lovers of Paris and the French culture , and it’s idiosyncrasies ) to Chez René - one of the great bistro experiences in Paris. We had a fabulous meal, and a wonderful time. Superb.
Colleen D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 May 2019
The food was fabulous and the wait staff was very welcoming!
ARTHUR O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 May 2019
Wonderful food and great service. Could not have been better.
Anne-France M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 17 May 2019
Merci à Daniel : service impeccable et très attentionné !
Ernst J.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 May 2019
We have loved Chez Renee for 30 years. It is a must every time we are in Paris.
Mark C.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 May 2019
Another superb experience at Chez René - always a great place to eat in Paris
Joep M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 4 May 2019
Beef bourgignon super en de bediening/service van Daniel was zeer goed
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