The choreography of the waiters in traditional black vests and long aprons, the beautifully preserved Belle Époque dining room with wood paneling and glass globe lighting, the air of old Paris – this is the alluring ambience of Bouillon Chartier, the legendary restaurant founded in 1896 that keeps Parisians and tourists alike lining up at its doors day after day after day.
Chartier was created to feed armies of the working class hearty food at a modest price, and today it continues this founding principle, solidly serving up inexpensive traditional French fare with speed and efficiency. When I asked a French friend who had grown up in Paris which restaurant he would recommend, without hesitation he mentioned Chartier because of its “atmosphere like no other“…
Chartier is indeed classic Paris in all her charm and mystique.
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre