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Chez la Vieille

#1,658 of 14,957 Restaurants in Paris
₹₹₹₹French, European
1 rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 15 78
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“rabbit” (4 reviews)
“foie gras” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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French, European
1 rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! After an evening at the Louvre we walked to Chez la Vieille and enjoyed an amazing meal with friends. The dining room was intimate and it was like being served a first class dinner at home. As others have expressed, the...More

Thank jessfraz22
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The tiny upstairs dining room is a must visit for lovers of classic French fare. My wife and enjoyed an outstanding dish of rabbit kidneys as a starter that was followed by excellent renditions of pan seared chicken with puréed potatoes and boeuf Bourgogne. The...More

Thank Sacksovic
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I read a review in the past year or so about this place and added it to "list" for next visit. This is a wonderful small restaurant. Great food, great wine list, and wonderful service make this a winner. Will be back next year.

Thank Moose692
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Some restaurants can be deceiving. With a location in the heart of chic Paris and a setting to attract, quite a few operators would churn out bland tourist slop. Not so Le Vieille! Every dish was a success, the service was harassed during the busy...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I'd been tipped to drop by and have a lunchtime meal at Chez La Vielle when we were in Paris in late September. My wife and I, along with our 3 children, were able to secure some seats in the downstairs bar area which no...More

1  Thank AB_McInerney76
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The menu is not extensive, so on my two visits I tried almost everything and all the dishes were outstanding. We ate at the bar downstairs and it was buzzy with mostly French guests. Wine by the glass are interesting and reasonable. The wine list...More

Thank PermanentNomad
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend choose this place for my birthday dinner. And I love this place so much. They have very nice wine selection. And the staff there have really good knowledge about wines. The only word I can use to describe their foods is elegant. They...More

Thank Fengge Z
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

While no one can claim to have "discovered" a restaurant generations old and recently reimagined by Daniel Rose, it's a cinch, due to its small size, that not many people can have experienced this tiny jewel two blocks from the old Samaritaine. Here one discovers...More

Thank GabrielDue
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It is a great pleasure to appreciate this restaurant. The menu is complete and very small as is the restaurant itself. Service is a match to the plates in skill and performance. Oysters. Lentils with Foie Gras. La Bouillion de la Vielle. I did not...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My husband and I had a decadent lunch here last weekend. Fabulous food! We sat at the bar which I am glad we did as the room upstairs didn't have the same cozy feel. We shared a few too many things: duck terrine, lentils, asparagus...More

Thank Emily S
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 63
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 15 78
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It all started with a chef whose nickname was ‘La Vieille’ – ‘the Old Woman’ – though she was only 25. Adrienne was exactly like her cuisine: French and authentic, a real strong temperament. She made a success of Chez La Vieille for more than 30 years. All the spirit of Les Halles remains in the walls of Chez la Vieille and in its recipes. Daniel Rose fell in love with Chez La Vieille the first time he ate there in 2009. Today, under his direction, Chez La Vieille has reopened more joyful and ‘canaille’ than ever.
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