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“Friendly with very good food...”

L'Usine de Charonne
Ranked #5,287 of 17,512 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$ 16 - US$ 24
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We were staying at a hotel a few doors from this restaurant and noticed during our stay that it was always busy. There is outdoor and indoor seating -the restaurant is on quite a busy corner so there is a fair bit of traffic noise although for us this added to the general atmosphere of the place. This area is probably more local than touristy and therefore most of the other diners were French - again this added to the atmosphere.
We sat outside and were greeted quickly and offered an English menu , although our French is passable to be able to communicate. We both opted for the steak dish which was cooked just to our liking and was a very generous portion - with chips and salad. This was accompanied by a bottle of red wine, some water and then a plate of French cheeses and bread at a total of Euro 80 for two. Every aspect of the food and service was very good.
The restaurant was busy with a range of customer types, many of whom like us lingered over the wine and were not hurried. There are obviously a lot of regulars from the way they were greeted.
There is a good range of food on the menu from salads ( that looked amazing) to fish, meat and burgers - something for everyone. The desert menu looked lovely although we opted for the cheese which was delicious.
Very casual dining, with tables very close together but again for us this just added to the general French ambience. We would definitely return if staying in this area again.

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Having just moved into the neighborhood, we decided to try this attractive looking typical Parisian resto. They we friendly and take reservations, but upon entering we were over taken by the smell of cigarette smoke coming from the covered terrace. The door connecting the terrace with the interior was not closed. After asking for them to close the door (the neighboring table also asked nicely) we were told that it was not possible. We stayed anyways. The food came quickly; an italian burger with average quality meat and average side dishes. We ended up splitting a desert (panna cotta) that was inedible. When the waitress took it away, she asked with a concerned tone why we had not liked the desert. After explaining that it was inedible, she simply smiled and walked away. Price is average for the quartier. Good wine selections. After returning home we had to take a shower to get the smell of smoke of off us. Unfortunately, we will not be able to return.

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Thank Levi J
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Nice place to have dinner or just a happy hour!
the staff is friendly, the place nice and the prices budget.
Go and taste the Parisian Beef Tartare

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