The story is that in 1989 the Restaurant Chartier was classified a historic building after being in business for two centuries. Two centuries.
And when you step inside, it almost seems like not much has changed. The venue is beautifully, classically Parisian – low glass ceiling, arched windows and balloon lights. Then there’s the wait staff who dress in black waistcoats and long white aprons.
So essentially, you come to this place for the experience. The ye olde Paris experience. The food is good – well priced and decent – but you’re not going to have your socks knocked off by it.
We still reckon good, well priced food at a magic place is worth it though. If you eat chicken, get the poulet fermier roti frites. (Chicken and chips, you won’t regret it.)
Restaurant Chartier is at 7 Rue de Faubourg, Montmarte, Paris.