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    75018 Paris
    France
    Montmartre, 18ème
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  • Phone number +33 1 46 06 26 29
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  • “It was a breath of fresh air and the perfect place to take a step out of the tourist rush of Montmartre.” in 5 reviews

    Ambience: Touristy

  • “The escargot is fantastic, always wish it came in greater amounts, braised duck was delicious, and the fish is very tasty without being greasy at all.” in 4 reviews

  • “Fairly near to the main square in Montmartre but a little of the beaten path, this place is a gem.” in 3 reviews

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  • 5.0 star rating
    15/6/2014

    This place is fantastic! Amid all the overpriced tourist traps in Paris, this place stands out.  Located in some of the back roads behind the Sacre-Coeur, one location in Paris that visitors will almost always have to pass by, it is a quiet unassuming place, where the wait staff are friendly, the patrons are easy-going, and the atmosphere is fantastic.

    The atmosphere really is like a neighborhood French bistro, not commercialized and not just a fascade.  The food was fantastic, heaping portions of every entree despite a very reasonable price tag.  To put in perspective, The brunch I had costed more for 3 small mediocre plates, than the dinner I had at Chez Plumeau with 3 full entrees, an appetizer, and 2 drinks, not to mention that the 2 drinks were delicious fresh squeezes juices (the fresh squeezed orange juice is among the most delicious I've ever had - imagine the tastiest clementines squeezed by hand one by one into a full glass).

    The escargot is fantastic, always wish it came in greater amounts, braised duck was delicious, and the fish is very tasty without being greasy at all.

    Bottom line - great food, great atmosphere, great price, friendly staff.  Cannot be beat in this area.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/7/2014
    1 check-in here

    Fabulous shady spot "off the beaten path" of Montmartre. Gorgeous vines create a green awning for this cool, cobblestoned terrace cafe.

    We enjoyed the vegetarian Lasagna and the chicken in lemon cream sauce and a salad. The food was good, the setting beautiful.

    nice!

  • 1.0 star rating
    7/7/2014

    After visiting Montmartre we decided to eat at chez plumeau, and what a disappointing and terrible experience.
    We ordered a starter to share, foie gras on toast with salad. The waitress brought us the plate with 2mini toasts of bread. I asked for more bread and she said that they ran out and would bring some as soon as possible. After 15minutes, still no more bread, i asked the waitress again, she answered "i told you there is no more bread!!", oh ok, well so what you didnt tell me before i ordered a foie gras starter? I dont know if she was expecting me to eat foie gras by itself, which is disgusting, but her tone gave us the tone of the rest of the evening....i asked her to take the plate off our table as we cant eat foie gras without bread (oh and she proposed us some burgers buns instead!!!!omg what a shame!!!)

    So there was a long wait for our main dishes, we waited 20minutes, we were then starving, half hour, starting to be too hungry and disgusted about the service, 45minutes we decided to leave.
    I told the waitress to cancel our order, and she started being upset at me and asking me to wait 10more minutes for our main dishes to arrive. So total we waited an hour and half for a tartare steak and salmon, which never arrived. We decided to leave and to never ever go back there.

    This restaurant is a shame, the little food we had (foie gras) was really not good, probably a cheap tourist foie gras....the service was the worst i ever experienced in my life. Plus we still had to pay for something we didnt eat....

    chez Plumean je vais passer le mot comme quoi vous etes degoutant et une honte pour notre pays!!!comptez sur moi!!

  • 1.0 star rating
    15/7/2014

    Don't bother with this place. TERRIBLE food, high prices. food isn't even cooked correctly. Ridiculous

  • 2.0 star rating
    20/6/2014

    Eek. Maybe it was an off night. They were out of the first two entrees I wanted (on a short list to begin with) and everything was slow, from the food to getting water glasses to getting enough forks for everyone at the table. The french onion soup was good, and perhaps a clue that this place caters to tourists, as our French friends told us they never eat it. After all, the restaurant is right at the top of the scenic Montmarte hill and I doubt many locals would come here. That being said, it's a nice courtyard in which to sit and eat, though I would search for something else next time. My scallops entree (my third choice) were tasty, but came as they did drenched in olive oil and with lardy bacon and buttery mashed potato on the side, I had to wonder if the chef was afraid of vegetables. We skipped dessert.

  • 5.0 star rating
    16/6/2014

    Awesome food, authentic and off the beaten path. Our waitress was amazing and tried very hard to explain the menu in English and engage in conversation- merci Natalia! Try the veal. Burger was great too

  • 5.0 star rating
    19/4/2014

    Very nice place. It's calm yet close to Montmartre, with tables inside and outside (with heating). There is almost no view over Paris, but there is people walking by without being too close, so the ambient is nice.

    The food is good and well presented. Just have a little bit of patience if you're going at peak hours; service may take a little while.

    The kids liked the children menu and sitting on the high chairs. We had a very nice time.

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/11/2013

    Nice and friendly, good food, big dishes.
    If you don't mind to pay little extra to lunch at one of the most beautiful places of Paris, this is a very nice spot!

  • 5.0 star rating
    25/6/2013

    Chez Plumeau has everything I could ever want in a restaurant: atmosphere, live music, attentive service, and AMAZING food and drinks. If you are looking for a romantic night out in Paris, this is the place to go. The only thing is, you may stay for so long that you spend all your money. On to the dishes...

    My bf got the braised duck with mashed potatoes and arugula. This may sound like something you can find anywhere, but trust me, it's not. The duck and arugula were on a little island of mashed potatoes, surrounded by a sea of gravy. If only thanksgiving dinner could be like this.

    I got the salade montmartre, which we agreed was one of the best salads we've ever had. Simple, but flavorful, with 2 strips of what appeared to be duck prosciutto, fried cheese, tomato, sundried tomato, artichoke, and simple dressing over a bed of greens.

    Our 2 desserts were also perfection - we had a cheesecake, which was light and creamy (almost creme fraiche-like with a graham cracker crust) and a plate heaped with strawberries, whipped cream, and thin phylo-dough. This was absolutely amazing and not at all heavy.

    The restaurant itself is quite small, but doesn't feel cramped. There was a man playing the accordion and piano, and a woman singing the whole time we were there. There was also a large birthday party next to us, and some of them turned out to be professional musicians/singers, and they got up to play as well. We kept ordering more drinks because it was so cozy and lovely inside the restaurant. Every party lingered because no one wanted to leave. I got the "grog" which is a hot rum citrus drink -- so yummy, and did not give me a hangover the next day. :)

    Best meal of our trip hands down!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/12/2013

    Great experience, picturesquely Parisian exterior nestled in corner in sacre coeurs dining scene. Enjoyed our meals. Nothing to rave about but escargot and steak and frites were good. Absolutely recommended. Oh, atmosphere is quaint, small, informal.

  • 5.0 star rating
    13/4/2011

    A very cute, cozy cafe located in the Momart area in France. The decor was trendy, modern, and it had a garden feel to it. I came here with a party of five and I don't know how on earth we were able to spend close to $400. I guess the cost of wine and desserts added up; French people know how to eat! We were here with some family who lives in France and they did all the ordering for, each person with an appetizer and entree.

    I ended up with escargot as an appetizer, and fried prawns wrapped with smoked fillet of duck and spicy sausage rice as my main course. The Mister ended up with a french onion soup as his appetizer and a leg of lamb topped with burning sage, a side of fresh cream and au gratin potatoes as his main course. I had my whole meal and had a bite of everyone else's and everything was amazing! The presentation was cute and the flavors were present, my taste buds were satisfied!

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/8/2011

    Chez Plumeau is absolutely lovely.  

    Nestled right around the corner from the street artist stalls in Montmartre Chez Plumeau sits under a leafy green canopy.  I agree with earlier reviews that say it feels very far away, even though it's only steps from the action.  The terrace is set impeccably with multi-coloured glassware gleaming in the sunshine.  

    For a meat-centred restaurant, Chez Plumeau has ample options for vegetarians and they are tasty, unusual and prepared with such care.  We started with the beet carpaccio, which was so beautifully presented we didn't want to eat it.  Thin, delicate rounds of roast beets covered the plate, topped with a spoon of slightly sweet basil sorbet.  The onion soup was also very good (it tasted vegetarian to me, but my husband - the true vegetarian - stayed clear.  You could ask about this).  

    We also ordered one of the dinner salads and it came, again beautifully presented, with dozens of little treats.  Frisee, quinoa salad, tomato compote, fromage blanche topped with olive oil, artichoke hearts, flatbread with nuts and seeds, fruit and ginger sorbet.  It was a busy plate, but somehow all made sense.  We loved how it was a dinner and dessert together on one plate that we were able to separate and then eat in stages.  

    This place is not cheap, but it is a fabulous experience - especially if you eat outside on the lovely patio.

    Vegetarian score: 7.5/10.  Very good for Paris and a killer spot for lunch.

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/10/2011

    This place is wonderful. It's right near Place du Tetre but isn't nearly as packed as the cafes immediately on the square. The terrace is beautiful and peaceful. The tables are high and prettily arranged, and you feel like you're eating in a garden. Sure, the place was packed with tourists just like us, but it's not like we could've expected anything else for the area.

    We came here because Ellie's review mentioned vegetarian options. Although I'm not a vegetarian, my boyfriend is. I had the fondue with potatoes and ham, and my boyfriend had a tofu and quinoa dish. Mine was absolutely delicious. Two lunches plus a glass of wine each came to €52.

    It was a breath of fresh air and the perfect place to take a step out of the tourist rush of Montmartre.

    Tip: Wines by the glass are not listed on the wine list but instead are on a card on the table like happy hour specials.

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/5/2012

    We loved this place.
    The location is perfect- right next to where you'll be when visiting Montmartre but one corner away from the madness.
    I had the vegetarian salad, which was jaw-dropping in presentation and variety.  There was an olive bread, a couscous salad, green salad with almond-y croutons, tomato sorbet (weird and interesting), fresh fruit skewers (all ripe and perfect), ect. My mom had escargot and the quiche, which was a huge piece of hot, cheesy, melting deliciousness, and my aunt had the Camembert fondu, which was a whole round Camembert baked and tons of meat and some potatoes. All-in-all, the food was really great.

    We also had a glass of wine each (good, fine, normal).
    All together, it came to about 80Euros.  Not cheap, certainly, but the quality made it seem worth it.

    The atmosphere was extremely casual- we sat on the patio, which is high tables with bar stools (worth noting if you're thinking about bringing older folks). The service was efficient and actually very friendly and kind of funny, with the first waiter actually patiently allowing me to order in French and the other cracking jokes and insisting on taking a picture with us as we left.

    It's a bit of a mixed-up feeling if you're not used to spending that kind of money on dinner. The atmosphere is so casual and the tables and set-up made me a little nervous, like, could the food really be worth this kind of money? But once the dishes are set down (presentation was beautiful) you're totally cool with throwing down that cash.

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/10/2011

    I stopped in here and had the tofu main course (being a vegetarian, and seeing good reviews about their vegetarian fare). First off what everyone says about the setting and ambiance is entirely correct, it's a beautiful restaurant and I was fortunate enough to be here in fall when the weather was great for being outside.

    It's a bit pricey, but perhaps not so bad for Paris. I'd come here again with friends.

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/7/2013

    Great spot, just out of the busy section. Friendly, funny staff. Really genuine lovely food. There was a live band when we were there. Great atmosphere.

  • 2.0 star rating
    29/9/2013
    1 check-in here

    Unfortunately the food at Chez Plumeau was not even close to what was described on Yelp reviews. I had ordered medium cooked steak drizzeled with roquerfort sauce, fries and side green salad. To my dismay, the meat was far from tender on my first cut. I thought at first perhaps it was the knife I was using but definitely not because when i bit it and chewed the first bite, it was tough and not tender at all. I kept eating it because I did not want to complain about it. I ended up cutting around the meat but when the meat was about 4 inches in radius  i ended up having unchewable meat anymore. Those meat pieces that cant be swallowed because it was raw and untenderized at all. I showed it to the server and she asked if I want it cooked again? I told her no because I was already beyond disappointed. I even left the meat cut to shiw how badly raw it was. Nothing else was done but my husband had to pay for my €25 steak. I am sure many tourists end up getting this experience everyday that is why i am posting this in hopes to save others from falling from more traps like this one.

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/7/2012

    We love this little place. The food is excellent, service friendly and the atmosphere wonderful. Fairly near to the main square in Montmartre but a little of the beaten path, this place is a gem. Years ago many poets and musicians like Jaques Brel used to hang out here. Closed Wednesdays.

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/7/2011

    It's so cozy and just out of the way of where the artists set up. I love the atmosphere it makes the food taste better. I like to just take my time and enjoy the meal. I've eaten here several times and it's always been good. They did at one time have a vegetarian french onion soup! Please put it back on the menu

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/1/2011

    I want to start with the word excellent.  That describes the food at Chez Plumeau.  Then I want to say, disappointed.   After much growth and expansion, the word is out.  It has gotten more crowded so what used to be a quaint family place has turned into a tourist trap.  Granted, being located on the most beautiful mountain, most beautiful church Sacre Coeur along side you, it was bound to happen.  One can always hope that a place can keep that "only for the locals" vibe.  Next, the hamburger is out of this world.  This would make a vegetarian go meatatarian. I promise you.  Although, anything here is awesome.   Beef bourgogne, french onion soup or a salad  is fabulous. During the summer months and even early fall, you can sit outside among the maples that cover you from above with the sun flowers around you.  There is a harpist that plays on some days if you are lucky. Chez Plumeau has always been a favorite place and will remain that small family place in my heart.

  • 5.0 star rating
    12/4/2011

    This little restaurant is right around the corner from the Place Tertre.  It sits under a huge flowering vine and offer wonderful shade.  The food was great, and the service was excellent.  Unusually nice French waiters helped us through the menu.  They even had a high chair for the little guy, which was our first in Paris.  If you are heading to Montemarte then check this place out.

    • Qype User lucern…
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
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    5.0 star rating
    19/4/2012

    we had dinner in this lovely Restaurant. as you cant make reservations we just went there early enough (7pm) and had no problem getting a table (must say it wasnt high season). People were very friendly, food was very delicious and the wine list fantastic.

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