Chez Casimir

This bustling annex of Chez Michel offers hearty seasonal cooking and a heavy dose of old Paris charm. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner with menus at 22€ and 29€, and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with 25€, all-you-can-eat brunch.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue de Belzunce, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare du Nord (4, 5, RER B)
Hours: Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday-Sunday for brunch all day
Reservations: Walk-ins welcome, but book a day or two in advance for brunch
Telephone: 01 48 78 28 80
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Hipsters in Paris (2015) “If you are looking for the perfect place to have a long, boozy and inexpensive Parisian afternoon, this is the place for you… And after this literal assault on your digestive system, you are still free to roam the cheese board or attack the full buffet of cold desserts. All of this – in unlimited quantity – for €25.”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2012) “The wines on offer at Chez Casimir are unanimously natural and / or organic, and include some magnificently obscure ones at that. For wine service, one simply wanders into the chilled closet where the wine is stored, and selects whatever bottle one likes, flagging down a server afterwards to open it.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “The dimly lit room still read like the sixties vintage bistro is once was, with a bar off to one side, wooden tables and chairs… Served with excellent country bread and consumed with a juicy Cotes du Rhone, my terrine was wonderful… All told, an excellent lunch for 22 Euros (the dinner menu runs 29 Euros).”

3 thoughts on “Chez Casimir”

  1. Xavi Rayuela says:

    With all this natural, organic wine – which is cloudy and unpredictable – the wine winds up costing more than the bistro lunch. The food is good at Chez Casimir. Always has been. A kind of bistro food that is getting hard to find in Paris. But I remember the old days when Casimir would just provide some unhealthy, un-trendy, Bordeaux Superior at reasonable prices and I was quite satisfied notwithstanding drinking the “poison.”

  2. The Mouth says:

    Hi Mark! It’s August and I’m guessing they have closed for holiday, as many restaurants do during this month of national vacation. We do have an annual calendar of restaurants that stay open in August, and it’s up on our home page right now! Hope you find something delicious.

  3. Mark Hoffman says:

    I have read that the only way to make a reservation at Chez Casimir is to call them. So I’ve called them at least 12 times in the last 4 days and every time I just get their recorded greeting. Does anyone know when is best to call them to reach someone to make a reservation? We’ll be visiting Paris at the end of August and want so much to make a reservation there for the two of us? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Mark from Massachusetts

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