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Today, tourists know Chartier for its French food and wine at rock-bottom prices -- though, as such, the quality suffers. But let’s be honest, people line up for the experience, not the food, with brusque waiters writing your order on the paper tablecloth and telling you what to order (they know best) while they hustle around the gorgeous dining room with its wood paneling and globe lighting. It’s just simple, unabashed, century-old fun.

Bouillon Chartier

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Today, tourists know Chartier for its French food and wine at rock-bottom prices -- though, as such, the quality suffers. But let’s be honest, people line up for the experience, not the food, with brusque waiters writing your order on the paper tablecloth and telling you what to order (they know best) while they hustle around the gorgeous dining room with its wood paneling and globe lighting. It’s just simple, unabashed, century-old fun.