The Chez Ma Cousine Restaurant and Cabaret in Paris
Located in the Montmartre area, this is a small restaurant and cabaret venue with a cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy a meal of a lunch time or a dinner combined with the show of an evening.
About Chez Ma Cousine Restaurant and Cabaret
With an almost quaint old style decor including lots of wood and rich red tablecloths, the Chez Ma Cousine was first established back in 1928 and has been running as a restaurant and cabaret venue ever since.
This is a small restaurant in Paris that does get busy, especially due to its location within the Montmartre area, and the fact that they offer reasonably priced menus that will not break the bank. And you go up the stairs to another room if you are dining here and watching the cabaret show, which is also used as an overflow aspect during the day when they get full in the main dining area.
But do not expect this to be an ideal setting for a romantic meal, as the tables are positioned very close together, although it does provide a cosy and friendly atmosphere that has become popular with locals and tourists.
As for the cabaret shows, there are various different artists from musicians through to comedians, singers, etc, and although it is all conducted in French, it is still a fun evening show, which is also a lot more reasonable in cost than some of the cabarets in Paris.
French Cuisine at the Chez Ma Cousine Restaurant
If you are thinking about enjoying a dinner and show at the Chez Ma Cousine Cabaret then you have the Formula 1 for €63 as of 2014, which includes a Kir apareitif followed by a starter such as goats cheese salad with honey and pine nuts. A main course could be duck or roasted salmon stead with fennel followed by chocolate cake and coffee. Plus you will even get a bottle of wine to share between two people.
Formula 2 is a cost of €76 as of 2014 for the dinner and cabaret show, and there are different selections such as Foie Gras for starters followed by a main course of beef fillet with morel mushrooms and potato rosette for instance. You also get cheese and salad to follow before dessert, but we would like to point out that these two options are only available on weekdays and the prices differ for a weekend or on holidays.
Delights on the menu for lunch or dinner if you do not wish to see a show could be roasted salmon and seasonal vegetables, duck in pepper sauce, fillet of beef with potato gratin, stir fried beef and vegetables, lasagne, pork tenderloin with a cream of mushroom sauce, and many others, even burgers.
You will find that there are always set menus, dishes of the day and three course options advertised at the Chez Ma Cuisine restaurant, and for an approximately cost of around €16 to €20 you could have a traditional French three course lunch, such as pork pate or onion soup for starters followed by beef bourguignon or duck for example, and then a dessert such as chocolate mousse.
Visiting Chez Ma Cousine
Located in the heart of the Montmartre area close to the Sacre Coeur Basilica in the 18th Arrondissement, you will find the Chez Ma Cousine open for lunch and again of an evening and there is no need to make a reservation.
Now when it comes to the dinner show, the meal itself is from 8pm to 8.30pm and the show starts at 10pm and runs through to midnight, although there is a short intermission at 11pm, and because there is only a maximum capacity of 80 people, it is highly recommended that you book in advance.
When it comes to reaching the Chez Ma Cousine Cabaret and Restaurant, the nearest Metro station is the Abbesses stop via line 12 or the Anvers stop, and then you would need Funicular or negotiate the numerous steps up the hill, however, another convenient way of reaching this venue is via the Montmartrobus