It all started with a chef whose nickname was ‘La Vieille’ – ‘the Old Woman’ – though she was only 25. Adrienne was exactly like her cuisine: French and authentic, a real strong temperament. She made a success of Chez La Vieille for more than 30 years. All the spirit of Les Halles remains in the walls of Chez la Vieille and in its recipes.
Daniel Rose fell in love with Chez La Vieille the first time he ate there in 2009.
Today thanks to him, Chez La Vieille has reopened more joyful and ‘canaille’ than ever.
You can stand, you can sit, you can share it all….
Come and sit at the zinc bar, La Vieille will take good care of you!
À la Carte
6 oysters 17 €
Herring and potato salad 14 €
Celery rémoulade, sautéed whelks 15 €
“Egg” Ajumma 12 €
Tête de veau, sauce ravigote 14 €
Rabbit kidneys on toast 10 €
Foie gras and lentils 19 €
Sunchoke and truffles soup 14 €
Fish of the day 25 €
Blanquette de veau 26 €
Duck breast, fois gras, roasted butternut squash 36 €
Lamb belly, roasted carrots, horseradish 26 €
Cheese of the day
Warm chocolat cake 6 €
Pink praline rice pudding 6 €
Crème caramel 6 €
If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance! Our cooks will be happy to accommodate you.
1 rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, France
Metro ligne 1, Louvre-Rivoli
The restaurant is open for Lunch from Tuesday to Saturday, from Noon – 2PM, and for Dinner from 6pm-10:30pm
Chez La Vieille will be closed on March 3rd re-opening for dinner on Friday March 8, and from April 28 until May 8; We will reopen for dinner on May 9.
Daniel Rose started to cook because he likes to eat. Before becoming a chef, Daniel studied ancient Greek, dreamed of kayaking from Texas to Guatemala, and even tried to join the French Foreign Legion. Having moved to Paris to complete University, he fell in love with French cuisine and started to cook for himself. He began to learn on a coal burning stove in Brittany, and he is still learning today. On his way he met Marie-Aude and probably took the best decision of his entire life: marry her. From the 16 seats at the very first Spring on rue de la Tour d’Auvergne, to the today’s Spring on rue Bailleul, 10 years have passed. Willie and Otto were born. La Bourse et la Vie too. Chez La Vieille re-opens and Le Coucou is taking off.
‘Le meilleur est à venir !’
Joonho grew up in South Korea. As a child he was very picky eater— refusing to eat the same thing two-days in a row, which made more work for his mom. He went on to do his military service… as a cook. Later, his passion took him across the Pacific to study at the Culinary Institute Of America. After a great experience at Blue Hill Stone Barn and Blue Hill NY, he returned to South Korea to work in a Japanese restaurant in Jeju. Wanting to learn the art of French cooking, he joined our team at La Bourse & La Vie with Hugo Richer. After 2 years there, Joonho is now “chez lui”, Chez La Vieille
Parties larger than 6 should reach out to us directly to reserve a table.
Reservations are for the dining room only. We do not take reservations for the bar, but we do serve the full menu and welcome you to join us for a dinner and a drink.
Please note, if you are more than 15 minutes late for your reservation
we may not be able to honor your booking.
Thank you for your understanding.