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Cafe Drouant

Drouant 16-18, Place Gaillon, 75002 Paris, France (Formerly Drouant) (Opéra)
+33 (0)1 42 65 15 16
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Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Opéra
Description: Located in the Opéra neighbourhood, Le Drouant is a hot destination eatery – open 7 days a week – with five private rooms and a pleasant mezzanine. It is a real institution! Every year the famous Prix Goncourt takes place in one of the private rooms.You will appreciate its Brasserie ambiance and Art-Deco decoration married with a contemporary design. Black furniture and golden walls create a genuine experience, as well as outdoor seating. Plus, inventive menus seduce a varied crowd and satisfy varied appetites. Let’s relish the Chef’s hors d’oeuvre served by theme, in 4 small portions – Tomato Gaspacho, Peking Prawns, Marbled Ham and Stuffed Fajitas.Other products to taste: Veal Foie gras from Corrèze and roasted Cod.
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Paris, France
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642 reviews 642 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you are a big fan of modern literature then this place might have an extra appeal for you as it is where Prix Goncourt committee is meeting annually to award one of the most famous French book awards. food wise, it used to be very, extremely, traditional but following a substantial refurbishment and the arrival of new chef it... More

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205 reviews 205 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Had been here many years ago and was not impressed. Tried this place again and what a good idea.Tried the daily special"a vol au vent" Extremely well done. A quality product.My daughter took the menu. Again good food and well priced. A good choice if near the Opera.

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Singapore, Singapore
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198 reviews 198 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Charming restaurant with a nice private room on the second floor. We started with the most perfectly singed foie gras that was served with apricots and a small salad. Delectable! The main course was a large portion of tuna with a cabbage roll - Didn't quite impress. The panna cotta with strawberries was a good end to the meal. The... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We ate at Drouant on our fifth night in Paris. After hitting some great bistrot and brasseries, this was definitely more of an haute cuisine experience, and we really enjoyed it. The appetizer tasting option (4-small plates all in one theme (vegetables, fish, classics, etc) was actually the highlight. 4 great tastes in one course -- it is a great... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I was invited to ne here by Hitach Japan. I twas a large party of more than 50 people. The food was very good and very well presented. The restaurant athmosphere was georgeous with several quotqtion of great people in the wall. The staff servicess were whithin expectation.

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very nice for our last evening in Paris. Very comfortable, pleasant atmosphere. The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. We had stayed at the Horset Hotel and Drouant is just down the street. Quite a pleasant surprise.

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Dublin, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went in here on a quiet weeknight with 6 people while looking for somewhere to eat near Opera. Apparently they were full so they put us in a room on our own upstairs which was fine if a little devoid of atmosphere. The starters and desserts were a real novelty, with four mini-portions each of something from a different part... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Enjoyed family dinner for seven at Drouant. Beautiful room in a lovely square. Can sense the history in the place. Excellent 15Euro children's menu was a great start. Most enjoyed their dishes. Creative appetizer of four small dishes was tasty. Fresh salads. John Dory was big hit, and pepper-crusted filet was enjoyed. Impressive wine list. Major criticism was service. Waiters... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I read through the menu extensively, thinking of ways to creatively order multiple entries or maybe the entrée then main plat share them. In the end neither of us would give up on the John Dory and we were very happy that we did not. We both started with appetizers, which we shared. But the main course... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel. I shared the John Dory with my travel mate. It was absolutely to die for and one of the best meals I've had in my lifetime. Scrumptious.

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