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Cafe Drouant

18,rue Gaillon, 75002 Paris, France (Formerly Drouant) (Opéra)
01 42 65 15 16
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Ranked #3,004 of 12,744 restaurants in Paris
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Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, 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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67% Recommend
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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 NEW

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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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
Senior Contributor
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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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were part of a group and everyone loved their meal. The service was attentive without being overbearing. It was what the French are noted for - fine food and wine.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Finding a great place to eat on Sunday evening in Paris can be a challenge. Drouant is a great find. The service is attentive but not overbearing. The food is very good and the "flights" of 4 appetizers means you can try more things. The fresh strawberries are amazing if you are there in season. This was my second time... More

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Drouant has a fixed menu for lunch. For the quality of the meal, it is not expensive. good and friendly service. very pleasant lunch on the terrace

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Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant perhaps 5-6 times in the past 20 years and it always is excellent in both service and food. The menu has now been extended and is more complex in that you can try small plates of their appetizers and entrees in sets of 4 which is great if you want to share with a... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent lunch in this long established restaurant in the heart of Paris. We all had the set lunch and the quality was excellent. My desert was the highlight - an excellent apricot tart with pistachio ice cream n- French patisserie at its best.

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Paris, France
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122 reviews 122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went to Drouant on a Saturday evening on the recommendation of a friend for its good food and engaging service. True to this reputation, service was friendly with the right amount of attention. Also impressive was the wine list: a wide selection of solid and good bottles depending on how lavish one wants to be. We loved the three... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The restaurant gets five stars for service; the meal was pleasant but not memorable. The lamb confit was creative and good. The roasted langostino dish was over-cooked and over seasoned and thus the seafood was over-whelmed! The tasting menu desserts were interesting but a bit flat on flavor. It was an expensive evening for less than stellar meal.

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