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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 #2,915 of 12,782 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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NYC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Bethel, Connecticut
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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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San Diego, California
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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
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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
41 helpful votes 41 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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