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“Still a charming Russian restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Daru

Daru
19 Rue Daru | Place des Ternes, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
+33 1 42 27 23 60
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Ranked #5,083 of 13,373 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $62 - $106
Cuisines: Russian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Champs-Élysées
Description: Daru restaurant in Paris is just down the rue from the Russian Orthodox Cathedrale in little Russia – the perfect place for a home from home for nostalgic émigrés who have found their way here since 1918. The warm wood tables and paneling, blood-coloured banquettes and hanging lights, barrels of vodka, authentic art works and collection of glasses in proper sizes for sampling wine, beer, vodka – there are never fewer than 20 on offer – create a cosy ambience for meals and conversation. The menu focuses on the great Russian dishes: blinis and salmon, zakouskis, borscht, caviar, beef stroganoff and more.
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Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Still a charming Russian restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The smoked salmon and the blinis are as I remembered them, excellent .
The bortsch and the pirojkis however were not good and need to be really improved
Excellent vodka and friendly service

  • Visited December 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Paris, France
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85 reviews 85 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“If it's Russian cuisine, we have some issues”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I'm from Russia and I have some ideas about the Russian cuisine. 3 'Siberian pelmeni' in semi-warm broth, 2 microscopic 'blini' with 0,5 gram of fish eggs, and dessert with some vodka (why at dessert time?) would not qualify as 'Russian cuisine' even if it's a gastro, gourmand, etc.. place. One-off. Never again. Oh, by the way, the bill for this was around 60eur per person.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Intimate, delicious and charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

I had to write my first review because of this restaurant. It was, to say the least, spectacular. The potato with caviar and creme fresh was unbelievable. The freshly made blinis with salmon that defies everything I've tasted, were sublime. I had a few shots of the pepper vodkas throughout the meal, and I recommend you do the same. The feel is old school social club with deep reds and warm wood surrounding. Just a pleasure of a place. The owner was very, very friendly. Service was good. Not cheap, but completely worth it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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