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“Tourist trap...” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Relais Gascon

Le Relais Gascon
Ranked #498 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Cosby, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Tourist trap...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

This is not a French restaurant. It is recommended for its large salads, but we did not partake of that dish. We went for the three course "formula" dinner. It was our worst experience in France.

The wife chose the onion soup for the first course which was inconsistent in temperature from the top to bottom. Cold on the bottom and burning hot on the cheese level. My snails were also inconsistent in temperature and rubbery in texture. Flavor of the snails did not reach the proper profile of Escargot if my past experiences in France.

The second course for the wife was a dried out roasted chicken with the "famous" garlic fried potatoes that also were not acceptable. My Cassoulette of beans, duck and sausage were beyond recognition. It was again a large portion that went back to the kitchen not indulged.

The desserts were also not acceptable. The server never checked on our satisfaction of the three courses.

I presented our credit card for payment and was informed they do not accept credit cards. That was my fault for not checking.

You do not want to go this place in the 18th district of Paris. They need to be moved to the 7000th plus restaurant on the TA web site.

Visited June 2013
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“Unexpected find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We ate here on a whim because the actual restauraunt we were looking for was closed. We ordered the escargot, the vegetarian salad, and a grilled steak with blue cheese sauce. EVERY part of that meal was devine. My friend who was a vegetarian kept comparing all the rest of her dishes during our paris trip to that salad. The place was quaint, charming, and friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Nice find in fun Montmartre area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Really nice Southern France menu with great preparation and generous portions. Nice drinks and wines and a wonderful warm atmosphere. Servers were excellent, fun, and more than happy to help with our broken French. We would definitely return and bring friends.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Super-size salads”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

This restaurant caters for all, including vegetarians, vegans, omnivores and those on the Paleo (potatoes can be removed if you exclude them from your diet). Tasty, reasonably priced, and great service. Try the house wines and by all means order the salads because they are filling and unusual! In fact, make sure you are hungry when you visit the Gascon. I would suggest avoiding the table by the toilets on the first floor, for obvious reasons. We went for lunch on a weekday, so it was not too busy, but I would probably avoid Fri+Sat nights, because there is limited space. That said, it is a family friendly restaurant, so great for them, but not the ideal location for those who prefer a quiet lunch/dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Grantham, New Hampshire
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“great options for vegetarians - huge salads”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

great casual french restaurant in the Montmartre area. Great food options for both vegetarians and carnivores, which can be a challenge to find in Paris. service was great and felt welcomed even though our party spoke only a minimal amount of French. Highly recommend their onion soup and vegetarian salad.

  • Visited May 2013
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