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“Best lobster salad”
Review of Maison Rostang

Maison Rostang
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Ranked #144 of 18,220 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $111 - $351
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Batignolles-Monceau
Description: Because there is no nicest stories than those which carry on, the restaurant created by Michel Rostang in 1978, today becomes Maison Rostang. Beyond a simple name, this is a new chapter which begins for the family with the chef Nicolas Beaumann, perpetuating great classic dishes and contemporary creations, sharing the same excellence and conviviality will. Maison Rostang seals the derivation of Michel, his 2 daughters Caroline and Sophie, and Nicolas Beaumann upon taste and transmission. Trained by Michel Rostang, Nicolas Beaumann is his natural lengthening, instilling a modern touch in the cuisine. Precise plating, sauces as smooth as light and surprising pairing, always in a gourmet way, a talent reflected by his signature dishes like the Frog's legs in a green suit, sweet garlic and roast artichokes, tangy watercress sauce or the Blue Lobster preserved with chestnut butter in 3 services: artichoke risotto and à la presse juice with Condrieu wine, the claw in a barigoule sauce, the joints in small ravioli. Together, the 2 chefs compose a cuisine which pays tribute to French tradition without dissociating from our time. They design a four-hands menu in which the classic works together with the present.
Reviewed June 9, 2012

The place is small but cozy. The food is wonderful. You have to try the lobster salad and you will be amazed by the presentation but also about the taste. Don't miss the best dessert that they are offering: the souffle

1  Thank Meda_C
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I don't agree with a few of the comments written here. The food, service and ambiance was fantastic, we had the taster menu and surprisingly we did not feel stuffed, the caramel souffle was divine. Would defiantly go again!

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

The Quenelle in Nantua sauce,they call it something else, was fantastic. It's the reason we paid over $200 for lunch without wine. Neither the service nor the ambiance suggests 2 Michelin stars. However, Michelin ratings are not to be trusted lately. The goose liver, a rarity lately, was excellent but the dessert, a caramel souffle, was totally lacking. Not acceptable for a 2 star restaurant. Would return only for the Quenelle. Wish they would deliver it.

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2  Thank anubis10
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

Exceptional food and ambiance. The maitre 'd helped us in our choices and wine selections and could not have been more accommodating. The food was exceptional for the five of us, each selecting different courses. While all of the dining was memorable, the desert souffle with the caramel and hazelnut is something I'll not forget, and hope to enjoy again, should we be back in France. Exceptional food, warm and accommodating staff. You will not be disappointed in any way.

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Thank TampaTraveler55
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Before we get to the meal,, here's a tip for travellers to France: sign on to the website www.lafourchette.com, then make your restaurant bookings through them. You can get an all-in three-course lunch with all the trimmings (including champagne to kick off and good wines throughout) at Michel Rostang for €98/person, and they have a huge number of other deals around France. (I have no affiliation or interest in lafourchette, other than as a satisfied customer.)

And now to the meal itself, with choices from the main menu: I had a tourte with perfectly textured short pastry edging layers of duck/veal sweetbreads/foie gras - succulent. My wife's langoustine salad had the juicy sweetness of the crayfish cut by citrus. A glass of Condrieu worked well with both.

Fish for the main course - it was a Friday in Lent, after all. Wild char from Lake Geneva in a sauce of butter and wild garlic flowers and stems; the full softness and delicacy of fresh-water fish with none of the muddiness that too often accompanies it. And for me one of Rostang's classics: a souffled quenelle of pike in a lobster sauce. Quenelles were invented for the bad teeth of French kings and all too often are just a protein vehicle for their sauce; this was quite different, the slightly gamey taste of pike came through the mousse texture to blend with the heavier, creamier lobster - one of the best I have ever had! A youngish but robust Chassagne Montrachet stood up to both well.

There is an unmissable piece for dessert: the chocolate souffle looks impressive enough when they deliver it to you, but then the hot caramel sauce that pours into the middle turns it into a wicked indulgence; the salt in the caramel, and thin slices of roasted almond in the souffle cut the sweetness of the chocolate perfectly. This is one of those dishes you share ambivalently: eager for your companion to understand your pleasure, yet greedy to get it back in front of you. The alcohol and body of a pink Maury vin doux from the South picked up the remote nuttiness well.

All the attentions of a great French restaurant are there, from canapés to get you going to Petits fours - lots of them - with your coffee. The service was consistently impeccable, attentive with the gentle respectful banter of a Maitre D enjoying his clients' pleasure in his table. The wine glasses were well refilled without any request or hesitancy; too well perhaps as a siesta was really the only option left for the afternoon!

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