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“Great food, excellent desserts and beautiful place”

Brasserie de la Paix
Ranked #92 of 1,648 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $56
Cuisines: Diner, French, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: If a "goldfish" adorns the pediment and the map of the Peace is that here it is the king of your dishes, without forgetting the magnificent seafood platters. The menu is "reworked" all weeks depending on the product and seasons for you to constantly discover preparations enchant. From the terrace, the stall shellfish season inspires you the taste buds. Previous entry, the eye feasts in a frame Art Deco inspired by the great Parisian brasseries: etched mirrors, ceramics and woodwork Desvres elm carefully worked in the spirit of the Roaring Twenties. On the first floor is surrounded by a gallery of portraits, sitting comfortably in large leather armchairs, you can organize a seminar, a working lunch or an intimate evening with friends.
Reviewed September 11, 2012

This brasserie is somewhat hidden in a corner of the Place Rihour but it is well worth looking for. The menu is posted outside and it gives you a clear indication that this place is all about fish and seafood. Impression which is further strengthened by the men chucking oysters right next to it.
The menu is limited which I always find rather reassuring since the ingredients should be fresh.
We had made reservations and on a Friday night, this is definitely recommended. We were rapidly shown our table and we were handed the menu. We went for the mussels à la marinière and the coquilles saint jacques with fruit. In general, one could expect about half a kilo of mussels per serving, but here you get substantially more (but not the 1 kg or more as served in Belgium). The mussels were well cleaned and there were no crabs to be found in them. They were perfectly cooked and tasty. The French fries were allright. The coquilles were succulent and it was a n interesting and delicious approach to combine them with fresh fruit (grapefruit, kiwi, strawberry and pineapple).
We had a nice dry wine to go along with these dishes and the waiter was attentive to keep our glasses full.
Dessert was in my opinion even better. In fact, we had the outstanding profiterolles, the crème brulée, the mousse au chocolat, tiramisu and tarte aux fraises. All of them were outstanding except for the tarte where we would have liked a crunchier crust (minor remark).
The staff was welcoming, efficient and professional.
I think this is a great value for money place and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a qualitative fish or seafood meal.

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Thank jenaipas
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I recently discovered this restaurant (it was suggested by the receptionist of a close hotel) and everything was nice! We arrived latish on Friday night and the waiter was really kind and friendly. Food was good and the atmosphere inside was really classy! Would recommend it to anyone!

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Thank Gistar
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

There was a stall outside the brasserie with a display of seafoods. We had no reservation but found a table; it was close to full on a cold Saturday evening in March.
Service was friendly and efficient, wines available by the glass or carafe and, by London standards, reasonably priced. We chose the 29 euro menu, which offered good choices. The barbet rouge that I chose was as good as a fish meal that I had in Dubrovnik 40 years ago. My wife had a much more ordinary fish meal. We enjoyed the experience and booked a meal for the following Monday, it is closed on Sunday evenings. On the Monday we had meat, rather than fish and it was fine but if I went back to Lille I would stick with fish.

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1  Thank Haemtraveller
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

We have returned to the Brasserie de la Paix on a number of occasions and love the food and atmosphere. Fantastic mirrored and tiled interior and a restaurant that is always busy with locals and tourists.

Emphasis on seafood and fish with a couple of reasonably priced fixed price menus.

Service has always been good. across Lille the aloof french waiter usually softens quickly if you at least try and speak in his language.

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Thank zonda
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

This place is fine for oysters and seafood but dull for fish. I had baked dorade in pesto and when it came with a red, rather than a green pesto, the waiter was surly and furious at my asking for traditional pesto genovese. The menu doesn't reveal which pesto the customer is to get. Vegetables are dull. One boiled potato and a lazy mix of stewed aubergine, peppers and courgette.
The Lillois come and the staff are smug. For the more discerning, used to more interesting ways of cooking fish, this is a let-down. Another example of so much modern French cooking. No sense of adventure or of pleasing the customer.

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1  Thank mikis75
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