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“Excellent...deserves greater profile.”

The French Brasserie
Ranked #59 of 4,400 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Instantly welcoming the French Brasserie offers a relaxing sanctuary at the top end of town. Soaring ceilings and vast glass expanses achieve a chic contemporary atmosphere while friendly attentive staff anticipate your every need. Open for lunch Monday - Friday and dinner Monday - Saturday it continues to exceed the expectations of its guests who can choose to sit upstairs in the mezzanine area, inside at intimate tables or relax outside on the terrace. Express Lunch - Mon-Fri - 2 courses with a beverage $35ppPre-Theatre Menu - Tues-Sat - 2 courses with a beverage $39.50pp(Condtions Apply - Must order before 7.pm - Seating Time - 6.00pm-8.00pm)
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Went there for lunch with the boys in the search of Cassoulet. The restaurant hides down a narrow lane of Flinders, and is an airy, comfortable place. Was only 40% full while we were there. Which is a pity as the food is first class. On a par with France Soir, though a much more limited menu. The Cassoulet was enjoyed by all 5 of us, and was a huge dish of beans, confit duck leg and sausage. Reportedly the recipe of the Mum of the Head Chef ( Lionel-- who enjoys meeting customers!). Appetisers of a huge platter of pâté including an outstanding boudin noir. Excellent and well priced wine list. Service is friendly and under the watchful eye of the Maitre D. Not cheap.....$220 each, although to be fair, that did include a rather large wine component and some huge deserts. The creme brule could have fed 2 people easily. Nice Eau De Vie to finish, courtesy of the boss.

1  Thank MikeFB
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is rare to go to a restaurant that offers great food, excellent service accompanied with a delightful host (manager) that creates a fantastic atmosphere.
I took some guests on my first visit and we all had a great time to the extent that I went back the following week with more friends to enjoy the food and atmosphere.
it is elegant and serves quality food; yet inexpensive. Highly recommend it

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Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Went here 2 nights in a row. Friendly staff and excellent food. Perhaps a bit slow at times but good atmosphere so not really a problem.

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1  Thank RogerParkinson
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I dined here for a small work function. The entire experience was exquisite. Right from the beginning (with a friendly French greeting at the entrance), the ambience was fantastic and the table service (with French-speaking staff) was superb. The drinks and water were constantly replenished, there was enough time to absorb the menu before ordering, and the presentation of the dishes was outstanding. Personally I had the artichokes for entree - something I don't normally eat but they were superb - and the poisson du jour. Flathead doesn't sound like a French 'fish of the day' but the dish really was excellent. With the bread and side dishes, I couldn't manage to fit in dessert, but the creme brulee (in the traditional style - a large but shallow bowl) was thoroughly enjoyed by some of my colleagues! I thought the price was very reasonable for the menu offerings. Overall I had a wonderful French experience and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to locals and visitors alike!

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Really nice place, excellent atmosphere, service and food, classical stuff executed really well, great onion soup and beef, excellent wine menu, defo go back next time im in Melbourne.... highly recommended

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Thank Gjarrs
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