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Drouant Restaurant In Paris

The Drouant restaurant was first opened by Charles Drouant who was originally from the Alsace region in France, back in 1880 and has occupied the same position on the lovely Place Gaillon ever since. 

This place became an instant hit with the artistic and literary people of the time, but it then became even more famous when in 1914 this brasserie and restaurant was chosen for the inauguration of the first Prix Goncourt, which is a prestigious French literary prize that is awarded annually and it has been held at the Drouant until 2006.

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Although this restaurant has been refurbished, there are still some of the original features that remain such as the exquisite staircase made of wrought iron designed by the French artist ?mile-Jacques Ruhlmann.

Situated in the 2nd Arrondissement of Paris being close to the Avenue de l'Opera and the Paris Stock exchange, the Drouant is frequented by business people for lunch and has free wireless internet access for their benefit, plus it is a popular place for an evening meal after being to the theatre or the opera as it is also located not far from the Op?ra Garnier and they serve food reasonably late.

This restaurant in Paris has the benefit of Chef Antoine Westermann at the helm and he places a special emphasis on vegetables, plus has marked the return of the famous French hors d'oeuvres, but the Drouant is also known for the fresh seafood and oyster bar.

For a lunch time you could opt for a three course meal with a choice of starters, main course and dessert, which is an approximate cost of 43€ or you can just opt for the Plate of the Day, which is known as the Plats du jour and is around 20€ and each day is different for example one day could be poached cod and steamed vegetables with sauce, then another day could be roast chicken with fries and salad. 

However, of an evening there is an ? la carte menu and children even have their own menu, which is 5€ per dish, eg a starter, or a main or a dessert - you choose, depending upon your child and how much they are likely to eat, so total would be no more than 15€.

Restaurant Guide Key Points

This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven day a week from September to July but is closed in August.

For lunch it opens from noon to 2.30pm and for dinner the Drouant is open from 7pm through to midnight.

An ? la carte menu is an approximate cost of 70€ upwards not including drinks you may purchase.

This gourmet restaurant in Paris also has a Happy Hour at the bar from 5.30pm to 7.30pm where certain drinks are only 5€.

The dress code is smart business and dressy.

The mixture of the setting between luxury, a cosy atmosphere and Paris chic at a restaurant that serves high-quality cuisine means that it does get very busy and therefore reservations are recommended.

The Drouant also offers its patrons free valet parking and free wireless internet connection. 

There are five private rooms that are available for hire for special occasions, such as birthdays.

The nearest Metro stations are the Quatre Septembre or the Opera.

Address & Contact Details:

16-18 Place Gaillon

Telephone: 1 42 65 15 16
Fax: 1 49 24 02 15

Drouant Restaurant

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