Alexandria Restaurants

Grand Trianon

  • European

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

One of Alexandria's most stylish institutions is also the city's most gorgeous restaurant, with high ceilings, elaborate carved wooden chandeliers, and swirling art nouveau murals decorating the walls. People have always said that some day the kitchen will be taken over by a chef equal to the decor, but for now the food remains enjoyable but unspectacular. If you stick close to the Egyptian or French basics, you'll play to their strengths. As appetizers the sambousik (phyllo pastries stuffed with cheese or meat) and French onion soup are quite good, and the entrecôte of beef makes an excellent main course. For dessert, you can linger at your table or relocate to the adjoining café where, behind elaborately carved wooden cabinets, a series of Venetian wood-panel paintings of sensual water nymphs will take your breath away. The colors are muted, but as your eyes adjust the images will start to shimmer like a Gustav Klimt kiss.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Maydan Sa'd Zaghlul, Alexandria, Alexandria, 21131, Egypt

Phone:

03-482–0986

Published 01/10/2017

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