Émile Zola, George Sand, and Victor Hugo were regulars here, and the restaurant's mirrors still bear diamond scratches from the days when mistresses would double-check their jewels' value. It's hard not to fall in love with this storied 17th-century Seine-side town house with a warren of woodwork-graced salons. Christophe Guilbert's cuisine seeks a balance between traditional and modern, often drawing on Mediterranean inspirations. For a truly intimate meal, reserve one of the legendary private salons where anything can happen (and probably has). You can also sample the restaurant's magic at lunch, when a bargain prix-fixe menu is served for €45 in both the main dining room and the private salons.
Jun 13, 2014
1. Our relatives from USA made a special gift delivery to Laperouse with wedding greetings and a huge bouquet of 60 white roses. Now we have the proves that it was delivered to the restaurant 20 minutes before our coming. Unfortunately we had not this information that evening and didn’t ask for the delivery that was not handed over to the newlyweds at all. 2. The privatization of the bar was not offered in due time according to my booking below;
instead our wedding party had to share the bar with another jolly and noisy crowd while the restaurant made an extra gain. 3. “White gloves service” we asked for was indeed a little bit confusing: after we replaced from the bar to “La Boussole” room the waiters put the wine at the corner table, filled our first glasses and then closed the doors of the room leaving us with the clear table. During 1 hour we enjoyed bread and wine, serving us ourselves. With white gloves tact nobody disturbed us with any service. To initiate waiters’ further activity I had to go looking for them in the corridors of the restaurant… After we enjoyed appetizers this situation was reproduced another time. As a result all the diner we had to serve the wine ourselves. 4. And yet the bill we got included in a miraculous way both the bar privatization and the white gloves service. Dmitry