Le Violon d'Ingres
Le Violon d'Ingres Review
Following in the footsteps of Joël Robuchon and Alain Senderens, Christian Constant gave up the Michelin star chase in favor of relatively accessible prices and a packed dining room (book at least a week ahead). And with Grégory Gbiorczyk in charge of the kitchen here, Constant can dash among his four restaurants on this street, making sure the hordes are happy. Why wouldn't they be? The food is sophisticated and the atmosphere is lively; you can even find signature dishes like the almond-crusted sea bass with rémoulade sauce (a buttery caper sauce), alongside game and scallops (in season), and comforting desserts like pots de crème and chocolate tart. The food is still heavy on the butter, but with wines starting at around €25 (and a €47 lunch menu on weekdays) this is a wonderful place for a classic yet informal French meal.
- Address: 135 rue St-Dominique, 7e, Around the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 75007 | Map It
- Phone: /01–45–55–15–05
- Hours: 7 days a wk for lunch and dinner
- Website: www.leviolondingres.com
- Subway: École Militaire
- Location: Around the Eiffel Tower
- Reservations essential
- Credit cards accepted.