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Drouant Review

Best known for the literary prizes awarded here since 1914, Drouant has shed its dusty image to become a forward-thinking restaurant. The man behind the transformation is Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann, who runs the hit bistro Mon Vieil Ami on Ile St-Louis. At Drouant the menu is more playful, revisiting the French hors d'oeuvres tradition with starters that come as a series of four plates. Diners can pick from themes such as French classics (like a deconstructed leek salad) or convincing mini-takes on Thai and Moroccan dishes. Main courses similarly encourage grazing, with accompaniments in little cast-iron pots and white porcelain dishes. Even desserts take the form of several tasting plates. Pace yourself, since portions are generous and the cost of a meal quickly adds up. This is the place to bring adventurous young eaters, thanks to the €15 children's menu. The revamped dining room is bright and cheery, though the designer has gone slightly overboard with the custard-yellow paint and fabrics.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 16–18 pl. Gaillon, 2e Opéra/Les Halles, Paris, 75002 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–42–65–15–16
  • Hours: Open 7 days a wk
  • Website:
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  • Location: Les Grands Boulevards

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-19-2014

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