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Sarah Nov 17th, 2005 05:17 AM

Anyone know L'entrecote in Paris. I think it is a bistro
Coworker suggested this as a must try in Paris. The menu is set, everybody gets the same red meat dish with the house sauce du jour....oh wow did I just say du jour. French is picking up :) !

jody Nov 17th, 2005 05:26 AM

It's on rue St Benoit and is quite good . we often go there if we are too tired to travel father afield or if it's raining..we stay on rue Jacob. The menu is set..salad with walnut drressing, steak and frites. The sauce is extra good . I also like that you are served a small portion and then a second so that your food remains hot! They do agffer a variety of desserts at additional cost and their wine list is very nice.

Sarah Nov 17th, 2005 05:33 AM

Thanks Jody

They have a website but I think the menu is in French. I suspect this is price fixed. Do you know the price :).

Since you go there?

Thanks again!

cls2paris Nov 17th, 2005 06:05 AM

I think there are 2 of them but I've also just been to the one on rue St. Benoit. I was there 2 years ago so the prices may have changed but if I recall, it was 65 euro for 2 - dinner (fixed price), bottle of wine and 2 desserts. Their wine was private label I think and was very good, I think we had a Cotes du Rhone.

It is very near Cafe Flore (around the corner) and across the street from Brasserie Zinc.

cls2paris Nov 17th, 2005 06:06 AM

I should add that the name is Relais l'Entrecote. Have a great time in Paris!

xyz123 Nov 17th, 2005 06:19 AM

There is one right on the #4 metro line one stop after St. Michel...I don't have my metro map in front of me but the station I think is St. Germain de Pres or something like that...up the stairs and one block down..very easy to find.

We used to have a restaurant just like that in NY called le steak which was on the east was delicious and exactly as described, one menu sald and steak with a yummy sauce and indeed they serve you half the steak and put the other half on a heated dish and when you finish the first part, serve the second part.

Went there for lunch dressed in my touring uniform (t shirt, blue jeans and sneakers) and didn't feel underdressed which sometimes happens to me in was crowded but wouldn't say full.

Great place...

oberost Nov 17th, 2005 06:55 AM

My wife and I were there in October- had to stand in line out on street but moved rapidly (about 30 minutes) As described- good food but no choice ... Steak & Frits- it is about a block off blvd St Germaine. When you get off metro at St. Germaine proceed right past Deux Magots and make next right.

jody Nov 17th, 2005 07:53 AM

65 E for two is what I recall also!

Wish I knew how the sauce was made!

richardsonsnm Nov 18th, 2005 02:16 PM

Directly across the street is Chez Andre, the worlds best fish, john dory or sole, they also do a great tenderloin with bearnaise also. well worth a visit.

maggiez7 Nov 19th, 2005 06:15 AM

The name of the restaurant is le Relais de l'Entrecote.
In the 8th at 15 rue Marbeuf and in the 6th at 20 rue Saint-Benoit

oakglen Nov 19th, 2005 07:02 AM

There is a third; the original one, I believe. Relais de Venise, 271 bd Pereire, near Porte Maillot. Prices about the same.

aliska Nov 20th, 2005 01:22 PM

Just an FYI we ate at the one in the 6th on Xmas day, so it's open, which very few restaurants are on that day. Very good!

glsebs Nov 21st, 2005 03:55 AM

On a Sunday night for dinner in March, what time would we need to be there so we would not have to wait in line?

david_west Nov 21st, 2005 03:59 AM

They've just opened a branch in London and it has the worst reviews I have ever seen - no positives at all.

oldie Nov 21st, 2005 05:46 AM

It's rare for me to laugh outloud at a restaurant review but,00.html
was so scathing that it was funny.

Oddly enough the same reviewer praises the Popeseye Steak House in Olympia.
It seems to have the same menu but much better.

david_west Nov 21st, 2005 05:59 AM

The Popeseye cannot be praised highly enough - it's brilliant (

Also good (and a chain) is Chez Gerard - who do other things but specialise in steak frites.

david_west Nov 21st, 2005 06:16 AM

Also - all the reviews (and there have been many) of L'entrecote have been as bad as the one above.

xyz123 Nov 21st, 2005 06:17 AM


Is that all the reviews on the London branch or the chain as a whole.....

david_west Nov 21st, 2005 06:23 AM

Just the London branch, but it's supposed to be an exact replica of the French original (and it's quite a big chain).

Put it this way - if the British think your food's rubbish, that really is food for thought.

One review said it was more depressing than the Aberdeen Angus chain. That is scacely imaginable.

cls2paris Nov 21st, 2005 07:40 AM

I've never been to the London branches, but I've never been disappointed at the one in Paris. Let us know what you think when you get back Sarah!

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