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Anyone know L'entrecote in Paris. I think it is a bistro

Anyone know L'entrecote in Paris. I think it is a bistro

Old Nov 21st, 2005, 07:44 AM
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Well David, I most assuredly agree with you regarding Angus Steak House and all their off shoots although they've been in business a long time serving unknowing tourists.....

As far as restaurant reviews, I got flamed one time on another board when I suggested Cafe Rouge was a terrible chain based on what I had read in reviews in various British publications as many swear by it rather than swear at it...I find Cafe Rouge to be inoffensive, not bad but not great and I agree the best and most reasonably priced streak frites in London is probably Chez Gerard....
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 07:45 AM
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David It is a chain and you can see locations all over France.

Co-worker that is considerably well traveled and a foreign national herself still says its a must when she goes to Paris on leisure.
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 07:53 AM
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maybe it's just teething troubles, although I have never seen such scathing reviews of a restaurant. So who knows?

Caveat emptor and all that, innit?

The various Gaucho Grills are pretty good.

As for the cafe rouge chain - they're about to be given a major new overhaul. They need it.
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 08:16 AM
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Only knew about the location in the 6e - glad to see the other ones listed here.
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 09:58 AM
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L’Entrecôte (“ribsteak&rdquo is a very common name for restaurants in France.
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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 09:48 AM
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Yes ANTHONY,

I wish you would have posted earlier.

I found many Le entrecote's in Paris. I went to the one on Marbouef just off the Champs Elysees (sp). This was the one a co-worker sent me to. This has a chain feel to it and it was quite disappointing. The Pommes Frits were frozen American french fries similar to Mac Donalds (NO KIDDING). The 21 year old I went with actually thought they were like Orida French fries LOL. The walnuts on the ICEBURG LETTUCE were RANSID.The special sauce that the menu claims that they are famous for is a simple dijonaise with some lemon.

The house red wine was smooth and not like house red wine you would have in the states. We did buy by the glass and just went for the priciest option which I don't think even hit 10euros a glass. So I though this was nice.

Just wanted to mark in the event my thread sends someone on a search for this restaurant. We were told not to miss this restaurant and it really reminded me of fast food in a Sizler or Denny's.
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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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after this scathing review, I need to add that I may very well have eaten in the wrong restaurant.

There was a menu but our server told us we were at 29 Marbeuf and we were meant to be at 15 Marbeuf. We did go outside and tried to find 15 and did not see any other restaurants on this Marbeuf with this number.

We did have other restaurant choices on our menu too so this leads me to believe that we were in the wrong place. Sorry to take up your time with my dismal review of the wrong place! Similar name wrong place!!!
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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 01:26 PM
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Hi Sarah - thanks for letting us know. I was really concerned that the one restaurant I always go to in Paris had gone so far downhill in 2 years. I looked up the addresses for the two in Paris with that name, and it does look like you were at a different place.

Le Relais de l’Entrecote:
20 bis, Rue St-Benoit, (Odeon)
6th arrondissement, Paris
phone: 014-549-1600

15, Rue Marbeuf, (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
8th arrondissement, Paris
phone: 014-952-0717
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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Egullet just listed a review of Paris steak houses; only Relais de Venise made it, near the bottom I must admit. forums.egullet.org should take you to John Talbott's entries.
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 08:07 AM
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L'Entrecote is a restaurant chain - they are in allmost all the big cities in France. There is just one plate, with a special sauce which has been patented, so I was told in Toulouse. Their "House wine" was fine, nothing special for France, but ok for the food. I'm crazy about one of their desserts, "Mont Blanc" - just try it...
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 08:58 AM
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Hi

There is a small chain of them here :
http://www.entrecote.fr/

They started in 1959 at 271 Bvd Pereire, Paris, under the name "Le Relais de Venise - Son Entrecôte"

The son of the originator opened more restaurants : Toulouse 1962, Bordeaux 1966, Nantes 1980, Montpellier 1990, Lyon, 1999.

There is a review of the Montpellier branch here : http://www.the-languedoc-page.com/to...estaurants.htm

"L'Entrecote is just off the Comedie and visible from the tram stop. It offers no nonsense steak and chips. No choice of maincourse (except à point etc) with a choice of desserts. Two wines .... we take the Faugeres, but taste it carefully because the waitress explained it has a high failure rate !"

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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 04:35 PM
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So what IS the green peppercorn sauce? We're trying to figure that out.
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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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Green peppercorn sauce? It's a sauce made with green peppercorns. You buy them in a little jar at nearly any supermarket. They are pickled in brine and soft, not hard like black peppercorns.
 
Old Apr 15th, 2006, 10:03 PM
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The yellow pages list 8 restaurants with "Entrecôte" in the name in Paris. The name always brings painful memories to me, because the very best Entrecôte restaurant (in my opinion) suddenly disappeared one day and reopened as a Pizza Hut.
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Old Jul 21st, 2006, 05:29 AM
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Does anyone know the whole history of this restaurant? If I remember correctly THE L'Entrecote was the one on St. Benoit. And it became so famous that it was mercilessly copied and many don't go to the right one. What I'm not clear of is www.entrecote.fr. It says since 1959, but I don't see Paris in their list. So Entrecote.fr must be one of the copies.

I know San Francisco has a L'Entrecote and I believe NY used to. If someone knows the whole history, please add it to this thread. Thank you.
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Old Jul 21st, 2006, 05:41 AM
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The one on St Benoit that is very good is LE RELAIS d" Entrecote..the website you posted is for RESTAURANT l'Entrecote. 2 different places
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Old Jul 21st, 2006, 09:06 AM
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So Relais de l'Entrecote is the one to go to and is the one raved about by so many Fodorites, right? Is it set up the same way, or is there a menu? What about kids who have a smaller appetite and don't drink wine? Can they share a meal?
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Old Jul 21st, 2006, 09:20 AM
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Yep, you got it right! I posted the addresses for the 2 in Paris earlier in the post but here they again:
Le Relais de l’Entrecote:
20 bis, Rue St-Benoit, (Odeon)
6th arrondissement, Paris
phone: 014-549-1600

15, Rue Marbeuf, (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
8th arrondissement, Paris
phone: 014-952-0717

I have eaten at the Rue Benoit on my last 4 trips to Paris and have always enjoyed it. There is no menu. You get salad, steak, frites, wine (or I suppose any beverage) and the dessert is ordered separately. They serve 1/2 of the steak and frites and when you are done, they come by with the rest of the order. I like that, then the food is hot throughout the meal. I don't know about a child's menu. Have a fun time, I hope you are not disappointed.
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Old Jul 21st, 2006, 12:11 PM
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There are zillions of restaurants in France that have entrecôte somewhere in the name.
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Old Jul 21st, 2006, 12:48 PM
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