Fodor's Expert Review Drouant

$$$ Les Grands Boulevards French

Best known for the literary prizes awarded here since 1914, Drouant has shed its dusty image to become a forward-thinking restaurant. The playful menu revisits 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 minitakes 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 the 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.

French Modern French Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$ Family

Quick Facts

16–18 pl. Gaillon
Paris, Île-de-France  75002, France


Known For:
  • France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, awarded here
  • Good for same-day reservations
  • Elegant atmosphere

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