Fodor's Expert Review Julien

$$$ Les Grands Boulevards French

Famed for its 1879 decor—think Art Nouveau stained glass and La Bohème–style street lamps hung with vintage hats—this Belle Époque dazzler in the up-and-coming neighborhood near Gare de l'Est still impresses despite some faded edges and some decidedly lackluster dishes. It's still fun for a drink and an appetizer of smoked salmon or a plate of profiteroles. The scene here is lively, and the restaurant has a strong following with the fashion crowd, so it's mobbed during the biannual fashion and fabric shows.

French Modern French Historical Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

16 rue du Faubourg St-Denis
Paris, Île-de-France  75010, France


Known For:
  • Authentic Belle Époque decor
  • Lively crowd
  • Profiteroles plates

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