Fodor's Expert Review Le Comptoir du Relais Saint-Germain

$$ St-Germain-des-Pres French

Run by legendary bistro chef Yves Camdeborde, this tiny Art Deco hotel restaurant is booked up well in advance for the single dinner sitting featuring five courses of haute-cuisine fare. On weekdays from noon to 6 and weekends until 10, a brasserie menu is served; reservations are not accepted, resulting in long lines and brisk service. Start with charcuterie or pâté, then choose from open-face sandwiches, gourmet salads, and a variety of hot dishes such as braised beef cheek, roast tuna, and Camdeborde's famed deboned and breaded pig's trotter. If you don't mind bus fumes, sidewalk tables make for prime people-watching in summer.

French Lively Lunch Dinner Bistro $$

Quick Facts

9 carrefour de l'Odéon
Paris, Île-de-France  75006, France

-01–44–27–07–50

www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com

Known For:
  • Lively in the day, romantic at night
  • Daily blackboard \"menu du jour\"
  • Sidewalk dining

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