Fodor's Expert Review Le Grand Colbert

$$$ Around the Eiffel Tower French

One of the few independently owned brasseries left in Paris, Le Grand Colbert, with its globe lamps and ceiling moldings, feels grand yet not overpolished. It attracts a wonderfully Parisian mix of elderly lone diners, business lunchers, tourists, and couples, all of whom come for the enormous seafood platters, duck foie gras with Sauternes jelly, and steak tartare, as well as a few southern-influenced dishes. Finish with profiteroles (choux pastry filled with ice cream and smothered in a hot chocolate sauce). Popular with a posttheater crowd, Le Grand Colbert is also a pleasant destination for a snack between 3 and 6 pm (when everywhere else is closed).

French Historical Romantic Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Brunch Dessert Brasserie $$$ Family

Quick Facts

2 rue Vivienne
Paris, Île-de-France  75002, France


Known For:
  • Towering seafood plates
  • Standout historic decor
  • Good choice for family dining or stop-in meal

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