Le Carré des Feuillants – What a wonderful experience!
The setting is very simple but quite nice, since the four dining-rooms are arranged around a private courtyard. In each room, there are only a few tables for the customers to feel more like guests and enhances this feeling of a quiet dinner in a chic place.
The staff is very professional and helpful, and discreet. We would yet have liked it to be a little more friendly, but anyway, each time we were calling for someone, we didn’t have to wait to get what we wanted, so I guess their priority is not becoming our best friends, is it?
On the other hand, we saw Alain Dutournier shaking hands with some guests… maybe the legendary cordial side of South people!
The food was astonishing. The menu, as for the other greatest restaurants, change every season. We heard a lot about the truffle menus of this winter: truffle broth, or grated on a poularde, or slightly cooked with the foie gras… my mouth is watering! But we tried the seafood: oysters, shrimps… the cooking was excellent and we really enjoyed it. We also had the suckling lamb and the venison, wonderful. The quality of the products is so high that the garniture is useless! For the desserts, we had the delicious mango tarte tatin, but enjoyed even more the pre-dessert, called “chocolat en coque”, on which you put some rum and tea toddy, amazing!
In a word, an excellent dinner, even if, as many said before, the service could be a little more smiling and the setting a bit improved.
We loved: the private courtyard; the quality of the products which makes us say it is really worth every penny!
Top tip: you can organize private events in one of the four dining-rooms.
Location : 14, rue de Castiglione, Paris 1st – 01 42 86 82 82.
Prices: a la carte around 150-220EUR/person ; lunch menu at 58EUR/person ; for the dinner, menus at 150 or 190EUR/person.