Le Relais Louis XIII – 2* Restaurant
What you have to know is he was twice awarded the 2* Michelin for the Relais Louis XIII, in 1985 and in 2001, because he worked at La Tour d’Argent between 1987 and 1996.
The restaurant is set in the place where Louis XIII was proclaimed King of France, this is the reason why it is a period decoration: old stones, wooden beams, with portraits of Louis XIII and Marie de Medicis, and even the antique chairs! But don’t worry, the food is fresh!
The service is quite nice, and even if the staff could be a little more friendly, they are very professional and quick. The sommelier was great, he helped us finding the perfect wine for what we had chosen, and he is trusty for sure!
The menus let you make a choice in the whole carte, at lunch and for dinner, for a three course meal. For the starter, we had the foie gras ravioli, very tasty, and the portion was generous enough to make us wait for the main plate! We then had a sea bass perfectly cooked and the Pan-roasted sweetbreads with, delicious if you like them. And then, for the desserts, the millefeuille was astonishing, and so was the mango and avocado tart, even if this association seems to be weird!
It is definitely a great restaurant to go to if you want to try a 2* Michelin which provides very classical French food in generous portions, in a special place to make you travel through time!
We loved: the setting, the exact image one can have of the French Monarchy.
Top tip: the lunch menu!!
Location: 8 rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris 6th – 01 43 26 75 96.
Prices: 3-course meal is 50EUR/person at lunch, 80EUR/person for the dinner (wine excluded). “Degustation menu” at 125EUR/person.