Nothing is more French than sitting in a nice brasserie with a lovely meal in front of you and a glass of wine in your hand. This is something that both tourists and native Parisians cannot get enough of, and there are a number of restaurants and brasseries available to satisfy the demand. One place however, is setting a new standard in wine and gastronomic culture in Paris.
Taillevent offers diners a culinary and oenological experience that includes a restaurant, a brasserie and wine cellar at different locations in central Paris. The restaurant offers top-quality dishes, such as filet mignon and lobster, at top-quality prices. Here the theme is classic French cuisine, and the restaurant's extremely traditional atmosphere (men are required to wear jackets) lives up to this ambition.
The theme of the brasserie, which is called Les 110 de Taillevent, is more modern cuisine with a less formal atmosphere. The dishes are more modestly priced, with cod and black angus steak notably on the menu, and there is a much greater emphasis on culinary creativity. Diners at the brasserie will be delighted to find that food and wine pairings have been made so that they can easily choose from several kinds of wine — ranging from reasonably priced to more expensive — that will perfectly suit their meal.
Last but not least is the Taillevent wine cellar, which is right next to the brasserie. Here, visitors can browse through Taillevent's extensive collection of expertly selected wines. On Saturdays there are even free wine tastings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At these tastings, the professionals at Taillevent will share their passion and expertise with all who drop by.
Anyone who wants a taste of true French cuisine and wine should make one of the Taillevent establishments a priority on their itinerary. The restaurant, the brasserie and the wine cellar are all close to each other in central Paris, making them easy to access for those staying at any of the Grands Hotels Parisiens.
15 rue Lamennais
Open Monday through Friday, reservations highly recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org
Men must wear jackets
BRASSERIE LES 110 DE TAILLEVENT
195 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Open every day, lunch service starts at noon and dinner service starts at 7:30 p.m.
LES CAVES TAILLEVENT (Taillevent Wine Cellar)
199 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Open every day except Sunday, from 10 a.m. unti 7:30 p.m.