Great. She did not know where we were going but once inside she realized. We had to call for service quite a few times - fine in a bistro but unacceptable at this level. We went for lunch and for the food and service the 115 EUR, I dare to say, it is a bargain. Guy Martin liked Le Grand Véfour so much he bought it in 2011. Ancien bistrot… I only award the five circle excellent rating to world class, very special restaurants where dining is a wonderful overall experience. And last summer saw the opening of Palazzo Maritati and Palazzo Muci in the historic town of Nardò, southern Italy. Le Grand Véfour. For me it was really the whole experience that was beautiful; the staff, the location, the history, the company, and of course the food. My wife being slightly indisposed that evening was going to stick to one glass of wine, which meant I had to go by the glass. A formal dress code is desirable, as well as for dinner, the wearing of jacket for gentlemen'. Raymond Olivier must be turning in his grave.More, Fourth visit to Le Grand Vefour over the past decade, and I am sorry to write that things have changed for the worse. As usual, I asked for a cab when paying the bill, and the cab arrived before they processed my payment. Joyau de l'art décoratif du XVIIIe siècle, le Grand Véfour est le haut lieu gastronomique de la vie politique, artistique et littéraire de Paris depuis plus de 200 ans. Grand vefour. The cheese selection is astonishing in variety and quality. I need not have had any concerns. A heaven for the sweets lover. Sponsored By. Are gentlemen required to wear a coat and tie for dinner? Impeccable. We received the dessert, what looked like a pre-dessert, the mignardises all together, quickly followed by a sugar overdose (chocolates, and other assorted bonbons, as well as a fairly tasteless 'bundt' cake. "Poulpe dans une tranche de barbue" was simply a stunning dish. The service was excellent and friendly. About our rating system. next to the Gardens of the "Palais Royal" So is, évidemment, the food. On 23 December 1983, the Le Grand Véfour restaurant in Paris was damaged in a bomb attack, in which twelve people were wounded. Enjoy the high quality of a Relais & Châteaux experience. Desserts.... what to say. The attack in one of Paris's most exclusive restaurants left a large crater in its front. It was emotional for couple reasons but mostly because she felt under dressed-the staff reassured her and we had an extraordinary experience like something out of a movie you could only make in Paris, our lunch ended with half the restaurant applauding. Are dress jeans allowed? Are you sure you want to delete this question? The general 'ennui' and total lack of care was deeply prevalent at all levels: tired food, bad service, a sommelier that has decided the clientele wasn't worth any effort and a general air of condescension that made one feel not particularly welcome. 52 likes. The restaurant is located in the first district, near the Palais Royal, the Louvre, the Faubourg St Honoré and the Opéra Le Grand Véfour – a Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour! Address: 17 rue du Beaujolais, 75001 Nearest transport: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (1,7) Hours: Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday Reservations: Reserve many weeks in advance 5,614 were here. So is also the case for GV (or else they wouldn't have their two stars). The meal was very good. A notre chère clientèle, Nothing we ate, dessert included, was memorable. We received the dessert, what looked like a pre-dessert, the mignardises all together, quickly followed by a sugar overdose (chocolates, and other assorted bonbons, as well as a fairly tasteless 'bundt' cake. I suppose someone has to sit there, and I obviously drew the short straw. Food was good, but lacking the creativity of some of the other two starred restaurants we tried during our stay in Paris. Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page. Il faut dire que le décor Directoire, vieux de plus de deux siècles, s'y prête à merveille. Followed by an amazing cheese table and then a parade of desserts. The lunch menu is commendably short: three starters and three mains. This was the worst meal we had in two weeks of dining in France, There is a lack of refinement in the cuisine and service, and the room is...very noisy. This shows a slip in standard that was to be repeated throughout the meal. These things...would not have happened in the past. very noisy. And it is indeed a very "cosy" environnement. As is customary in a two (and three) star Michelin restaurant, the staff is numerous. He tells us about this delicious pilgrimage in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world. Publié le 16/01/2018 My love story with Le Grand Véfour Every year, the journalist visits Guy Martin, head of the Grand Véfour in Paris, with his family. The restaurant stresses on the confirmation mail that 'sportswear is not allowed. We can’t believe this restaurant has 2 stars. Fully restored, "Le Grand Véfour" is considered one of the most sumptuous restaurants of Paris. The restaurant even managed to mess up the bill/taxi routine. As is customary in a two (and three) star Michelin restaurant, the staff is numerous. My less charitable wife concluded that we got seated there because we didn't come through a hotel concierge, everyone else in the 2 rooms seemed to be a visitor to Paris. advance and got seated at the worst table in the restaurant, the one with a seat having a 'splendid' view of the kitchen door. The wine was exquisite. previous visit. Le Grand Véfour restaurant in Paris - gastronomical restaurant managed by the star cook Guy Martin, proposing wine cave and private salons. So is also the case for GV (or else they wouldn't have their two stars). 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