Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $$$$
Drouant is one of the gilded anchors of Parisian dining establishments. Its history dates back a century and its cultural significance is tremendous, as it is the seat of the Prix Goncourt, the... Read More
Drouant is one of the gilded anchors of Parisian dining establishments. Its history dates back a century and its cultural significance is tremendous, as it is the seat of the Prix Goncourt, the prestigious French literary award. Hence the upstairs dining room named Salon Goncourt; There is even one named after Colette, who presided over the jury for many years. Never mind all that, though. Because when a delightful meal is in order, this instantly should be one of the places you think of in Paris. The location is just a few minutes' walk from Op�ra or Palais-Royal and yet its tucked-away little Square removes you from the city's bustle. Alsatian Chef Antoine Westermann is one of France's best. So whether you order the veal cutlet, the roast chicken or the pollock served with braised, roasted tomatoes, you can be certain all will be well.
- Group Friendly: "Ask for the Cr�mant d'Alsace as aperitif. It's not on the menu, but if you ask for it, they'll pour it for you."
- Best for Group Friendly Because: Drouant is where the Prix Goncourt (prestigious French literary prize) is decided and announced each year, dating all the way back to Colette's day.