sunday brunch or lunch in paris
looking for recommendations for sunday in may. group of 7 adults - 3 american visitors will be hosting 4 french relatives. first time in paris for one of the americans so we'd like something "special" as far as location, view, decor, etc. but excellent food is most important.
thanks so much.
For a cozy, relaxed and not overly expensive brunch I recommend
L'Heure Gourmande, 22, Passage Dauphine, 6th arr.
Tel. 01 46 34 00 40 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
Brunch is around €25.-. Next to that, wonderful home-made tartes (salty and sweet), composed salads plus a most remarquable cheese cake.
The Passage Dauphine is a wonderful and quiet oasis in the busy area. With nice weather, you can sit outside.
I can recommend the brunch at the Hotel de Crillon.
If you want something "special" then this should fit the bill in terms of location, decor etc etc .
Their website will give you an idea of what to expect: www.crillon.com
Whatever you do, by all means avoid the brunch at Drouant.
I was there last sunday and it was shocking: the ingredients were a complete mismatch, the service was incompetent, the place looked shabby and most of our tableware was chipped!!
Unbelievable but true from Antoine Westermann!!
A lot of restaurants are closed on sundays in Paris so I'd suggest you try and call the top hotels if you are after something special.
I suggest Le Petit Céladon at the Hotel Westminster.
Special 3 course lunch incl. wine and coffee for 55€/pp on weekends, when Le Céladon becomes Le Petit Céladon.
Reservation a must!
Sunday brunches at the luxury hotels like the Crillon, etc. will cost you more.