What to order at Brasserie Lipp?
- sweet100s Nov 10, 2013 02:10 AM
Since our hotel is next door to Brasserie Lipp, I'd guess we'll have at least 1 or 2 lunch or dinner meals there during 1 week + in Paris.
- Primarily looking for meat dishes since 1 person has seafood allergy. Maybe it will be simpler for the kitchen staff if we all had meat.
- My perception is Brasserie Lipp offers Alsacien (Alsatian?) specialties. We'll be spending several days in Strasbourg after Paris, where we'll definitely have Choucroute and Baeckeoffe. Therefore, please exclude those from your recommendations :-).
We enjoy all other meats except for strange (to me) parts, like chicken feet or pig knuckle. We have become adventurous enough to enjoy beef tongue recently.
Does Lipp serve roasted rabbit with mustard sauce? (Lapin à la moutarde?)
At one point I thought I saw the menu on their inscrutable website but I can't find it now.
PS: Their website lists their hours as 9:00am - 1:00am. Do they really serve their food menu continuously during all those hours? Or do they serve drinks only in between the traditional dining hours.
re: John Talbott
Sorry sweet100's, I apologize, that was flip and mean.
To be serious and honest, we've all been to Lipp, the Cafe Flore, La Coupole, the Closerie de Lilas and the Deux Magots and other Left Bank places that were the stuff of The Lost Generation up through Sartre & Beauvoir.
But, speaking for myself, I think even for a coffee, one can do better.
And in addition, I think most of us think nothing of taking the subway or bus 10-40 minutes away for a good meal (we don't always succeed, but I at least want to stretch a bit.)
re: John Talbott
John Talbott, my base expectation (hope maybe is a better word) is deliciousness for every meal in Paris.
In other words, my hope is, regardless of any other constraints we must operate under (day, time of day, travel time available, location, distance, etc), in a city called Paris, if I have researched properly, I should be able to find a delicious meal.
On days when we have minimal constraints, I merely have to read past postings, which I am doing, with special attention to yours, all those people whose names start with a P..., mangeur, etc., Then we choose from 10 great choices. How easy is that! :-). On days with minimal constraints I'm positive we'll experience a delicious meal.
(Yes I do realize nothing is 100%, any kitchen can have off days, waiters can be surly anywhere, etc.)
Ex: This weekend I had fewer than normal time constraints and weather mostly cooperated. So I spent 16 hours (elapsed) making our all time favorite turkey ranch sandwich, starting with brining a turkey breast then smoking it. This Thursday my time constraint will be ~2 min. So I will heat up roasted salted almonds, and grab my favorite hummus and barely roasted veggies for dinner. But given time and calorie constraints I have during the week, that is still a delicious meal.
The reason why I asked about Brasserie Lipp:
- I read both favorable and iffy comments here on it (Yes, I searched) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5918...
- It's probable that in our 10 days that include 2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays, we'll want a Plan B location close by for lunch or dinner in a place with hours as flexible as Lipp.
Food is very average at Lipp, avoid the fish by all means.
I don't think they serve lapin à la moutarde.
Choucroute is better at Bofinger.
The only thing I'd order at Lipp would be a tartare.
Oh my goodness! :-)
OK, I would call this a consensus.
John Talbott, no apology needed, I'd rather know what you really think.
I was trying to think of a good Plan B place near the hotel when Plan A reservation in another location doesn't work out for whatever reason.
Though with La Fourchette and Yelp, maybe we'd be able to at least avoid the bad places and find a decent place on our mobile on same day.