Model Eats with Sophie Porley in Paris
1.If you can describe the restaurant (upon entry) in less than 5 words, what could it be?
Old School French Elegant Dining
2. What is the best part of your dining experience?
Sitting outside in the sunshine with the bustle of the Parisian streets engulfing you. We had a glass of Champagne and it felt like we had been transported back to how Paris would have been in the 1930s. The experience felt decadent but also warm and familiar
3.If you will bring a friend to this restaurant who haven’t tried dining in a Parisian restaurant before, how will you convince him?
I think the restaurant speaks for itself, no convincing needed to dine in Paris!!!
4.How much do you like the food? Which is your favorite and why?
The food was delicious , we dined on grilled calamari with sautéed tomatoes topped off with black olives. The sole fish was served with a side of black rice, bursting with flavor from the broth used while cooking the rice, the cute copper saucepan just added to the Art Deco inspired restaurant.
5. What can you say about the ambience? Is it perfect for dating? Family gathering? Chilling out?
The restaurant would be perfect for a lavish dinner date, its on the pricy side but worth it for the atmosphere alone. The waiters are quintessentially old school French. The interior features carved dark wood panels, crystal light fixtures and stained glass all adding to the Art Deco inspired restaurant.
6. Do you like the service? What can you say about the staff?
The staff were classic and very French! The restaurant was a little under staffed at the time we went, but it was the lunch hour. Aside from the slight lack of attentiveness, the staff were all very pleasant.
7. Is the place a nice value for money?
This restaurant is more on the opulent side! But you pay for an experience and you will always have wonderful memories
8. What is your overall impression of the restaurant?
I would definitively go back to this restaurant again, perfect for a grand occasion or a romantic date. I would love to go at night time - I think that would be simply magical. What a beautiful classically French spot - très exquis!!
Words by Sophie Sumner
Model Sophie Porley
111 rue Saint Lazare, 75008 Paris, France
French Restaurant / Price Range : Pricy!