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  • 5.0 star rating
    1/10/2014

    My husband and I visited this restaurant in early September. We heard great things and we were def not disappointed with our meal! We loved it so much we came back again our last night in Paris.

    The restaurant does not take reservations and they are extremely busy so it's best to arrive before they open if you are looking to have a 7ish dinner. We got lucky and arrived right after the first seating and got a table for 2, we quickly saw the line start for their second seating. For our second visit we weren't so lucky and had to wait an hour to be seated.

    Dinner starts with drinks and fresh bread, followed by a delicious salad with a tasty mustard dressing.

    Then the main course! Steak frites! The meal is absolutely mouth watering, the best part is when they come around and serve you seconds :-)

    For dessert you have several options all of which look amazing.

    I think the price is reasonable for Paris standards. The service we received both nights was great.

    Can't wait to go back!

  • 4.0 star rating
    20/9/2014
    1 check-in

    It's been a tradition for over half a century.  They don't take reservations.  They won't even take your name or give you a number.  There are no fancy pagers or buzzers.  You stand in line to wait for your table.  At any time of the day or night that they are open, whether it's rain or shine, scorching hot or freezing cold, there'll be a line.  And the line can stretch around the block.  We went there on a Monday night at around 9:15PM and waited for about 30 - 40 minutes.  Not bad.

    There is no menu.  You don't need one.  Everybody eats the same thing - steak frites (steak and fries).  All you need to order is how well you want your steak done.

    There's a limited wine list but the quality was good and the prices were very reasonable.  We ordered a half bottle of the house wine, which was a 2012 AOC Saint-Emilion, and it was a great value.

    Our dinner started with a salad which was tossed in a light vinaigrette which we liked.  It was then followed by half of our steak frites.  Yes, they only serve you half the steak and the other half is kept warm over a chafing fire.  However, it didn't appear to work for us as our second half of the steak was not really warm at all. Maybe it was just a one-time glitch.

    And they only serve you half the fries.  When they bring you your second half of the steak, they also bring you more fresh fries.  The second serving of fries for us were good - literally fresh from the fryer.

    The steak was tender, juicy and flavorful.  Their famous "secret sauce", was good but not really that great.  But that is of course a personal taste, as I saw diners in neighboring tables soaking up all the sauce with bread.  It was that yummy good for them!

    The place is crammed and tables are very close to each other and you will be seated inches from your neighbors (but this is almost the norm for many restaurants or cafes in Paris). You will literally be rubbing elbows.  So if you are looking for personal space to engage in an intimate conversation, you won't find it here.

    Our server has been really wonderful.  She has been super friendly, and was always wearing a big welcoming smile on her face.  Service has been really prompt and professional.  (Disclaimer:  I spoke French with her so maybe that made a difference.  I've read numerous reports about rude service in Paris but we've never experienced that our entire week there.)

    Overall, a solid 4-star experience and I highly recommend any Paris visitors who like steak frites to give it a try.  It is easily accessible and is right at the Porte Maillot station of the Metro line 1 or RER line C.

  • 5.0 star rating
    14/8/2014

    Reviews are pretty much spot on
    Amazing flawless service
    Great house wine
    Steak is absolutely mouth watering
    Mostly local people ... So that tells you a lot about  the place
    As they always said " it's all in the sauce "

    A must visit when in Paris

  • 5.0 star rating
    30/5/2014
    3 check-ins

    I've been staying at the hotel around the corner for years, but I only just found out about this restaurant this trip through Yelp.

    Everything I read about the place in the reviews are pretty much spot on.  It's open twice a day, for lunch (12-2:30) and dinner (7-11:45).  There is a a line to get in, but for the life of me, I for understand why they choose to take the line into the street and not turn it so that it goes down the sidewalk next to the restaurant.  

    Once seated, you're SOL if you need to use the toilettes.  So use it before you get seated.  It's not for romantic dinners as you're literally sitting within inches of each other, almost feels like your having dinner with the folks on either side of you. So much so that people tend to converse with people next to them even if they're not in the same party.  Not a bad thing if you're expecting it.

    Also, the servers will only ask you 4 questions.  The first 2 at the beginning are how you like your steak cooked and what type of wine (red or white in a glass, half bottle or full).  The last 2 questions after dinner.  Which dessert and would you like coffee or espresso?

    The the dinner itself works like clockwork. They serve a salad with walnuts in vinaigrette and bread. The server has a table where she places a stack (literally a stack) of steaks in platters on the table.  Then comes back with a huge platter of fries.  After she cleans up the salad dishes, she proceeds to serve half of your steak covered in green sauce and fries.  The other half stays heated by candlelight on the table.  Once you finish that portion she proceeds to serve you with the last half of your steak frites.  I also ordered the profiteroles which is what the server said is their most popular dessert.  It was yummy and was smothered in chocolate sauce and thinly sliced almonds.

    The salad was good and light.  The steak was nicely cooked and cooked in the right temperature that I ordered (med rare) and it was so tender.  I really liked the sauce it was smothered with too.  The fries were nice and crispy.  

    All in all, it took a little over an hour from start to finish.  They were efficient and they do it well.  Looking forward to coming back in September so my boyfriend can try it as well.

  • 5.0 star rating
    28/8/2014

    A Parisian favorite. If you like steak, a great sauce and fries; then this place is it. No reservations and there is always a line out the door.  Go at 7pm to get into first seating. Fast service! House wine is good choice. Profiteroles for dessert is #1 choice.

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/2/2014
    1 check-in

    A great restaurant to have in your back pocket for steak and french fry fans,  Quick, easy, no language required- as there is only one meal- see the pictures: What you see is what you get.  

    Nice,lively energetic setting- loads of tourists and locals.  Join the line to get in- we came at 6:45 and doors opened at 7, and we were seated right away.  We ordered a bottle of tasty bordeaux and enjoyed pineapple soaked in kirsch for dessert.

    Easy, no nonsense.  The sauce, the secret sauce was to me, not that flavorful, but not bad either.

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/3/2014

    The atmosphere is very much French Bistro.  The steak frites with the green sauce and especially the deserts are fantastic!  

    Be prepared to spend an hour or so waiting for a table after 7PM.  

    Bón Appetite!!!

  • 5.0 star rating
    29/11/2013

    Everything a good Parisian meal should be.

    Although there's no menu, you can think of it as a two-course prix fixe for 27 EUR per person. The first course is a light walnut salad with house vinaigrette. The second course - why you go here - is steak frites. It's served in two portions, so you don't have to rush eating before it all gets cold.

    The fries are almost as good as the steak. When allowed to soak up the unbelievably good pepper sauce, they're even BETTER.

    The house wine is dirt cheap. While it's not my favorite, once it's been allowed to breathe for a few minutes it has a pleasant bite. Half bottles (which are really mini full bottles) are exactly half the price of the full ones, so there's no penalty in opting for a few less glasses. A half bottle of the house red was only 7.50 EUR.

    Two meals plus wine came to 61.50 EUR, which included the service charge. The only way you could hit 90 EUR for two people (as some other reviewers have) is if you get at least one full bottle of wine, and everyone gets both desserts -AND- coffees. And even then you'd have to get the most expensive wine and desserts.

    It's not listed here on Yelp, but they're also open for lunch from 12-2:30pm. I went on a Thursday at 1:30pm and only waited about 5-10 minutes. We finished our meal around 2:45pm, at which point the place was still packed, but no new diners were being seated.

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/11/2013
    1 check-in

    Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote was one of the few spots outside of museums and the standard must-see sights of Paris that I really wanted to make it to during my trip. When I took a walk around my hotel's hood the first day in town, made it only a block away from my accommodations, and then saw that deep red awning and those lit-up letters across what looked like a two-story, corner property French home, I knew we were a go for their famous steak frites.

    Why steak frites, you ask? Ever hear the advice, "Do one thing, and do it well"? Well, this place takes that shit to heart and has been running with this same, laser-focused approach for fifty years now. That's right - steak frites is their only dish. OK, so it comes with a starter salad, but that doesn't change either. And you get a choice of the type of red wine you'd like with it, but other than that, there is no decision-making necessary. And even though this is a one-dish establishment, that doesn't make Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote a one-trick pony. The experience is as much of a draw as the steak frites themselves.

    We got there at about 6:45p (they open at 7p) and there was already a good line going. For a reference point, we jumped on just beyond where the awning ends and still made it in for the first seating. Once you step inside, you quickly realize that they pack this place to the gills. Our waitress had to literally pull a table out to seat us (at a back eight-top split into four two-tops, for your visual reference), and then trap my wife in the boothed seat against the wall with three other ladies when the table was put back. Claustrophobic types need not apply.

    That said, L'Entrecote is a well-oiled machine. Unlike the rest of Paris, expect speedy service. They also give you your meal in two shifts so that you always have a warm plate of food in front of you, which I don't think I've seen anywhere else ever, and the food-anxiety-dominated side of me most certainly approves. The signature steak was delicious and well-portioned. If we're gettin' nit-picky (and I usually am), I prefer American beef, to be honest  - the French offerings just seem like Steak Lite to me. But the dish's true highlights were the green sauce (a house speciality, ingredients unbeknownst to me), slathered all over the meat, and their crispy, thin, salty, pretty-much-perfect heap of fries. Any way you slice it, the meal is queue-worthy.

    The interior's red walls almost seem to be gravitating towards one another, as if with every year, they get an inch closer, and Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote just gets that much tighter and tighter over time. I can only imagine how much more crowded this place looks without the mirrors. Even the tiny staircase to the second floor (where the bathroom and a bit more seating is housed) is a narrow, one-way traffic situation. All things considered, this unique dining experience feels like a giant group affair at someone's private home, and to an outsider, a storybook Parisian setting. In a room full of strangers, you are basically forced to talk to the people next to you, and despite a potential language barrier, everyone is all smiles, all the time. Come patient, prepared, and hungry - a one-of-a-kind dining adventure awaits.

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/9/2013
    1 check-in

    A group of work colleagues arrived about 7:15 and were fortunate to be immediately seated. It was crowded, but timing has us sitting without a wait.  Not long after, there was a distinct line forming out front.  (During this time of the year  [August], many businesses here are closed for vacation).

    The menu here is easy: you can have your steak rare, medium or well.  For wine you have the choice of the House wine or a bottle of Beaujolais.  We went for the Beaujolais.  

    Shortly after you sit down, you'll be greeted by a squad of friendly waitresses assign to briskly serve your dinner.  First to the table is a light salad with a light vinegar and Dijon dressing.  Soon afterwards, the big platters of sliced beef begin t arrive to the adjacent prep table.  There the waitress serves up your portion ensuring it is bathed in the well noted sauce.  The sauce is a herb, Dijon base.  Very rich and delicious.  

    The meat itself alone is quite flavorful, very tender and perfectly cooked (medium is rather red...sort of like medium rare).  I am a medium rare steak person and medium was right on the money.   Alongside that are placed a heap of salted frites. Along with the steak and sauce, the fries are amazing.  The servings of the beef are (i'm guessing) about 8oz.  The waitress will arrive again with another serving of beef (and fries).

    Coffee offered at the conclusion.

    Service is friendly & efficient, but brisk around the bustling tables and room.   With a line out the front door, I can imagine the staff hurrying you along if you linger too well past your dining time.

    All in all, the place is a treat.

    Great genius for simplicity of the menu and the delicious servings.

  • 5.0 star rating
    19/3/2014

    Oh yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Then, yes! Le petit mort in my mouth. Yes er, oui! is the only word you need to speak in this establishment. I would go home with any of the old ladies just for the stories and experience. Sorry over-share but that's what this food will do to this man.

  • 5.0 star rating
    20/4/2014

    We went to Paris and loved this restaurant so much we ended up eating here two days in a row!!! The sauce on the steak is amazing!!! And it's all you can eat, so if u finish and your still hungry they will serve u more. I will definitely come back here one day!! Their house wine is delicious, we brought several bottles home. Oh Parí!!!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/3/2013
    1 check-in

    After visiting Versailles and retreating back to our hotel room after a long day, we discovered this place upon doing a online search of the food options nearby.  To our surprise, this place is had a somewhat new location in New York, that we have never heard of, as well as a London location.  It all seemed really interesting but we utimately decided upon another place that night.  On our way to the other restaurant, we passed by this one and saw the huge line.  We thought to ourselves, hmm... did we make the wrong decision in skipping this place?  After we had our dinner, it was almost eleven and it didn't seem like the line had moved...

    The next night during dinner, we set out to check out the line.  It was about 8:20pm, it looked like there were 6 people on line, we figured we can wait.  The line didn't move for at least half an hour.  Two or three parties left in the mean time, we were wondering what was going on.  So what happened was that those parties of 4 left, and they wanted to save those tables for another party of four.  In the center, they have an aisle of two seaters.  They waited for everyone to clear out and started seating all of us from one end, it was quite an assembly line action as the tables needed to be moved for each party to get in and get cozy with their neighbors.

    So there is no menu, which were learned beforehand, but the couple next to us weren't aware of the concept before they entered, they just saw a line every night and decided that they had to try it at least once.  

    You get to make one choice - how do you like your steak cooked (rare, medium or well- note that there is no such thing as medium rare.)  You get served your steak in two portions so that it stays warm - what they really do it split the steak between different people and then split the second steak between two people etc so you effectively get one steak.  The key to this is the secret green sauce, I have no idea what's in it but it was delicious.  I sense some mustard in there, but I'm no cook so I wouldn't know for sure since it supposed to be some "secret" sauce.

    You start with a salad, which I didn't think was anything special.  The frites are amazing! They are thin cut.  I already knew before entering but had to ask anyways because I love ketchup.  The waitress gave me a look of disgust, like it was sacrilegious to put ketchup on fries.  (Apparently the french thinks that ketchup ruins their cuisine and it is banned from elementary school).

    We also paired our steak with a bottle of red.  Finished with dessert.  The fiance and I opted to share a berry dessert, which I saw someone else order earlier in the night.

    Overall I thought the food was good.  They were so busy, it always seems like the waitresses were running around like headless chickens the whole time.  The only thing I would note is that while there is no menu for the steak concept, the wine list is in french on the board, and the dessert menu is in French.  Not a big deal for us as we were starting to make out words here and there from other romance languages and we never hesitated to ask the waitress what certain things were when we were not sure.  The waitresses were able to communicate in English, when they needed to, but had a bit of a snooty attitude.

  • 5.0 star rating
    12/3/2013

    There is always a massive line at the entrance of this restaurant, which is so unusual in Paris that it already is a sure sign of its awesomeness. Don't look at the menu - I've never been given one anyway - you pick the steak frites and you just melt. The meat is cooked to perfect tenderness, the fries are crispy golden and the sauce... the sauce is the magic ingredient in the dish, it just knocks you out. When you recover from the initial choc, you finish your plate and ask for more. Prepare for an amazing night.
    Funny thing, the desserts are pretty good too, but you'll have splurged so much on the meat that you probably won't be hungry enough to try. Weird business model really... Well, their funeral, our pleasure!

  • 1.0 star rating
    29/6/2014

    Food is good; however the service is not. Staff and the owner are somewhat impolite and not very respectful towards their guests. In American standard, the service here would probably get a zero star rating.

  • 4.0 star rating
    8/7/2012
    1 check-in
    Listed in Layover finds

    It's the end of June and it had been pouring rain all day. The girls and I didn't want to venture out too far from our hotel for dinner since we've been up and at it for almost 24 hours. Yes, us crew members pack as much as possible on our overnight layovers.

    We've heard great reviews from other crew members for this place and we also learned that it's wise to line up early. We were first in line, 45 minutes prior to opening. Thank goodness for awnings! At 7pm sharp, the very well coiffed madame invited us into her restaurant. There is no menu, they just ask you what you want for drinks (wine of course), and how you like your steak done.

    Right away, salads were brought out, which were simple yet tasty. A huge platter of fries came along, and I assumed it was for a larger table. But it was for us. The steak was grilled to order with a perfect char and a green sauce so good I wanted to bathe in it. Sauce left on your plate? Sweep your crusty, soft in the middle baguette with it. Don't forget their dijon mustard too. The mountain of crispy, salty fries will leave you wanting more. I almost couldn't finish my second serving.

    The many types of desserts cruising by looked heavenly ( profiteroles! ) but unfortunately we had no more room. The demi bottle did us in.

    Best advice is line up early or be prepared to wait... And go hungry!

  • 1.0 star rating
    12/3/2011 Updated review

    Well, after coming here pretty regularly over the past 6 months, I had a very disappointing evening. The food, which is never to complain about, was up to its usual standards, but the service... was unbelievably insulting.

    Apparently, the patron who ate before my wife and I, "lost" his cell phone. So, while my wife and I were trying to enjoy a nice Saturday night dinner, we had to move to cope with this guy and the entire restaurant staff searching around our table for his phone. Eventually, they left and we could continue to enjoy our dinner... hopefully in peace.

    We couldn't help but feel watched, and we noticed that the guy was standing at the entrance staring at our table and continuing to talk with the waitress/hostess. Eventually, with my back turned, the hostess came back and started searching my jacket pockets looking for the man's phone. Really? Do I look like a thief? I'm at a mildly expensive restaurant with my wife and you are searching my pockets without my knowing? What is this, the gare du nord?

    Not cool. Not cool at all. Not only did I just get blindly searched, plus the escalated argument with the hostess after calling her out on it, the guy decided to call the police. Thus, while trying to finish our dinner, the police are waiting for us outside... It was a very un-enjoyable meal knowing you are being accused of stealing some guy's phone, which in all likelihood, is cheaper than the meal we were trying to enjoy.

    After the table next to us leaves, one of the ladies came back in to tell us they were searched and accused of stealing the phone and the police was waiting for us next... really dude...?

    Anyways, the point of the story, is the way the hostess and the restaurant acted, searching my pockets without me knowing (my wife and table next to us saw her), denying doing anything "but looking behind me" when we already looked for 5 minutes and being rude.

    Seriously, if you ask me, I would be happy to show you my jacket pockets, but searching blindly like that is just wrong and probably against the law. Sorry Entercote, but you just lost some regular customers for your atrocious behaviour.

    TL;DR version:
    Terrible service and hostess searching my pockets for a phone apparently I stole... NOT COOL.

    4.0 star rating
    25/8/2010 Previous review
    I've been dying to come here ever since I saw the huge lines on a nightly basis. It really is crazy… Read more
  • 5.0 star rating
    10/3/2012
    2 check-ins

    Here in Nuilly Sur Seine for a week for the boulangerie show.  My buddy and I walked over to Porte Maillot to find some dinner.  I had read about the restaurant on a couple of sites but was not too sure as there isn't enough reviews on Yelp in France to rely on.  

    We finally found the restaurant on this cold and windy night.  Walked by a dozen of half empty restaurant on the way and feeling good about getting something to eat right away.  When we found the restaurant, there was a line about 20 People deep outside the restaurant.  WHAT??  "We are not going to wait for this, with all the rest of the restaurant empty?"  

    After talking it over with my buddy, we decided that since we are in Paris, better see what the deal is and why there is such a wait outside in the cold.  The line was a bit daunting but I was assured by another waiting french women that it was worth the wait.  15 minutes later, she informed me that there was only one thing on the menu...  Steak Frites.. Hmmm..  Even if there were 100 things on the menu, I would still want a steak frites.  So no problem there.

    We got in while waiting only 30 minutes instead of the 45-1hr our friend in line had quoted us, so, very happy.  The restaurant was a small typical french brasserie with small tight tables butted up next to each other.  In order for one of us to get in to the bench side, the manager has to pull the entire 24"X18" table out and shoved it back in behind us.  Hilarious, coming from California where everything has to be extra large.

    Our choices of the menu was red, pink or white.  I was wondering what they would have done if someone ordered white... Maybe get kicked out?  5 hand written choices of wine.  18 Euro being the most expensive.  

    The steak was simple and cooked perfectly medium rare and it was sitting in this mysterious green sauce that everyone was talking about.  A giant plate of crispy fries was also brought.  Our waitress served us half of our portion first with a generous serving of fries.  Oh my!!!!!! What the hell was in this sauce...  Tried unsuccessfully to pry it out of the server but she too didn't know the "secret"  "If i knew, I would open a restaurant and be very rich" (in a french accent)  Ha ha...

    They also had about 5 different desserts.  Which all looked pretty good, but who cares about dessert when my taste buds were still buzzing about the green sauce.

    Overall, it was a fun and wonderful meal.  I will forever be trying to reverse engineer this sauce.   Price?  I don't remember..  It was reasonable in Paris.  2 person, 1 bottle of wine, 2 meals, 2 desserts about 90 euros.  

    Loved it so much we went back to it the last night we were there.

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/6/2014

    Great streak frites. Not so great experience. It's like a conveyor belt- not the Parisian experience of dining out that was so wonderful at other restaurants we visited.

  • 5.0 star rating
    5/7/2011

    best steak and fries you'll ever have. The special green sauce is really what makes it so fantastic. If you're in Paris you CAN'T pass this up!

    (FYI there are 3 different restaurants in the city owned by siblings. Relais de Venise is the best in my opionion with thinner slices. Relais D'entrecote in the 6th arrondisment has thicker slices of steak and a great location, but the service is not as good as Relais de Venise. I haven't been to the 3rd restaurant).

  • 4.0 star rating
    9/5/2012

    The fiance and I knew that our trip to Paris was going to be fabulous because of all the amazing food. We had done quite a bit of research and found this place to be THE place for steak frites. I guess it's also a good sign that all they serve is steak frites, right?

    We went on a weeknight and it was crowded. There was a line outside but we knew it would be worth the wait. And boy it was.

    Every review we read talked about this special green sauce that tops the steak. It was heavenly. What's more amazing is that you think you're done with your meal once you clean your plate. Nope. The waitress comes by with ANOTHER plate. Which means more steak frites goodness.

    Tip: Come hungry and be prepared to leave very happy.

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/8/2008 Updated review

    If you're looking for the best steak-frites in Paris, congratulations. You've found it! Unfortunately, hundreds of other visitors to the City of Lights find it every day, too, right here at Le Relais de Venise.

    It's lovingly called l'Entrecôte, after the one and only dish they serve, a delightfully tender, absolutely flavorful rib steak, served with remarkably fresh, crispy frites, topped off with a fantastic sauce whose recipe is one of the best-kept trade secrets around.

    There are numerous other Entrecôtes around town and throughout France (and even the world), but save for this one (as well as its new branches in London and Barcelona), they are knockoffs. The others aren't bad at all, but this one is truly the one to go to, what with its higher quality, traditionally dressed wait staff (who can really resist a French maid's outfit?), and ridiculously streamlined menu.

    Of course, you do have choices - you can select your wine, as well as a good variety of desserts. But the star here is the steak, cooked perfectly to your liking (I suggest à point, which is medium, or what would in the US be considered a bloody medium-rare), and have I mentioned the sauce?

    Le Relais de Venise takes no reservations, so expect to queue up for a solid 30 minutes at peak dinner times with a hundred of your closest sock-and-sandal tourist friends, but since they just keep cranking out the same dish, you will be served a freshly-prepared meal in record time.

    Oh, and one other thing - don't get too upset by the small portion of steak and fries you're initially served. The come around with seconds!

    4.0 star rating
    6/8/2008 Previous review
    Quand j'ai déménagé au 17e, la propriétaire de mon appart m'a donné des avis. Un de ces avis était :… Read more
  • 4.0 star rating
    10/1/2014

    Excellent steak-frit and fries. If you like steak, this is a must-go... But leave your vegetarian friends at home. Steak is the only menu item

  • 5.0 star rating
    23/12/2013

    Everything was good. The service and the meal. We drinked the house wine with the best Steak and Frites of the world. The steak green sauce is awesome. For dessert: profiterols (filled with vanilla ice cream inside)

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/4/2013

    It is what it is... Thought I'd try it after the good reviews and it's right next to my hotel (Hotel Concord Lafayette).  Showed up Sunday around 8:30 and, yes, there was  line, but it moved quickly - only 5-10 min wait.  Was seated - don't expect intimacy - it's almost family style!

    True to fashion, ordered my steak and wine.  Salad was good, service was good - super friendly waitress (and English speaker!!).  Great dinner, can't describe the green sauce, but you'll want more!  Great idea to bring steak in shifts - large portions - especially for Europe.  I'll be back - maybe even this week!

  • 3.0 star rating
    5/1/2014

    Would have earned 4 stars in my book if it weren't for the sauce being an oily green mess.  Staff was courteous yet although i enjoy pouring my own wine when i need a top-up, would it really hurt for the wait-staff to pour the first glass rather than simply placing the bottle on the table upon opening?  

    Bottom line:  maybe i had too high expectations

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/5/2012

    Amusing bathroom setup. Loved the upstairs seating. And the surprisingly older, absolutely charming and exquisitely professional, hostess.
    Bread was delicious parisian baguette (1 point for Paris). The salad was oveshredded and a bit more random than at my usual Relais (London City), but (aha!) it didn't burn my tongue with its garlic content (1 point for Paris). There was, of course, a queue outside on a Friday evening at 19:30, and when we got closer to the door we were happy to discover there was a heater, so at least the closer you are, the more you are encouraged to stay! (1 point Paris) However, somehow, I'm used to the London City one, I can get to it more cheaply and easily, and so  (4 points London) Yes, I'm cheating. Bite me.
    Oh, and there's free wifi from a neighbouring place. Handy for those checkins without using roaming data ;)

  • 5.0 star rating
    17/11/2013
    1 check-in

    You get in and you are just served. No menu, no choices, but an amazing steak with a delicious souce. We had the St. Emilion wine, which was perfect. Desserts are also really good, although by the time of the dessert we had already more than enough food.  Great place.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/8/2009

    This is a great place. The atmosphere is special (although a bit speedy).
    The success makes it very busy.
    Just be sure you are willing to queue, or be there at 7PM.
    I personally believe it is definitely worth waiting.
    They serve you a nice salad as appetiser, then comes the meat with is famous sauce!!
    Wine de la maison is good, and desert: my favourites are their Profiterolles au Chocolat!!

  • 5.0 star rating
    23/10/2013

    I do not think I can add much more to the already written reviews. I am not a meat eater but this place is worth the exception. No reservation and the wait line could be long. we waited more than half an hour outside but it was definitely worth it. If you have any room left, try their dessert that they are very famous for ( sorry cannot remember the name). By the way, there are other L'Entrocotte restaurants in Paris but this one claims that it is not a chain and that it is the authentic one. I have to trust them on that as the meat was outstanding.

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/8/2012

    This place was amazing!!! We went there after we read on Yelp how great it was...it did not disappoint. We got seated quickly, we went right at 7pm so there was not many people there. When we left there was a line of about 6-8 groups.

    We did not presented with a menu for food. We were only asked 2 questions...1) how you like your meat 2) what you drink? Beer, wine or water. The wine list was hand written and so cheap. We got the most expensive bottle, a st emeillion for 18 euros.

    The steak was just decent, I am from the USA so I am use to high quality steak...this was low quality but the atmosphere here and the secret green sauce made up for it.

    This place was great, the staff seemed to understand English which was a huge plus, the wine list was great, the only gripe I have is size of steak. It was small, it comes in 2 waves, but still small.

    1 bottle of 75cl wine 1 bottle of 37cl wine 2 entrees and 2 desserts cost us 92 euros...may be a bit over priced for the quality of food but the atmosphere made up for it. I will go again when I return to Paris

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/6/2013

    Very good.  Steak was cooked nicely - tender and juicey.  The fries were crisp and tasty.  Had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert - delicious. I did think the server was not friendly to me because I am an American.  But after observing her with everyone else, it was her.  That made me feel better, but it didn't help the service.

  • 5.0 star rating
    18/6/2013

    Love this place

  • 5.0 star rating
    27/7/2010

    since the age of 5, l'entrecote has been my FAVORITE resto in the world. in the WORLD!

    steak frites, solely. that mysterious and delicious green sauce, and the desserts are to die for. it's busy and hectic, absolutely packed every night that it's open, but i highly recommend sucking it up and waiting because it is worth the hassle.

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/6/2010

    This is my favorite of all the "Entrecote" type of restaurants in Paris.  It is a hike out to Porte Maillot and there is always a HUGE line (even in the dead of winter), but it is worth it.  Love the meal and dream of eating this when I am not in Paris.  The famous sauce is really as good as it gets.  I love the meringue dessert as well. You are guaranteed to have a good time when you come here.

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/12/2011

    That's it, no menu, water or wine (house) to drink, and raw, medium, medium well for the meat.
    Great place, always packed, come early be ready to share your table with a bunch of people, no privacy here. Excellent fries and awesome sauce for the meat.
    If you are from the USA or South American you are lucky to have the best meat, french meat is not that great, it is what you would get in a mediocre dinner or a truck stop in the USA. But the sauce is what makes the whole meal great and of course the fries

  • 5.0 star rating
    9/9/2011

    My first night in Paris and i turned to Yelp to find a place to have dinner close by.  The first sign that the reviews were not lying about this place was the line that formed outside before they open at 7. I was seated fairly quickly  and had the pleasure of Emelie (sp) serving me. she was incredibly friendly and put up with my adequate French. The quality of the food combined with the quality of service makes me want to return before leaving for home.

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/4/2012

    i'd successfully avoided red meat for about 6 months prior to going here.  given that it was the only thing on the  menu along with some killer frites i was really hoping that it lived up to its billing.  the group i was with was totally jonesing for this place.  with good reason.  

    the steak and frites are amazing, the desserts really hit the spot and they keep the bottles of wine queued up perfectly.

    • Adam K.
    • Financial District, Manhattan, United States
    • 4 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/12/2012

    Very good, if you like steak frites. Because the only thing they have on the menu is steak frites. But they are very good steak frites!

  • 5.0 star rating
    10/10/2012

    I can't wait to come back! As an aficiando of culinary articles I collect to pin-point places of interest for my travel I happend upon a delightful review of this place in 2010. Since then it has been a desire of mine to come here for the culinary experience. I had read all the reviews and knew what to expect but what awaited me was more than I planned for. I had a pleasant wait out side with like-minded foodies waiting to called upon for seating and made some new friends. Once seated and asked what to drink and how I would like my L'entrecote cooked I was anxioulsy awaiting its' arrival. It was simply one word.... DIVINE! I will definitely be back here and will try to one on NYC... I wanted to base my first experience off of the one one is Paris before trying the others. Thanks and I hope you enjoy this legendary gem as much as I did!

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