L’Entrecote restaurant in Paris isn’t what you can call a new address as it has been around for more than 50 years. But it is always on the list of the go- to places when visiting the Capital. The set menu could not be more simple with a salad dressed with vinaigrette and walnuts as an entree and then steak or steak with finely cut french fries as a main (steak frites). What draws the crowds lies in it’s secret recipe for the sauce that goes with the meat that is made with different types of herbs, spices and condiments. This formula has been so successful that the business has expanded over the past 50 years from Paris to Geneva, London and Hong kong. When in Paris we would recommend the Relais de Venise at Porte Maillot and l’Entrecote at rue Marbeuf, which both have a sharper and tastier sauce compared to the others.
PS: Don’t look like a tourist and ask for the menu. The menu is just for desert and wine.
Did you know: In 1959 Paul Gineste de Saurs bought the Relais de Venise in the 17th arrondissement at Porte Maillot with the intention of developing the family wine business Chateau de Saurs. With no restaurant background MR Saurs had no choice but to keep things simple.