After spending time visiting the Eiffel Tower, we decided to grab lunch at le “Relais de l’Entrecote”.
The restaurant is well known for serving one dish, steak frites.
When we showed up, there was a short line outside. As we waited for a table, the line grew quite a bit longer. After around 25 minutes, we were inside.
The only menu you’ll find at le “Relais de l’Entrecote” is for drinks.
The waitress came by soon after we were seated and asked how we would like our steak cooked. As we said medium, she scribbled something on the table, took our drink order and disappeared.Soon after, salads were dropped off at our table. The salad was simple- greens, walnuts and a few slices of radish. It was topped with a light dressing with hints of mustard.
While I rarely eat salad, I figured I’d give it a try since it was included in the price. The dressing was delicious and I also enjoyed the walnuts mixed in with the lettuce. Kim loved the salad and I offered Lucas $1 to give it a try. He accepted my offer and really enjoyed it too!While waiting for the main event to arrive, it was fun watching the waitresses get the plates ready. Large trays of steak and french fries were brought out to the dining room and placed on a buffet style table where the waitresses then got everything plated for each hungry customer. Interesting…The steak frites arrived and it looked delicious, although the portion was a bit small. (No need to worry, more on that later.)
The steak was cut into strips and covered in a mysterious green sauce. The fries were crispy and delicious.
Before digging in, I needed to do a little photo-op.Once I tried the steak, I was really impressed. The steak was tender, juicy and cooked perfectly.
As for that green sauce, I have one word to describe it- wow!
The sauce isn’t what I’d consider thick and it had a herby taste. Kim and I both weren’t really sure how to describe it otherwise.
Whatever the sauce was, it didn’t stand a chance on the plate. It was a great accompaniment to the steak and was also a good choice to dip the fries in.
I guess, rather than cram a large portion onto one plate, they serve your meal in two shifts. We liked this approach and even after sharing some of our food with Lucas (no kids plates here), we were satisfied with the portion. (Don’t get me wrong, if they brought more, I would’ve ate that too!)
During a trip to the City of Light, if you’re looking for a great Paris restaurant, I’d definitely recommend a visit to le “Relais de l’Entrecote”. Just remember, there isn’t much choice besides rare, medium or well.
le “Relais de l’Entrecote” has four location in Paris. We dined at the Marbeuf location. An order of steak frites cost 26.60€, around $30US.
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