Opened by Charles Drouant in 1880, this storied restaurant in Place Gaillon occupies the same building it has since its 19th-century founding as a tobacco bar. Attracting a fashionable high-society crowd by the turn of the century, Drouant became a hang-out for literary elites and the site of the awarding of the Prix Goncourt, a prestigious French literary prize. With period detail — an original wrought-iron staircase is still in residence having recently been renovated under the direction of architect Fabrizio Casiraghi.
The owners have upheld the high-Deco style of the 1930s interiors while taking a similar approach with the menu. Émile Cotte, of 110 de Taillevent fame, has reinterpreted the classics of haute French cuisine with dishes such as sea bass with green gnocchi, poultry with shrimp, and duck with mushrooms. The wine list boasts an impressive 2,000 bottles that represent over 400 vineyards, with an emphasis on the Rhône Valley - with over 50 wines by the glass.
Classic food with modern influences.
Duck foie gras with sweet spices, cider apple jelly & toasted brioche; scallop tartar with celery, green apple; sea bass with slowly cooked leeks, wild salmon roe & dill and veal and foie gras pie with a mesclun salad and of course Proust’s madeleines, served as the author liked them.
Experience the unique atmosphere of Drouant in one of the restaurant's two outdoor terraces - surrounded by shrubs and beautiful plants. The perfect place to enjoy a menu that celebrates French cuisine and the seasons.