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“Tres bien in Paris.”
Review of L'Ecurie - CLOSED

L'Ecurie
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Tres bien in Paris.”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Came here on a recent trip to Paris after reading about it on Trip Advisor. We loved it. Great atmosphere and a friendly welcome. Started with free Sangria and then had the €17 menu which was fabulous. Simple but very tasty. One of the best steaks we have ever had. Chargrilled to perfection. Free Grappa at the end. If you want to get away from the touristy restaurants give this a try. You won't regret it.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Linda G
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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Time Warp”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you are looking for a "midnight in Paris" experience then come here! Looking for candle lit tables, green salad and steak & chips washed down with with a pichet of vin rouge? You have come to the right place! Upstairs has fabulous views, the downstairs cave is ultra-atmospheric. Either way you will really feel as if you have stepped back into the "belle epoch" of the late 70s / early 80s. And for added authenticity, they do not take credit cards!!

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Nicholas C
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Milan, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“l'aioli c'est ici”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

we just had a great experience in this restaurant off the rue mouffetard craze. we chose the 17 euro menu and were treated with a genuine pomme au ceindre - potato cooked in ashes - with fantastic butter seasoning, a very tendre and tasty steak au moutarde, plus free sangria, free fantastic aioli sauce and dessert. for a honestly good dinner at reasonable prices in the latin quarter, do not miss this place, with a view on saint etienne du mont church.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank manugh
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great character and atmosphere!”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

L'Ecurie is one of our favourite restaurants in Paris, one we always make a point to visit at least once while we are there. The building dates from the 17th century and was originally a stables (hence the name). It would appear that little has changed in the last 300-odd years and the restaurant is decorated with many old bits and pieces from it's earlier life. The tables are very close together so if you don't like having strangers at a table very close to you, you probably won't like it here. There is a downstairs seating area but it is in what feels like a vault, with no windows and can be a bit claustrophobic. Ask for a table upstairs if you think this might be an issue. During the summer you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the gorgeous St Etienne du Mont church (worth a visit) and watch folks walk past.

As for food, the menu is a bit limited but if you like steak and chips, you will be happy. I always order the same thing from the set menu (€17.50 for 3 courses for dinner): green salad with blue cheese for a starter, grilled lamb steak and chips for main and chocolate mousse for dessert. You will also get a glass of sangria as an apperitif and a glass of calvados as a digestif. The meal comes with lovely bread and aioli. It's all plain and simple food but cooked well and tastes good. There is an a la carte menu if you prefer, with things such as andouilette sausage. But our main reason for going is the atmosphere - and to get a good grilled steak!

Great service, you won't be rushed (proper Parisian restaurants will not rush you) so sit back and enjoy the evening.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank diamond_skies_NI
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A stable complete with genuine manger and genuine food”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

In the lee of St Etienne du Mont in the Latin Quarter, and with an interior that goes back to the late 17th century and cellars to the 12th century, L’Ecurie oozes history from every pore. The interior is rustic but genuine and not faux-rustic ; there is even a genuine manger in situ as befits a former stables.
This was lunch and whilst there is a 3 course menu for 17 euros we plumped for a main and a pudding. The lamb cutlets and the rump steak were both excellent as were the accompanying chips/fries ; no nonsense about trendy matchstick chips here. Two large profiteroles served warm were excellent as was the superb cheese platter. The latter at 6.50 euros was the bargain of the last few days : 4 different cheeses presented at a perfect room temperature. A half litre of quaffable Cote du Rhone at 6.50€ and a Calvados digestif on the house meant our cup had runneth over. One minus: the bread was suspiciously aged but that did not detract from an excellent experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Paul A
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