Behind this new gourmet address are Aurore and Matthieu Bégué, from a family of butchers and restaurateurs spanning three generations. Together, they have set themselves the mission of restoring the nobility of meat and the butcher 's trade through a powerful concept: cooking meat over a wood fire.
To achieve this, Lombem boasts a 700kg wood-fired grill in cast iron, brick and enamelled steel, on which almost every dish on the menu is prepared. A quick turn on the grill and the meat comes out perfectly grilled. A real treat!
When it comes to quality, you can trust Lombem 's fine team, who rely on transparency and clear, French and local sourcing. Meats are also carved on site. The restaurant relies on recognized partners such as Sept Monts, des Hommes & des Bœufs and Eric Lefebvre (Fromager Meilleur Ouvrier de France).
On the à la carte menu (since that's what you're probably most interested in, you little gourmands!), there are starters to share to get your lunch off to a good start. Choose from homemade garlic bread (4€), charcuterie board (10€) or cecina de Leon (9€).
For our part, we let ourselves be tempted by the Angus beef rillettes and pickles (7€), well seasoned; theroasted beet hummus (6€) with its delicious smoky taste, and by the cocotte of melted cheese and brioche croutons (8€), a dripping, generous starter that we wouldn't recommend to those in summer body mode at the moment, but which we definitely recommend to all gourmands and other lovers of melted cheese!
Lombem also offers a few salads (14-15€) and a vegan burger for those concerned (15€). If, on the other hand, you've come to Lombem in search of good meat to devour, you won't be disappointed!
Rump steak and grilled gambas (28€), Aloyau flank steak cut like a onglet (18€), Angus Hereford prime rib for two (70€)... Our meat-loving stomachs are at their wits' end!
We finally turn to the tartare au couteau maison (16€), a classic to spice up yourself at Lombem; the ribs of farmhouse pork from the South-West lacquered with BBQ and grilled red cabbage (15€), we put our fingers in and love it; and finally, the tenderloin, matured for a minimum of 40 days, carved into the thickness of the meat (29€), a noble piece of meat that's enhanced with a chimichurri sauce for even more emotion, and accompanied by a gratin dauphinois with mushrooms and seasonal vegetables baked in a charcoal oven .
Don't think it's all over for us! Before we leave, we're off to dessert with a few surprises: a slice of apple tatin with heavy cream (8€), a slice of toasted brioche with fromage blanc and milk jam (7€) and, finally, Mamie T.'s chocolate mousse (5€), served right on the table from the large jar.
To top it all off, Lombem unveils a speakeasy bar in the basement, featuring grilled cocktails made with homemade braised syrups. For thrill-seekers and cowboy apprentices alike, there's also a surprise in store: a mechanical bull, so you can challenge your friends to see who can last the longest on it (before you eat, we highly recommend it!).
Dates and Opening Time
Starts September 18th, 2020
22 Passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris 2
Formule midi enfant: €12
Formule midi: €15
Restaurant open every day except Sunday Speakeasy bar open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings