L'Office, an elegant bistro with a hushed ambience

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on February 27th, 2024 at 12:18 a.m.
Renowned for its legendary Wellington beef, l'Office is the bistronomic playground of chef Charley Breuvart, who also works across the street at Ardent Paris. For a cozy, candlelit dinner, l'Office is the place to be.

Chef Charley Breuvart is known for his fiery preparation of vegetables, fish and meats at Ardent Paris on rue Richer, but for the past few years he has also been in charge of the kitchens at the bistronomic L'Office, just a few numbers down the same street. An address as discreet as it is cozy, perfect for secret candlelit get-togethers.

Similarly, while l'Office is renowned for its unmissable beef Wellington (€39), which, it's true, lives up to its reputation as a choice dish, tender to the core, coated in a crispy, carefully buttered pastry, married with a Kampot green pepper sauce and mashed potatoes, the bistronomic restaurant offers many other brilliant dishes, executed with just as much brio.

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If you're in the mood for sharing, then the anchovies (13€) with pumpkin condiment on gingerbread are an option that will delight fine palates, before continuing with generously served starters.

Like the beef ravioli (13€) with beet and horseradish, the addictive mussel soup (14€) with its Royale of Cévennes sweet onions, and above all the gnocchi (14€) featuring a variety of mushrooms - shiitake, pied-de-mouton, mushroom emulsion - that you could honestly eat every day of the week until the end of the season, without ever tiring of.

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The rest of the seasonal menu is along the same lines, comforting, tasty and meticulous. Pork belly (28€) snacked as it should be, lentil purée with yogurt and Jamaican pepper jus, and pearly cod (27€), grilled leeks and sobrasada sauce.

Once again, Charley Breuvart proves his mastery of fiery cooking, so to put out the fire, there's nothing like a glass of house iced tea (8€) or a glass of mineral white wine, chosen on the good advice of the Office team.

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And it's on these same recommendations that we end our meal with an extremely light chestnut cream cheesecake (13€) and a delicious chocolate soufflé tart (13€) served warm and runny, with a green tea crème montée.

If the saying 'Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachés' (To live happily, let's live hidden) is true, then it's best to do it at the Office, by candlelight, in front of beautiful plates.

This test was conducted as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please mention it in the comments.

Practical information


3 Rue Richer
75009 Paris 9

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Subway: Cadet

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