The famous restaurant on the Champs Elysées, “Le Drugstore” has reopened on May 23, 2017. From breakfast to a quick lunch without forgetting a gourmet break or an aperitif after a long day, for dinner or after going to the movies, gather around finger foods and other treats… The restaurant will manage to meet all your needs since it remains open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
And for good reason since behind the stove, Guide Michelin 3-star chef Eric Frechon is the chef adviser for “Le Drugstore” and imagined a menu perfectly suited to the place. Thereby, we discover toasts, finger foods and dishes highlighting ingredients in a warm or cold version, genius!
For our lunch, we hesitated between the 25 main dishes because they all sounded delicious. We heard about the €21 Cheeseburger, the seam bream carpaccio and the grilled lamb chops with harissa, they all sounded mouthwatering and we decided to have finger foods first so we can wisely choose. It’s simple, the tandoori corn tempura is a must-have that deserve to be served in all restaurants, it’s a true delight for €6 only and perfect for lunch, dinner or as a snack to go along a drink, it’s better than pop-corn and perfectly goes with wine and eggplant caviar!
We finally went for a chicken filet coated with peanuts, corn flaxes and Cajun sauce and for a veal spider steak with capers and both are signature dishes.
The breaded chicken was absolutely delightful, very tender with a particularly pleasant Cajun sauce, what a good surprise! For the veal spider steak, the meat was hidden under a mix salad with tomatoes, capers and parmesan shavings, it promised a very gourmet experience!
Even though there is no room left in our bellies, the dessert called “Pavé Parisien” (Parisian Cobblestone) intrigued us and we must taste it. There we were with a trompe l’oeil cheesecake that looked like a dark cobblestone served with a dark crumble looking like stones.
And because we love millefeuilles, we had to order it. It was good even though it lacked freshness. But we know we will come back to taste the pink praline floating islands and the chocolate, caramel and peanut pies.
2 p.m. already and patrons kept coming, we totally say yes, life at this restaurant is non-stop and we can eat at any time. If the menu dishes are not available after 2:30 p.m., we can still enjoy cheeseburger, grilled cheese, beef tartare, spinach salads and poached egg without forgetting the Cesar salad, it’s like in a hotel. But according to its creator, it’s simple “Le Drugstore is a room-less hotel that lives day and night”.
And this is how “Le Drugstore” becomes a comfortable and welcoming place where business men, tourists, families and fashion victims will love to meet…
“Le Drugstore” restaurant
133 Avenue des Champs-Elysées – 75008 Paris
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Rates: finger foods from €6 to €16, starters from €12 to €26, main dishes from €24 to €69, desserts from €6 to €18
133, Avenue des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris 8
finger food: 6-16 €
desserts: 6-18 €
entrées: 12-26 €
plats: 18-69 €
Ouvert 7/7 de 8h à 1h du matin