Within the Jardins de la Canopée, set front row for François Pinault’s future collection for modern art, Baltard au Louvre reopens after major embellishment work.
As a matter of fact, architect Sonia Rogalski – we could discover her work at Pirouette and Zébulon – entirely rethought the place and carried very successful work.
Metal glass roof, mosaics, cement tiles… echo with the splendid canopy on the façade that takes us to the Art Déco era straight away.
Thanks to the openings, we’re completely set in the vegetation with an unobstructed view over the Sainte-Eustache Church.
In the kitchen, the talented chef Ewout Vranckx runs the team. No need to say that he worked with the bests such as at Pavillon Ledoyen, Cinq, Le Meurice, Plaza Athénée or last but not least, at the Park Hyatt Vendôme.
The latter goes from one product to create his dish. Everything is here to enhance the selected product and it’s a great success!
At lunchtime, you can choose between the starter+main course set menu for €22 or the starter+main course+dessert set menu for €30.
At dinnertime, it changes with a concept we particularly enjoyed. You’re offered the “Discovery” menu in three steps (€36), served reasonably and that you can create as you want, whether you want savory or sweet, it’s up to you.
Or the “Tasting” set menu in four stages (€45). With of course, the possibility to have one main course only.
Smoked seabass, eggplant cream and spring onions pickles
Scallops, candied chestnuts, chestnut foam
In terms of menu, we ate the smoked seabass, eggplant cream and spring onions pickles full of flavors, as well as the scallops, candied chestnuts and chestnut foam
Followed by the pan-fried foie gras, beetroot and smoked eel as surprising as delicious and the roasted lamb loin and “burnt” eggplants that our taste buds still remember of…
Finally, the succulent Brie de Meaux, black olives from Kalamata tapenade. The pairing is incredible!
Pan-fried foie gras, beetroot and smoked eel
Roasted lamb loin and “burnt” eggplants
If you enjoy finishing your meal on a sweet not, go for the whiskey baba, orange cream and carrot granita or the chocolate-lemon. To accompany these dishes, a list of not less than 150 wine references from €30, including 15 are offered by the glass.
Baltard au Louvre also hosts jazz concerts in the basement salon on Monday evenings, a children area with games, coloring pictures and films and on Sundays, family dishes, and until they’re 12, they pay the price of how old they are.
Brie de Meaux, black olives from Kalamata tapenade
In short, Baltard au Louvre is one of these addresses that are a genuine surprise.
Beyond the very pleasant setting, the cuisine is subtle and oh-so delicious.
We like the fact that we can create a menu as we want. Portions are perfect and very tasty. The whole with a good price for quality ratio.
We love this restaurant so much!
Baltard au Louvre
9, rue Coquillière – 75001 Paris
+33 (0)1 83 32 01 29
Open every day at lunchtime and dinnertime, except on Sundays, until 6 p.m.
Baltard au Louvre
9 Rue Coquillière
75001 Paris 1
M° Châtelet les Halles
Entrée + Plat le midi: 22 €
Entrée + Plat + Dessert le midi: 30 €
Découverte en 3 temps: 36 €
Découverte en 4 temps: 45 €