Le Sancerre: the revival of the Abbesses brasserie Art Déco way

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Published by Clémentine V. · Photos by Clémentine V. · Published on 17 April 2018 at 14h04
Emblematic brasserie set in Paris rue des Abbesses, Le Sancerre underwent a makeover. Now displaying a wonderful Art Déco style, an exceptional setting for a rather classic but very honorable brasserie.

Maybe have you ever seated at this Montmartre brasserie set in rue des Abbesses: Le Sancerre. If you’ve found it old-fashioned, you should know the place has just been taken over and entirely renovated!

We must say that just with its façade featuring a climbing plant and its beautiful sunny terrace, Le Sancerre eyes at us. And when we go in, we’re not disappointed. A midnight blue ceiling adorned with big chandeliers, green shiny tables, golden touches here and there, here we are back in the roaring twenties. Showing the Montmartre tradition, Le Sancerre follows all the codes, even in the waiters’ liveries.

Yet, this traditional Parisian brasserie is no longer present in the plate. Indeed, despite a beautiful selection of meats, there is no boeuf bourguignon nor stew but truffled coquillettes (€18.5), prawns à la plancha (€19.5) and even crispy veal kidneys à la plancha too (€28.5). Our neighbors’ boards, very original, like tapas, eye at us too and confirms that the cuisine here is modern.

After two very tasty cocktails (for about ten euros), we go for a burratina (€10.5), a vegetarian risotto (€16.5) and truffle pastas followed by a coffee with gourmet desserts (€9.5) and a chocolate lava cake (€8). The cuisine, even if it’s not incredible (we’re not here for that), is very honest and hearty but could certainly loose a bit of euros. The only flow of this dinner, the service: even if amiable, it’s rather expeditious (our dishes are served at the same time as our cocktails) and quite distracted (we’ve found a piece of ham in the vegetarian risotto).

To sum up, we go there for a nice cocktail on the terrace, the Art Déco style and for a brasserie cooking that is not a unique experience!

Practical information


35, Rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris 18


Desserts: €8 - €9.5
Entrées: €9 - €15
Plats: €14 - €28
Salades: €16 - €17

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Ouvert tous les jours, de 7h à 2h

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