Chez Julien is a gourmet restaurant that is well known by tourists visiting Le Marais since we can find a lot of them there.
Created in a former historic listed bakery, Chez Julien offers a “Grande Epoque” indoor design with carpets, mirrors and chandeliers, especially with a dinning room you can privatize on the upper floor. But Chez Julien also enjoys 120 seats on the terrace.
A few seats are in the sun, all along and in front of the restaurant, rue du pont Louis Philippe and rue de l’Hôtel de Ville. But most of the outdoor seats are on the terrace filled with plants set on rue des Barres, a pedestrian alley with views on the Saint-Gervais church on one side and the pont Louis-Philippe on the other.
Last but not least, still on rue des Barres, the restaurant enjoys a few seats hidden behind the establishment patio doors, a cozy closed terrace, heated in the winter and obviously open in the summer.
At Chez Julien, we enjoy French cuisine with dishes featuring truffle all year long. But truffle changes with season: black, white or summer truffle. At the moment, Chez Julien served summer truffle from Périgord. Chef Helmi Derbal is the former cook of the La Truffe Noire restaurant in Neuilly.
The lunch menu, starter / main course or main course / dessert costs €26 – an affordable price like the breakfast menu – including three choices for each course.
Yet, if you choose à la carte, prices increase quickly, especially with the chef Helmi Derbal’s truffle signature recipes such as the black summer truffle risotto for €38 or the crust Chateaubriand, pepper sauce for the same price.
The sole meunière is whole, cut in front of the patron by the maître d'hôtel, served with truffled mashed potatoes and additional truffle shavings on the fish if you want to, it's delicious.
This summer, Chez Julien offers for the first time a dish to share: whole roast free range chicken stuffed with black truffle, jus-cooked baby potatoes. This chicken is for two and it costs 38euros per guest. As for the sole meunière, it's the maître d'hôtel who cuts it in front of the patrons. Portions are super hearty.
Truffle fans will definitely find what they are looking for. Moreover, if you are at Chez Julien at the right moment, you can see the horses of the National Guard pass for the relief.
1, rue du Pont Louis-Philippe
75004 Paris 4
Formule déjeuner: 26 €