This past November, Galeries Lafayette opened in Beaugrenelle, a shopping mall set in Paris 15th arrondissement. Along with them, opened a restaurant: Grand Beau, set on the third floor of the new Galeries Lafayette.
And it’s a table with a strong concept: providing only French and organic produces.
Grand Beau owns its own entrance. And it's very enjoyable to be able to go for lunch or dinner without having to walk through the entire shopping mall.
Grand Beau creators wanted to embrace an eco-friendly approach. All the produces on the Grand Beau menu – in addition to be 100% made in France – are 100% organic, fresh and seasonal.
As for the cutlery, it’s French too and comes from Saint-Etienne. The kitchen works on green energy and waste are composted.
Grand Beau décor – because of the materials – is an ode to nature. Enjoying 70 seats, the restaurant also enjoys large bay windows with views on the Seine. The place is very large, charming and bright.
And as soon as we get in, we're greeted by the dessert cart, and it whets the appetite.
The open-plan kitchen enables us to eat at the counter, but you can also go for the host table if there are many of you.
Grand Beau is open early in the morning for a cup of coffee and breakfast and until late in the night.
The menu, created by chef Ludovic Delille (who worked at Le Crillon and Le Copenhage) is resolutely into bistronomy. For lunch, enjoy a plant-based dish with heirloom vegetables. Yet, Grand Beau also provides meat, fish and salad with super food.
For lunch and all week long, in addition to the menu, there’s Grand Beau weekly planner with a lunch set menu including the dish of the day and a cup of coffee for €20.
At Grand Beau, the meal always start with an appetizer. A very nice chestnut soup served with marinated sea scallop tartare, the day we came, served in a size that isn't bigger than the traditional appetizer. And all along the meal, we se that all dishes (starters, mains...) are served in very hearty sizes.
By the way, if the dessert cart eyed at you, choose well or you won't be able to enjoy some dessert and that would be such a shame.
The traditional bistro dishes are (very) revisited by Ludovic Delille. So, the deviled egg is confit the old-fashioned way (with a yolk that is both creamy and runny), served with herb mayonnaise and soldiers. As for the bread, from the Archibald bakery (5th arrondissement), is delivered every day. This starter is surprising, we fell all the elements of the deviled egg - but very twisty - but so generous.
We've been tempted by the main course of the day: beef tataki with beetroot ketchup and homemade fries. Nothing to say, the cooking was delicious and perfect for a tataki, the homemade fries were delicious.
Yet, we can't help ourselves but pick something out of the dessert cart. We go for the chocolate and sesame cookie, but there was another one flavored with bourbon! It's very good and crunchy.
The healthy dessert cart and breakfast and afternoon snack treats are created by Tookies Gambetta chef Jennifer Hart Smith.
For dinner, Grand Beau atmosphere becomes more festive, especially thanks to the starters to share available on the dinner menu.
Grand Beau also enjoys a bar providing Signature and organic cocktails, of course, beer (organic as well) and biodynamic and nature wines.
Last but not least, if you want to take a piece of Grand Beau back home, beer, jam, snack, spice, chocolate or coffee are available at the take-away delicatessen corner.
In other words, a very nice table to discover asap!
12 Rue Linois
75015 Paris 15
Ligne 10 - Charles Michels ou Javel
Ligne 6 - Bir-Hakeim
RER C - Javel
Formule déjeuner: €20