After a gruelling 14 hour flight, my family and I finally arrived in Paris! As I’m the biggest fan of plane food, my legs were all set in gear to find the famous Le Relais de l’Entrecôte for a hearty meal!
Just a 10-minute walk from the main streets of Champs Elysee, we arrived at the popular branch at 15 Rue Marbeuf. Although the restaurant opens its doors at noon, there was a line formed at the door. We were lucky to come early and snag the first seating.
Space & Ambience
The interiors of Le Relais de l’Entrecôte make one feel at home with its wooden furniture and plush red decor. The servers are all dressed in a classic uniform that remained unchanged for decades! Expect to have one server to cater for your dining experience throughout.
What’s interesting about the restaurant is that they only serve one specialty: Steak frites (27.50 euros). The price encompasses a free flow of bread and a plate of salad. Cold bread never felt appetising but I could overlook it for its fluffy, chewy texture on the inside. The Salade aux Noix was fresh and crunchy, with a strong balsamic vinegar that coats each leaf and crunchy walnuts for a complex mouthfeel.
Now for the main attraction! Customers can choose three types of doneness of their steak: Rare, Medium, Well-Done. I went for the medium option and the beef melted right in my mouth. The star had to be the restaurant’s signature sauce that had a buttery, garlic flavour to it. The golden-brown fries were handmade and crunchy.
I was excited for the refills to come! If you didn’t know, the steak frites comes with a second serving of steak and free-flow top ups of the fries. I couldn’t find a better steal than that!
I had to get caffeine and decided on a cappuccino. The French version was more sweet and airy, which was a pleasant surprise. I would recommend getting it if you’re a bit of a sweet tooth.
While Singapore does have several restaurant branches at Duxton Hill, Customs House and more, nothing can beat the OG in France.
Overall, Le Relais de l’Entrecôte gives a great bang for your buck with its course inclusions and warm ambience.
Space & Ambience: 4/5
*All pictures taken by me, food featured are not sponsored.
Address: 15 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 12 – 12.30pm, 6.45pm – 11pm. Sat -Sun: 12 – 3pm, 6.45pm – 11pm. Fri closed.