For debates, conversations over coffee or political discussions, Brasserie Lipp is a favorite haunt for the intelligent minds. This brasserie, with ... More
For debates, conversations over coffee or political discussions, Brasserie Lipp is a favorite haunt for the intelligent minds. This brasserie, with its clientele that includes Hollywood stars, politicians and artists, has an interesting melange of French Cuisine and 19th century architecture. Try the Sauerkraut Lipp, or the Roast Leg of Lamb. You'll come back for more.
I had always know this as a prototypically Alsatian restaurant and, i,deed, from my days as a young teacher in St Germain, ate tons of choucroute over time at Lipp. But in recent years I have ventured into the specials and they are superb very often: Service is excellent, and I find all waiters very helpful as it should be in a brasserie. This has always been expensive a place; no getting around it, but it passes muster with the value-for-money tests my academic colleagues and I always find;
The only good things is its reputation. But it is trading off that and dishes up really terrible food. Their speciality salad wit pork sausage, was literally luncheon meat smothered in super thick mayonaise. The waiter was funny and fairly efficient in a sort of bossy way. But really few redeeming qualities.
I can't find 1 positive thing about brasserie lipp, despite what other people might have written. Staff, food, atmosphere, ambiance.... it's not worth mentioning.
Lots of other cheaper, better and more warm-welcoming restaurants.
It was still a smoking restaurant in 2006. But if you went early or late afternoon you could find a table without smoking nearby. Had wonderful meals, wonderful waiter. Night I went Sharon Stone was upstairs having a meal. Great area, right off taxi area and 1/2 block from metro.
My last night of a short stay in Paris, I had to decide between going to an old favorite, Chez Réne, or trying something new. Rather than visit the same restaurant twice in the same trip (quel faux pas!), I ventured into Brasserie Lipp. Let me sum the entire visit up for you: I was greeted by a very rude maître d', who seated me as if it were an enormous burden to do so. I asked him for a salad recommendation, and he brought one with beets and hard boiled eggs that was borderline disgusting. For my main, I ordered the filet with bearnaise, saignant. When it arrived, to my shock it was served with FROZEN frites, worse than McDonalds. If I knew more French, I would've promptly returned it and walked out. I simply could not accept such horrible food for outrageous prices.
Now I've found out that this place is a small international chain, with locations in (of all places) Sweden. Avoid this if you want a nice dinner in Paris; go to Chez Réne up the street instead.
Worst restaurant i have been to in my entire life. The staff is terrible and the only thing worse is the food. AVOID!!! Oh and buy the way I do speak French and they are still rude. I can not stress to you how awful this place truly is.
Brasserie Lipp is right across the street from Les Deux Magots where you must have your apertif. Then cross the street (carefully) to Lipp's. A reservation is suggested because every night they are full.
This time we dined upstairs at the small round table by the window overlooking Cafe Flore. We shared the pate at EU22. My guest ordered the Sole Meuniere with boiled potatos at EU32 and I plunged into the largest pot of Cassoulet (EU26) that I have ever seen with a circle of sausage placed into the center of the round pot. There were three kinds of sausage, pork, beef and ham. The beans were the best that I have ever eaten. It looked like it was enough for a table of four but I ate every bean in the pot and almost all the meat just leaving a hunk of ham over. I can see why Ernest Hemingway wiped the pot with his bread to eat every morsel. A large bottle of water, two glasses of wine and one desert of three balls of sorbet and two spoons topped the dinner. The whole tab was EU102 including tip. Even at todays dollar it was well worth it. The waiters are great so an extra EU10 ($14) was left on the tray. In US Dollars the meal was $156 for two.
We just happened to find this great restaurant on (off of??) Rue St Germaine & loved it!! I had the Beef Steak with bernaise sauce & it was WONDERFUL. Dinner for 4 with 2 bottles of wine was around 150 Euro & was more then worth every penny. We went on a Friday nite, without reservations, and it was very busy but they seated us right away. The staff was so friendly & helpful & even directed us to a little Jazz bar after dinner where we ended our evening. Highly recommend this restaurant!
I had heard Braisserie Lipp had improved, so I was anxious to expose my husband to some authentic local food at this restaurant w/ so much history to it. Our dinner was horrible, to the point of inedible. My husband ordered the daily special, which was veal w/ spinach. The veal was tough, cold and flavorless (!). The spinach pureed beyond recognition. I had the pickled sardines that was so powerfully sour. It also was incredibly expensive. Save your money and go elsewhere.
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