To not miss in the heart of Left Bank Paris, next to the Carrefour de l'Odéon, Le Comptoir du Relais. This restaurant is a brasserie by day and a gastro restaurant by night. The owner Yves Camdeborde, who was once part of Christian Constant's team at the Crillon, was one of the first chefs to open a gastro bistro: remember La Régalade!!
That is useless to say that he handles perfectly this concept. So by night time there is one menu that changes daily. There are no choices and we like that very much, so pleasant not to have to choose between equally delicious dishes. Camdeborde's style is delectable and enthusiastic, with a little twist to keep things interesting. This time for 45€ we had Cremeux of celery, foie gras and truffles then marinated Coquilles St Jacques with cream of caviar then Fricasées of calf rice then cheese and a perfect dessert. This "gastronomique menu" was just great..
Service staff is perfect, chart of wines interesting and decoration typically French bistro with Art Deco details and a little terrace very pleasant.
Better book always crowed.. Le Comptoir du Relais is part of a 4 star hotel called the Relais Saint Germain, a fine place as well!!
5, Carrefour de l'Odéon Zip code :
Paris - France
Area : Saint-Germain-des-Prés / Quartier Latin
Website :Le Comptoir du Relais Saint Germain - Paris Opening hours :
From 12 am to 3 pm and from 8pm to 1am
+33 (0)1 44 27 07 97
Phone 2 :
Fax: +33 (0)1 46 33 45 30