Reviewed: Le Coupe-Chou, Paris

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Since February this year, I have been presenting a review every last Friday of the month. This month’s review is all about a little restaurant that I discovered in Paris, where I had lunch to celebrate my 3-year wedding anniversary with W.

Previous to my trip to Paris I spent some time trying to find a nice place to have a special lunch. We all know that the city of love have so many options that it might make your head dizzy. I wasn’t planning on going to those top fancy places where the menu costs at least 60€ per person. All I wanted was a little cozy restaurant, with great food and no absurd price.

Browsing the Internet, I remember reading recommendations by locals of nice places to eat in Paris without breaking the bank. And that’s when I found Le Coupe-Chou, located in the beautiful Saint-Germain-des-Prés. I took a look at their menu and decided it was the perfect place, so I made the reservation via email.

The restaurant was very easy to find, located in a quiet little street near the Pantheon. The inside is stunning, very antique, with details such as vintage soda siphons, a fireplace, old lamps and clock. Can this place be any more cosy?

IMG_8480Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

We had the option to decide where to sit. Outside or inside? It was a hard decision, but we opt for sitting on the terrace, as it was simply the perfect summer day in Paris. We took a look at the menu, and decided to take their formule – menu of the day:

Bread and Chardonnay

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Risotto with shrimps, marinated salmon and champignons

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

And a delicious dessert I have never tried before: Gratin of red fruits in Zabaglione (an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar and sweet wine).

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

The risotto was not the typical Italian risotto, it was probably a French version, but it tasted amazing. The portion was perfect for my hunger, which surprisingly was not big as normally is. There was something very good about the shrimps’ flavour that I couldn’t figure what it was exactly. The dessert was something! It reminded me of crème brûlée. Amazing.

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

The verdict

Location

Located in a tiny and quiet street of Saint-Germain-dés-Prés. Easy to find and near Notre Dame.

Ambience

Cosy, chic, old and romantic. They play old songs from the times of kings and queens; it felt like I was in the times of Shakespeare.

Service

I thought that the waitress was very friendly, especially when I asked to change the dessert of the menu of the day.

Organization

Organized.

Menu

There are lots of amazing options on their menu, probably hard to decide. They also have menu of the day each day.

Food

Great quality and delicious.

Drinks

They offer many options. The wine was great!

Value for money

Great price for Paris, especially for a nice place like this.

How many suitcases does this restaurant deserve?

4-star

Restaurant Le Coupe-Chou, Paris. By Packing my Suitcase.

Le Coupe-Chou

11, rue de Lanneau

75005 Paris

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About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.