“ Address: 66 Rue Pierre Charron / 75008 / Paris / France / Tel: 08 99 69 10 15 „
On a recent trip to Paris (please see my other reviews) my Dad booked a table in the Sebillon Elysees Restaurant which was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel (Mariott Courtyard, Neuilly). Dad had heard great things about the restaurant famed for it's speciality, lamb, carved at your table.
Upon entering the restaurant for our 8pm booking we were greeted by friendly staff who took our coats and showed us to our table. At the time the restaurant seemed lightly quiet for a Friday night but it soon filled up. We had 2 bottles of water and gorgeous bottle of white wine which was fruity and very easy on the palette.
We studied the simple menu, there is not a huge choice as they pride themselves on their famous lamb. To start I chose Mussels from the shellfish section of the menu, my sisters had salmon tartar with avocado and green salad with parmesan shavings. Mum had crab and sun blush tomato and Dad, his favourite, beef carpachio.(I don't remember the prices of the starters) When the waitress came over with the cutlery we were all shocked to find her asking who was having snails, but as we had been having a laugh with the staff already we presumed she was joking! It turned out that she had mistaken my choice of mussels as snails and a waiter came over and thankfully informed me that the restaurant serves their shellfish raw! I swiftly swapped to smoked salmon and blinis with creme fraiche. All the starters were beautiful and quite large portions too, after a taste of everybody's starters we jointly decided that my sisters choice of salmon tartar with avocado was the best (of a very good bunch). We were quite full after the starters on top of the bread and pate served at the table but thankfully we had a slight wait for the mains.
My Dad, sister and I had the lamb (24euros) while my Mum had grilled Sea Bass (27euros) and my other sister had roasted duck breast(16euos). Dad had heard that the 'famous lamb' was a speciality because it is carved at the table for you, this was very disappointing that the table we were seated at was in an awkward position and therefor the lamb was carved out of sight. It was a shame that the lamb was served simply with a bean stew (which was lovely but very garlicy) and I would have liked the presentation of the meal to be better for those tables whom haven't seen the meat carved, but saying that, it did taste delicious and the meat was very tender. Mum's Sea bass was shown to her before the waitress went away and dressed it for her and she said it was lovely.
We were very satisfied with our portions of lamb, but if you have a bigger appetite you are served as much of the lamb as you like!
Although we all should have been too full, Dad and I ended our meals with deserts, and Mum coffee. I went for creme brulee (8euros) and Dad had the cheese platter served with port (10euros). My creme brulee was MASSIVE! and I was thankful that my 2 sisters tucked in too!
The restaurant is staffed by very friendly waiters and waitresses who were all very helpful and polite but I think they could have improved their 'speciality'.
The restaurant can be found at 66 Rue Pierre Charron which is just along from the Champs Elysees.