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“Used to be Great.”

Le Relais de Venise
Ranked #1,665 of 18,464 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$27 - US$34
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Management has changed and the quality went down on there amazing fries and the sauce,
We were told that we had to leave once we were done eating as they was people waiting,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are used to American-style steak houses, then you may be disappointed to learn that the meat and fries offered at this establishment will not blow your mind. This may be surprising given the line we witnessed outside the restaurant on multiple nights. The French love their steak and fries I suppose. I, for one, found the service efficient and the food okay but not worth the nearly 100 euros for two. They also pack you in like sardines in this restaurant. I have never sat in such close quarters with other patrons. If you are claustrophobic, beware.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has got some ‘form’. Started soon after WWII, it has been serving just one dish since then; it must be monotonous being a chef here. The principle plate is steak and chips, in two services, served up with a ‘café de Paris’ sauce. The steak is described as ‘contre filet’ and either cooked rare (saignant) or medium rare (à point). The sauce has been prepared to the same secret recipe since the beginning, and is basically a butter and cream emulsion flavoured with finely ground thyme, chicken livers and and mustard. Over time there have been many attempts at guessing the recipe but these have all been refuted by the owners. The meal opens with a mustardy dressed green salad starter sprinkled with roasted and ground walnuts. The sliced steak is then served from the dish and doused liberally with sauce. The idea is that there is a second serving keeping warm waiting in the wings. Finally a serving of chips (French fries) which are proudly described by the supremely efficient waitress as ‘faites maison!’ There are no waiters - in fact I saw no male staff at all.
Steak and chips is easy to do well and also easy to get wrong - this was excellent - tender, juicy and tasty. There is a dessert menu - profiteroles, crème caramel etc.
Great atmosphere, absolutely full (had to queue a while), lots of French people. € 34 with a glass of house red (not unpleasant) and a coffee (no dessert).
Great place of it’s type, quick unpretentious quality meal in Paris.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on recommendation - unaware of "the rules"....
Great evening - Steak and frittes with an amazing sauce. Steak - two choices, medium or rare. Wine - red, small or large bottle. Desserts to die for.
Busy by 7:15pm, no reservations, just turn up.
Fabulous atmosphere and lovely staff.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t beat it for a friendly and relaxing lunch (or dinner.) The menus consists of a lovely salad with walnuts to start, and beautiful entrecôte with frites for the main couse. Your only decision is rare, medium, or well done. Lovely desserts, (my favorite is profiteroles, the best in Paris.) Open 7/7, it is popular, and reasonable. Nice wines and digestives to choose from. Located at the Porte Maillot, for those who know Paris. Try it, you’ll like it !!!

Thank Gerry B
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