L’Escargot Montorgueil is one of those restaurants where you get a chance to taste local delicacies as for its quite famous for the French cuisine and recommended to us by a local. The setting also makes it a perfect place to experience real and old Paris.
This was our last dinner in Paris and we only had just over an hour to spare before we catch Eurostar train back to London. We arrived just after 6 and it really didn’t take a long time for us to get a table especially as L’Escargot Montorgueil looked quite busy with that it seemed like tourists. Nonetheless, we were quite pleased to get a table and order a bottle of wine before checking out their food.
The setting of L’Escargot Montorgueil was very plush with red velvet curtains stretching all the way from ceilings to the floors. The wooden ceilings and sandblasted glass table separators really represented Franch style quite well. We particularly liked their menu which looked like an old newspaper giving us a slight feeling of dining in the old Paris. French wine is my favorite and L’Escargot Montorgueil extensive wine list made me quite happy and we opted for a fruity and delicious bottle of Beaujolais.
L’Escargot Montorgueil is quite famous for its food and French specialties including snails, frog legs and duck and orange. This is a perfect place for any person who is into challenging their taste buds and trying something little different. I deeply regret that Steph and I decided to remain on the safe side and opt for a 350g of steak served with Bearnaise sauce and chips.
Escargot means snails and their wide range of snail dishes didn’t seem enough to motivate our taste buds much. Instead, we decided to stick with a french classic meal of steak and chips. I wish I could say that steak satisfied me as it didn’t. Despite a very generous portion, the meat felt quite tough to chew and very distasteful, if not a poor quality. I’m a massive steak fan and I do have high standards when it comes to steak so I did regret my choice immediately after a first bite. However, I only blame myself for this decision as I’m not able to tell you why did I not order snails in a snail restaurant.
All in all the L’Escargot was a rather lovely dining experience as the feeling of it being part of the old Paris, made up for the lack of delicious food. If you are into trying the local delicacies and especially snails, then I can recommend you give L’Escargot Montorgueil a try.
Happy Friday everybody.