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Lazare Paris

Lazare Paris

Lazare Paris

Lazare Paris

Address Gare Saint-Lazare, Rue Intérieure; 75008 Paris
75008 Paris
Neighbourhood 8th Arrondissement – Saint-Lazare | See on map
Metro Saint-Lazare [M3, M12, M13, M14], Haussmann – Saint-Lazare [RER-E]
Telephone +33 1 44 90 80 80
Website http://lazare-paris.fr/
https://www.facebook.com/LazareParis
Price EUR 40-60. Set breakfast menu EUR 9, Sunday lunch EUR 38.
Hours Mon-Sun 07:30-24

Think of train stations and fine gastronomy rarely comes to mind, yet that’s exactly the chosen location of Eric Fréchon’s Lazare. That chef holds three Michelin stars and while this chic hotspot at the Saint-Lazare station serves brasserie fare rather than haute cuisine, it’s still a glorious showcase of mouth-watering, French cooking.

Conceived more as a destination in itself than a stop for hungry commuters, tables in the tightly packed dining room are usually fully booked days in advance, even for lunch when suits and power brokers swarm in. However, if you’re just dropping in for an after-work or pre-commute drink then you can plonk into one of the armchairs in the lounge, and walk-ins can usually also score a seat at the bar.

Not that you’d really want to eat at the counter: Unless it’s for breakfast or you stick to the sandwiches and cheese and charcuterie platters, there simply isn’t enough space to hold the pans and casseroles that many of the dishes are served in. Feast away, but leave room for the signature Paris-Deauville caramel calorie bomb in the end.

Far from cheap, Lazare remains within the realm of affordable and the daily specials in particular offer great value. So do Les Déjeuners de Grand-Mères on Sundays – literally ‘Granny lunches’, where you can stuff yourself from a buffet of hearty dishes made like your nana would’ve. Note that the full menu is available only during standard lunch and dinner hours.