Le Chardenoux is the restaurant of the talented French chef Cyril Lignac, a sublime place listed as a historical monument.
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A mythical address
Chiselled pewter, moldings and cornices, engraved glass, wrought iron canopy… Le Chardenoux immerses us in the past of Parisian bars.
In Chardenoux, the soul of the century-old bar, listed as a Historic Monument, lives on while undeniably being part of modernity.
This splendid early 20th century establishment is a mythical address, which today lends its frescoes, chandeliers, mirrors and marble counter to the talents of Cyril Lignac. The chef offers exotic brasserie cuisine, with adapted shellfish and oysters, curry cake and crunchy galette, ceviches and mango and peanut sea bass carpaccio, lobster roll and satay-spiced beef tenderloin. The desserts are very well executed, just like at the Cyril Lignac pastry just opposite.
A bistrot cuisine
In line with bistro cuisine, we find the beef tartare with a knife and its homemade fries, the sautéed lamb with olives or even the Simmenthal prime rib. For fish lovers, the cod fillet with mashed sweet potatoes and shellfish juice will delight you.
Cyril Lignac’s great specialty in terms of desserts, the chocolate soufflé which is a real marvel ! The Paris-Brest, another favorite recipe of the chef, is also one of those great pastry classics that we like to find at our table, succeeds: crispy and creamy to perfection !
Also to be savored, the classic vanilla millefeuille, the rum baba with whipped cream, the vanilla profiteroles to dip in a pot of chocolate or the fine apple tart with caramel ice cream.
On the price side, even if you stay in the sup bistro range, you can eat for lunch with a formula at 22 and 27€.
Great novelty in 2014, a €39 menu (starter/main course/dessert) is offered for lunch AND dinner! A good idea from Cyril to always offer low prices to those who would like to taste his cuisine.
A place designed by Martin Brudnizki
The painted ceiling, the centerpiece of the place imagined by the talented Swedish architect-designer Martin Brudnizki, invites contemplation and contributes to the warm atmosphere of the restaurant. In fine weather, the sun’s rays adorn the terrace with around thirty seats.
The menu evolves according to the tides and inspiration, ranging from classic shellfish to beautiful peaches, worked from raw to cooked. As for drinks, the cocktails match the atmosphere with iodized, herbaceous or tangy notes.
1 Rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris