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Au Gourmand

Restaurants, French 1er arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Au Gourmand
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Food critics, major restaurant guides and foodies alike have only praise for Au Gourmand on the borders of historical Opera/Louvre/Palais Royal triangle. Ranked among the top 50 mid-range restaurants in Paris, Au Gourmand specialises exemplary classic and contemporary French dishes and exceptional wines. Only the season’s best makes it to the award-winning kitchen. Vegetables come from celebrity market gardener Joël Thiébault; the suckling lamb comes from Biarritz; the foie gras is from the Gers; and wild green asparagus is grown in Provence. Ochre walls and red velvet curtains give Au Gourmand a grown-up that seems to please even the celebrity patrons, of which there are a fair few.



Address: 17 rue Molière

Transport: Metro : Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre or Pyramides
Price: Main courses Lunch €29-€33, Dinner €83
Opening hours: 7.30-10pm Mon, Sat; 12.30-2pm, 7.30-10pm Tue-Fri

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The worst and most dishonest restaurant in Paris "Au Gourmand" We had dinner (4 of us) at "Au Gourmand" and booked on the same day via "La Fouchette" with a 30% discount. (This was the closest restaurant to the Louvres'museum according to "La Fourchette" web site as we were at the Louvres we booked there) Let's start by the "best part" : - The waiters were very pushy for wine, ( we didn't order wine) - The waiters were not smiling - the food was tasteless and in small portion - Very limited selection (3 or 4 appetizer and main dishes), - the location with several "adult bars" on the same street within 50 meters - the very close & small table - the desert took more than 30 minutes to arrive. - The manager pushed our stroller We were not expecting something great as we were looking for any restaurant close to the Louvres but this is a little too much on the low side We booked by La Fourchette a with a 30% discount The check came without the discount. The manager said that with the 30% discount he'll loose money. The manager also said that despite the 30% off was available on our booking web site (la fouchette) we booked without the discount. Who will chose to pay full price when they have the option to pay 30% less on the same web site.... This is a complete non sense. The manager was very aggressive and shooting while he required us to pay the full amount. He admitted that some mistakes happened on this web site but are no possibility to correct them (just pay the full price is his solution) Finally he shot and said in a very aggressive way "I'll do the discount but never come back" When we left the restaurant, he said again "never come back" Regardless if he was right or not concerning the discount, that can not justify to shot against a customer and to be aggressive. This the worst behavior I have met and this against the basic standard of the hospitality industry. I can now easily understand that this restaurant is since December 2011 under "Chapter 11" ("redressemnt judiciaire" is the French word) I have now found the worst restaurant and most dishonest place : " Au Gourmand", web site.