La Cremaillere 1900 Restaurant in Paris
Located in the Montmartre area by the Place du Tertre, La Cremaillere 1900 is a cabaret venue and restaurant in Paris that has a beautiful private garden along with a traditional feel restaurant complete with original beams.
A bit of history on La Cremaillere 1900..
Originally the building was a shop from the year 1900, but in 1926 the store was purchased by Charles and Antoine Marino, and although they kept the original woodwork and beams, they turned the place into a restaurant and a cabaret venue.
They chose the name La Cremaillere 1900 and it soon became one of the most fashionable places in the area for musicians, singers, dancers, even chess players, artists and lovers, to mingle, enjoy the entertainment and the food on offer.
However, over the years this restaurant has changed hands several times, and then in 1987 La Cremaillere 1900 was purchased by a gentleman whos name was Rosenblum, and he set about improving the comfort level of the restaurant, the outside space along with the cabaret venue.
And after a few years, the cuisine also improved dramatically, especially with the introduction of the menu by the famous executive chef Monseur Boulard and now La Cremaillere 1900 has become one of the most popular cabarets in Paris in the Montmartre area that marries the art of dining with its entertainment.
About La Cremaillere 1900 restaurant and cabaret venue
This restaurant still has the traditional feel with lots of wood and a long bar with old pictures and paintings adorning the walls in between the windows and soft lighting, yet the tables are pristine with the crisp white table cloths all laid out with the carefully done napkins on each table.
However, there is also a beautiful private terrace with its cobblestones, chestnut trees, lamp posts, a Morris column and a fountain, where you can enjoy the traditional cuisine in fine weather and tranquillity, and when you decide to visit La Cremaillere 1900 restaurant you will feel like you are being transported back in time to the Belle Epoque era.
The Cuisine at La Cremaillere 1900
There is a wide variety of different dishes to choose from on the menu, which is traditional French food, with specialities of cuisine such as Boeuf bourguignon and frogs legs along with snails from the Burgundy region and duck Foie Gras.
There are set menus such as the Menu Renoir for €21 as of winter 2012 with a choice of starter, main course and dessert or the Menu Dali for €27 that has a wider choice. And you could get delights such as Smoked duck breast duck liver, green beans, salad and tomatoes for starters, followed by Grilled Atlantic salmon served with shallots in a butter cream sauce with potato gratin for a main course and then a tempting dessert.
La Cremaillere 1900 also has a Bistro Menu for €17, which again is a three course option like mussels with cream for starters, steak and chips to follow and a chocolate crepe or pancake for dessert. But for those of you that are just popping in for a quick snack before you visit one of the museums in Paris that are local like the Espace Dali, then you could opt for a toasted cheese and ham sandwich, a savoury omelette or one of their delicious crepes.
This restaurant also has a fabulous selection of seafood on offer such as whelks, prawns, langoustines and seafood platters that can be for one or two people consisting of crab, prawns, white fish, whelks, langoustines and much more, but all of specific qualities that have been rated, plus there are a variety of salads and pizzas on offer as well.
Of course, there is always the a la carte menu to choose from and for starters which range in cost from €9 up to around €18 as of 2013, you opt for a soup such as vegetable, fish or French onion soup, or perhaps egg cocotte with smoked salmon or Norwegian smoked salmon would be more to your liking.
Meat dishes could be a Pork shank braised in beer, Veal chop with morel cream sauce, Potted duck with sliced potatoes baked with cream and cheese browned on top or a Grilled Entrecote rib steak with bearnaise sauce. Yet for those of you that would prefer fish it could be a Grilled sea bass fillet with roasted vegetables or mussels and chips and a main course varies in cost from around €12 up to €25.
At La Cremaillere there are also pasta dishes to choose from such as lasagne, pasta with fresh and smoked salmon or bolognaise to name a few, and not forgetting the fabulous variety of crepes or desserts to round off a lovely meal, but do bear in mind there is normally a different menu for inside compared to what is served outside on the terrace.
Access to La Cremaillere 1900 Restaurant in Paris
Now we mentioned earlier that this place is a cabaret venue as well as a restaurant and shows or live music is held most evenings. However, they do a lot of different shows for groups along with private functions, so if you are thinking about seeing a cabaret show here, then you would need to book, and we would highly recommend that you organise this well in advance.
La Cremaillere 1900 is open from 9am right through to midnight so you can enjoy anything from a coffee break to a light lunch, or a full blown a la carte dinner. Plus you will be pleased to know that children are welcome, as are dogs on the terrace, yet it can also be a venue for a romantic dinner evening listening to the pianist.
Located in the heart of Montmartre on the Place du Tertre in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris, the nearest Metro station is the Abesses or you could also utilise the Anvers stop then take either the mass amount of steps or skip these and ride the Funiculaire cable car. However, there is also the Montmartrobus, which are the smaller buses that will take you right up the hill to the Place du Tertre.
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Address and Contact Details
La Cremaillere 1900
15 Place du Tertre
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 46 06 58 59
Fax: +33 (0) 1 42 64 08 57
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