The Musee d’Orsay Restaurant in Paris
This is one of the restaurants in Paris that is located within a museum and is an ideal opportunity to combine fine dining with a great authentic atmosphere with a visit to one of the impressive museums in Paris that starts from the date that the Musee du Louvre Museum finishes.
Located within an old railway station, which was classified as one of the historical monuments in Paris back in 1978, the restaurant today is still in the same place and the same situation as the original restaurant that was in the Hotel d’Orsay when it first opened in the year 1900.
The Musee d’Orsay restaurant still gives over the impressions of elegance and glamour, like when you read about the history of the Musee d’Orsay and the conferences and banquets that were held here, from when it first originally opened.
Situated on the first floor of the Gare d’Orsay, this restaurant has been sympathetically designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte with dazzling chandeliers that enhance the gilded and painted ceilings of this dining room.
So you can still get to experience the same style of luxury that you would have expected from one of the restaurants in Paris that held banquets of such calibre in an elegant and refined atmosphere, but it can also be quite a distraction from what you wish to admire compared to enjoying your meal.
Cuisine at the Musee d’Orsay Restaurant
The food served at the Musee d’Orsay restaurant is traditional French cuisine, but is also mixed with different dishes that coincide with the exhibitions and events that are being presented at this museum in Paris.
There are a wide variety of salads available for around €16.50 as of 2012 and could be delights such as a salad with mushrooms marinated in olive oil and egg cooked in red wine and served with pumpkin or jumbo shrimps fritter with crunchy vegetables just sprinkled with salt.
Main dishes could include delights such as Salmon and scallop with Riesling sauce, fresh pasta and vegetables pearls or chopped raw beef served with either French fries or green salad. You could also have pork fillet with fines herbs, tomato syrup and gnocchi that is pan-fried with slightly salted butter, yet maybe a grilled sirloin steak with French fries would be more to your liking.
The cost for a main course ranges from around €14.50 up to approximately €23.50 and as you can no doubt appreciate from what we said earlier about different dishes available according to themed events, the menu does change and also changes according to the seasons.
At the Musee d’Orsay Restaurant there is also a plate of the day or today’s special available along with set menus, one of which is the plate of the day followed by cottage cheese and red fruit coulis for approximately €16.50 and the other is called the Menu of the season. This could be Penne pasta with pesto, crispy cheese and chorizo, the special of the day or chopped raw beef served with either French fries or green salad and followed by a pastry chef classic dessert, which will cost around €20.50 as of 2012.
The desserts at the Musee d’Orsay restaurant are also exceedingly temping and if you can make room for one, it could be Creme Brulee with chestnuts, Lime souffle with lemon curd shortbread and strawberry soup or French toast with berries and liquorice ice cream, not forgetting the pastry chefs classic desserts.
There is also a childrens menu, which is available for any child under the age of 10, and has a main course of either salmon or cooked ham accompanied by French fries, followed by ice cream and also includes a soft drink for around €7.
Access to the Musee d’Orsay Restaurant in Paris
This elegant restaurant at the Musee d’Orsay museum in Paris is open from 11.45am to 5.45pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On a Thursday the Musee d’Orsay restaurant is open from 9.30am through to 2.45pm and then from 7pm to 9pm.
No reservations are required at this restaurant in Paris for individuals, however, groups of 10 people or more do have to make a reservation in advance by telephone and must arrive at 11.45am.
Now on a Thursday evening, you can combine a visit to the museum with dinner at the restaurant, which includes entry to the Musee d’Orsay collections along with a discovery menu where drinks are included and this is a cost of €55 per person as of 2012, but again, you do have to be book in advance via telephone.
However, the Musee d’Orsay museum also caters for private events of an evening, and therefore if you are looking at a special function in an unusual location, then this could be the place for you. The restaurant and museum can cater for up to 200 people at a sit down dinner or 600 standing like as a cocktail style function. Again you can contact them via telephone or via email to find out more.
More information on the Musee d’Orsay Museum
- The Musee d’Orsay Museum In Paris
- History Of The Musee d’Orsay Museum
- Cafes At Musee d’Orsay
- Restaurant At Musee d’Orsay
Musee d’Orsay restaurant Address and Contact Details:
Musee d’Orsay Restaurant
1 Rue de la Legion d’Honneur
Ile de France
For group reservations and private event enquiries
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 49 47 03
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