Cristal Room Baccarat Restaurant in Paris
This sophisticated and elegant restaurant in Paris is located within a mansion house that is home to the crystal boutique and the Musee Baccarat, which is dedicated to the fabulous crystal ware from this famous brand.
About the Cristal Room Baccarat Restaurant
Located within the sumptuous mansion that was once the home of Marie-Laure de Noailles, the Cristal Room Baccarat is situated in the former dining room of this muse, where she used to hold parties and elaborate receptions. Plus the mansion house is also home to the Musee Baccarat crystal museum in Paris.
The interior design of this restaurant in Paris was entrusted to Philippe Starck, who decided to preserve the original design of this elegant room, yet still give it a touch of modernity and daringness, so that you can enjoy your meal in a sophisticated setting of plain brick combined with wood panelling and guilt, along with soft and subtle tones around the room.
In keeping with the Baccarat company, your meal will be accompanied by tables adorned with crystal and wine served in exquisite crystal glasses, in order to provide an even more elegant and refined setting.
The Cuisine at the Cristal Room Baccarat Restaurant
The Baccarat company decided to entrust the kitchens of the Cristal Room Restaurant to Guy Martin, who is an internationally renowned Michelin starred chef, and along with the head chef, they propose a variety of refined dishes from the simple to the most elaborate.
Combining fresh produce, meat from selected sources in France and a variety of seafood dishes on offer as well, there will be something to tempt everyone from the a la carte menu, with a dedicated lunch menu and formulas of a starter and main course, or main and dessert served on a Tuesday to Friday.
There is also a specific a la carte dinner menu and starters, which range in cost from around €15 to €25, could be Veloute of Jerusalem artichokes with chestnut chips, Green beans with chips of foie gras and hazelnut vinaigrette or Carpaccio of scallops and eggs avruga, for instance.
Then for the main courses you could have Seasonal vegetables with fresh herbs, Roasted Veal Sweetbreads with semi-cooked balsamic tetragones, Roasted Monkfish with Colonna Bacon, Stuffed Concciglionnis and Basil Pistachio, Beef tartare cut with a knife and French fries or Veal of 300grams and gratin of Roseval, as an example.
A main dish ranges in cost from around €25 up to €50. Then you have the option of an assorted cheese plate or you could just go straight for a very tempting dessert like Pavlova with mango, the All chocolate of Cristal or a Souffle with Mirabelle plum Lorraine, and these are between around €10 and €15 as of 2018.
Of a lunch time the Cristal Baccarat also has a dedicated dish of the day, which is available on a Tuesday through to a Friday, but on a Saturday no formulas or specials are available, it is purely the very tempting a la carte menu, where you can also opt for wine pairing, or just your favourite wine or other drink to accompany your meal.
Access to the Cristal Room Baccarat
Located within the first floor lounges of the Maison Baccarat, which is situated on the Place des Etats-Unis in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, you will find the restaurant is open for lunch between midday and 3pm on a Monday to Saturday.
The Cristal Room Baccarat is also open for dinner on a Monday to Saturday from 7:30pm through to 10pm, yet reservations are always highly recommended, as this is a popular place for elegant dining and private parties are also catered for.
As for getting to this restaurant in Paris via public transport, you will find that the nearest Metro Stations are either Boissiere stop or Kleber stop, both serving line 6, or a little further walk away and you have the Alma-Marceau stop serving line 9.
This restaurant and museum is also approximately 500 metres from the Arc de Triomphe at the Place Charles de Gaulle - Etoile, which has a Metro Station serving lines 1, 2 and 6, along with being an RER train station serving the RER A line.
Alternatively, the Bus lines 22, 30, 32, 52, 63, 72, 82 and 92, along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N53 will get you close by, plus there is also a Velib station for the self service bike hire scheme located within walking distance as well.