La Rotonde is now closed and renamed Grand Masrche Satalingrad.
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La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie, bar and club in Paris

Situated by the Bassin de la Villette within a historical building now classified as one of the historical monuments in Paris, this was a brasserie, bar, restaurant and a music venue, that had a large terrace overlooking the canal, yet has since been completely redone and is now called the Grand Marche Stalingrad - La Rotonde.

La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie and bar is now CLOSED and has been replaced with a completely different concept called the Grand Marche Stalingrad, which basically translates in English to the Great Stalingrad Market.

This historical rotunda is now home to different restaurants and bars plus boutiques and a gallery, so the information below is purely as a reference as to what the place was as a brasserie and bar before yet another complete renovation of the building.
Inside La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie

About the former La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie and bar

With a modern decor set within the sky lit atrium, you will find the brasserie style restaurant in Paris of La Rotonde de la Villette, where you will be able to discover a mix of traditional French cuisine combined with innovative and imaginative dishes.

A buffet style brunch is served on a Sunday for a relaxing time with friends or family, especially if you have been seeing the many tourist attractions in Paris that are located all around the Villette area including fabulous museums such as the Cite des Sciences, which is located within the Parc de Villette.

There is a cocktail bar if you fancy having a drink, but they do not just serve cocktails, as you can easily warm up with a tea or coffee, plus there is a wide range of soft drinks available as well.

The Bar du Coin, or The Corner Bar, which is situated within La Rotonde de la Villette is also an ideal place for people to quench your thirst or grab a quick snack such as a Parisian style sandwich, salads, homemade soup, quiche, pastries, jacket potatoes or even a casserole.
In addition to all of this, on certain nights they turn part of the venue into a club in Paris, whether it be DJs and clubbing music or for concerts, yet there are also rooms available for private and corporation functions, plus there are sometimes art exhibitions held here as well.

The Cuisine at La Rotonde brasserie restaurant

With a non-stop service all day, you can discover a part of the history of Paris by dining at La Rotonde de la Villette and there are a variety of different options available such as a two course lunch deal for €18 or a three course for €24.

A quiche, soup of the day or a jacket potato with cream and chives are available at the Bar du Coin for only €3.50 along with sandwiches, platters to share or an express lunch deal for €8.50 that could be a sandwich or jacket potato, a dessert and a soft drink.

However, thinking of the brasserie restaurant, there is a wide variety of dishes for a more relaxing meal both of a lunchtime and of an evening, and starters could be a tomato and raspberry gaspacho with herbs and fresh goats cheese or asparagus with soft boiled egg and grapefruit dressing that range from €8 upwards as of 2013.
Cuisine at La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie
Outside of La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie
Main course fish dishes could be seared fillet of sea bass with radish and coriander salad or king prawns with cherry tomato and salad.  Whereas meat dishes could be delights such as a veal rump steak with a pea and carrot casserole, chicken breast on a bed of crispy vegetables and gravy or a beef burger with Morbier cheese and an apple and sweet tomato jam.  And these range in cost from around €15 upwards.

But we cannot forget about the very tempting desserts such as a warm waffle with strawberries and whipped cream or roasted banana with a passion fruit sorbet and Espelette pepper juice that are approximately €8 as of 2013.

However, the menu at La Rotonde de la Villette is always constantly changing according to the seasons and what produce is available, plus there are always specials of the day or week along with new innovative dishes that will appear.

Access to La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie

The Rotonde is located in one of the historical monuments in Paris at the Bassin de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement, which is by the canal and very close to where you will find one of the Paris Plages, beaches in Paris, located during the height of summer.
Tables and chairs at La Rotonde de la Villette brasserie
You may be pleased to know that there are baby changing and disabled facilities along with WiFi internet access, and this restaurant in Paris is open every day from 9am through to 2am and booking is not necessary, although if you are arriving as group, then this is advisable, especially on certain days or times.

A Happy Hour with selected drinks at discounted prices is also available from 5pm through to 8pm, and you will often find that Parisians finishing work meet up here for a drink and relaxing on the outside seating by the water front.

Plus corporate and private functions are also very well catered for, whether it be a business meetings or a birthday celebration and there are several different private rooms available to suit your needs.

And situated on the Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, you can still discover the historical monument of La Rotonde with its newest features.  Travelling here by public transport you will find that the nearest Metro stations are the Jaures stop on lines 2 or 5 or the Stalingrad stop via lines 2, 5 or 7.

Alternatively, the Bus Lines 26, 48 and 54 along with the Noctilien, which is the Night Bus Service that takes over when the day buses and the Metro are not running, via Lines N13, N42, N42 and N45 will also get you to the NEW Grand Marche Stalingrad - La Rotonde.