For a while snubbed by real Parisians, Brasserie Lipp has not budged an inch. But Paris has its ups and downs when it comes to going out, right now the in thing to do is to go sit down at Lipp. Good news!
Since 120 years, those who want to see and be seen continue to fight for table n°1, vintage male-only waiters), politicians discussing what politicians discuss, brainy types out to flirt, the atmosphere is just as light, divine, anachronistic.
So if you want to run into Kate Moss, have dinner across from media mogul Elkabbach, get a good look at Luchini, while nibbling on the French version of cole slaw known as céleri rémoulade, leeks with vinaigrette, chocolate profiteroles and the real Parisian scene, come sit at a table of this historic and mundane monument of Saint-Germain.
An absolute must : enjoy a nice glass of La Chapelle Hermitage - Domaine Paul Jaboulet (34€ per glass.). PS : there are more accessible wines (starting at 6,20€), but this is really a nectar!
Hooray for vintage dishes. To be tested : the mythical choucroute (23€), stuffed pigs feet with mashed potatoes (22€), the Fontainebleau of Quatrehomme (9€) and of course the millefeuille (11,50€)
FYI : being sent to the 1st floor is considered a stylistic offense. This is where they hide Americans. So if they try and put you there, don’t insist, just leave with a smile.
We like less : their fries.
Open every day from 9am to 1am.