In the heart of the Paris, near the famous 'Les Halles', Restaurant L'Escargot in Rue Montorgueil has been a meeting point for all gourmets since its creation under the Second Empire.
Its eponymous hospitable snail hanging over the door in all its gold-copper glory won't make you forget you're in France now!
In this unique place, classified as a historic monument, the brigade knows very well how to cook the richness of French cuisine through the seasons. The gourmet and traditional cuisine of the escargots that are served here is rarely matched. In addition to the variety of 'escargot' dishes on the menu such as the famous Burgundy snails in spirals of three flavors, you will also find many of the French classics here including crispy porcini mushrooms, pork from their own farm and brioche of quail from the Dombes flavored with foie gras.
I come here often and have never been disappointed. The service is very friendly and knowledgeable. They know how to match the wines flawlessly with any preparation of escargot.
It's not just what you get on your plate, by the way. The interior and the type of guests certainly attract attention. It is a colorful company of (often Japanese) tourists who photograph everything that is put on the table and pass by on beautiful plateaus by the 'garçons' and, at the other hand, the more chic 'bourgeoisie' who come to eat their weekly portion of escargot with matching wine.
The interior has had a makeover in the spring of 2014, while maintaining the old-fashioned atmosphere of the restaurant.
In good and bad weather you can have lunch and dinner on the enclosed terrace and it offers an inviting view of the pedestrian street with the many passers-by.
38, Rue Montorgueuil