L'Ambroisie: "French perfection!" L'Ambroisie Tip by Herkbert

L'Ambroisie, Paris: 2 reviews and 6 photos

  Outside of L'Ambroise
by Herkbert

L'Ambroise was as near to our perfect french restaurant as we could have imagined. The wait staff was impeccably dressed, the linens crisp and white, the flowers arranged around the restaurant, even the other diners - who were all very well dressed Parisians were right out of a script.

The food was outstanding -- each course cooked perfectly and presented with a flair. The wine list read like an encyclopedia of the world's finest wines (and the prices reflected that too).

The silly Americans thought they could fit in.. well, guess what? We did and we enjoyed the experience and claim it to be one of our top 2 overall restaurant experiences ever. Why?

Well, as I've said the food was terrific. The wine was terrific. The waiters were awesome. (As we were going through the dessert list, our waiter was explaining the selections and when he mentioned one in particular and described it as a Napolean. My wife piped in that "Monsieur, Napolean was an emperor, not a dessert". I thought he was going to start crying he was laughing so hard. When it was time to serve the desserts, he proceeded to follow his fellow waiters out with our desserts and when they parted, he was carrying her dessert with his hand in his jacket like the famous Napolean pose). It was incredible.

And I forgot to mention, the restaurant is located in the beaitiful Place des Vosges which only added to the day.

Do you think we liked it?

PS.. Do make your reservations well in advance. It seems that other people like it too!

Favorite Dish: We visited Paris in March and were delighted to find that the restaurant had a special Truffle menu available. Both white and black truffles were used in the preparation of each course and the flavor was unbelievable.

For the record, I had the Croustillant de selle d'agneau de Sisteron en persillade de truffe. (and it was a fabulous rack of lamb).

Address: 9, Place des Vosges.
Price Comparison: most expensive
Directions: Place des Vosges
Phone: (0)
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: French
Website: http://www.ambroisie-placedesvosges.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2008
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