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La Fermette Marbeuf 1900: "Everything Old Is Nouveau Again" Paris Restaurant Tip by ExGuyParis

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by ExGuyParis

A few blocks down Rue Marbeuf off the Champs Elysees, you will find the restaurant La Fermette Marbeuf 1900. You will step back into time as you enter this incredible 1900 Art Nouveau interior. When reserving, ask for a table in the room with the “vitraux"—stained glass windows.

Apparently this space had been turned into a Formica-clad bistro. At one point, the owner decided to remodel. As the Formica panels were stripped from the walls, this incredible decor was re-revealed. Now the restaurant has its original turn of the century Art Nouveau splendor.

Not cheap: for a Christmas eve dinner for four a few years ago, the bill was 320 euros (this included aperitifs, two bottles of pretty decent St. Emilion, and a three course fine meal for each of us). On the regular menu, main courses begin at 20 euros.

English is spoken fluently, and the menu is in French and English, to handle the healthy volume of tourists that visit this place.

Reservations: Phone 01 53 23 08 00 (you can also reserve on the internet at a minimum of two days before the reservation date)
service from 12h00PM to 15h00 - from 19h00 to 23h30

Visit the Internet site for more pictures, sample menus, (in French and English).

NOTE: The restaurant may close a few weeks in August for vacation.

Favorite Dish: The Christmas Eve turkey was extremely good.

Address: 5 rue Marbeuf, close to Avenue Georges V
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Métro: Alma-Marceau
Phone: 01 53 23 08 00
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 0
Theme: French

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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