Just a couple of minutes from the Champs Elysées, the Fermette Marbeuf is famous not only for its incredible cuisine, but also its décor: full of Art Nouveau flourishes, beautiful tiles and a glass-ceilinged room that has to be seen to be believed, the restaurant is now on the list of France's historical monuments.
Dating from 1898, amazingly it had been completely forgotten, and the original décor removed and covered over. Only in 1978 was part of it revealed by accident and the remainder found in storage in the Paris suburbs. Finally, in 1982 the original décor was reunited and restored.
And the food? Well despite the famous fish and meat dishes, many people deliberatelyleave space for the Ferme Marbeuf's signature dessert: the Grand Marnier soufflé (worth the 15-minute wait). Perhaps you should too?
Metro 9 :
RER Pont de l'Alma :
Bus 30, 42, 80, 92
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