Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Brunch at Le Reservoir

What does 24€ buy you in Paris? A phenomenal all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch at Le Reservoir. Located in the 11th arrondissiment, it is walking distance from the Bastille Opera.

The unassuming exterior should not hinder you from entering. Like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as she steps from the black and white bleakness of her Kansas home into the wonderfully colored Munchkinland for the first time, simply by opening the door at Le Reservoir, your world will change from blasé to beautiful. With the richness of the red walls, ornately framed mirrors and paintings as well as the unmistakable club atmosphere, one can’t help but soak up the ambience and feel a bit more provocative once inside.

And don’t let the ‘all-you-can-eat’ aspect scare you. This restaurant is not serving merely adequately prepared food served on warmers all day. Only praise can be given to the chef as the fare is nothing short of phenomenal. The rich dark wooded bar area is converted from its evening pourings of cocktails to staging a beautiful buffet. A seemingly never ending array of white porcelain platters and bowls are used to accentuate the cuisine.

From cous cous to croissants; eggs to sausage; homemade tzatziki to pasta along with various seafood and meat platters you are sure to be tempted by every dish. If you are a vegetarian, not to worry. There is plenty for you here too. And don’t forget to save room for the extensive desserts and fromage (cheese) to tempt your palate, as well. Maybe a crepe or torte might grab your attention. And for a drink, try a house wine, orange juice and a carafe d’eau (carafe of water) to quench your thirst.

Live jazz only serves to enhance the dining experience, as the musicians play on the center stage. If you are looking for great music on a Sunday afternoon while you are here in Paris, then you won’t want to miss a dining experience here.

For 24€ *, you can’t go wrong!

Brunches are offered every Sunday from 11:30 to 4:30.

* Price as of 2009. Check website for current pricing.

16, rue de la Forge Royale
75011 Paris
Tel : 0143563960
Website :

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