Au Bœuf Couronné is the rustic Paris restaurant of your dreams, since 1865.
There is no fusion at Au Bœuf Couronné, no foams, no farm-to-table, no natural wine. Coincidentally there are no hipsters and the average age of clientele runs around 50. French is the native language.
It is old school in the truest sense of the word. Carnivore paradiso born from its location opposite La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris’ former slaughterhouse.
Some 149 years later after, the menu has changed little more than the Napoleonic legislation we still live by in France. Chunks of bone marrow (Fred Flintstone fare), tête de veau or persillé de bœuf.
Order the Terrine and the entire dish will arrive on your table, alongside a bottomless pit of cornichons and several adults-only knives by which to slice through the entrails like butter.
But the real showstoppers come from the the grill – rump, sirloin, chateaubriand, ribsteak, côte de bœuf, all sourced from Normandy – served with potatoes three hundred different ways and plump pots of sauce béarnaise.
Impress fellow hipsters: Au Bœuf Courroné first opened in 1865 but was purchased and updated by Christophe Joulie in 2002. The Joulie family owns 10 restaurants in Paris, one of which is Bouillon Chartier.
Au Bœuf Couronné, 188 Avenue Jean Jaurès 75019
T. +33 (0)1 42 39 44 44
Metro: Porte de Pantin
Open Everyday, 12pm – 3pm, 7pm – Midnight
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