Reopening of the famous Grand Boulevards French Brasserie
the Grand Café Capucines
Open 7/7 24h/24
This typical french brasserie opened in 1875, symbolizing the era of the Opera Garnier which was inaugurated the same year. During this time, the Grands Boulevards district becomes the place of worldly greed. People go to the Opera and then to the Grand Café Capucines for dinner. The restaurant is decorated like an American bar which pleases and ensures its success.
Birth of cinema
10 years after the opening of the restaurant, the Lumière brothers decided to organize the first paid screening of a short film in the Grand Café’s Indian Salon. Since then, the place has become a landmark of the seventh art, cinema soirées, parties and big dinners.
New decoration to revive the myth
In order to bring the Grand Café back to the top of his game, a makeover was needed. The goal was to keep the same spirit that is specific to this institutional french brasserie, while bringing a touch of modernity. That's exactly what Toro and Liautard managed to do . These two architects already proved their talents with the restaurant Perruche , the Klay Club Saint-Sauveur, the B.B. restaurant and the Maison Père boutique. Once again, they succeeded with the Grand Café Capucines, creating beautiful and cosy ambiance.
“La grande salle” on the main-floor, the “jardin d’hiver” under the canopy, the “bar américain” to enjoy delicious cocktails and on the first floor the “salon indien” more intimate and warm.
a menu that will make you hungry
All the great classics of french restaurants as well as generous desserts. True to its title of Great French brasserie, there is obviously a seafood bank in front of the Grand Café Capucines. All the products are brought overnight directly from the Rungis market, which has the world's freshest tide, therefore you will find Canadian lobster shells, lobsters, crabs, shrimp and clams. Not to mention oysters! "Fine de Claire", "Hollow of Brittany", "Flat of Belon" but also "Special of the Empress" all carefully picked by the best producers (David Herve, Cadoret, Joel Dupuch, Gillardeau or Henry).
MY PERSONAL FAVORITES
For starters :
I highly recommend the seafood platter called “L’assiette Capucines”.
It is the perfect dish to share for any seafood lover. For 2 (49,50€) or 4 people (see photo).
You will get a generous mix of all the freshest seafood :
- tuna tartars,
- fresh crabmeat,
- Scottish salmon tartars,
- marinated sea bream,
- some whelks with mayo
- Madagascar bio shrimps
- oysters Fines de Claire «Barrau» n°4
For main course :
I recommend the grilled lobster , very good. The fish are delicious, but if you wish to order some meat after the seafood platter then you will find they serve the typical entrecôte béarnaise. They also have onion soup, Bourgogne snails and sole meunière.
To finish :
Christian Victor, the pastry chef, makes all the great Parisian classic desserts such as Opera, Pavlova and millefeuille. The crepe suzette is also delicious, blazed at the table in front of the customer with some Grand Marnier.
ALL NIGHT LONG
Whether it’s for lunch, dinner, refueling in the middle of the night or even at dawn after a night out, the Grand Café Capucines is open non-stop!
And if you go there for a drink I advise you to taste the cocktail "Capucines" it’s lemon, raised with tangerine liquor and coconut water. A delight, very refreshing!
4 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris
Open 7/7 and 24h/24
01 43 12 19 00