Restaurant L'Escargot Montorgueil

L’Escargot Montorgueil

Nestled in one of the most popular pedestrian streets in Paris, the restaurant is particularly renowned for its speciality: snails.

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L’escargot Montorgueil. A very telling name for a place whose cult dish is as French as the baguette. The restaurant has been open since 1832 and makes a point of preserving certain traditions. And this pleases gourmets most of all.

A historical speciality

All over the world, French culinary arts bring a sparkle to the eyes of all those who appreciate cooking. Yet some people take great pleasure in criticising our specialities. Thus, escargots sometimes seem iffy to international tourists wanting to taste the typical, and often ancestral, dishes of France.
At the Escargot Montorgueil, there is no need to hesitate. Unless you can't decide between two versions of a dish. As for the escargots de Bourgogne, the original recipe remains unchanged since the creation of the restaurant. Although very attached to traditions, the establishment also offers variations with truffe, brie, foie gras or chilli. And if the choice is really too complex, an assortment of the five recipes is available.
Of course, the restaurant does not limit itself to its specialities. In an equally cheerful vein, the menu features typical Parisian brasserie dishes: beef bourguignon, poultry supreme, marrow bone, oysters and profiteroles.

An ideal location for a listed restaurant

As its name suggests, the Escargot is located in the rue piétonne Montorgueil. In the past, the route was mainly used by oyster sellers. But since the 14th century, it has become a major trading centre. Personalities such as Proust, Picasso and Charlie Chaplin have come to stroll here. Today, the restaurant stands alongside greengrocers, bars and other food shops.

When you enter the Escargot Montorgueil, you quickly understand why the establishment is classified as a historical monument. The ceiling painted by Pierre-Eugène Clairin provides colour. The woodwork creates a warm, elegant atmosphere. Then the Napoleon III décor finishes by transporting you far from the 21st century.

In Paris, epicureans have plenty to enjoy. The choice of gourmet restaurants in the capital caters to all tastes, even the most demanding. And if you value the history of their walls as much as their menu, the many legendary restaurants of the capital will certainly excite your eyes and taste buds.

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38 rue Montorgueil
75002 Paris 2ème

    Days and opening hours

    All year round, daily between 12 pm and 10.30 pm.



    Spoken languages

    • French
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    38 rue Montorgueil
    75002 Paris 2ème

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