Cinq-Mars: Romantic Traditional French Dinner Near the Musée D’Orsay

Cinq Mars restaurant Paris chocolate

Restaurant: Cinq-Mars
Area: 7ème arrondissement
Come for: Traditional French
Specialties: Blanquette de veau; pot-au-feu (quintessential French beef stew)
Best for: Romantic dinner
Price: $$ // 20 euros per main, generous portions
Service: Attentive and friendly
What we had: Hard boiled eggs with mayonnaise sauce (sort of like deviled eggs); veal blanquette (blanquette de veau–a very traditional French dish with a thick cream sauce and veggies); lamb stew with tomatoes (similar to tagine); mont blanc (super-sugary chestnut puree topped with whipped cream and caramelized nuts)

IMG_3272 IMG_3274 mont blanc dessert at Cinq Mars restaurant Paris
A little taste: Looking for a dinner spot near the Musée d’Orsay? A 10-minute walk away on a quiet back street, this restaurant offers good value for what you get: A veritable French meal, well conceived and well cooked, with hearty portions. A romantic setting for a tête-à-tête (my husband and I were graced by the presence of his mother), with candles and lots of big iron industrial lighting, hardwood tables and chalkboard with the current wine list. The blanquette de veau was excellent, as was the mont blanc (if a bit sugary). We walked out full and satisfied after two courses and a bottle of wine for 50 euros a person.

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