Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cristal Room, Baccarat 75016

Your family is coming to town. They want to take you to lunch. You would rather not go back to the same ole, but excellent Kitchen Galerie bis. And you need a restaurant mid-Paris. Sometimes location helps you find a  hidden gem. One look at the CRISTAL ROOM, Baccarat and it was easy. Bucket list ALERT! The colors are smashing and its inside a museum of the world's most superb glass.
A few years back I visited the BACCARAT exhibit at Petit Palais. I certainly never expected to be eating lunch amidst that glorious glass.
Some of the tables are in the display room with stunning cases of glass.
Perfume bottle designs.
Decorative pieces, dinner w
are. A guided tour is included with lunch.
In the 20's the mansion belonged to Viscountess Marie-Laure de Noailles, supporter and patron saint of many Paris artists; Cocteau, Poulenc, Dali, Man Ray, Balthus to name a few.
The interiors have since been renovated by Phillipe Stark.
Are you wondering what we ate? My sister had the formule (entree + plat 29€) and I chose off the menu (25€). All was perfection. No desserts, especially after last week's deep immersion for the Kouign-amann map. They brought us mini brownies but I abstained. I'm ready to go Keto after that indulgence.
A trip to the loo is always a good idea in these elegant joints. Definitely a don't miss at the Cristal Room. Do book ahead for sure. 
Thank you for reading and sharing Paris breakfasts. Subscription letters 💌maps and watercolors  🎨are in my Etsy shopFrom Paris with love ❤️ Xxx🥂🐻

24 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:20 PM

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful post, Carol! Sounds like you're having a great time with your sister. I'm so happy for you!
    MR

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  2. Bonelle9:22 PM

    You look trés élégante sitting at the bar in your red coat and glasses. The decor suits you. Lovely place for your family lunch.

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    1. Yes the decor definitely suits me.
      I'll be moving in soon. They said I can sketch at the cristal bar...

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  3. Wow! Thank you for bringing the Crystal Room to our attention, Carol. I followed their link to their wine list and menu: nice selection and quite reasonable for the elegant surroundings. It’s definitely going on the bucket list!

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  4. Lovely. Have you ever been to La Fermette Marbeuf? There's a glorious stained-glass room...

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    1. Sadly Rachel it appears to have closed in 2018 😳

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  5. I knew you had a friend subscriber over..not a sister:) Enjoy!

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    1. Lots of people keep coming to Paris 👍🏻🥂🥐🇫🇷

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  6. Lynn S10:50 AM

    I typically love the restaurants in Museums. This one really looks like great fun.
    Thanks for sharing

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  7. Yum! Thank you.

    A pick me up in blustery, chilly Vermont.

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    1. Paris is surprisingly sunny today after a gloomy overcast morning...
      Come visit 👍🏻🇫🇷

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  8. That would be a lunch to remember!

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  9. So glad you got to enjoy a lunch with your sister. Loved that museum but think now that maybe we should have eaten there.

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  10. Chef Ann12:38 PM

    Superb recommendation Carol!

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  11. I know I would like it. It is beautiful. I have one small baccarat vase

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  12. Nice to read your blog today, as Lill & I spent our last day in Paris, the year we saw you, at the Baccarat. I was so impressed with the light fixture in the Ladies Room, that I took a photo of it.

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    1. Yes the loo was glitzy...maybe the best yet I've seen in Paris...

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  13. Bonnie11:34 PM

    Yes to bucket list. Wow. Wow. Wow.
    I have a passion for green. This room is delicious.

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    1. Paris Green!
      I wrote a lot about it..
      http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/search?q=Paris+green

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  14. I have learned about so many wonderful places reading Paris Breakfast posts!

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  15. Jane Gabon11:44 PM

    Viscountess!
    How COULD she have let someone smoke while 1) playing the cello, and 2) with a little doggie in the room?

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    1. In the 20's probably the dog smoked too...

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  16. Kathryn DM11:48 PM

    Oh Carol! What a scrumptious room. The greens! Can't wait to show Tony. Can we make a reservation now! Hugs, K

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