Le Train Bleu, Gare de Lyon, Paris, France

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Address: Paris Gare de Lyon (Doublon), Pl. Louis-Armand hall 1, 75012 Paris, France
Opening Hours: Daily 7:30 am–10:30 pm
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Mr. Bean was so ahead of his time, taking videos of his food.

To fans of Bean, Le Train Bleu should be in your bucket list. To snobs of touristy places, Le Train Bleu may not be for you. But to those who appreciate and love surprises, Le Train Bleu should be on your list.

Le Train Bleu isn’t just one of the most beautiful restaurants in Paris. Eating here might make you feel like dining with Marie Antoinette, but I felt like I was Mr. Bean. Situated in Gare de Lyon almost made me want to cancel my reservation. The train station is so chaotic that Le Train Bleu becomes a mad adventure. But inside, the gilded and renaissance interiors almost feel like stepping into an alternate world.

The meal is nothing out of the ordinary, but the taste surprised me. I wasn’t expecting an amuse bouche on the house, the mushroom custard’s flavor profile is intriguing. As usual, you get either traditional bread or a grain bread along with your main course, which is the de facto in French restaurants in Paris.

Four slices of lamb leg is so incredibly tender, and I find myself digging in the potato gratin dauphinois that came along with it. The meal is heavy enough for one person that I couldn’t manage a dessert.

To those who don’t eat red meat, Cod Loin a la Duglere is melt in your mouth, I almost cried.

If you prefer something adventurous, Red Mullet Fillets a la plancha comes with paella black rice and grilled pulpo slices so fresh and soft, you’ll want a second round.

Expect to spend around 50 euros for main courses. If you want steak, stretch it to 120 euros, and you’ll get a slab worth for 2-3 people. But I’d say the lamb and the cod are worth returning to. So do save it for another entrecote house in Paris.