If you’re browsing the internet in search of good restaurants in Paris, you’re likely to see Le Relais de L’Entrecote popping up again and again. The menu is, to say the least, limited; In fact there isn’t one. The choice is steak and fries with salad and that’s it.
Although part of a chain, the branch off the Champs Elysées is a Parisian institution. Customers are prepared to queue up for an hour or more for a table.Indeed, the restaurant is credited with teaching the French HOW to queue. The waitresses (no waiters) wear old-style black uniforms with crisp white collars and aprons and are all on the matronly side, which adds to the general air of cosiness;It’s like being served by your mum.
If the portions seem small, worry not because second helpings are dished out the moment anyone spots an empty plate.
The business was founded in 1959 by Paul Gineste de Saurs and the third generation of the family is poised to take over. Steaks are served in a special sauce. Made with chicken livers,shallots, butter,cream,mustard, thyme, tarragon and parsley, the recipe remained secret until 2014.