REVIEW | Restaurant La Grange aux Canards in Paris 

Paris! I haven’t been to the Ville Lumière since my January 2019 visit with Bert and Wim. Also, this March 2022 getaway in Paris marks the first overnight excursion with Thanh since our 2012 visit of the capital of France. Ten years ago! 

Oh no! After we booked a table at La Grange aux Canards (The Duck Barn) in Paris via The Fork, I discovered its website in several languages, including in Dutch. That looks like a tourist trap, now does it? I got a little suspicious so I decided to phone them. The manager confirmed my booking but asked to cancel the The Fork booking and he booked me manually. 

On Saturday, we arrived punctually at 6.30PM. For the French, that’s early. For tourists, it isn’t. But many restaurants offer different shifts or services. As 9PM is too late, 6.30PM was a good timing.

Presentation

Sissi Grigio treats us to a cuisine that resembles her, with traditional dishes from the South-West, like her, authentic and generous”, the restaurant presents itself. 

“Here we claim peasant roots, this rurality that rhymes with generosity. The welcome is warm, the food tasty. The right address to enjoy real local cuisine based on quality products: Black ham from Bigorre or ducks from the South-West.

Always attentive, Sissi recommends the right food-wine pairing in all honesty. The restaurant La grange aux Canards is quite simply a safe bet.”

Safe bet?

So is the Duck Barn a safe bet? Yes, it is. Sissi and what I assume is her husband do provide a warm, convivial, welcome. 

The menu is, you can imagine, duck-based. We did not order from the set menus, bu we chose à la carte.

We started with a plate of ham ‘Noir de Bigorre‘.

Noir de Bigorre ham.

As a main, Thanh had a whole duck breast (maigret de canard) from South-West of France with honey sauce, and fried potatoes.

Duck breast.

I had cutlet of fresh snacked duck liver, sauce with Floc de Gascogne (from Gascony), with apples. 

Duck liver.

To finish, we shared a plate of South-West cheeses, blackberry jam and salad. 

Cheese.

So yes, the restaurant may be touristy thanks to its high score on TripAdvisor. But it’s worth its score. The people are nice and patient. The food is honest. Well prepared and good portions. 

La Grange Aux Canards

23, Rue Frédéric Sauton, 75005 Paris V on the Rive Gauche or Left Bank of the Seine.

Food, gastronomy and restaurants

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Cozy place and food looks irresistible! Delicious! Thank’s for share, Tmothy.
    Have a nice day!
    Elvira

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    1. Timothy says:

      Haha yes. Duck 🦆 is popular in France 🇫🇷.

      Have a nice day, and meal.

      Timothy

      Like

      1. elvira797mx says:

        Delicious! Enjoy always!
        Nice day and meal as well.
        Timothy

        Liked by 1 person

      2. elvira797mx says:

        Take care Timothy.
        Elvira

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Timothy says:

        You too, Elvira

        Liked by 1 person

      4. elvira797mx says:

        Thank’s Timothy.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. orededrum says:

    Great place !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Timothy says:

      Have you been?

      It was a great meal.

      Like

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