Situated beside the Grand Canal in the Gardens of Versailles, this traditional French restaurant is a popular spot for lunch after a tour of the palace. Established in 1895, the brasserie retains its Belle Époque style with white-clothed tables, vintage French posters, and a curved wooden bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the gardens, as does the open-air terrace decorated with hanging flower baskets. In addition to several prix fixe options—here called “greedy menus”—the restaurant also serves à la carte dishes like the classic boeuf bourguignonne, and roasted salmon with butter sauce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.