Review on La Tour d'Argent
La Tour d'Argent meaning The Silver Tower is an iconic penthouse restaurant that enjoys stunning views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the River Seine. A restaurant has been on this site since 1582 and is said to have been frequented by Henry IV. Downstairs you will find a cosy bar with a fireplace and walls full of pictures and autographs from famous people who have dined here, such as J.F. Kennedy, Salvador Dali and the Queen of Japan. The restaurant became famous when it was owned by Frédéric Delair, who started issuing certificates to diners who order caneton, pressed duckling and the first was served to Edward VII in 1890. The restaurant has its own duck farm and each bird is issued with a serial number. Diners who order the duck will then receive a postcard with that bird's number and well over a million of these cards have been sent out.
Open your account with starters of foie gras des Trois Empereurs served with a salted butter brioche or roasted snails with a parsley velouté. Follow on with one the house specialities of roasted duckling and trompette pumpkin or fillets of sole des Tournelles with sweet onions Grenobloise style. Desserts tempt with lemon and hazelnut square with sorbet or the delicate crepes belle epoque which are cooked at your table.
The wine cellar estimated at well over 22 million pounds is one of the finest in Paris and contains around 450,000 bottles. They are kept at a very low temperature so they age slower than is usual, therefore vintages you get here have a unique taste. The wine list is a truly monumental tome of some 15,000 wines on offer in the 400 page book.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 7.00 - 10.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express