Le Vaudeville, is still a beautiful brasserie

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Le Vaudeville has kept its original 1918 decor and nice tablecloth

I had to find a place for lunch near the Bourse for a curator of the Wolfsonian museum in Miami, which specialises in turn of the century furniture and decors, and I considered Galopin, the brasserie named after the young boys who brought small glasses of beer (still called a galopin) to the brokers on the floor of the Stock exchange. But I opted for le Vaudeville in the end and was very happily surprised. This used to be a favorite venue for after the Opeéra Comique but I had not been for quite a while. The headwaiter gave me a large table after I asked to sit inside (and not on the sidewalk like everyone else) and we could both take advantage of the fantastic decor.

Mussels cooked in chablis

Le Vaudeville being a proper brasserie, it serves multiple oysters (including at Happy hour for 9€, with a glass of muscadet) and sea shells, but for lunch we opted for the simple menu of oeufs mimosas, mussels with French fries and a steak tartare with “île flottante” (floating island) and a crème brûlée. Very cheap (29€ the full lunch menu) and very well served with proper napkins ant tablecloth. Old times revived! with a waiter who pampered us and joked without being familiar, nice chablis and great dessert.

The beef tartare is served with an egg

You can also choose a selection of oysters from everywhere in Brittany, langoustines, shrimps, etc. or a soupe à l’oignon, pâté en croûte, sea bass tartar, a croque monsieur, a Caesar salad or an andouillette. There is the dish of the day which is a leg of lamb on Saturdays and Sundays and bavette à l’échalote on Mondays. And profiteroles au chocolat every day.

100 years of Parisian life

We both enjoyed the Art Deco decor and the kindness of the staff.

Le Vaudeville place de la Bourse, is open every day.

Something floating, something flaming, crème brûlée and floating island, photo Silvia Barisone

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6 Comments on “Le Vaudeville, is still a beautiful brasserie”

  1. Chere Laure,
    Your Vaudeville story brought back memories of my
    time in the 1950s at the English desk at AFP– known as “exor” for
    extreme orient, the site of the major English language clients.
    I used to stop in for a quick pickmeup before going back to work.
    Times change and I wager most of AFP clients take the English
    language versions.
    So it was reassuring to learn that a least the Vaudeville does not
    appear to have changed that much over the years.

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