Looking around for a place to eat in the middle of the afternoon, we were pointed to Brasserie Printemps which is a restaurant with a breathtaking dome located on the sixth floor of the department store.
The architecture and stained glass cupole were beautiful. The restaurant held in an open, large hall was relaxing. Everything about the location was very nice, but the food didn’t live up to the experience. The Beef tartare was good but the house bread was hard as a rock and inedible. I’m not exaggerating here either.
They somehow managed to mess up a BLT too despite the acronym laying out the most important ingredients in it. The BLT was dry and flavorless (not to mention it fell apart) and fries weren’t anything special. Not to mention, we were pretty hungry so it probably was worse than how it (didn’t) taste. The kick in the teeth, salt in the wound was that the BLT was 20 euros. At least the Hazelnut latte was good.
I’ve read reviews that others had great food there. That clearly wasn’t the case for us. Go to the Brasserie Printemps for the view, to rest your feet after some touring around and an eight Euro hazelnut cafe, but I wouldn’t gamble on the food.
64 boulevard Haussmann
Le Printemps, 75009 Paris, France