Late Night Steak Tartare
If you find yourself famished in the wee hours of the morning after a night out clubbing on the Champs-Elysées, head over to the Maison de l’Aubrac for some French comfort food in the form of steak and frites. The restaurant prides itself on beef in all its glorious forms, but the real showstopper is the tartare de boeuf served with pommes sautées. Although 20€ may seem steep for a raw dish, the portion is generous and the juiciness of the meat is positively mouth-watering. I recommend exchanging the pommes sautées for pommes frites to mix some crispiness into the softness of the tartare. If ordering steak tartare seems like too much of a commitment, order the trilogie de boeuf for 24€ which features a grilled filet, a salade de boeuf, and a smaller portion of the tartare all with a side of béarnaise sauce to be drizzled at your discretion, or indiscretion as the case may be. And with a wine cellar numbering more than 1200 bottles, you will certainly find the perfect red wine to compliment your perfect red meat. Check out the stark portraits of French bulls with their farmers lining the walls. Somehow it totally sets the mood.
Contact: For reservations call +33 1 43 59 05 14 or book online at http://www.aubrac-restaurant.com, though you won’t need a reservation after midnight. Service runs 24 hours and depends on the mood of the staff of course.
Address: 37 Rue Marbeuf in the 8th arrondissement, located about a block away from the Virgin Megastore on the Champs-Elysées.