Fantastic Lunch at Le Train Bleu in Paris, France

Image of the Entrance of Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
Who would have thought that you would find such a nice restaurant in a train station??? Le train Bleu is a fancy restaurant that I always suggest to people visiting Paris and who want to enjoy a nice dinner in a fantastic decor. It is pricey but worth it if you are looking to treat yourself!

The place is incredibly beautiful! These photos speak for themselves!
Image of the Dining room of Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France

The paintings on the walls and ceilings attest of the history of the site and are the result of the work of famous painters who did a magnificent job. So going there is not only about food!

Another particularity of the restaurant is polo the cat.
Image of Polo the cat at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
According to a wait staff, the cat came one day and never left. You see him wandering around the restaurant quietly, without bothering at all the customers and not begging at all. I guess that he is probably well fed there!

So here are some of the fantastic dishes we tried:


I started off with foie gras.
Image of Foie Gras at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
It was a homemade foie gras served with a red onion marmalade. The foie gras was delicious: rich and unctuous. Paired with the onion marmalade that had a nice sweetness, it was a perfect appetizer.

For the main dish, Jodi ordered the grilled filet of beef, served with B√©arnaise sauce, mashed potatoes with fresh Tomme cheese.
Image of Grilled filet of beef at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France

This was very good! The meat had a nice sear and was very tender. The mash potatoes were to die for! Very creamy and cheesy.

On my side, I ordered the Piece of beef of Salers that is a highly graded steak.
Image of Beef of salers at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
It had a delicious wine sauce and was served with a fabulous gratin dauphinois (potatoes au gratin). The meat was also very tender, but I would have liked it a bit more cooked.

I also tried the Scorpion fish (rascasse) and white flesh of scallops √† la plancha, creamy shellfish risotto, cuttlefish ink dressing.
Image of Scorpio fish at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
This dish was incredible! I did not have Scorpion fish for years and I have to say that this was very good! Silky and flaky. Each of the components of the dish gave another dimension to the dish: the risotto was so creamy and hearty and the scallops perfectly cooked. There was definitely an explosion of flavors that made me regret to have picked steak instead of this remarkable dish.

Then came the time for dessert. I ordered their Baba au rhum that I tried few years ago.
Baba au rhum is a yeast cake that is saturated with rum and served with whipped cream. It all started with this put on the table:
Image of Bottle of rum at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France

Some rum from Martinique.

Then came the cake. It was a cylinder that they cut into two and they then poured a large amount of rum...
Image of Baba au rhum at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
This was a wonderful dessert and imagine that they left the bottle of rum of the table, in case we wanted to add more!

Jodi ordered their lemon and lime tart.
Image of Lemon and lime tart at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France
It was served with some homemade meringue cookies. The cake was very buttery and the lemon and lime part was very tasty and creamy, not too sweet that is often an issue with lemon tarts.

I finished the meal with an expresso that served with a meringue cookie and a homemade madeleine.
Image of Cafe gourmand at Le Train Bleu in Gare de Lyon Paris, France

I can tell you that we were full after this feast! Le train bleu will always be in that special place that is...my stomach...

Enjoy (I surely did)!

Le Train Bleu
Gare de Lyon
1 Place Louis Armand
75012 Paris, France
http://www.le-train-bleu.com/uk/index.php