$15 for $30 Worth of Fine French Cuisine at Café de Paris

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic French cuisine
  • Full wine and drink menu
  • Highly trained chefs
  • Elegant, romantic interior

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Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward alcohol. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s moustache during dinner without asking first. Feast around the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine French cuisine and drinks at Café de Paris in Avondale.

Conceptualized by cousin chefs Serge Pambo and Jean Evens Estinfort—both of whom received their culinary training in Paris—Café de Paris uses a pneumatic tube to transport France's authentic flavors to your table. For lunch, roll up one of the café's classic stuffed seafood, chicken, turkey, or ham crêpes ($9.95), or seduce salivators with the hot ham and cheese of a croque Paris madame topped with béchamel sauce ($9.95). Café de Paris's dinner menu starts with traditional temptations including moules marinieres (mussels in white-wine sauce, $14.95), then migrates mouths to grilled duck breast with orange glaze ($26.95) and tenderloin beef steak with peppercorn sauce ($24.95). Patrons made of fragile porcelain or waffle cone dine on the dainty Niçoise salad, a fresh toss of mixed greens, green beans, tomatoes, olives, tuna, hard-boiled egg, and anchovies ($10.95). In addition to lunch and dinner delights, Café de Paris offers Sunday brunch, the classic midday bites that are always admirably accompanied by a mimosa ($5). Like the blush in a wine-warmed cheek, the warm hues of tabletop bouquets stand out against Café de Paris's crisp table linens. The café's elegant interior provides a beautiful backdrop for marriage proposals, divorce proposals, or admissions of twinning, so grab your significant other or significant other's significantly secret twin for a night on the town. Café de Paris also hosts live music, so check the website to find out the schedule. Café de Paris is closed for dinner on Sunday and Monday nights and for lunch Saturday.

In accordance with Alabama law, this Groupon cannot be used toward alcohol.

Reviews

Alabama Live featured Café de Paris, praising the dishes and presentation. TripAdvisors give Café de Paris 4.5 stars, and 79% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • [Cafe de Paris] gave me the French experience without having to leave town. The presentation of the oven baked fried catfish was beautiful and delicious. – sadt59, TripAdvisor
  • The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I have recommended to several friends. – 4ddawgs, TripAdvisor
  • Cafe de Paris is by far the best kept secret in Birmingham. My first visit to the restaurant was for lunch. I had the ham and cheese crepes and my friend had the pan crusted catfish. We both enjoyed our meals and we enjoyed the quaint atmosphere. I enjoyed it so much that I came back later that week with two more friends. – jazzyc, Urbanspoon
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    2801 7th Ave. S

    Birmingham, Alabama 35233

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