Venue Info

Officially declared a French heritage site, this classic spot has been serving snails for over 200 years. The Second Empire establishment offers escargot mainly of the Burgundy region, served on 12-snail plates in an assortment of three different flavors. In addition to the classic escargot arrangements, the menu offers a number of other French food staples (try the frog legs) and an impressive selection of wines. With sand-blasted windows, a wood-paneled ceiling, and tasteful red decor, the place appears every bit the pricey, elegant eatery is it. And while the prices are certainly not low, neither is the quality of the food (according to two full centuries of dedicated customers).

L’Escargot Montorgueil

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Officially declared a French heritage site, this classic spot has been serving snails for over 200 years. The Second Empire establishment offers escargot mainly of the Burgundy region, served on 12-snail plates in an assortment of three different flavors. In addition to the classic escargot arrangements, the menu offers a number of other French food staples (try the frog legs) and an impressive selection of wines. With sand-blasted windows, a wood-paneled ceiling, and tasteful red decor, the place appears every bit the pricey, elegant eatery is it. And while the prices are certainly not low, neither is the quality of the food (according to two full centuries of dedicated customers).