Garçon Paris Steakhouse New Direction
It’s time to dine with the new kid in the neighbourhood and let Garçon Paris Steakhouse show why they’ve taken over the reins of Entrecôte to create one effortlessly cool atmosphere that celebrates food, fashion and France in the ‘80s. Garçon is a meeting place for regular and spontaneous gatherings and celebrations. The World Loves Melbourne (David and Mario) were invited along to experience the new direction!
Freshly shucked Coffin Bay Pacific Oysters and Heidsieck Monopole Campagne was the perfect start to the evening. I was happy already!
Inspired by the famous steakhouses and bustling bistros of Paris, and aptly located in the Paris end of Melbourne, Garçon is the new go-to for champagne and oysters, handpicked wine list from the New and Old World, and sumptuous steak menu.
More oysters! Yes keep them coming.
Spiced beef croquettes with moutarde Provençale! Also served with champagne!
The new rebellious direction of Garçon is steered by co-owner Joseph Alesci and front of house Steve (Stef) Fisher. Stef was on fire and lavishing us with all things French.
Wine by iconic M. Chapoutier French winemakers, also in Australia. This Viognier from the Pyrenees was stunning in terms of texture as much as taste.
Escargots de Bourgogne with herb, parsley and garlic butter were full of flavour.
Enthusiastic patrons are met with only the best beef as Garçon plates up the finest grass-fed cuts, raised on volcanic soils, hormone-free and sourced from Australia’s finest producers.
Fresh from his most recent two-year stint at fine diner, Le Parisien in Geelong, Chef Matt Franklin brings his skills and experience for cooking in the finest of French traditions to his classical yet contemporary bistro menu at Garçon. His signature steak tartare and a fiery passion for grilled pasture fed local beef are quickly becoming favourites at Garçon.
Signature Steak Tartare was one of the best tartare's I've ever enjoyed.
French style pizza! Pissaladiere featuring onion, anchovy and olives tart.
Other French classics pepper the menu such as Escargots de Bourgogne (snails in herb parsley and garlic butter sauce), Crevettes aux épicés (prawns with spiced butter), Crispy Skin Blue Eye with white beans, Moules Marinières, and desserts such as Vanilla Crème Brûlée (naturally).Coffee lovers are not forgotten with Garçon’s bustling Coffee Window awaiting the loyal hungry breakfast and lunchtime clientele.
Heathcote Shiraz baby from Tellurian single vineyard. A perfect match.
Melt in your mouth Angas Porterhouse from Great Southern Victoria (with soft leaf salad below).
Or check out the Wagyu Rump that is Grass Fed from Southern Queensland. See the fine grain on the meat!
Can I say Garcçon is fun and playful and well as quality!
Originally from the UK, Stef Fisher also brings an abundance of experience with a string of highly successful restaurants including the likes of Noosa’s Palmers and Ricky Ricardos, coupled with years of hosting A-List celebrities from Arabian princes to the Brazilian polo team. So he can handle influencers like us no problem.
Frites alert! And Garçon do steak frites perfectly.
And a garlic butter sauce to boot.
Don't underestimate the Salad Niçoise with hot smoked NZ King Salmon. It's top notch.
What a finish to the feast with Vanilla Crème Brûlée and Profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce.
Kitchen team did a fabulous job as did the front of house and wait staff!
Opened as of July and no longer a secret, Garçon has diners’ taste buds dancing with bold and deep flavours exuding simplicity and authenticity - salute to the French. Highly recommended.