Not so sure, reported by an article in Atabula,
What is the definition of a brasserie? (attention: not to be mixed up with a bistrot)
- “Establishment where one consumes beer, and where you can also be served cold or hot dishes quickly prepared”, according to Larousse.
- According to Sophie Brissaud, food writer, “situated preferably in a square or a major intersection, staff typically dressed in black and white. Menu card with meat, fish, and menu of the day stapled to it. The seafood platter is almost mandatory”
- Usually serving traditional dishes
- “Lively, animated, relatively open space, with high ceilings, a terrace and bay windows, brass decor and benches”
- Style of the room “decidedly retro decor and comfortable”
- Extensive service hours (10am - 1pm), continuous hours are not mandatory.
- Very often next to a train station
According to the article, the last Parisian brasseries of consistent quality have disappeared in the mid-90s. Nowadays, “with the dominance of large corporate groups that have replaced the often Alsace or Lorraine families who held the brasseries.” Most brasseries are places that are still frequentable, mostly for the rich.
“There is a new undefined Brasserie movement going on right now.” as stated in Atabula,
Read the whole article here.
Have you been to a brasserie in Paris? Were you satisfied with the meal? What was your experience?