When it comes to classic dining, I still can’t help but place French first, and forever. A place where everyone is serious about the act of eating. Even a bistro that you can easily stop by is a place where the sauce is cooked directly and doesn’t lose its dignity as a restaurant. The French-style recipes they created led to the development of various food cultures, and you can find a few restaurants influenced by modern restaurants today.
Nowadays, the division into Korean, French, and Italian food is no longer meaningful. Chefs who have gained experience in various food cultures are incorporating their own philosophy and creativity into food while building on that. As a customer looking forward to the taste, this is a great thing. However, if you are an âauthenticâ customer, it may be inconvenient. However, don’t be sad because the noble traditions of French shine brightly in a bowl of dishes. This week, let’s dive into the charm of French darning, which goes best with wine.
Famous French restaurants in Seoul include Jamsil Signiel Seoul STAY, City Hall Sogong-dong Pierre Garnier Seoul, Seochon Moulang, Hoehyeon Station Zero Complex, Seorae Village Swaniye, Yeoksam Evit, Cheongdam Beljae, Apgujeong Toktok, Yeoksam Allen, Cheongdam Kang Mincheol Restaurant, Nonhyeon Alla Prima, Apgujeong Solbam, Gyodae Arts Center Opre, Jangchung-dong Shilla Hotel Continental, Garosu-gil Lunique, City Hall Seoul Nine Westin Chosun Hotel Gate, Seorae Village La Sabre, Songpa Sofitel Pemaison, Apgujeong Andaz Seoul Sculpture, Cheongdam L’Esplanade, Seoul Station La MansiÃ¨re, Seorae Village La Ciette, Cheongdam Muoki, Jangchung-dong Seoul Dining, Hannam-dong Mutang, Hannam-dong Maison Antibes, Seocho Tavern 38, Cheongdam Maisondra Category, Dosan Park Lamitie, Dosan Park Boat Maison, Cheongdam Mipiace, Cheongdam Restaurant Star, Seongsu Convivial, Itaewon Bison Bistro, Seorae Village July, Yangjae Cuisson82, Jongno Michael Baihaevich, Cheongdam Solay, Apgujeong The Green Table, Dosan Park Pasione, Hannam-dong Obu Yong, Apgujeong Rodeo East, Sinsa Garosu-gil Oyon, Seongsu Wild Floor, Apgujeong Bouvet, Mapo Boajin, Samgakji Harris, Samsung Artific, Seoul Station Atum, Matthew Seongsu, Curio of Sinnonhyeon, Grand Amour in Hannam-dong, Cheongdam Epiphanu, Cheongdam Willot, Samcheong-dong Atable, Hannam-dong Epicerie Collage, Seorae Village Yun, Itaewon Laplank, Yeonnam-dong Langpas 81, Samcheong-dong Bukchon Chesimon, Songpa Bangi Saint Clair, Ikseon-dong Leblancer, Jamsil Maison, Hongdae Larun Violette, Itaewon Coutijardang, Samcheong-dong Le Cochon, Hae Cheong-dong Le Cochon, Hae Cheong Dong, Le Couchon, Samcheong-dong Commoa, Cheongdam 55 Degrees Wine and Dine, Hapjeong Pasaju, Samseong-dong Table 34, Seodaemun Le Che 1 F Blue, Haebangchon Soul Dining, Samcheong-dong The Restaurant, Dogok Liberte, Samseong-dong Blue Lapin, Dogok-dong Radlesse, Songpa Sejemjour, Hongdae Louvain, Daehak-ro Latelier, Yang Jae Sherami, Yangjae Rabidkhun, Seorae Village Velota Velota, Apgujeong Bistro de Yontville, Seochon, Seochon There are Kang Min-chul Restaurant in Cheongdam, Coin de Paris in Songpa, and Pari House in Ikseon-dong.
Famous French restaurants in the country include Busan Yongho-dong Palette, Haeundae Park Hyatt Busan Living Room, Haeundae La Conti, Busan Yeonji-dong Letang Restaurant, Jeju Haevichi Hotel & Resort Miliu, Jeju Levui, Daegu Atrium, Gwangju RONNIQUE, and Bundang Pangyo CUISON.
1. Impressive French dining that resonates with the heart, ‘Kang Min-chul Restaurant’ in Cheongdam
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Pierre Garnier, Alain Ducasse and Joelo Bouchon. Chef Kang Min-chul’s restaurant, who has a career in world-famous French restaurants. The space full of flowing curves, including the round table, partitions, and the shape of the wall, is impressive. The course structure and cuisine, which match the words traditional and new, make the heart thrill. When I tasted the main dish, I didn’t forget the performance part, such as taking out the Christopher tableware. The only downside is that it’s difficult to make a reservation.
â²Location: 18 Dosan-daero 68-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Every day 12:00 – 22:00 (BÂ·T 14:30 – 18:00), closed every Sunday and Monday
â²Price: 180,000 won for lunch tasting menu, 340,000 won for dinner tasting menu (subject to change)
â²Testimonial (Shikigami Monster Choir): I’m lucky to have an empty seat~ I’m the only one who feels like several dishes are served for each course… hehe, it was such a perfect meal that I couldn’t miss anything from the course composition to the taste and customer service. It’s a war, reservations!
2. If I had to pick the hottest restaurant right now, Apgujeong âSol Bamâ
Chef Um Tae-joon’s restaurant, who graduated from the CIA Culinary School in the US and built a career in impressions. It represents contemporary cuisine based on Korean food, and the color of French is strong. It’s fun to discover the identity of sole balm that melts into objects and dishes, such as burning pine needles to add flavor to Korean beef steaks, and applying sauce using pine needles with a brush. From heartfelt paper before a meal to dishes filled with signs of hard work, to chopsticks and gifts to pack after the meal. It’s not just about cooking; the whole process from entering to leaving is dining here.
â²Location: 6 Dosan-daero 37-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 17:30 – 22:30 (closed every Sunday and Monday)
â²Price: Solvam tasting menu 300,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami HaribotheLove): I expected it to be a Michelin-starred restaurant from the time it opened, but that’s true. Giving chopsticks is an open event (?) I thought it was just a sign, but I think they’ll still give it to you. Book when seats are available. It will be a very happy dining experience.
3. Tasting course at the bar table, Apgujeong rodeo ‘East’
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Modern fine dining created by Chef Cho Yeong-dong, who was the head chef at Claro in Cheongdam-dong. They present dishes with a touch of Korean cuisine added to European techniques, and the tastes of chefs who love French are revealed everywhere. The interior has a casual atmosphere, so it’s a great place to talk about Dorando while enjoying food and wine. The bar table, where you can see the open kitchen right away, is fun to watch the cooking process. The dinner tasting course includes 9 dishes, and among them, the ârib stone,â which was introduced by Claro, is a dish made by mixing carefully torn steamed ribs with blue cheese and baked in bread, making it an impressive dish that looks like looking at a cobblestone. The salty and soft flavor of the ribs blends with the bread, so the balance is good. Recently, there is good news that they are offering a lunch tasting course only on Saturdays.
â²Location: 3rd Floor, 26-6, Eonju-ro 170-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 18:00 to 23:00 every day (12:00 on Saturday), closed on Sundays and Mondays
â²Price: Dinner tasting course 140,000 won, lunch tasting course 80,000 won (Saturday)
â²Testimonial (Fat Lady Sharala, Shikigami): Looking at the Galbi Stone huh? But it was the chef who was at Claro. I was really impressed by the shape and taste, and I think it will become a signature here as well. It was great that the chef kindly explained and recommended wine every time they served a dish.
4. French restaurant for pesco vegetarians, ‘Ognon’ on the tree-lined boulevard
A French restaurant by Chef Heo Jin-suk, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and worked as a head chef at overseas hotels. We offer dining inspired by Chef Hur, a pesco vegetarian who excludes meat from the diet. The 10-course French dining, which uses fresh seasonal ingredients, is so lacking that you won’t notice the absence of meat. At the bar table, you can enjoy your meal while watching the food and chat with the chef, and the atmosphere is friendly and gentle. From 9 o’clock in the evening, it transforms into a wine bar serving wine and small plates.
â²Location: 1F, 13-4, Apgujeong-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 18:30 to 24:00 every day, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
â²Price: Ognon’s Winter Course 120,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Bling Bling Yoni): They were very kind and kind, and I felt good throughout the meal. There aren’t many types of wine, but I think they’ve collected only the best. The price of the meal was also very reasonable because it was this price with this configuration!
5. Where grilled food meets French sauce that can’t be tasted anywhere else, Seongsu âWild Floorâ
A wood fire grill restaurant located in a residential area in Seongsu-dong. You can enjoy wine and grilled dishes in a cozy and calm space with a style centered around stone and wood. Although it is a restaurant that sells Ã la carte menus, they have many elegant dishes using a variety of ingredients, so they have no choice but to make their own courses. Chef Choi Yeong-geun, who used âju,â which refers to a French sauce for meat dishes, and dishes with a French touch, such as seaweed tapenade and red pepper confit, are the works of Chef Choi Yeong-geun, who went through âLe Comte.â We recommend duck dishes made with blueberry poke juice and mustard that are cooked very softly, and fish dishes prepared with fresh fish from the fish market every day.
â²Location: 1F, 14, Ttukseom-ro 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 12:00 to 22:00 every day, BÂ·T 15:00 to 18:00, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Duck (duck dish) 30,000 won, Fish 2 (today’s fish dish) 25,000 won, Scallop (scallop dish) 16,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Kumamon): A place I don’t want to write a review because I’m afraid it will become so popular XD Wines, and the flavors of the dishes. Once you go to the sparrow mill, it’s a blink of an eye to become a sparrow lol
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