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“Everything perfect except food taste.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pierre Gagnaire Seoul

Pierre Gagnaire Seoul
Ranked #121 of 122,430 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$133
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Everything perfect except food taste.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

This restaurant easily reserve by internet.I had lunch set here. In high floor of elegant, gorgeous lotte hotel Seoul, many native staff here, spoked well English, promp to to serve , recommend, explanation, quick and humble. Plate , porcelain, spoon, knife are highest quality. Many wine champagne or other to serve you but I can drink only sparking water( Migraine attack after a little bit sibling alcohol ). I choose 160000 won set menu all variety food for me more than ten dish for meat , nine type of dessert ). Every dish show delicate art work food but I think taste may familiar with Korean but not for me [ some are oily like Italian food] However, very good experience here and maybe unique for Pierre G.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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大阪
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Gorgeous interior, sophisticated service and too complicated dishes. 豪勢なキムチ汁”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2010

東京で行けなかったピエールガルニエに行ってきました。
嫁の誕生日と言うことで予約しておきました。

 予約している旨と名前を告げ、豪華な店内の席に着きました。日本語はほんの少し通じるようですが、細かいことは通じないと思ってよいでしょう。
 お酒は余り強くないのでグラスのシャンパン2杯で10万KRWとそこそこのお値段からスタートです。

 5品の前菜前の前菜がちまちまと出てきて”おお、これはエル・ブジの再来か!!”とテンションがあがります。どれも美味しい。しかも凝ってる。
 嫁は16万KRWのエスプリコースを、私は22万KRWプチ・オマージュのコースをオーダー。一つの食材をたくさんの皿で楽しませてくれるスタイルで二人でシェアしながら結局30皿以上食してしまいました。

 本編の前菜に入り、柑橘系のソースを使った複雑な味の料理がいろんなスタイルで出てきます。が、よかったのはここまで。この料理(メニューより抜粋)にびっくりしました。

Onctueux d’endive au bleu d’Auvergne, jus de Kimchi gélifié; granité navet-curaçao.
チコリークリームとブルーチーズ、キムチジュースゼリー;カブとキュラソーのシャーベット

 混ぜて食べてくださいとのことでしたが、試しに一つひとつ食べてみたところ、ブルーチーズ・キムチの汁・ゆるんだ大根おろしの味で、少し気持ち悪くなりました。念のため混ぜて食しましたが、いまいち感はぬぐえず。

 次のFilet de boeuf grillé, sauce bordelaise; crème de choux rouge et radichio.(韓牛フィレのグリル、ボルドレーズソース;ラディキオと赤キャベツクリーム)で完全に萎えました。カカオクリームとラディキオが完全に肉をスポイルしており、私はソースをパンで拭って食べました。

 最後にデザートも4−5品出てきましたが、基本は甘酸っぱいものが多く、結局最後のコーヒーが一番美味しかったですね。 

 凝っているのは判るのですが、その方向が少なくとも私のストライクゾーンに会いませんでした。代金は計58万KRWでした。

 el Bulli おいしかったな〜 

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
“Opulent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2010

Great range of wines, cocktails, and delicious food. The furniture is a little under-sized and depending which part of the restaurant, bar or cigar rooms you are in could be a little uncomfortable. It's worth checking out a few of the 'spaces' before settling in.

My 'average' rating is purely because of the value. Prices are understandably high yet the service is more on par with the hotel below (which is not bad, mind you) than what you would expect of a Michelin-starred name.

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Caversham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“We visited Pierre's restaurant in the 23rd floor of the new wing in Lotte Seoul hotel in April 2009 for a lunch. We...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2009

We visited Pierre's restaurant in the 23rd floor of the new wing in Lotte Seoul hotel in April 2009 for a lunch.

We took the lunch menu, which offered numerous dishes that mixed common flavors with common ingredients in unpredictable ways. What we thought was salty was sweet, what seemed to be sweet, was sour. A really refreshing experience although at times I felt it wasn't anymore balanced and they had gone overboard with mixing the tastes.

The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated with nice views towards the city, the service was excellent and wine menu extensive. It was nice to have a moment of no hurry in otherwise so busy area.

Although I wouldn't rate P.G. to be my absolute favourite restaurant in the world due to the slightly overwhelming flavour fireworks, I can still recommend it to anyone visiting Seoul and wishing to get some alternatives to the ubiquitous kimchi :)

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