If you’re familiar with Slide (Cabaret bar) on Oxford Street, you may already be familiar with Marc Kuzma, aka Claire de Lune. He’s been running it for the last 6 years. Now, Marc/Claire has opened a French restaurant a few doors down from Slide, appropriately named Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon.
Step through the doors from Oxford Street, and enter a world of glamour, decadence and French chic. Soaring ceilings, imported wallpapers, chandeliers and French antiques. Worlds away from the chaos of Oxford Street outside.
Upstairs, you will find Le Salon. The perfect space for a pre or post dinner drink, a cocktail party, or a large dinner party and complete with its own bar.
Le menu is described as a traditional French Brassiere Menu with a few modern twists and the wine list is exclusively French.
We are particularly impressed with the Steak Tartare and the Duck Pinot Noir Pie is a knockout. The food is beautifully presented, impressive and particularly well priced for the quality.
And we have to mention, Marc/Claire is the perfect host and chef.
vous devez dîner leur bientôt!
In a nutshell:
Price: $$ Extremely well priced, considering the quality of the fare.
Fare: French cuisine, French wine list.
Service: Warm, friendly and personal. French wait staff.
Location: Situated on bustling Oxford Street.
Ambience: Glamour, decadence, French chic.
Address: 35 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: +61 2 9283 1891
Hours: Tues – Sat – 6pm – 12am, Sun – 11am – 3pm
Website: Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon