Ginza L’ecrin (銀座レカン)

Finally went to the prestigious L’ecrin. Have passed by its entrance in the middle of Ginza many times but never went inside. It is at the basement floor. The very dark, heavy red decor with shining gold lights was kinda intimidating at first.
From the 5700yen lunch course. Aubergine pate.
Langoustines and vegetables confit. Absolutely delicious! Another pic.
Fish soup.
You put the saffron sauce and cheese on the biscuit and lay it on top of the soup.
仔鴨のロースト マデラソース。
Roasted baby duck with Madere sauce.
Fruit soup from the dessert wagon.
Also from the wagon. You can choose up to 5 different kinds of cake.

Food is “orthodox” and nothing fancy, but tastes good. Only thing is the service, which is snobby, bordering on rude. Another table seemed like regular customers and they received pretty smiley and friendly serivce….

I have been to the more casual branch also in Ginza and in Ueno(see tag).
Menu: 1, 2, 3.

Ginza L’ecrin
Add: B1 Mikimoto building, Ginza 4-5-5, Chuo-ku
Tel: 03-3561-9706

Brasserie L’ecrin (ブラッスリーレカン@上野レトロ館)

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新人参のクリームスープ。Carrot cream soup.
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イシモチのポワレ オマール海老風味のクリームソース。赤いフルーツのスープに浮かべたフレッシュチーズのクレームダンジュ。
Filet d’ Ishimochi poele sauce creme de homard(copied from the menu, err, something like: pan-fried fish with prawn cream sauce). Creme d’anjou accompagnee de soupe aux fruits roges(fruit soup and fresh cheese cream something…^^;;). Lunch set is 1500yen, dessert is plus 500yen. I like the service here, very efficient in attending to your needs – water, extra portion of bread etc, but at the same time not bothering you while you eat at peace. The restaurant is inside the huge Ueno station compound and the station was so crowded and busy on a weekend afternoon. I went early so I got a seat immediately, but the queue started forming outside the closed door while I ate, and by the time I finished, the queue was unbelievably long with dozens of people. I mean this is not a ramen shop where people eat quickly, but each table probably stays for more than an hour….I wonder how long those people in the queue would have to wait. But even in such a busy time and I was alone, the atmosphere inside the restaurant was relaxed.
Brasserie L’ecrin