Reproducing an age
when France was the beating heart of culture.
This is the world of Brasserie Viron
- a place that weaves a classical atmosphere with traditional cuisine.
Across the road from Tokyu Department Store’s main location in Shibuya stands a boulangerie reminiscent of Paris, and on the second floor is Brasserie Viron.
Climb the stairs within the restaurant, and walk back in time to the Paris of old.
Lighting imported from France, railings that reflect a time long past, and the bar with its tin countertop all come together with the red and white accented interior to produce a nostalgic atmosphere suggesting the restaurant has been here for generations.
This is where you can enjoy classic, brasserie cuisine, a perfect example of which is the choucroute, a local dish from Alsace.
Slightly-acidic pickled cabbage is combined with rich sausage and pork stewed to tender perfection, whetting the appetite and leaving you wanting for more.
The aroma of cumin is well matched with a fruity Alsace white wine.
People are always impressed when the big iron pan is brought to their table. The waiter dishes out portions to each diner, dressing the fish and adding sauce right there in front of you. You will find yourself naturally falling into conversation with your waiter as you watch your meal being completed.
That laid-back feel is perhaps the best part of visiting a brasserie. With such classic French dishes as carottes râpées and cassoulet, diners experience a faithful reproduction of traditional flavour.
Since it opened, the restaurant has continued to operate under the concept of “Bringing France to Tokyo.”
Serving size and presentation are just like you’d find in France, and every dish leaves a strong impression.
The French whole roast chicken in the photo here is perfect for two or three people.
It is great to share a few dishes with friends, but it is also wonderful to get an hors d'oeuvre and entrée on one’s own, and enjoy it with a glass of champagne or red wine.