I’ve been browsing this and other forums to see if anything other than L’Assiette Champenoise, Racines, and Les Crayeres is/are open for lunch on Sunday afternoons in Reims. So far, it seems non.
I should be more specific: we’re looking for something more casual than the above (doing plenty of tasting menus and fine dining along the way) that is worth a visit from both a food and wine perspective. From my research, it seems anything worth its salt is NOT open on Sunday afternoons and I’d rather not waste a meal somewhere completely mediocre if I can help it.
We’re limited to Reims and the surrounding environs because we arrive around noon via TGV from Paris and have a 3 PM appointment at Taittinger.
I appreciate this - I looked at the menu initially and was unsure if it scratched the casual itch but I’m glad you feel it does. I appreciated a few menus and it seems we can order a la carte; its unquestionably a gorgeous space as well.
However, Il Gusto, as suggested above, is closed Sundays.
Neal, sadly I’m just seeing these now! We didn’t make it to the Forum but I’ve heard its an exceptional visit. I actually dropped the guys there a note to hear THEIR opinion(s) of what would be open for lunch on a Sunday, and they offered up Jardin as well.
We enjoyed our lunch - it was incredibly busy, as you’d imagine, but we had lovely service and shared a quarter magnum of Pol Roger with lunch before tastings. The wine list is thoughtful and well curated but we were tasting in the afternoon and had dinner ahead at Les Avises so we took it easy. The food was seasonal and beautiful and honestly, couldn’t have asked for a nicer destination.
Only downside was the cool and rainy weather prohibited sitting outside which was a pity because the grounds were stunning. Thanks for the recommendations.