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A Luxurious Lunch at Michelin-Published French Restaurant in Tokyo, “ARGILE”!

“ARGILE” opened in 2016 as a sister restaurant to Michelin 2-star French restaurant ESqUISSE.
Both are French restaurants, but compared to ESqUISSE, where even lunch courses can run you 11000 yen, ARGILE is comparatively casual and has meal options starting at 5000 yen.
ARGILE was published in 2018’s Michelin Guide, earning its first star.

All openings are completely booked.
ARGILE is located on the 7th floor of Royal Crystal Ginza, the same as ESqUISSE.

A Forest-Like Interior

There are so many trees inside the restaurant!
There are so many trees inside the restaurant!

The interior is decorated like a deep forest using driftwood and thatching. It gives the restaurant a very mature atmosphere.

There’s a separate bar space away from the dining area, so you can stop by just for a drink if you so wish.

Champagne Coupe – 1500 yen
Champagne Coupe – 1500 yen

The lunch courses are available at 5000 yen and 7000 yen (tax incl., service fee 10%) only.
This time I chose the 5000-yen course.
The contents of the course meals change daily, so be sure to check before your visit.

5000-Yen Lunch Course

Appetizer – Chu-Toro Presse
Appetizer – Chu-Toro Presse

Appetizer – Chu-Toro Presse

A presse is a method of preparation in which ingredients are pressed together.
This dish consisted of beans pressed between lightly cooked chu-toro (medium-fatty) tuna.

法式長棍麵包與福克西亞麵包
Baguette and focaccia.

Baguette and focaccia.

The bread is the same as that used in ESqUISSE! Of course, it was absolutely exquisite.

Main – Poêlé of the First Bonito of the Season
Main – Poêlé of the First Bonito of the Season

Main – Poêlé of the First Bonito of the Season

The fish was incredibly fresh, as the chef goes to the market to buy it every day.
The sauce had a lovely balance of sourness and sweetness.
It has an underlying Japanese-esque flavor to it as well, thanks to shredded kombu kelp.

Dessert – Tiramisu with Milk Ice Cream
Dessert – Tiramisu with Milk Ice Cream

Dessert – Tiramisu with Milk Ice Cream

What a refined dessert. There was tiramisu beneath the chocolate leaves.

After-Meal Coffee or Tea
After-Meal Coffee or Tea

I rather enjoyed the comfortable darkened interior.
It was also interesting to see them using Japanese-style dishware.

This restaurant is perfect for when you want to enjoy some casual French cuisine.
As it’s been awarded a Michelin star, it’s sure to become more popular in the future. Be sure to make your reservation soon!

※Children under the age of 12 are not allowed.

OPEN
Address
7F Royal Crystal Ginza, 5-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo[MAP]
Access
1 minute on foot from the B6 exit of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line’s Ginza Station
Tel
03-3575-5115
Business Hours
12 noon - 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed
Every Wednesday
Accepted credit cards
American Express/Diners Club/JCB/MasterCard/Visa/UnionPay
WEB
URL(Japanese)