House 17 – Private members club

In Luxembourg there are to my knowledge 2 private member clubs. House 17 opened Jan 2014 and is housed in the beautifully renovated 17, rue du Nord. 
Inside there are 2 bars, meeting rooms, a game room, cigar lounge, regular events and the House 17 Restaurant which in summer caters for everyone from the terrace and in the winter is reserved for members.


Disclaimer: I am a member of the club and have a vested interest in its success 

That said, I only write about places that I like and it has taken me a while for House 17 to find its feet when it comes to the service / price / quality that I find recommendable… now it is.
The restaurant is managed by Jan Schneidewind – Who is also running restaurant Windsor in Bertrange Luxembourg.
The menu is a combination of classic brasserie style food and seasonal classics and today it’s a late Saturday lunch and I look forward to some simple comfort food.
Flower, oil and salt
A glowing princess behind her bubbles
Impressed by Port Tonic or my haircut fresh from Atelier 46
Amuse is a Pig in its Gel with a light mustard
2007 Chinon from Philippe Alliet
Modern interior, simple and pure

Princess has Poached Egg in Burrata cream and dried wild ham

And I have Scottish Salmon á l’Orange, beetroot gel, mandarin? kaviar
Skrei, Seasonal Cod on a bed of fave and cream sauce with rosepepper
Classics
Steak tatar, fries and salad, raw egg as one must
Followed by a simple espresso and a nice cookie
A lovely lunch, simple well executed and probably one of the best raw steak tatar around luxembourg. 
The 2007 red wine from Chinon was really excellent. 
There is still room for improvement in the food taste and texture – but overall we had a lovely lunch at a reasonable price and if you are not a member, come visit the fabulous summer terrace and enjoy a nice crisp Sainte Roseline rosé – this is Luxembourg. 
Service was friendly, easygoing and efficient, thank you.
Lessons Learned
  • Added to my favorite places to have filet american
  • I can keep my cellar-ed 2009 Chinon reds unopened a few years more
  • Life is good….
 
Recommendations for Improvement
  • Fries should be crispier
  • Skrei was slightly overcooked
  • Skip the white gloves
 Address
HOUSE 17
17 rue du Nord
L-2229 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phn: +352 201017

 
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Please comment and correct me below. 
I am very interested to hear from those who reads my blog, also with ideas and wishes you might have… 
thank you for visiting

2 thoughts on “House 17 – Private members club

  1. I have been there and I wrote a post about there. I find the atmosphere amazing and the food was outstanding. Service was a bit of a nightmare – for that price honesty I would expect something better.
    I really enjoy the general atmosphere there, just not very convinced to renew the membership for the following reasons:
    – Lately most of the best events are open to non-members. So why make the effort to ask for membership?
    – Events for members are anyway subject to a fee – too expensive for me considering the membership. For example, 150euro for the National Day entrance, no way. I would definitely prefer something like: for booking a table for National day you must ensure a minimum spent of 500Euro. I would pay it better than the entrance fees. But this is a my personal point of view.

    Great post as usual, very detailed and objective.

    Corie
    http://www.barefootinluxembourg.com

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  2. Thank you very much for commenting Corie, I hear what you are saying it is a lot of money, I do like however that House 17 has increased the activity level now with more events and special evenings. I also think service has improved lately and look forward to my next visit.
    And keep up the good work on http://www.barefootinluxembourg.com I read your food stories 🙂

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