This restaurant in a district of old Paris serves great traditional south-eastern French cuisine. Although at first glance it appears to be aiming for ... More
This restaurant in a district of old Paris serves great traditional south-eastern French cuisine. Although at first glance it appears to be aiming for a level of chic out of sync with the district's friendly, villagey atmosphere, once inside the atmosphere is as lively and friendly as you would find in any little French country village. This restaurant specializes in meat and offal. Prices are fairly reasonable and tables d'hote offers good deals. It is a great place to eat outdoors in summer.
In a fun, lively street, we loved the food - lamb and beef cooked to perfection, pureed potatoes to die for, good wine list etc etc. However, the service was truly abysmal. The tables next to us were left filthy throughout our meal, glasses were not cleared, meat juices were allowed to drip onto our laps while being served without a glance. They gave the impression they could not care less. A shame, because the food was prepared with such pride and care.
This is truely a local dinner place in the old part of Paris and very small but the real deal. My son and I ordered ham shanks and it was great. The portion included the entire shank, bone and all and it was really different looking but quite delicious. Everyone tried something different and enjoyed it. We had a great dinner experience here and no complaints. Strongly recommend reservations to ensure a lovely evening off the tourest track.
I spent a week or so in Paris a couple of years ago and this was easily one of my best dining experiences. The place is small. It's located off the beaten path in the Butte aux Cailles which is, from what the locals told me, about as close to 1950's Paris as you can find in the city. The place almost seems too cliche to be real. It's a classic French bistro. Very popular with the locals (always a good sign). I had the pot au feu which was excellent. The people I met there were some of the friendliest people that I've come across in my travels. I would highly recommend this place.
This is a very popular place in the intellectual chic quarter of St. Germain Des Pres. Its legendary terrace was
the meeting point for great writers and thinkers staying in Paris. Ernest Hemingway, regularly propped up the bar, and ...
The dishes presented here are works of art, as is the decor varnished pottery, columns, lanterns, bamboo screens and tropical
plants surround you as you feast. Mr Vong owns the place since the 1980's and he makes sure everything ...
This bar cafe used to be a favourite venue among artists in the Montparnasse area. Jean Paul Sartre himself would
come and sit here for a coffee. Now it caters to tourists who have all heard or read about ...