Food and drink
The emphasis here is on simply prepared favourites and fine-quality ingredients, rather than innovation, perhaps a côte de boeuf for two served in jitteringly rare slices with chunky peasant chips, or succulent roast pigeon. For dessert the Paris-Brest is renowned.
It can feel a bit like an insider address where everyone seems to know each other, but don't let this put you off . This is the sort of place where you find yourself chatting to your neighbours, if only to comment on the mms and ahs of satisfaction.
Casual but rather brusque when stretched.
On a foodie street east of the Bastille.
The three-course menu-carte costs 34 euros, with a 16.50 euro formule for weekday lunch.
The same team also own the Ecailler du Bistrot next door, which specialises in fish.
- Families with teenagers