Food and drink
Decent pub grub spans the globe and includes a creamy chicken korma curry, salmon bagel, burgers, steak, goat's cheese salad and snacks such as nachos. It also really is a brasserie in the old French sense of the term: six own beers brewed on the premises include Inseine bitter and refreshing summer Maison Blanche.
An airy neo-pub setting on the ground floor of a modern office block — exposed air ducts, copper brewing tanks, wood floor, chesterfield sofas – with pub ents that include sports on TV, bands on Thursday nights and Gary the magician on Wednesdays. It's also a good place before or after the cinema – the MK2 multiplex is almost next door.
Casually T-shirted and bilingual though not always the speediest.
Corner spot in the fast evolving Seine Rive Gauche development zone around the Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand.
Around 15 euros a main course; weekday lunch menu is also 15 euros.
The original Frog & Rosbif (116 rue St-Denis) north of Les Halles and the Frog & Princess (9 rue Princesse) in St-Germain; see website for other addresses.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Sporty types
- Live entertainment