Food and drink
Classic brasserie fare – shellfish, grilled fish and steaks, and curiously a house speciality of lamb curry, as well as seasonal offerings. But it's the shellfish that's the treat here – I practically always go for oysters, perhaps followed by chocolate profiteroles.
Timeless favourite with Parisians, as well as French and foreign tourists. As well as lunch and dinner, it's open all day for breakfast, sandwiches or post-cinema drinks and the people-watching is great, whether you're seated inside or at the front with a view of the boulevard.
Professional and speedy waiters in long aprons.
Crowning the boulevard du Montparnasse with a long glazed frontage for watching passers-by.
Count around 35 euros à la carte, but there are also good value prixe fixes at 23.50 and a 17.90 lunch menu.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- People watching
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