Food and drink
Accomplished bistro cooking, with the best dishes given the personalised regional perspective of Arabian's north of France near Lille: shrimp fritters, leek tart and an excellent main course of cod in beer sauce with crispy fried onion garnish, steak with caramelised chicory.
Tightly packed wooden tables in a pretty corner bistro and a crowd of chattering locals.
It's fine but don't expect haute cuisine levels of attention. I have heard complaints of long waits but the Arabian one-woman show is all part of the style.
A sidestreet in the residential 14th near the rue Daguerre street market, south of Montparnasse.
Excellent value at lunch when there are formules at 20 and 25 euros, pricier at night when you can expect to pay around 45 euros.
- Families with teenagers
- Seasoned travellers