Food and drink
The menu spans modernised classics, with dishes that are modish yet not faddy, perhaps starters such as sea bass carpaccio and modish frothy "capuccinos", and satisfying main courses, like fresh cod with risotto, charolais beef with oyster mushrooms. Desserts tend to be variations on old favourites, such as a layered pear and apple tarte Tatin, chewy lemon macaroon with tangy orange ice-cream. Wild mushrooms are a speciality in autumn. This is also one of the rare places in Paris to make a real effort for vegetarians with its tempting menu au vert – so good that even many non-vegetarians are tempted to order it.
Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, with a mix of business diners and parties of friends. Upstairs rooms are good for private dinners.
Good though anonymous.
Located between the Palais-Royal gardens and the Bourse, convenient for the Opéra district and [node:168630].
There is a 38 euro three course menu or 32 euro "menu au vert" for vegetarians.
Tables to book
Try to be seated in the main dining room with its well-spaced round tables and twiggy light sculptures, rather than in the bar area with its low tub chairs and small tables, which are great for reclining for a drink but slightly uncomfortable for eating a meal.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Special occasions