Food and drink
The emphasis is on rediscovered regional dishes, with lots of seasonal vegetables, and the occasional exotic spice or flavouring. Subtle soups and long-simmered dishes served in an iron cocotte are particularly good. As well as the menu carte, at lunch there's also a rotating weekly plat du jour for just 13 euros – if it's Wednesday, it's beef cheeks and baby carrots à la bourguinonne, if it's Thursday it’s ratatouille with chicken, and so on.
Fashionable with Paris's chattering classes. Although it’s in a touristy part of town, you'll still find plenty of Parisians who eat here, with a convivial ambience set by the high communal table d'hôtes on one side of the room.
Relaxed yet competent. Friendly waiters immediately offer you a fruit cocktail or glass of Alsatian pinot while you study the menu.
Literally in the heart of Paris on the lively main thoroughfare running through the Ile St-Louis.
41 euros for three courses; lunchtime plat du jour 13 euros.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers