Victor

Address: 101bis rue Lauriston, Paris, 75116, France
Telephone: 01 47 27 55 07

- Mid-range

4.3

A classic reborn bistro known only to locals.

Maybe it's because it's in a bourgeois businessy district near Trocadéro rather than trendy boboland that Victor has crept quietly on to the scene, yet this was one of my best recent discoveries. At first sight it looks like any classy old-fashioned bistro, with zinc bar by the entrance and prints of Victor Hugo on the walls, and you get the impression ths place is known only to those who live or work in the area, but the atmosphere is relaxed and I was immediately impressed by the fresh, seasonal approach to cuisine.

Food and drink
4.4
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Service
4.3
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Food and drink
4.4
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.4
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Location
4
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Food and drink

Proficient bistro cooking with an emphasis on seasonal produce and some southwestern touches. Wild mushrooms are a feature in autumn, perhaps quickly sautéed as an entrée or served in a risotto. The roast lamb accompanied by a small pot of long-simmered beans is excellent. They make no pretence of serving their own desserts, instead they present you with of a tray of tempting cakes from master chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin. Wines are taken seriously here, though, with a choice by the glass that includes some first-rate Burgundies and Bordeaux, and there are special wine tasting evenings on the first Monday of the month.

 

Ambience

Professional business crowd at lunch time, smart residents at dinner.

Service

Young friendly staff let the starch out of the atmosphere.

Location

On a side street in the smart 16th near Trocadéro.

Price advice

Around 40 euros à la carte, there is a 21 euro menu at lunchtime.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching

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