2 Rue Casimir Perrier (7)
A handsome, modern art deco reproduction with a large heated terrace looking out on a small majestic park in the 7th. On a busy Saturday night, full of casually dressed French friends and families. The surroundings would support a more ambitious menu and execution. Instead, a large printed menu which involves little actual cooking. Mediocre execution, careless service and low prices. Obviously a model which works for the neighborhood. Like New Yorkers and Bostonians, many people prefer (or accept) a comfortable nearby address where they are known. No lofty ambition, nothing modern, nothing traditional, as long as it comes with frites!
A mammoth veal chop Milanese best shared, scallops with truffle-specked rich mashed potatoes, grilled cod. Probably okay, but not better.
Waitress in black leather pants. Waiter in loose jeans and untucked shirt. They get the food to the table.
3 main courses (1 shared), 1 68€ bottle of wine, 1 dessert: 196€.