28, rue des Fosses St.-Bernard (5)
The feeling in this restaurant on a Friday night was of older French people eating out, versus “dining out”, a neighborhood place where people went to have dinner, versus “going out” to dinner. A local crowd. Small, but full. Good food. Good value. The downside is the restaurant lacks energy – big time. Good food, promptly served, quickly consumed, home to bed.
Two specialties maison, chicken with girolles and – at each of the two tables next to ours – a spectacular looking “soufflé quenelles de brochet”. A long list of bistro desserts. Wines by the carafe.
One competent waitress, not unfriendly, not much more.
The chicken was fabulous, but pricey, 33€ per person a la carte. With starters, desserts, 127€ for two.