79, rue St.-Dominique (7)
Large food hall. Original ‘20’s – ‘30’s décor. Traditional menu with occasional 20th C. touches. Time warp décor and menu, which isn’t all bad.
All that was is gone. Costes brothers new owners. New famous chef. New décor. Mediocre food remains, only different. The old-fashioned charm, the prime allure, is gone. New, haute luxury annex upstairs, reportedly very high end.
Better than one would expect, but no gourmet rendezvous.
Now less than one should expect. Short a la carte menu.
Proficient. Old school.
Now a new chef in charge. Let’s wait and see.