101 bis, rue Lauriston (16)
Victor is not a destination restaurant – except for the neighborhood, which crowds its many tables and clearly enjoys the traditional menu of French favorites prepared with perfectly acceptable ingredients in a workmanlike way. No one – client or staff – carries different expectations. Good looking in an authentic way, a look more modern, more ambitious bistros often attempt to duplicate.
Want to see how most Parisians who eat out eat? Victor could be a case study.
Perfectly OK, but easily forgettable – no surprises good or bad.
A “modern” first course of raw tuna and salmon could have benefitted from a sharper knife. Swordfish with eggplant was small; slices of rare-cooked fish fanned over a puree of eggplant. A roast piece of veal with peas and griolles was fine, if not memorable.
Profiteroles and pain perdu for dessert
Prompt. Friendly. Professional.
As expected, very reasonable a la carte.