I tested this restaurant many times, I have rarely been disappointed !
The chic bistrot of Pierre Meneau (son of the chef étoilé Marc Meneau) opened in September 2012 close to Place Saint Augustin.
Why should you go ?
– The Cromexquis : I don’t know the original one (his daddy’s one) but I can that the son’s is delicious ! Fried and panned cube, with fondant and liquid foie gras. As the waiters keep saying each time : « do not crunch it, put it directly in your mouth ! »
Don’t order a starter, choose the duo of Crom’Exquis. It will be enough and gourmand. It is the name of the restaurant, it would be a pity not to taste it !
– The main meals: I mainly had the fishes and each time it was well cooked. No flourish, a simple cuisine with perfumed and crunchy vegetables.
And always a good presentation in the plates.
– The decoration : the restaurant is not so big. A first part on the right where the counter and the checkout are. On the left a bigger room, very comfortable with red seats and yellow walls.
The ambiance is pleasant, not too fancy : the chef comes to talk to you, his girldfriend is always smiling and welcoming, as the waiters.
– The price : this bistrot chic is also gastronomic, but the price is affordable.
The menu for lunch is 39€.
Only snag : the desserts that are a little less convincing…
22 rue d’Astorg 75008
Phone : 01 42 65 10 74
Open everyday, except on Saturday and Sunday.