Here are the reasons why I advise it to you :
The cuisine : delicious ! Simple, good, neither not too much nor not enough, just enough to make you wanted to come back.
As starter, crumble of tomatoes and goat cheese with honey. As a main meal, piece of beef meat with maitre d’hotel butter or pepper sauce, home-made potatoe purée.
Finally as a desert a cake of apricots with raspberry coulis. A délice !
The service : simple and pleasant, just like the cuisine. The boss is smiling, and his paternalistic tone with his trainee gives you the impression to feel at home.
The room : warmful, cosy and juste big enough to welcome the gourmands we are !
The show space in the basement : I did not have the luck to enjoy it, but the restaurant organizes animations and magic shows too…
The story of the restaurant : heard from the own mouth of the boss ! He had already another restaurant (today gis brother is in charge of it) and his waiters made jokes of him as he always insisted on the “smile”, always the smile !
At the opening of the restaurant the name “sourire” [smile] was already taken and from that was born the idea of the pun “sous” [under] for the room downstairs and “rire” [laugh] to form the word “sous-rire”, this nice word which reflects so well this restaurant…
Finally, lasty point not to forget : the price !
24,5 € for a menu starter + main meal + desert + glass of wine (and good one !).
It will be 22€ with the website la fourchette ! (Big thanks to Mister T for the discovery !)
22 rue Saint Martin 75004 PARIS
Phone : +33 (0)1 40 27 85 28
Open every day except on Sunday.