What a delightful place! My review, I must admit was flavored by the fact that we are staying in Paris only 1/2 block away, but this was the best overall meal we have had so far while in France for ten days (including in the mix a Michelin starred restaurant in Tours).
What made it good was the lovely neighborhood feel, the quiet side street location, a waiter who managed all the tables with ease and who found us a seat at 9PM despite the lack of reservation, and of course, the food.... We ate a wonderful pate de fois gras appetizer which was delightful in its texture and inclusion of smoked duck, a cucumber gazpacho (perhaps a bit heavier than I would have liked), roasted bone marrow, and steak tartare (a untraditional simple preparation with basil and olive oil only but with excellent "chunky" beef). Desert was a surprise. Large portions; we saw but did not eat the "profiterole enorme", which was indeed enormous, but delighted in the cafe gourmand, which was truly creative and enough for three, though only came with one espresso!
Price for full dinner for three with a bottle of wine and an additional glass and two bottles of mineral water: EE 129
Breakfdown of the rating:
4.25 stars for food
3.5 for service (great when fewer people, a bit slow when the place filled up)
3 for atmosphere
I got here a bit on the early side but it quickly filled up. Although the menu (written on a chalk board is in french), the waiter is happy to translate. Note, this place seems to cater a lot to tourists, namely a number of americans. Wasn't sure if it was b/c of the yelp reviews but there were very few french in the restaurant.
The dinner was lovely and reasonability priced at €26 for appetizer and main course. Their portions are not small so I was honestly not hungry enough to have desert.
Definitely a nice place for dinner.
We had ravioli, foie gras, pork steak and flank steak. All very good. The real standout dish was the cucumber gazpacho with basil. Excellent! Service was pleasant, in this tiny 11 table restaurant. Also had the enormous profiterole, which was more than enough for 2 people, with a good chocolate sauce. Altogether a very nice meal.
This place is a hit. It's tucked away in a small alley, but definitely worth the trek. We accidentally found this restaurant while navigating the confusing streets of Paris for another restaurant. Feeling tired and defeated, we were thrilled to find something that look so charming. We were debating whether to go in or continue our search, but a random passerby said it's definitely worth a try. He was right.
For about $29 euros. You get a three course meal: entree, main, and dessert. It's a very healthy portion as well, and by that, I mean plentiful by Parisian standard. The wine selection was also very good. The service was by far the best we have had so far in Paris. The waiter was fun and friendly. Now onto the food:
Ravioli--simply delicious. The ravioli were small but packed a nice punch of flavor.
Mushroom with farm fresh eggs--also delicious. The white sauce reduction was very savory.
Grill pork steak was good.
Chocolate and ice cream profiteroles is a must-have.
Risotto was probably not as good as the other dishes. It was missing in flavor.
Delicious food, great value, local and seasonal produce, and friendly staff (that also speak English)! I had a creamy parsnip soup and a wonderful confit du canard that was one of the best that I've had in Paris.
The menu is just 29 euros for dinner for starter + main + dessert, 25 euro for starter or dessert + main.
Good service is hard to find in Parisian restaurants, but this was a hit. Very expansive and filling set meal for 29Euros with a decent wine selection. Lots of choices for starters, mains, and desserts (and excellent bread bought right down the block). Reservations are a must for this very small eatery between the 3rd and 10th district in Paris.
Located on a small, seemingly deserted side street, this restaurant has the largest portion of French food I have ever eaten for the cheapest prices.
For only €28, you get the three course menu that would have cost double the amount or half the size of the dishes in America.
Gambas en Cadaif (king prawn) is decent and they make the tomatoes taste amazing.
Onglet de Boeuf Black Angus d'Irlande (steak) has three small pieces of steak that are pretty good, but I'd recommend trying something more french.
Moelleux au chocolat, coeur de Caramel Sale (lava cake) is extremely chocolaty so if you like chocolate, I'd recommend it.
My friend's order
Ravioles de romons, sauce cremeuse au parmesan (parmesan raviole) has the tiniest ravioli I have ever seen and the dish is a little cheesy.
Tartare de boeuf (tartare beef) comes with ALOT of raw meat. Don't expect those bite size pieces of tartar on bread because this entree packs in a lot of meat.
cCoupe de sorbeto miason (apricot, strawberry, rasberry sorbet) is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. I've never heard of apricot sorbet, but its really good and the strawberry and rasberry sorbet are equally amazing.
My other friend's order
The Foie Gras is enormous in size. The largest, tastiest I've ever seen and definitely worth spending the extra €3.
The duck is a little dry and all the potato fills you up too quickly.
Enorme frofiterolle (ice cream sandwich) is true to its name. A long doughnut with three scoops of vanilla ice cream will fill you up if you were not full already.
The owner was very nice and translates the menu into English if you don't know how to read French. One thing I learned here is that you don't have to tip 10% like you do in America. You tip the amount that you think they deserve.
I love this place - hidden on a side street and found by accident while out walking the dog one day! The owner is super nice, and the food is fresh and delicious.
My husband and I both ordered the foie gras entrée and our friend had ravioli dauphinoise, small raviolis filled with gruyère(?) cheese and covered in a cream sauce. This was the winner, and with a salad, could have made a whole dinner. For the main course, I had pasta with pentoncles (I think that these are the same as bay scallops, but not sure) in a creamy lime sauce. My pasta was tasty, but I think that was missing something - not sure what. I did like the lime flavor, though. My husband was the winner with the steak tartare, which was one of the best preparations I've had because of the texture (not too finely chopped) and because it tasted as though it had fresh herbs in it. Our friend had the asparagus risotto, which was delicious, but too rich on top of his creamy first course. Not the fault of the chef, of course.
In hindsight, it would have been better to share the first course, or order something much lighter, such as fish, for the second course. As it was, no one made much of a dent in the second course, which was a shame since it was all so good! I felt bad because the owner asked us if something was wrong with our food.
It was empty when we arrived at 8pm, but had filled up by the time we left. The crowd was a mix of tourists and locals, as far as I could tell.
We bumbled in here with two kids in tow just before the dinner rush, without a reservation, and they let us stay. What fortune!
The food was amazing overall, but my only disappointment were the scallops. They still had the roe attached, which was a pleasant surprise as I've never had them served that way in the US, but they were a little small and tough. I found out later that it wasn't scallop season, so in a way a blame myself for ordering in ignorance. But isn't part of a chef's job to vet his ingredients?
Service is very nice. Ambiance is very nice. Away from the usual crowded places.
Serves awesome traditional french dishes (French comfort food). Will not leave you hungry.
Tucked away on a small side street. Intimate, friendly, and very good food.
Last dinner in Paris and it was 110% the best way to end it! The food was excellent and was presented nicely. Portions were big and filling. The price per entrée is 18€ or there are formulas for either 25€ for 2 plats or 29€ for 2 plats plus a dessert. Au Fils is situated not far from the main boulevard. It's quite nice and romantic. I and my family highly recommend this restaurant. It is well worth it. Enjoy! :)
Loved Au Fil des Saisons. Their lunch wasn't the cheapest, but it has definitely been the most satisfying in the taste and quality department. I had the onglet de bouef for my plat, husband had the cote de cochon, we split the entree of foie gras (some of the best, if not the best, foie gras we've had in Paris thus far), and the moelleux de chocolate. We got a 50cl of wine, very good red wine. Our server was also the owner, he was kind enough to translate the menu for us since I had my pocket dictionary out translating what I didn't already know (truth be told, I got 50% of the menu correct but not the 50% that really mattered - I almost ordered veal kidneys and they are my least favorite cut of meat.) All in all, a fantastic lunch that took two hours and flew by in the blink of an eye.
Surprising that service was highlighted as nice here - we were given a condescending shake of the head and 'no-no' finger when we came in from the rain looking for a table during our last night in Paris. Not even a word to explain they were full, just the rude gesture. Unfortunate, would have loved to try it given all the glowing reviews here. Went to Chez Paul instead, where we had our first (delicious) meal here.
Loved this place! The food was fantastic. The server was great. He translated the entire menu to us when he found out we didn't speak much French. Find it, eat there, you'll love it too.
Wonderful traditional French food in a wine-cave like atmosphere. The bone marrow appetizer was so succulent and to-die-for. The service was exceptional. One waitress/hostess waited on everyone in this busy little establishment, yet she still had time to stand there and translate THE ENTIRE daily MENU for us from appetizers to desserts and then the wines without ever making us feel like we were a bother. The prices are so reasonable for the gourmet quality and beautiful presentation. This is my new favorite place in Paris.
How do you know your eating at a great place in? Well in Paris its filled with couples, families and the smells of great food. We had been slightly tired from of escapades the previous night and didn't make dinner plans i Yelped and found this place that was less than a 10 minute walk from our flat. Its off a side st and a little bit hidden you honestly would not know about this place unless you lived in this area or knew someone that knew someone that ate here. The host/server was gracious enough to squeeze us in ( we arrived at the start of dinner hoping to get a table) The menu had lots of options and we were both undecided until asking for recommendations. The server./host speaks english which helped out my friend but he suggested for me the baby tuna cooked two ways with light and dark meat. It was cooked to perfection and came along side some zucchini threads. My friend got steak w.potatoes and a carrot salad. We did a pitcher of the wine of the month a Cotes du Rhone which was very good. The dessert course was unbelievable and my apple tart w/ pear sorbet was fantastic. We lingered for a while which is great we can never do that at home its always about table turnovers. Cafes came and we talked a little to the server who asked us where we were from and if we enjoyed our meals /stay in Paris. of course i answered with a OUI !. This place is truly a great find. At one point this 20 seat place was filled to the brim. if you can make a reservation please do !
Food here was great and the service was excellent as well. When we came in, there were no tables available yet, so we had to wait for a short while but the staff were very pleasant and friendly. They chatted away with us despite our minimal knowledge of French while we were waiting for a table. Once we got our table, the food that arrived was truly outstanding. Each course was tasty and exquisitely made (and filling). Definitely a tasty and filling meal.
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