Awesome, awesome, awesome! For two people, the peach salad with buffalo mozzarella, foie gras, and pan-seared bonito with prosciutto were spectacular and VERY filling. Not at all touristy and frequented mostly by locals. Is this "bar food" for Parisians? Too jealous!
Staff was friendly and accommodating to English speaking visitors. Good food, good atmosphere, really makes you appreciate traveling through France. Reservations for an indoor table strongly suggested.
I just had the most transcendent meal. I'm only in Paris for 2 days (on business), so I decided to peruse Yelp to see what's good around my hotel. I walked into L'Ebauchoir tonight (Monday) right at 8 pm when it opened, and I was able to be seated right away without a reservation. I ordered the poached egg with pureed truffles/mashed potatoes to start, and that was just the beginning of the magic. The contrast between piping hot truffles/mashed potatoes/sauce and the cool perfectly poached egg was wondrous. I then moved on to the lamb dish, which was served atop some delightfully smokey eggplant. Finally, I had the dessert, which was some kind of cream upon meringue upon vanilla ice cream (White Dessert Items), accented with fresh raspberries and berry sauce that had a great interplay of textures and colors.
I loved it. I ate by myself, at a leisurely pace, while reading a magazine and sipping some red wine in between the courses. LOVED IT.
Not touristy at all, but the staff is very friendly and speaks English.
We came here because of all the reviews from other Yelpers. The food was decent, but not great. I ordered the foie gras as a starter which was overly flavored with fig sauce. I just personally don't like my food too sweet... which it was. My main course was the pork which I knew came with fig but didn't realize it would be covered in the same fig sauce my foie gras was covered in. I wasn't too happy. I then tried my husband's salad which was also topped with a fig dressing!! I'm not sure if fig is in season but I thought "WOW , this is fig overload!"
I noticed earlier that they messed up the dessert order of the person sitting next to us. When my dessert came, they also screwed up my order. I asked for a creme brûlée , they gave me something else. They quickly took the wrong dessert they served me and brought me my creme brûlée. Unfortunately, it wasn't at all good! The top layer wasn't at all crisp like a typical creme brûlée and the flavor was quite forgettable! I was quite disappointed as creme brûlée is one of my favorite desserts. It would've made up for everything else if that was perfect ! Oh well! C'est la vie !
Great spot. Came here on the recommendation of our "off the beaten path" tour guides, and L'Ebauchoir did not disappoint. Appetizers and main dishes were rich and delicious, comfort food style. Dessert was AMAZING. We ordered the strawberry cake to share, but I wish we had each ordered our own! Service was kind and attentive and prices were very reasonable.
Also-- cool concept. They have several wines on the menu for which you only "pay for what you drink". They bring the entire bottle to your table, so you can feel free to drink it all or just a couple glasses. For two, that's awesome.
Made reservations in French on a Friday afternoon for 6pm Saturday. Last dinner of Parisian vacay. Employee on the phone was very polite, don't know if he spoke English. When I arrived w/kid, menus were in French & English. Very useful. I ordered in French, waitress heard kid question in English and she immediately switched to answer the kid back. Not too packed, but after 15mins, they started filling up. Service quick/friendly. Found this venue via yelp.fr, it was in our neighborhood.
Food was AMAZING! The organic egss in wild mushroom mix atop truffled mashed potatoes in a red wine sauce, sooo good, we had to order another one after our first inital bites. This may have been our downfall, as we had no room for dessert. Duck pate, lamb chops in fig/dried fruit sauce atop eggplant, grilled fish (seabream) atop more truffled mash in a citrus fruit sauce were all tasty.
Goal here is to source things locally & organically whenever possible. So cool to find locavore ideology! Menu changes regularly, according to our waitress. Dining room has ability to seat large parties. One group of 10 was leaving. Another party arrived right before we did, they were 7 adults & 1 baby. Staff were quick @ setting their group up.
(1* less because of harried staff trying to catch up w/orders & scary very dimly lit/steep stairwell to basement where WC were. Scary b/c I saw heavily pregnant lady in heels clack her way down and up said stairwell, gingerly.)
Very nice small restaurant with high quality foodstuffs well prepared. We arrived just at opening time, when everything was empty and thought they were pulling our legs when they assured us, they might still have a place (which they did). 30 minutes later the place was FULL, but service and melas were unaffected by this and remained very good. I'd say you can do far worse than getting here. English is spoken, BTW.
One of the great problems in Paris is that the sheer myriad of restaurants often makes it hard to find something that rises above a generic French menu of confit de canard.
Having made two visits in as many months L'Ebauchoir has fast become one of my firm favourites in Paris. It's a modest menu, but comprised of a small handful of dishes that, whilst relatively simple are cooked incredibly well.
The atmosphere is buzzing, the wine selection superb and the menu utilises a modest, seasonal selection of ingredients, with an emphasis on a simple marriage of flavours, perfectly executed.
No fuss, no frills, just great food.
Off the beaten path, L'ebauchoir is a wonderful, lively restaurant serving delicious comfort food to happy people. My scallops were juicy and delicious, as was my smoked salmon entree. Atmosphere was particularly convivial.
One of the best casual meals I had in Paris! Everything was great: the ambiance (lively), the food (delicious bistro fare with a modern twist), the price (reasonable by Parisian standards), the service. The only thing that was amiss was the fair number of items that the restaurant had run out of by the time we'd arrived for dinner around 10pm. Still, it wasn't hard to find something tasty on the menu. It can get a little noisy there, so don't expect to have a very intimate conversation.
I was alone for a night in Paris, staying very close to L'Ebauchoir. It caught my eye when passing by, and after seeing the reviews, I felt I had to try it. The menu was slightly intimidating as my French is basically non-existent, but one of the waiters offered to translate it for me and walked me through each item (it's not translated as it changes frequently). I'm so glad he did because I ordered the lamb, which was not a word I knew, and it was delicious. I also got some help with the dessert menu and was extremely happy with my choice. Great atmosphere, helpful staff and delicious food. So glad I listened to the reviews and gave it a shot.
We ordered the duck and the sea bass and both were really good! The staff speaks English here so we had no problem ordering.
I had told my friend Sergey that I wanted to show him a typical French bistro with light priced menu in the Bastille area. I can't say it was as cheap as I expected but it was definitely a very good surprise. I won't say a word about the warmth welcome as there wasn't such a thing. Anyway let's concentrate on the fare! The dishes are tasty and creative at the same time which is quite refreshing. As a starter we had a delicious sea bream tartar (13 euro) and a calf's head terrine (8 euro). Everything was perfect. Then my friend had some red mullets (17 euro) and I enjoyed beef with mushrooms and carrots (25 euro). All the dishes were bistro fare but always with an inventive touch. The desserts, cheesecake (6,50 euro) with strawberries, were light and delicious. The clientele was a mix of locals with loads of tourists. A first it scared me a little (I was starting to think I went to a tourist trap!) but the quality of the cuisine was such that we forgot about those noisy tourists and... became noisy too (the wine certainly helped)!
Tres Bon rapport qualite prix, cuisine soignee, acceuil agreable
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