Went here for lunch a few times while I was in Paris. I got the Prix Fixe option each time and really enjoyed each dish. It was good food and atmosphere in a nice neighborhood in Paris.
My wife wasn't as big of a fan as me and found herself having to grab a second lunch after we were done. She didn't like some of the dishes they brought out and since it's a prix fixe, you either like the line-up or you don't.
Also, compared to every other restaurant we ate at, the service here was the worst. Pretty sure the servers never want you to leave because we wanted to take care of the bill and carry on with the day but had to wait 30 minutes each time for the bill.
Horribly rude! Totally empty and I asked for a table for 1. Nope they said they were totally hooked solid. Not 5 other customers there! Incredibly rude!!
Went here for lunch...what a deal! I paid 13.70€ for a set menu of a salad, plat, and coffee and it was worth every penny. I'd say this place is a great value for both the food and the atmosphere, which is hip and modern but not overwhelmingly so.
My only complaint is that the staff seemed very rushed and was not always around when I needed them, but that was very rare.
Their rushed behavior was also a plus though because as soon as I finished one plate, the next was placed right in front of me. When called upon, the staff was very quick to cater to your needs.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Hubby and I came here on our first night in Paris. Here's a run-down of what what we ate.
We began with a bottle of the wine of the month- wish I could remember the name, although I do remember it was a white wine produced here in France. We both had the prix nets menus- 3 courses. He started with the foie gras with Gewurztraminer and azuki compote on a bed of what looked like julienned beets and cabbage. He was surprised by the portion size.... in a good way. :). I had the grilled pork pate and date puree. This, I think, was my favorite dish of the night. His was good too. They were both exercises in balancing savory along with sweet- well done.
For our main courses he had lamb confit with a grilled leek. I had a huge portion of suckling pig poached in a sauce and cabbage (napa). It very much reminded me of beef nilaga that my Lola Mimi makes. It was fork-tender and succulent. I think I preferred my dish over my husband's, but his was delicious as well. Again, the portions were well-endowed- maybe too much so.
For dessert, hubby had marinated strawberries with parsley and parsley glace- a very refreshing combination! He was impressed by the flavors and how well they complemented each other. I had the chocolate truffle and molasses ice cream. The truffles had a depth to it- it almost had an espresso darkness to it- in taste and color. The ice cream was a formidable accompaniment. To top it off, espresso and a complimentary chocolate mousse rounded out the meal.
All in all, an excellent value for the quality and quantity. It was 97 euros or about $140 US for a bottle of wine (30 euros), a three-course meal (30 euros), and a couple of espressos. Highly recommended.
Another plus- it was a Monday evening around 9:30 when we arrived and we seemed to be only a couple of non-natives dining there. Service was quick and very friendly.
I went here on a review i read in a well respected travel guide. Boy was I dissapointed. The service was average, the decor was average and the food was barely average. Best part of the meal was the bread. At least they weren't rude. Here is what we had:
Parsley Soup with Crab Mouse - this was ok for a spoonful or two, but not a whole bowl.
Foie Gras with Gewurztraminer and Chutney - Pairing the foie gras with the chutney was somewhat interesting, but how do you go wrong with foie gras anyway?
Scallops with Split Peas - so-so scallops with split peas that tasted like baby food.
Hanger Steak with Wasabi Puree - best of the entrees, although the puree sounded good but came out funky tasting.
Veal Chop, Sweet Potato AND Swiss Chard - Fattiest piece of veal i have ever tasted.
Fillet of Wild Sea Bass, Quinoa with Endive - Fish was pretty tasteless, but was edible. Quinoa need something else.
It wasn't awful, but it wasn't good either. I would give it 2.5 stars if I could.
I only have lunch at this restaurant and its always very busy.
You have to reserve and make sure its upstairs!
The price is 13Euros for delicious bread, appetizer, main course and wine.
There is not a better deal in France for french cuisine that unexpectedly jumps out of the ordinary.
Go for lunch ready for surprises, unusual spice choices, fast disciplined service(pay at the cash register) very loyal neighborhood clientele (you may fell left out because you're the only one that's not friends with the owner.
this place is horribly rude, and i'm from NYC! went there this evening flying solo. i understand if you're booked, but you don't have to be rude about it. here is how the conversation went:
me: do you have a table for one?
host: no, nothing. (then turns away)
me: (frantically trying to follow up) ok, can you recommend something in the area?
host: no, i can not. (flippantly)
me: uh... you can't recommend ANYTHING in the area?
host: no. nothing. (stoneface)
me: wow, ok.
so basically... if you don't eat here, don't eat anywhere. i wish i could have thought of something ruder to say to the host.
Awesome dinner here! My daughter and I had our last dinner here, dined outside, on the street. Must go there again.
This place has a great lunch special. An appetizer, a main course, a glass of wine, and an espresso for 13.50. The thing is that there is only one choice for each that qualifies for the lunch special, otherwise you will pay twice as much. I have been twice. The first time is was a beef pot roast and the second was chicken liver with sweet potatoes. I preferred the beef, though my parents and I agreed that our second meal (the first course was pate of pasta, wtf?) was better than it would have sounded in English.
not sure what i ate cuz the melange of asian spices in traditional french cuisine was totally confusing. just doesn't work for me.
Le Pré Verre gets 4 stars because it combines creativity to french cuisine. It's not typical in Paris to find chefs experimenting with oddly enough, new flavors. The restaurants around incorporate foods that (in fact) french, at Le Pré Verre, the chef takes it up a knotch. He turns it into a form of art. New ways to convey the old plus some other stuff. If you want tradition, don't go there, go to the other 99.999999% of restaurants. If you want a new twist, but not absurd, come here. It's beautiful, in the center (5th arrondisement) and just delicious. Make a reservation, apparently it's difficult to get a seat.
This is an excellent modern flair of french food. The chef takes this restaurant to a whole new creativity level to allow the customer to dine on french food at it's most freshest and creative point. At lunch there's a "midi" special at 13.5EUR The starter can be a soupe or another entree and then the meal. My friend is a vegetarian and they were able to fix her a special "plat" or main meal. I've been twice, once for the midi special and one for the 26.5EUR whole meal. It was simply amazing. You leave feeling like a party on your palette.
Went for lunch. The host, who I am guessing was the owner, was unfriendly - to put it nicely. Our server was an outright ass! Young, cocky Frenchman who would not give two 40ish Americans the time of day. Food was good though, ie. The two stars. If you don't speak French, I would not go here.
Delicious, creative food in an unpretentious environment. Friendly service.
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