This is a very small (5-6 tables) gastropub on the Left Bank. We had decided to visit at least one establishment of the class my wife and I call “temples of gastronomy” while in Paris, booked into one early in the trip, paid a lot of money, and were disappointed. Pouic Pouic was less than half the price, the food was better, the setting was more intimate, and the service was fantastic. While I can’t say it was the best restaurant meals I’ve ever had (that’s setting the bar rather high), it was definitely top-drawer, creatively prepared and presented. The staff made excellent wine recommendations. (Throughout our say in Paris, we were happily surprised that most French restaurants don’t practice the 300% markup rule for wine, so you can get great wine very reasonably.) We did not pay attention to prices, ordered three-course meals and a bottle of wine, and walked out for under $150. Hard to beat that even at a mediocre American restaurant, and this was definitely not mediocre. PS: we were lucky to go when we did. We found out from another American couple at the next table that Mark Bittman (NY Times) had recently mentioned Pouic Pouic, so I suspect getting a table here in the foreseeable future will be difficult.
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