A restaurant with a history that entices a diner to try it, this established eatery is elegantly decorated and inviting. It is perfectly positioned close to Notre Dame and St. Germaine.
The highest praise is directed at the staff. Our Server was simply outstanding and attentive.
The menu reads well BUT is style over substance.
We ordered an aperitif each which took an age to arrive. In fact the amuse bouche arrived ahead of it and it was not appetising.
Our Server suggested we try the signature starter of Fois Gras pate and Hot combination served with fig confiture that he assured us was prepared on the premises. We did so.
I was good but far from earth shattering - and at 22 Euro a serving, not good enough.
To follow I ordered the saddle of lamb (pink) served with vegetables and boiled potato in garlic butter.
My husband ordered a filet steak (blue) served with a mushroom stuffed fondant potato and sliced mushroom.
The kitchen confused the cooking of each so they were prepared the wrong way around. We had no time to send them back so we swapped dishes (unacceptable, to be honest - you should be served the meal you order).
The beef was tasteless as was its sauce. I had to season it myself. The mushrooms were decidedly slimy.
My husband's lamb was still baa-ing and, whilst he loves rare food, he does not love rare lamb.
I ordered the Cafe Gourmand - I love them. A small shot of espresso with a tiny taster of desserts. The chocolate souffle was perfection. Lemon sorbet in what I believe was Eau de Vie - delicious. A small chocolate tart and a pistachio marshmallow completed what was the best dish we ate.
My husband had only 1/2 bottle of wine (I refrained from drinking) so a bill of 160 Euros, for this lunch, was very high.
It's an OK place but suffering, I believe, from Tourist Syndrome which only every leads to a restaurant ending up with bad food visited by people who don't really know, or care, what they are eating.
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