My girlfriend and I went here today for some affordable Basque French cuisine. We were certainly not disappointed. We got there on the early side for French dinner (around 6:45) and found just a few people there, and no one sitting to eat yet. The waiter asked if we wanted a drink, immediately detecting that I hadn't practiced my French in a while. I told him we wanted to get dinner as well and he seated us.
We ordered some delicious beers, as it was still happy hour: my girlfriend the Delirium, and me the Oldrika (or something thereabouts). Both were quite good and mine was delicious, with some notes of cherry. Pints were 5.20 EUR during happy hour. I had read about the A.A.A.A.A. saucisson (sausage) here on TripAdvisor before going and would recommend it for the sauce that came with it, alone. The only ingredient I was able to identify was mustard (though not strong), but it was good on both the sausage and the french fries. It also came with a small amount of greens and a dab of french dressing, a welcome addition. Good, but not great, meal; definitely as good as I expected. Mine was 13.80 EUR and I would definitely recommend it if you want a traditional, truly homemade sausage meal.
My girlfriend got the sausage with grits (I can't remember the exact name but it was the first non-duck dish on the menu. She liked it, and I thought it was pretty good too, but it could have used some of my mustard sauce. The grits weren't really flavorful enough to be finished, even with salt added. This was just under 12 EUR. Sizable portions made this seem worthwhile for Paris.
As we went to leave, our waiter, who had been very nice and patient with us throughout the meal, told us to wait a moment. He then pulled out two small glasses that looked like miniature wine glasses and told us it was a cherry and anise liqueur of some sort, and it was pretty good! He said it was a traditional basque drink, and we appreciated him ushering us into our first meal in Paris. We tipped him a few Euro, bringing the total to 40 EUR, 28.60 EUR without the beer.
I wouldn't necessarily come back again, but only because I'm an adventurer. I think one could order almost anything off the broken-English menu and get something reliably good. If you are looking for something good, but not great that won't break the bank, I recommend here!
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