I went to this restaurant for dinner on the 1st of July, after checking my crystal ball (i. e, TripAdvisor). The restaurant is not very far from the Sacrè Coeur, so it's quite convenient for a break after a visit to the church.
I was a bit concerned that this was just another place to feed the hungry hoards of tourists, which the Parisiens would disapprove. Surprisingly, there was a 'healthy' mix of French and foreigners, with predominance for the latter,of course, but still a good sign.
I went in a few minutes before 8 pm and I managed to get one of the three last available tables; the restaurant was full soon after. It's quite a small place (maybe 30 seats) that specialises in food from Bretagne, essentially galletes and crepes.
I had the Gallette Raclette du Chef, a huge savoury crepe, stuffed with potatoes, meat and cheese, topped with a fried egg and salad on the side. For dessert (yes, I managed to accommodate dessert) I had a caramel and salted butter crepe. The whole thing was washed down with beer from Bretagne, although I would have had cider if I knew what I know now.
The food was very tasty, nicely made and served quickly and with a smile. I'd probably preferred to feel the salt a bit more on the crepe, but who am I to criticise French cooking?...Friendly service, which is not to common in Paris.
All in all, at €25 for the two course meal with drink, an enjoyable experience, good value for money, a very positive surprise considering the tourist traps around and definitely a place I'll return to next time I'm in Paris and in that area.
- the place is small and fills up quickly. Book ahead, go early or run the risk of having to wait for quite a while;
- portions are huge, you can live without dessert or starter. Still...make a "sacrifice" and stuff yourself (with all the walking you'll do in Paris, you'll digest all this quickly).