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“Fabulous Food & Fantastic Staff”
Review of Cafe Sud

Cafe Sud
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Ranked #566 of 18,357 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $223
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Your culinary journey starts while seating at your table in a refined and intimate atmosphere. The décor elegantly features soothing colours punctuated by shelves and antique books, which provide added character to the venue. Chef, previously working at the Vivarois, shares his culinary expertise through innovative, tasteful and light combinations- for a gastronomic rewarding experience You will indulge with an inventive and contemporary cuisine consisting of a selection of classic dishes subtly updated through spicy accents. Wine lovers will enjoy intense fragrances and tastes featured in the generous wine list.
Reviewed September 30, 2010

We stayed a block from Cafe Sud. It came highly recommended, and the recommendation was right! We tried two other restaurants on the same street, but they didn't hold a candle to Cafe Sud. I had one of their salads that came with toasted bread and goat cheese that they paired with a Sancerre. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The owner (or manager?) was there both nights we dined at Cafe Sud. He was very welcoming, sincere, and even remembered us when we returned to dine the second time. I had fish both nights, and both dishes were excellent. I will definitely return. If I lived in Paris, I would eat there at least 2-3 times a month if I could!

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Reviewed April 24, 2010

We have been coming to Paris for many years now and have always had wonderful experiences at most restaurants here. My husband and I chose to dine at Café Sud on April 22, 2010 because it was included in the Best Restaurants Paris guide and liked what they offered in the menu. Frankly, it was one of the worst restaurants we have tried in Paris.

We were seated by our hostess/server around 7:30 p.m. and after perusing the menu, we ordered the mussels for appetizer, filet of turbot, and beef filet with foie gras. Our server brought the mussels and after my husband asked for 2 plates so that we could share, the server had a strange, surly reaction. We were willing to overlook her attitude until we found that the mussels had a terrible, off taste. Furthermore, the Tabasco sauce that we requested was dark and old.

I also tried to take a photo of the mussels, only to be reprimanded by the server that I was "not allowed to take photos of the plates/food". I was taken by surprise because my husband and I have dined at the best restaurants in the world and photos were always welcome. I've also seen photos of the food at this restaurant elsewhere on the internet. Because of this treatment and the rotten mussels, we paid for our drinks and the mussels and left. In retrospect, we should not have paid for the mussels and I should have told your server exactly how we felt about her inferior service, but I was so speechless that I stayed outside while my husband paid. This was the worst dining experience we have ever had in Paris and will be sure to post our reviews on other popular food and travel websites.

If they do not allow photography in your restaurant, it should be clearly stated in their menus and in signs inside and outside the restaurant. Photography inside restaurants is commonplace now, and I found the server's "rules" to be absolutely ridiculous.

The server's poor attitude and the mussels literally and figuratively left a bad taste in our mouth.

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Reviewed March 10, 2009

Having eaten this week at restaurants from Taillevent, Finzi through Au Trapiste I can safely say that Cafe Sud is NOT a place to bother with.

To start with the one waitress/hostess to a full restaurant who had no knowledge of wine, to the "agneau confit" that turned out the be rack of lamb everything was just "too hard" for this restaurant.

I've had better meals and service at bistro's and bar/tabacs, no more need be said.

If you want to add salt to the wound the mark- up on the dismal wine list was almost embarassing when both myself & a friend took turns avoiding choosing due to a lack of selection the restaurant was summarised.

If you must eat here - well, best of luck to you. Any consolation the atmosphere was OK- but it's all relative...

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