We were looking for something different for dinner during our family holiday in France. Le 404 restaurant was the perfect break from traditional French cuisine.
Despite some of the recent reviews, we went to Le 404 because of its most great reviews and proximity to our hotel in the Les Halles area. We are very glad we went.
Our meals were excellent, the service fast, efficient, friendly and helpful, the ambiance alluring, and we were the only English speakers in what was a very full house.
Three of us had tagines (duck, lamb, monkfish) and one had lamb couscous. To start, we shared two orders of the mixed briouat (hot mezze on the menu). The food was outstanding. The meats were delicious and cooked to perfection. The sauce for the couscous dish was excellent and had amazing flavors. The briouat to start were simply wonderful...little pillows of heaven.
Our only complaint with the meal was the lack of explanation as to how the monkfish tagine was prepared. Our fault for not asking, but we did not expect it to be served with roasted vegetables and potatoes. The monkfish itself was prepared perfectly, but we did not think it was a good match for the vegetables paried with it. That is the only thing that keeps us from giving Le 404 5 stars. However, we would return again for the rest of the dishes we enjoyed.
Overall, a wonderful restaurant and a wonderful experience.