Since this restaurant is located at the beginning of the Cours Saleya you'll see all the people walking past the restaurant and the cars trying to get to the underground parking. A hostess stands outside the restaurant near a large sign that contained the menu and the days specials. We decided to stop because we were tempted by all the people eating mussels and frites outside. As soon as we were seated a server came right away to get our drink and food order. We had steak au poivre, mussels and frites, and profiteroles with chocolate for dessert.
Steak au poivre is a classic French bistro dish. The steak was cooked well, but was kind of fatty. It had a poivre sauce on top. The sauce wasn't bad, it just wasn't memorable. The plate also had some nicely crisp frites.
The mussels were steamed with celery, garlic, parsley, and onion. They were large, fresh and quite good, which explains why so many people were eating it. The frites came in a separate small metal bucket and were fried nicely.
The profiteroles were really cold and had hard ice cream in the center. It had chocolate all over the top and some whipped cream on the side of the plate. Profiteroles are usually cold, but these were rock hard. I wasn't expecting that when I bit into them. We had to wait a few minutes before we could continue eating them.
Overall, the food was good. I would come back for the mussels and frites and the people watching.