We have eaten at other "star chef" places in the world and have had mixed reviews. So, we approached Bar Americain with a hopeful, but cautious, attitude. We arrived five minutes early for our reservation and had to wait ten minutes. The place was packed, so that was somewhat expected.
Our meals were very good. The lamb was exceptionally prepared and the filet was very very good. The sides were great and the bread was wonderful. The wine list is very extensive and the good news here is that the waiter new his list. No pointing at the wine name of the menu to tell him our selection.
The place is certainly worth a visit.