Established in 1932, this iconic Parisian bistro in Saint-Germain-des-Prés now belongs to the Ducasse group. The original formula remains unchanged, that is to say, a menu focusing on cuisine that is honest, generous and traditional – and a female chef. Today Fanny Herpin (previously of Jules Verne, Le Meurice, and Taillevent), is at the stove where Marthe Allard, the restaurant’s founder once cooked, followed by her daughter-in-law Fernande. The oldy-worldy décor, with its zinc features, leather banquette seating and thick tablecloths, has been perfectly recreated, too.
Chef: Alain Ducasse / Fanny Herpin
Sommelier: Gérard Margeon (Executive Head Sommelier)/ Guillaume Sicsic
Great features: the 1930s décor may have been recreated, but there is nothing artificial about the delightful bistro atmosphere.
We especially love…: the daily changing specials (one for every seven days of the week), and the wood façade with its barred windows that remind us that this was a wine merchants in the early 20th century.
Recognition: Gault & Millau
41, rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris
Du lundi au dimanche au déjeuner et au dîner
+33 (0)1 58 00 23 42