La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix

Lusty Basque fare, affordably priced. Arrive early (doors open at 7pm) to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest.

Practical information

Address: 53 boulevard de Grenelle, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Not accepted
Telephone: 01 45 75 98 00
Average price for dinner: €20-34
Style of cuisine: French, Basque

Reviews of interest

L’Express (2012) “L’arrêt au comptoir autour d’un bandol émoustillant est quasi obligatoire. La carte est basquisante et fait la part belle au cochon: terrine de boudin, oreilles grillées ou échine d’Ibaïona fondante, toute la bête, fournie par le charcutier Eric Ospital, vedette d’Hasparren, y passe.”

L’Express (2012) “Dans l’assiette, en revanche, pas de mode d’emploi. Etchebest fonce au but, rentre dans le lard. Du lard et du cochon, des oreilles grillées même, le tout griffé par l’ami Eric Ospital, le charcutier-salaisonnier d’Hasparren. Avec des prix maxi-gentils.”

4 thoughts on “La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix”

  1. John says:

    Of our five dinners we ate while in Paris, this was one of the top and by far the least expensive.
    Their special pork is like nothing I have ever tasted and you want to save room for dessert.
    Finally, what little French I speak is embarrassing, but the staff was exceptionally warm and welcoming.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I was quite sad when he closed Le Troquet, but his couteaux à la plancha almost make up for his sautéed mushrooms that I still pine for…. I don’t know what it is about the Basque chefs these days, but they continue being a serious threat to my waist line!

  3. Randy de Paris says:

    We have a friend from US visiting, and the only time she was available for dinner was Sunday night. And, as we ex-pats know, Sunday nights can be a challenge, finding a good restaurant, unless you settle for a God awful tourist restaurant. So, I went to my “go to” place for a recommendation “PBM” and found this restaurant and John’s review, and it’s in our neighborhood.

    It’s definitely a neighborhood restaurant. One out of six of us thought the food average, while five of us thought the food was excellent. It was a good deal for the money. With apéros, 3-courses, and 2-bottle of house wines at 20€ each, we paid 44€ a person.

    It has only been open for a little more than a week, considering this, they’re doing an excellent job. I’m confident they’ll work out some of the kinks, especially their service.

    We all agreed we would definitely go back, and for me I’d go back just for the shrimps. It was coated in a nice flavorful oil, not spicy. Although it was “à leur façon” (their way), my guess is that it was quickly pan sautéed in “piment d’espelette” a typical basque pepper used in that area. I would probably not recommend going on a Sunday night, since they were out of ALOT of dishes, since week-end deliveries are non-existent, so your choices will be limited.

    Oh, by the way, they are open for lunch. In fact, my good friend Marie went yesterday for lunch, and again today with another friend to try the dishes that were not available last Sunday. She told me yesterday’s lunch was also excellent!

    Chapeau to Chef Christian Etchebes!

  4. John Talbott says:

    I ate there today and it (and himself) were terrific. My review is on JT’s Paris.
    The perfect place for the coldest day since when – 2004?
    A definite GO!

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