Table Restaurant in Paris from Bruno Verjus

Table

We stayed away from Table for quite some time, fearing that it would be terrible. With a food writer (Bruno Verjus) in the kitchen and seemingly unlimited funds for decor and product sourcing from the guy that founded L’Occitane, it seemed like the sort of place that would be long on concept, high on prices, and short on soul. In recent months, however, we’ve become devoted fans of the 3-course lunch for 25€. Prices are much higher at dinner, but the lunch is one of the best deals in town. – MZ in 2014

Practical information

Address: 3 rue de Prague, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 43 12 26
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “A la carte, les prix sont tout de suite plus élevés. Il y a les sublimes produits d’artisan comme le jambon sec de vache blonde d’Aquitaine de Polmard, la tomme des bois noirs de Mons… bref, rien que de très beaux produits pour une addition qu’il faut compter aux alentours de 60 € (entrée, plat et dessert).”

Aaron Ayscough (2013) “I salute Bruno Verjus for his justifiably high regard for his food suppliers. And Table does makes sense as a place of refuge for fine palates at those moments when time or accessibility is more an object than money…But to seduce an appreciable portion of comparatively thrifty east Parisians, Table may need some polishing.”

Philippe Toinard (2013) “Certes mais le point fort de cette carte courte (2 entrées, 2 plats et 2 desserts), c’est la recherche du produit exceptionnel. Les noms des fournisseurs ne sont pas tous affichés mais on sait qu’ils sortent des sentiers battus et du traditionnel name-dropping car Bruno Verjus a pour lui, cette connaissance pointue du patrimoine agricole.”

John Talbott (2013) “A menu that is long on good products and spare on choices.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Il y a là une cuisine travaillée comme un éloge du simple (pas de la simplicité) autour de recettes de moderne paysannerie, mélange de saisonnalité soucieuse et de produits sourcilleux. Ni épure ni esbroufe mais une radicalité gourmande à militer le cuisiner juste (portion, cuisson, liaison).”

Gilles Pudlowski (2013) “Soyons net: tout ce que propose notre Bruno national relève de l’exceptionnel. Le boeuf blonde d’Aquitaine signé Polmard, le porc noir gascon de St Géry, la fourme de Valcivière des Hautes Chaumes, le beaufort d’alpage de Mons, sans omettre les légumes et champignons d’Annie Bertin ou de Joël Thiébault tiennent lieu ici de viatique. On est là ici en pèlerinage gourmand.”

Camille Labro (2013) “Les poissons sont grillés entiers, les asperges juste blanchies, la pintade, le paleron et l’ananas rôtis à la broche. Le produit est roi, et l’assiette est aussi minimale que radicale – de belles portions, et à peine une huile infusée au laurier, quelques herbes sauvages ou un condiment acidulé pour assaisonner. Tout cela accompagné de beaux flacons de vins nature, concoctés par des petits artisans que l’homme, en bon-vivant qu’il est, fréquente depuis longtemps.”

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  1. I don’t often write reviews, and I am sorry this one is negative. We went to Table the other night for my boyfriend’s b’day. I had booked based on the great reviews, the little I have heard about Verjus, and the fact that it is in our neighbourhood. Disastrous evening. To cut a long story short, the service was so bad that we left at 23h15 (having arrived about two hours earlier) without even receiving our mains, although others around us (who seemed to be friends with the owner) were all being served much more rapidly than us. Out of what we did manage to eat, the charcuterie was excellent, but both entrées- asparagus and ventrèche for him and oysters for me, totally average and forgettable. I must mention though that the owner did have the grace to not bill us for the what we did consume. I think this place is totally overpriced and I get the feeling caters for the Paris “food mafia” rather than the average diner. Luckily the McDos on ave Ledru-Rollin was still open when we passed by on the way home…

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