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Warm, welcoming and well-priced. The new bistro from Christian Etchebest follows the model of his other cantines, La Cantine du Troquet and La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix; this time, in association with the concert venue La Cigale.

Practical information

Address: 124 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018
Nearest transport: Pigalle (2, 12)
Hours: Closed Sundays; Open lunch and dinner Mondays-Saturdays
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 55 79 10 10
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French, Basque

Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “The menu seems designed specifically to accommodate those too rushed or thrifty to endure a three-course meal. An ample list of Eric Ospital charcuterie is very kindly priced, and appetizer portions are heapingly-plated. Sometimes this generosity had slightly ludicrous results, as in the fried pig’s ear salad I ordered, which was a garish tangle of fatty cartilage, like a wig made of meat.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “The bowl of frites that came with our mains were some of the best I’ve eaten in Paris for a long time–cooked in duck fat so that they were crunchy and golden, and garnished with cracked black pepper and coarse sea salt… I’ve always loved Christian Etchebest’s cooking and his warm, alert style of hospitality.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Il place ici sa cuisine à la bonne et juste hauteur des proximités de café. En jovialité Sud-Ouest, il y a là des petits plats de faconde,  de proximité et de passage, judicieux à accompagner les éternelles comédies  de… boulevard.”

L’Express (2013) “Les “Etche-best of” de la carte: les oreilles de cochon grillées, la terrine de boudin-en direct d’Hasparren et signées Ospital, le charcutier star-, et puis de maousses sardines grillées à la sauce vierge et une impeccable tarte aux mirabelles de saison.”

John Talbott (2013) “…modern besides-the-theater cafe/cantine with a giant screen to show Etchebest’s beloved Basque ruggers matches.  And even though you cannot read the chalkboard, it had double the offerings of his prior ventures.”

Le Fooding (2o13) “Charcuteries Ospital, œuf mayo, étonnant caviar d’aubergines, tomates et pistou, couteaux à la plancha, grosses sardines grillées sauce vierge, onglet de bœuf au vin rouge, rafraîchissant crémeux au citron, tarte aux mirabelles, pinards ensoleillés (gaillac de Plageoles, irouléguy de Brana…”

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La Cantine du Troquet by Meg Zimbeck

La Cantine du Troquet

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

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 101 rue de l’Ouest, 75014
Nearest transport: Pernety (13)
Hours: Dinner, Monday – Friday
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 45 40 04 98
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2009) “…a generous table where you can eat and drink big for €30-35 and with restraint for around €20. Safe choices like roasted chicken and steak frites coexist with more adventurous nose-to-tail preparations.”

Thierry Richard (2008) “Dans l’assiette, la candeur des intitulés rejoint le bonheur de saveurs claires et de produits de belle origine. L’œuf-mayo un peu corsé devrait rentrer direct dans le palmarès de Claude Lebey et de l’ASOM (Association de Sauvegarde de l’Oeuf-Mayonnaise), la terrine de boudin et sa petite salade relevée d’une vinaigrette au basilic vous arrache des soupirs, la poitrine de porc craque sournoisement sous la dent…”

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