SeptimeBook well in advance, and then look forward to Bertrand Grébaut's beautiful, seasonal cooking, pristine ingredients, and a fine list of natural wines to match.
First Look: LazareLazare is not an open and friendly haven for travelers or gastronomes. It is a club masquerading as a restaurant, employing the sort of velvet rope snobbery that one expects to find at Le Montana or a Costes establishment. There is nothing Eric Fréchon's kitchen could have produced which could have salvaged the worst service I've received in nine years of writing about Paris restaurants.
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Le ServanTatiana Levha, formerly at L'Arpège and L'Astrance, and her sister Katia is have opened up this light, airy bistro with a long bar and hand painted ceiling. The short menu of offerings changes each day, but expect seasonally driven cuisine inflected with international touches like tandoori spiced beurre blanc atop asparagus or harissa to spice up the line caught hake. Dessert had room for improvement, but otherwise Le Servan hit all the right notes with reasonably priced expertly executed savory dishes and friendly service in a beautiful space.