A l’Epi d’Or is a second spot for classic French food from Jean-François Piège, and about half the price of its nearby sibling, La Poule au Pot. A daily two- or three-course menu (29€ or 39€) makes this a very good deal for central Paris, and the à la carte menu contains kid-friendly classics like croque monsieur (16€) and hachis parmentier (24€). It’s not inexpensive compared to Bouillon République, but it’s inexpensive for Jean-François Piège. We love the steak tartare – served simply with fresh herbs, a runny yolk, flaky salt, plenty of chopped cornichons, and a side of crispy fries (for 20€).
classic bistro, near the Louvre, open Monday, affordable
- 25 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001
- Open Mon-Fri for lunch & dinner (closed weekends)
- Reservations online or at +33 1 42 36 38 12