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.
In Paris, it’s possible to do a Tour de France without a bicycle, since one of the most unique layers of the city’s food chain is its many French regional tables. Indeed the cooking of almost every corner of France is available in Paris, although some regions, notably the Auvergne and Alsace, are better represented than others, like the north of France, which has just a single address, Le Graindorge, vaunting such Flemish favorites as waterzooï (chicken and vegetables stewed in cream enriched bouillon) or carbonade, beef cooked in a sauce of beer.
Address: 7 rue Rossini, 75009
Nearest transport: Richelieu-Drouot (8, 9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 15 65 65
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French – Southwest and Basque
Reviews of interest
Figaroscope (2012) “…un terroir fort en gueule, gaillard, ventru, solidement campé sur la calorie et prodigue à pousser la rapière. On craignait la caricature, on découvre un vrai caractère.”