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Gayridon in the 3eme: lovely little place


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Gayridon in the 3eme: lovely little place

adorno | | Jun 14, 2009 01:45 PM

Wandering in the neighborhood we're staying in while in Paris for a month, we came across this cute little place: 19 rue de Picardie (off of rue de Bretagne near Temple). The decor was at first a bit off-putting in its schizophrenia: 70s modern with colored lights on one side and rustic decor on the other. And the music was like disco meets blaxploitation (but it was not so loud that it was problem). But the food was really good -- southwest France with good foie gras, duck confit, and so on. We were 5 people (plus a child for whom they made a pasta dish) and had 2 bottles of wine, 3 apps divided between us, 5 mains, 2 desserts. 180 euros. 3 of the group had a really good dorade. I had a cuisse de canard which was really good. Excellent side potatoes. The salads had a great, subtle vinaigrette. The best, I think, was pork ribs (my sister-in-law's choice) with a not cloying honey sauce. Service (by the owner's mom) was a teeny bit slow but she was lovely. This is the sort of earnest, they're-really-trying-to-do-something-nice place that I think deserves to succeed. Others in the restaurant said they liked it too (I'm chatty with other customers when I want to learn about how a restaurant might be doing).

Not a destination place perhaps but a nice little find if you're in the area.

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