A big shout out to Parnessian for recommending this place. A wonderful restaurant experience.
On a Friday night, there were NO tourists among the diners, except for us! All French folks. The quirky decorations of the small space are to remind one of the Metro (subway system) in Paris. Clever white tiles on one wall, posters embedded in the tile work like the station names, and Metro ticket facsimiles and memorabilia adorn the small space.
A limited menu, the artichoke tart for an entree does not do justice to it, it is much more than that, a myriad of flavors and textures. Artistic presentation. Plats were a dorade fillet and a piece of beefsteak that was indescribably tender and flavorful, done perfectly "saignant".
Excellent and reasonable wine list, and service friendly and timed just right. Even got into some conversations with both the couples on our left and our right. One helped with menu translation as well.
A really nice experience, I understand that this burgeoning chef has won many contests on French TV cooking shows. (I guess they have those, too!)
Highly recommended, make sure to make a reservation in advance. They use the booking service lafourchette.com, if you prefer the web to calling.
Metropolitain, Rue de Jouy, 4th.