18 Rue Paul Bert, 75011
Bistro Paul Bert
What a fun meal! Classic bistro ambiance, packed and noisy, complete mix of French, English and other languages being spoken, wonderful service and great food. People were having fun here and the staff clearly wanted to support that.
We did one 42E 3 course menu and shared the entrée and dessert plus 1 plat of filet of beef w/ sauce poivre and frites (32E) and it was plenty of food for 2 of us.
Our shared entrée was white asparagus with poached egg and parmesan cream, which was perfectly prepared and really delicious. The plat we chose from the menu was cote de cochon w/ cider jus, apples and perfectly roasted potatoes, also great. The filet of beef with fries was as good as their reputation claims, cooked perfectly rare, sitting on a pool of rich and zingy pepper sauce. The fries were crispy and flavorful and there were plenty of them.
For dessert we split Gariguette strawberries with glace fromage blanc. Simply wonderful. This was a super fun, excellent meal. With 2 glasses of wine and a bottle of water the bill was 86E.