5 Décembre 2016
Seemingly unchanged since 1904, with its flowery tiles and vintage coffee machine on the bar, this pretty little bistro was recently given a new injection of life by former TV journalist Grégory Poirier and his wife. They’ve kept the deliberately old-fashioned dishes, such as veal kidneys with purple mustard and blanquette de veau, along with seasonal suggestions on the blackboard, while cultivating the air of a bistro du (chic) quartier with napkin rings for regulars. It feels warm and convivial, and I love the idea of the pâtisserie of the day, to share between two.
Address: 5 rue Mesnil, 75016 Contact: 0033 1 44 05 06 05; petitretro.fr Getting there: Victor-Hugo Opening times: Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm Price: lunch menu €26-€30, dinner menu €31-€36 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended