5 Décembre 2016
I’m not going to pretend that this is a gourmet destination but I still can’t resist coming here for the sheer experience of eating in the ancient cellars. Just the answer when you’re after a juicy steak, bossy service and lots of atmosphere. The ground floor was once stables (spot the hay rack along one wall), and although there are a few tables outside in summer, it’s best in winter, when you descend the perilous staircase into several levels of vaulted cellars. Feast in flickering candlelight on the bargain, three-course menu, with chargrilled steaks and homemade chips. Despite being in a touristed part of town, L’Ecurie caters to as many Parisians as visitors from out of town. It’s near the Sorbonne and Lycée Henri IV, so very popular with celebrating students.
Address: 2 rue Leplace, 75005 Contact: 0033 1 46 33 68 49 Getting there: Metro Maubert-Mutualité Opening times: Mon-Sat, midday-2pm, 7pm-11pm Price: set-price menu from €17 for lunch and dinner Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: not necessary