5 Décembre 2016
Young chef Paul-Arthur Berlan came to attention on TV show Top Chef, but he trained at top restaurants Michel Sarran and Le Meurice, before heading the tiny team at this friendly new Marais bistro. The attractively presented mix of hearty regional fare (southern stuffed squid) and modern creations (perhaps a broth containing Japanese dumplings filled with beef stew) draws on seasonal produce or what’s coming out of his wife’s market garden in Normandy. The bistro has an attractive metro-themed décor with white tiles, vintage advertising posters and slatted wooden benches. It overlooks a garden at the rear and it’s hoped they’ll be able to use it as a terrace in summer.
Address: 8 rue de Jouy, 75004 Contact: 0033 9 81 20 37 38; metroresto.fr Getting there: Metro St-Paul Opening times: Mon-Fri, midday-2.30pm 7.30pm-10.30pm; Sat, 7.30pm-10.30pm Price: set-price menu from €19 for lunch, €39 for dinner Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended