Finally found the kind of Parisian restaurant I was looking for, with the help of Alex Lobrano. If I was walking down the street and did not have the number I would not have found it. Only open for a month and just got there before I am about to leave Paris for another year. (Alex Lobrano is a Paris based American who has published Hungry for Paris and maintains a website of same name.)
It is the kind of restaurant that you want to keep to yourself or share only with your best friends who appreciate good food. So many Parisian restaurants are a let down and are costly to boot. I am not talking about the top echelon, just the middle of the road that charge too much and have indifferent service standards. So here is a chef who has worked at the top yet wants to run a restaurant that is well priced with quality ingredients and amiable staff.
The chef owner is only 28. Bertrand Grebaut has worked for Joel Robuchon and Alain Passard and seems not to have picked up the bad habits of many chefs who like the sound of their own voices. He toiled away quietly, almost in front of house at a small open kitchen. We liked the decor, rather minimalistic in an industrial chic way, the front of the restaurant doesn’t even have a sign up.
The food pictures tell the story.