Le Bistro d'Henri

Another small gem tucked in between the rue du Four and la rue Guisarde on la rue Princesse.

Another small gem tucked in between the rue du Four and la rue Guisarde on la rue Princesse.

Either Juju or David will greet you at the door with a charming smile and a few words of English but the food is all-French, simple, wonderful and portions, even by American standards, generous. On my last visit I had a buttery foie de veau (calves liver sauté) that eradicated all memory of that charred, inedible product that my mother served on Wednesday nights.

A well-thought out list of reasonably priced wines adds to the pleasure of a delightful meal that doesn’t require an emergency trip to the nearest ATM.

Update August 2011

With many bistros closed on Mondays I had a chance to eat here twice in a week and I’m delighted that it is everything I said before and more- a formule lunch of entrée, plat ou plat, dessert at 17 euros is a great value.

On day one accompanied by my octaganarion film and golden age of television trivia buddy, Bobby G. we devoured onglet and perfectly grilled lamb chops. The following week I was treated by Virginia of San Francisco and neither of us could resist the buttery, falling off the bone lamb, that had been simmering on a low flame for seven hours. The pot lyonaisse (46cl) of a cote Lyonaisse for eleven euros was excellent.

What else could one ask for?

Be sure to tell them that Terrance sent you. 

 16 rue Princess, Paris 75006

Tel: 01-4633-5112

Metro: Mabillon, Saint-Germain des Près


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