Last night I had dinner at La Famille on the rue des 3 Freres, and I enjoyed it very much. The restaurant is small and homey in appearance, almost 'neighborhoody' but not at all bistro-y in its food. In fact it was downright chic. For starters, oysters in a seawater jelle, a roti de canard with an unusual presentation, no dessert por moi, but I did eat a square truffle flavored with mint dusted in bitter powdered chocolate. Only 29 euros and I strongly recommend it. It was cutting edge,'deconstructed food'-fun to look at and good to eat.
Indeed most of the restaurants located at the top of the hill look like tourists traps, however in Montmartre there are some of the restaurants I like :
La Table dHélène
14 rue Duc
phone : 01 46 06 49 68
It is located near the Town Hall of the 18th. In spite the fact Hélène has started a cooking career rather late (she worked in marketing I think) she is a good cook and if you go there do not miss her fabulous dariole au chocolat for dessert (even better than the one served at lEpi Dupin).
Le Cottage Marcadet
151 bis rue Marcadet
phone : 01 42 57 71 22
This very cosy place has since 2006 a new owner-chef who has, in spite of his youth, worked in many 3 stars restaurants where he gained very valuable experience. Prices here may be high unless you take the excellent 28 menu. It is surprising to find such a charming place in this very common street.
If you like desserts it is the place to visit, they are here as good as the one served at Giufeli.
15 rue Caulaincourt
phone : 01 53 28 28 31
This restaurant has opened this year too and the chef is a former cooking teacher. You will get there traditional French cooking in an informal atmosphere.
Located near the main Montmartres cemetery.