Cheap eats in Paris-A la Petite Marquise 15 arr.
- Thomas Broussard Jun 4, 2006 03:23 PM
We found an excellent Salon de The this January and just revisited today and found it remains excellent. Do not be fooled by the Salon de The category, the plats are trencherman sized. The menu is small and service is only for lunch. However, the plats are only ten euros including the meat and side dishes. Desserts from the patisserie are about 3 euro each. Dishes include faux filet, escalope de veau, blanquette aux herbes (veal and lamb), roast chicken, and tornedos (12 euro). Sides include 3 purees (potato, carrots, celery root), rice, saute potatoes, potato dauphine with a great cream and cheese sauce, or ratatouile. The lemon tart and the apricot tart on a pistachio cream base are fantastic. A La Petite Marquise, 50 av. de la Motte-Picquet, 75015 Paris, Tel. 0147349403. Close on Tuesday only. Very small place, about 10 tables, family run. Near the Ecole Militaire.
I did not make reservations in January or May. However, it might not be a bad idea since the place has so few tables. Actually, I don't know if they take reservations, but they have an email address and fax number on their card: Fax 0143060121; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I forgot to mention that this May they did have several tables outside on the wide sidewalk, so if you like pollen and smog in your food like most Parisians and New Yorkers this widens the possibilities for a table in good weather. Tom
Addendum to earlier posting. Weekday menu has only 3 choices of entrees and side dishes, not including potato dauphinois. Sunday is the best day to go.