Great lunch at Bistro Terminus Nord
When using the Eurostar, frequently to connect to a flight at CDG, I always walk across the street for lunch or dinner at this Bistro. Monday was no exception to my long experience of excellent food and hospitable service. BTW all sorts of people walk in with suitcases and garment bags - the waiters are more than willing to help fit them under the table, so no need to line up for the consigne at the station itself. I had reserved on line, and was promptly seated as per my request at a quiet table where I could read.
On this occasion I enjoyed - a 25 cl pichet of house rosé, a very lightly dressed but immaculately fresh green salad, a plate of anemic-looking but deliciously flavourful frites, a large portion of TN's excellent steak tartare and then a simple, creamy ile flotante for dessert. The bill was about E36 and I tipped generously.
Like many restaurants in France, here using one's French - whether fluent or painstaking - pays great dividends in terms of warmth and service.