Jeanne B in the 18th: Astonishing food at these prices: the Astier brand lives.
- John Talbott Mar 17, 2013 09:32 AM
For those on budgets or those not, Jeanne B., in the heart of touristy Montmartre (61, rue Lepic in the 18th (Metro: ah... maybe Absesses, better the # 80 or 95 bus), open 7/7, 01.42.51.17.53) offers startlingly good food at most reasonable prices. Three of us went today, yes Sunday, for lunch and I had what I think was the best lobster bisque and gigot ever and my two companions were equally pleased. The damages = 37 E a person with the moral equivalent of 1/2 bottle of wine apiece.
Although a little twisted knee from skiing has kept me from away from the Butte, my sister who lives just up the stairway from the new Jeanne B has given up cooking at home and now camps out at Jeanne B. Now with your imprimatur (much better than her often suspect approval), I think I'm gonna hobble along to join her for dinner there asap.
Oh man, I feel for you as an ex-skiier. I warn you, though, it's uphill, steep from the Rue Tourlaque. Better to get a friend or your sister to drive you and drop you off (not the Mt Everest experience of Coq Rico, but). And it's not the greatest restaurant in the world, but for a local, it's quite good. And there's space, and cool stuff at the counter, and a wonderful staff who unlike at places like the Regalade Conservatoire, don't seem to have been hired yesterday.