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May 29, 2013 08:10 AM

Restaurant Boucherie Hugo Desnoyer: Best meal of 2013

Much as I've loved testing out Les Tablettes de JL Nomicos, 110 Taillevent, the Sergent Recruteur, Petit Champerret, Les Premices, Felicity Lemon, 6 Paul Bert and Les Climats - the Restaurant Boucherie Hugo Desnoyer gets the brass ring, at least so far in 2013.
It's at 28, rue du Docteur-Blanche in the 16th, and is open weekdays non-stop between 9 AM and 6 PM, starting to take orders for lunch at 10.
Our bill today with a platter of charcuterie and terrine of pate de campagne that come to everyone, a cote de boeuf with great fries, a dessert, bottle of wine and two coffees - was 125 E (but we took half the beef home for future dining.)

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  1. That, upon my return, has my name all over it, thanks

    1. Indeed a must-do by all accounts.

      I wonder if you have also tried the Boucherie les Provinces on the rue Aligre in the 12th and, if so, how does it compare ? The first prototype boucherie à manger (as far as I know), 1/3rd the price of Hugo Desnoyer, and pretty high on my i-like list when prowling the quartier Aligre.

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      1. re: Parnassien

        No, I'm embarrassed to say I have not; so many places, so little time; but from you Parnassien, It'll go on the list.
        How is it compared to the Atelier Vivanda?

        1. re: John Talbott

          L'Atelier Vivanda is much more of a proper restaurant. I'm a big BIG fan of whatever chef Benallal does and, dieu soit loué, my office is nearby so I have lots of frequent of frequent flier miles there. I do, however, bring my smelling salts in case I'm tempted to browse the very expensive wine list.

          Boucherie Les Provinces in the 12th is much more casual, less styled, way more basic, much cheaper, and in the end just a mini-resto annex to the very busy and very good boucherie.

          If obliged to choose one over the other for the sheer quality of the food, l'Atelier Vivanda. For expressing the spirit of the quartier, Les Provinces.

          1. re: Parnassien

            "L'Atelier Vivanda is much more of a proper restaurant" I know, I've been, no question, and right now Desnoyer is stools and table d'hote; but I was more interested in your comparison of the meat. For me as good as the Atelier was/is, Desnoyer was nigh perfection.

      2. OhBoy! This is going on my To-Do List!

        1. Another to add to my ever growing list ~ just means I have to keep coming back to Paris over and over again!

          Off to read your blog,


          1. Is it worth swapping Le Severo for this?

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            1. re: theskyflyer

              Well, much as I like Severo and Le Bis de .... and their butcher-owner William Bernet, I think it's worth going to the source itself at least once. You really cannot go wrong with any of the three. But Desnoyer's presence is a plus. He's a sweetie.