La Cantine de La Cigale - Top top, close to Lazare for top find of the month.
On another thread where it might not be noticed Parnassien noted that "Just been reminded by a friend that Christian Etchebest who runs a trio of very good Basque restaurants (le Troquet in the 15th, La Cantine du Troquet in the 14th, and--my fave-- La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix) has taken over the previously unremarkable Café Cigale now renamed La Cantine Cigale next to La Cigale. So for an after-concert dinner, problem solved. It just opened last week, no reviews so far, and I haven't been yet ... "
I went with another old friend/blogger today and the chalkboard here is more comprehensive than his prior three places; he was there the entire meal, descriptions and photos to follow. We had the eggs Mayo, pig's ears, onglet, Giant Sardines & mirabelle tarte - all super. I will return.
Snap. By accident I had back to back meals at both Lazare and La Cantine Cigale last week. Both very late and no-rezzies. Loved both foodwise but, because of the more animated and very parisien crowd (surprising for this part of Montmartre), probably enjoyed La Cantine Cigale more.