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Mar 10, 2014 01:09 PM

Chez l ami Louis, butcher that provided the prime cote d bouef there just opened a restaurant of his/her own ?????

Anyone know the name ? I think it starts with a "D".

As well as anyone been to Louis recently and have any clue on how to garner entry if one is not a major high roller, famous celebrity, or globe trotting politician, or an expensive account reporter ??????????

Thanks a bunch.

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  1. Indeed, Hugo Desnoyer, who opened a butcher shop/table in the 16th last year which many CH-types have lauded.
    It was my best meal in 2013.

    1. As John said Hugo Desnoyers. Went last October and it was excellent, not enough of a char for me so prefer L'Ami Louis but damned good, and Hugo is a delight as well.
      l have no problem getting into L'Ami Louis and God know l am not a high roller or the other categories.

      1. New news about L'Ami Louis, at least to me,
        a trusted source (someone who lives here) told me today that they let her split portions and provided doggie bags.
        This might just cause me to return after a boycott of 20 years (because of the poor prix/qualite ratio); that galette, split 1, 2 or 4 ways would be worth it.

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        1. re: John Talbott

          Have never had any problem getting a reservation. Never. Why would anyone have a problem?

            1. re: John Talbott

              Of course they give doggy bags. As usual, all you have to do is ask for them. Nobody will eat you.
              The waiter did snap at me "We're a restaurant, not a grocery store" when I asked but he did comply. Who cares, the service is obnoxious anyway, so you hardly notice it when you get that sort of reaction. I never experienced the split portions but my lunch companions were of the sort that made that useless.

              I wouldn't go back to that horrid place where the snails are right out of a horror movie, service is downright sadistic and potatoes for the galette were stale last time I went there. The côte de bœuf is worth having; but there are other places in Paris for that.

              Not sure they'd let you split portions. They might do that for a lady just because they're supposed to be cute Frenchies but I'm not sure they're the kind of guys who would do that for the sake of your patriarchal beard.