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Bistrot des Deux Théâtres

  • 18 rue Blanche Map It
  • Montmartre
  • French

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

This theater lover's bistro with red-velour banquettes, black-and-white photos of actors, and a giant oil painting depicting celebrities, is always packed, and with good reason. The great-value prix-fixe menu for €41 (there's no à la carte option) includes three courses, a bottle of unpretentious wine, and coffee. This isn't a place for modest eaters, so have foie gras or escargots to start, a meaty main such as the crackly crusted rack of lamb, and a potent baba au rhum or rustic lemon meringue tart for dessert. Waiters are jokey, English-speaking, and efficient.

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18 rue Blanche, 9e, Paris, 75009, France

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Phone:

/01–45–26–41–43

Restaurant Details:

  • Reservations essential

Published 06/25/2015

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Sep 17, 2016

Worst meal we've had in Paris

This was recommended by Fodors but was extremely disappointing. The only parts of the above renew the matched our experience was the decor and the fixed price. The eggs cocette in morel sauce (apparently a specialty of the house) was thin, acidic and did not taste of mushrooms or indeed contain any. The entrecôte with bearnaise would be the worst steak I've had in years. I ordered it medium rare. I got a steak with good colour on top but a pallid

grey on the underside - i.e. It had only been cooked on one side. It was completely raw for 80% of its thickness. It was also extremely bland (unseasoned as far as I could tell), tough (I struggled to cut parts of it) and almost room temperature. This was not helped by being served on a cold plate. I did not believe it was possible to cook and serve a steak as badly as this. I should have sent it back. The crepe suzette was also the worst example of this I've ever tasted. There was no discernible orange flavour and no sauce apart from the Grand Marnier so it was just crepes with booze. The other flavour present was burnt crepe as one of them clearly had ate a lot of black on one side. On Friday night , the place was almost empty so it would seem the locals are voting with their feet. Fodors review also said reservations were essential. This could not be more wrong. We phoned and got a table straight away.

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