Fodor's Expert Review Frenchie

$$$$ Les Halles French Fodor's Choice

A brick-and-stone-walled bistro on a pedestrian street near Rue Montorgueil, Frenchie has quickly became one of the most packed bistros in town, with tables booked months in advance, despite two seatings each evening. This success is due to the good-value, five-course dinner menu (prix fixe only); boldly flavored dishes such as calamari gazpacho with squash blossoms, and melt-in-the-mouth braised lamb with roasted eggplant and spinach are excellent options. Service can be, shall we say, a tad brusque, but for some that's a small price to pay for food this good.

French Trendy Intimate Prix-Fixe Dinner Bistro Fodor's Choice $$$$

Quick Facts

5 rue du Nil
Paris, Île-de-France  75002, France

-01–40–39–96–19

www.frenchie-restaurant.com

Known For:
  • Casual laid-back atmosphere that belies the ultrasophisticated dishes
  • Extensive and original wine list
  • Graciously accommodating to vegetarians
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends, 2 wks in Aug., and 10 days at Christmas. No lunch, Closed weekends, 2 wks in Aug., and 10 days at Christmas. No lunch Mon.–Wed.

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