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This is Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann's beloved bistro on the '�le St.-Louis. The menu privileges fresh, seasonal vegetables but offsets with, say, big hunks of roasted and saut�ed... Read More
This is Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann's beloved bistro on the '�le St.-Louis. The menu privileges fresh, seasonal vegetables but offsets with, say, big hunks of roasted and saut�ed bacon. Just coming here feels homey. And the portions here are, well, man-sized. The Île St.-Louis is a favorite destination for visitors to Paris and for locals, too. It gives you that sense that you've escaped the city somewhat though you are simply a short walk across the bridge from Notre Dame. This bistro tends to top the lists of many of the culinary and restaurant writers who know Paris well. And though the little island of St. Louis is ancient, dating all the back to Louis XIII and earlier, the modern lighting and chic d�cor of this bistro, offset by the ancient old stone walls of the original building, lend themselves to a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
- Lunch: "The French tend to categorize Alsatian cuisine as both hearty and refined. Chef Westermann, Alsatian, epitomizes all that is great about his region's cuisine. And the restaurant's all-new renovations, while preserving that Île-St.-Louis feel, makes it even more welcoming. Save room for the house Baba au Rhum or Millefeuille."
- Best for Lunch Because: Ask nearly any Parisian what their favorite restaurant on picturesque Île St. Louis is and you'll likely get this as the answer.