Photo courtesy of La Charrette des Beaux Art
Beloved by all the students at the Ecole des Beaux Arts across the street, this is one of those neighborhood bistros locals love. In the evenings art students gather around to knock back pints of beer... Read More
Beloved by all the students at the Ecole des Beaux Arts across the street, this is one of those neighborhood bistros locals love. In the evenings art students gather around to knock back pints of beer together or perhaps indullge in a plate of cold cuts and a carafe of vin de pays French red wine. Lunches are the most popular and for just a bit more than a song you'll have solid fare as appetizer, main and dessert with a coffee for good measure. It also opens early which is when you really see the local color dipping their fresh croissants in their espresso before heading off to work.
17 Rue des Beaux Arts
- Homestyle: "This locals' favorite is still family-owned by people from the neighborhood. In an era when it seems that many restaurants are being bought by large business groups, this is one that still defies the odds. Good quality, authentic fare, excellent prices and a window into a real St. Germain des Pres neighborhood."
- Best for Homestyle Because: Take in the sights and sounds of the local art student brigade from France's famous art school (across the street) while you sip your beer/wine.