One of the hot tables to book in St.-Germain-des-Prés, chef Cyril Lignac's bistro offers atmosphere, great location and good food. His signature dishes here vary somewhat from his first bistro... Read More
One of the hot tables to book in St.-Germain-des-Prés, chef Cyril Lignac's bistro offers atmosphere, great location and good food. His signature dishes here vary somewhat from his first bistro located on the other side of town, Le Chardenoux, but you will still find here the not-to-miss dessert, Pain Perdu and his creative concoctions with soft-boiled eggs. It's highly advised to book a table in advance, otherwise you'll end up just crowding the bar sipping on one of the signature cocktails while you watch everyone dive into their lunch. The décor is a bit somber, as he kept the traditional wallpaper and the deep red, leather banquette seating from when this was a fixture in the 50s (Claude Sainlouis). The dish that is the absolute must? The black cod caramelized in miso.
- Lunch: "Ask for one of the tables in the very back, where the lighting is truly dim. This affords the best people-watching views. Back in the day, half a century ago and more, this was one of the preferred tables of Parisian singers, actors, politicians and the otherwise demi-monde. Today it's a favorite of pretty much everyone."
- Best for Lunch Because: A great bistro in St.-Germain-des-Prés is always a good choice, if you can get a reservation there beforehand.