Le Bistro Paul Bert's steak frites is known as one of the best in Paris, so on a Saturday afternoon I headed over there to check it out for myself. The first thing I saw when I spotted the restaurant was an older woman sitting at one of the tables under the sidewalk with a very furry dining companion. She and her fluffy dog were enjoying lunch at Le Bistro Paul Bert.
At lunch they offer a wonderful prix fixe menu for 36E that includes your choice of a entree, plat, and dessert (appetizer, main, dessert) and it's quite a deal. Especially since the signature steak frites is included on the menu. And as for the menu, it's in traditional bistro style written on a chalkboard and brought to your table. Sitting at the sidewalk tables, it gets propped up against cars parked on the street.
I had the salmon tartare and famous creme caramel. I also ate every single bite of the steak. It was indeed delicious.
The three rooms of the restaurant are filled with things hunted and collected at the flea markets. I think this would be a wonderful place late at night, with the tables filled and the wine flowing. I felt very French during my meal here. All I need next time is my own little fluffy pup as a dining companion.
Le Bistro Paul Bert
18 Rue Paul Bert