Chez L'Ami Jean was often quoted as a prime example of one can dine well in a restaurant in Paris without the bestowment of a Michelin star and without breaking the bank. And we went there for lunch on another sunny, super hot afternoon.
The restaurant is located on the other side of town from where we stayed, but only a short metro hop and a quick walk away. Chef Stephane Jego took over this restaurant a decade ago and since then has turned into a popular destination for people looking for a no non-sense, casual bistro dining experience with excellent food. We arrived at noon time, promptly for our reservation, and were seated straight away. Decor is rustic and cozy - a small bar on the right, then small tables in the middle and by the wall on the left, front and back.
|Bouillon cremeux de viux parmesan, crouton, ciboulette (Cream of Parmesan Soup with croutons and chives)|
|Poitrine de caille grillee, tomate, marinee (Grilled quail breast with tomatoes)|
|Travaille de gourmandise, veau grille|
|The famous rice pudding! Look at the portion in the top photo! That's for one.|
restaurant. Guess we just have to go back some time then.
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When? June 30 2015
Where? L'Ami Jean, 27 Rue Malar, Paris
Menu Highlights? Grilled Quail Breast with Tomato and Foam
Drink? Le Duras 2013, Domaine Plageoles, AOC Gaillac