On one Sunday morning, I had decided to share my favourite brunch place with my dad. We arrived at L’Artiste around 12.30 pm but unfortunately, we had forgotten to book a table and we were too hungry to queue. We decided to explore the area to find a plan B.
After 10 minutes walking and a bit worried we would end up in a touristic and expensive brasserie eating tasteless food near Bastille, we stopped at this one. It wasn’t empty, but not full either, and it seemed to have a simple menu. We didn’t wanna walk for hours and thought: okay, let’s try it!
We didn’t regret it at all! The menu was short and simple. The dishes were made with fresh products. We were really surprised when they arrived, as they were way more appealing than what brasserie food usually looks like. I’d say it’s a place where quality is valued over originality and quantity. It’s tasty and well balanced.
The dishes looked nice, tasted great and the atmosphere was very friendly. We were totally convinced with the desserts and left the restaurant thinking it was a really nice discovery and that we wouldn’t hesitate to go back, even though it was more expensive than common brasseries.
We didn’t try any, but they also had a big wine selection and were giving advice on which ones to have with every dish.
A true surprise and total recommendation if you are wandering around hungry in the neighbourhood!