In those days when I am in need of a boost of energy and feel like a real carnivore, I meet with my partner at this simple, down-to-earth bistrot where they normally make Basque specialties.
But what I come here for is the steak tartare, which is already mixed in the kitchen and, for me, it’s one of the best you can have in Paris. The recipe has an adequate mix of capers, pickles, mayonnaise, onion and egg yolk to make your mouth water. Order it “just passed by the plancha” (in French: steak tartare poele) and this will add to it this thin crust of caramelized beef which gives it its characteristic taste. It’s not expensive at all.
If you like rugby, this is also a good place to come, the owner is a passionate about that sport, and the walls are covered with t-shirts and other stuff related to it. Big TV screen to watch any special match of rugby.
The place also offers daily dishes from the French Basque country.