Astier

  • Restaurants
  • Traditional French
Critics' choice
© Time Out
11th arrondissement

You just have to look at the regulars’ crimson faces to know you’re onto a good thing at Astier. Red-and-white chequered tablecloths and rustic wooden panelling make up the retro setting for chef Christophe Kestler vintage revivals like smoked herrings with warm potato salad, grilled Charolais beef in anchovy butter, and scrumptious vanilla cream (think crème brûlée without the brûlée). The excellent value prix-fixe menu includes an all-you-can-eat cheese course – some morsels of which are so ripe they plop onto your plate in a dollop of ‘fromagian’ glory. Wash it all down with a 2007 Côte de Py Morgon red wine and you’ll be rolling to bed.

Venue name: Astier
Address: 44 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
11e
Paris

Opening hours: Daily 12.30-2.30pm, 7.30-10.30pm (until 11pm on Sat)
Price: Main courses €20; prix-fixe Dinner €37
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