Antinéa restaurant gently hugs a bend in a quiet street off Boulevard Saint Germain in the Maubert-Mutualité quarter of Paris 5th. It’s a good spot with a smart terrace, near both the lively Latin Quarter and Notre Dame, as well as some good bars. And well run, too. Bare sandstone walls, wood tables, and wine bottles arranged on wooden display shelves create a nice modern-meets-rustic space with a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Antinéa’s menu confidently mixes good traditional Italian and French dishes, placing pâté next to pizza, buttered snails alongside veal escalopes, and homemade tiramisu on the same list as a corker of a crème brulée. Dress up a bit if you book Antinéa; the regulars are a well-dressed brunch.
18 rue Maître Albert
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