Robert et Louise
Time Out says
The smell of wood smoke hits when you step in past the gingham curtains at Robert et Louise. Devoted to hearty, carnivorous cooking, this cosy restaurant does things the old-fashioned way: see the chef slice and pound meats in the open kitchen before tossing them on a grill over the open flames of a fireplace.
With beamed ceilings, tiled floors and brick walls, a vintage bike, an old wooden ladder, and a coffee mill turned pepper shake, the décor matches the cuisine. Diners are seated side by side at communal wooden tables, and a friendly, chatty atmosphere reigns. For more privacy just ask for your own table, or take a seat at the bar for your meal and a chat with the friendly, mustachioed wait staff.
The generous portions at Robert et Louise guarantee you a good feed. Start off with a traditional French entrée of foie gras, rillettes, snails or pâté before moving on to your meaty main. We tried smoky, tender sirloin steak, and a delicious sweet honeyed duck breast. Each dish (averaging €20) is accompanied by salad and vegetables or crispy herb rissole potatoes. Huge beef ribs to share between two or three people are available (€44/€66) as well as a few vegetarian options. If you can manage it, finish off with a serving of apple crumble, chocolate cake or tarte tatin. A two course €12 lunch menu is available through the week.
64 rue Vieille du Temple
|Transport:||Metro: Saint Sébastien-Froissart or Hôtel de Ville|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Wed 7pm-11pm; Thu-Sun 12mid-3pm, 7pm-11pm|