6.6 Champeaux under La Canopée in Les Halles in the 1st, technically 12 passage de la Canopee or around the corner from the Porte Rambuteau, open 7/7, 01.53.45.84.50 is a bit hard to find but is well worth the search. While Emmanuel Rubin made great sport of the airport-like waiting room air of the place, and indeed the display panel of dishes rattles too much like an airport one, the space is airy and surprisingly, despite it being full with 160 customers, it was noise baffled enough to permit easy talking (dB = 84.5). A less judgmental picture was described by Hadrien Gonzales two weeks before.
The French friend I've had the longest was just back from baby-sitting 5 young'uns in Normandy and decided to start with the snails with sorrel and raifort (couldn't taste the latter) and champignons de Paris on crusty rye bread while I had an almost deconstructed onion soup; wherein the bread and cheese came separate from the onion soup - I thought both our firsts were a cut above bib brasserie standards.
For a main, Madame went with what it would take a lot of time to prepare at home - a vol-au-vent, and I had lamb shoulder that was as under-cooked as possible under the circumstances, with epeautre vert (spelt and an intense green sauce); both dishes again were above standard for a big brasserie.
We split the dessert - a house-made chocolate mousse, again above standard.
Our bill, with a bottle of Chinon, decent bread and three coffees, no bottled water, was 115 E.
Go? If stuck nearby on a Sunday, when Pirouette and AG Les Halles are closed, indeed.
Anything amiss John? Well, yes, the amuse bouche couldn't hold up to the rest of the meal, but hey that's a small matter.