A genuinely nice place.
5.7 Les Racines, 8, passage des Panoramas in the 2nd, 01.40.13.06.41, closed Saturdays and Sundays, is a terrifically pleasant and good place. I went with two of my favorite Paris food people, both of whom had been before together. It's run by the guy who previously ran La Cremerie which I liked; this place is 3 times bigger we figured out. But he has terrific wines and many more items on the ardoise. We each had one of the three entrees; thus were were able to all sample the terrines of beef and pork and assortment of cuts of ham (lomo, etc.) each very good product with a nice salad. Then the ladies had the scallops wrapped in bacon with teeny/tiny potatoes and I the cheeks of a bovine from Hugo Desnoyer in a very light wine sauce that was almost like a pot au feu and very light mashed potatoes. They then both ended with the 24-month Conte that they generously shared. With a terrific bottle of wine (a "pure chenin pétillant from the Loire, by Jean-Pierre Robinot," per one of us) the bill was 52 Euros apiece.
Go? Oh, yes, before the New York Times finds it.