The last time I ate here it was bloody cold and the walk from Metro St Marcel was horrid, I was alone, and no one had really reviewed it. But I had a great time, got out inexpensively (30 E) and subsequently the world has beaten a path to its door with good reason. Today, it was off-and-on rainy, we were four, Colette and a pair of Parisian chefs and we really test-drove the vehicle.
As we were installing ourselves, the he-chef looked around and said "I used to eat here when I was a student, it was a pizza place; it was awful. But now the walls are pretty cooly-decorated.
We looked at the "menu" which had there trio of starters - shrimps with seaweed and ginger that I'd found delicious last time, sliced chicken with endives and apples (it was celery remoulade last time) which really worked as a combo for me then, and a langoutine bisque, but the mains struck none of us as compelling (at the start, more later, read on.) So two of us ordered the trio and we more or less shared everything around and across.
For mains, the ladies/women ordered bar with teeny-tiny oyster bits which they and I found good despite being vapeured and the men/boys had sweetbreads with a warm orange sauce (that the he-chef declared the first he'd had that "worked") which were really fresh and properly undercooked. 1/3rd of the way through, he looked up and said, "I should have ordered the veal mignon with carrots and potatoes" (which with the trio of starters was a "menu" item - total 16 E); she-chef asks "why"; "because I want to see how he does it"; my response, then have it for dessert, which we all did, bringing back memories of his of a two-dinner friend and me of two-lunch Apple (RW aka Johnnie) and prompting a two-finger photo.
Did that stop us from ordering real desserts; nope! The west side of the table had strawberries and raspberries, the she-chef had enough gorgonzola for the entire Italian army and I had two superb chocolate balls with a peppermint schnaps sauce.
With 4 coffees, fine bread, 2 bottles of wine and minus the extra main, the bill would have been 217 E for four.
Go again? You betcha!