4.5 La Terrasse on the 8th floor roof at the Galeries Lafayette, 40 blvd Haussmann in the 9th, 01.42.82.34.56 (but getting to them via phone is like dealing with american airlines), open only for lunch store days, thus closed Sunday, is open from March-Sept. A friend who'd been asked me why I was going since it's just fancy soups and salads and I had no good answer, but today I needed a light place I could eat early at since I'm going to a Chinese banquet tonight.
I chose a seat with a view towards the side of Sacre Coeur I don't usually face and regarded the menu: expensive soups, salads, sandwiches and pastry and ices by Herme. OK, I'm a big boy, I knew what I was into.
I chose a "gaspacho" of green veggies that had a pleasantly crisp, spicy, Asiatic twist to it (the chefesse Fumiko Kono, who splits her year between here and Tokyo came via l'Arpege and the House of Ducasse.) I liked it a lot, offset as it was by a quartered tomato, slices of cukes and lettuce.
My main was/were three grosse crevettes that were simply deliciously fresh with undercooked vegetable slices in a bouillion, all three ingredients being cooked independently so their flavors were not premingled/homogenized, with an unnecessary side sauce of peanuty stuff and bread from Saturday I fear.
The bill (with two glasses of their cheapest Bordeaux) and coffee (not served as ordered but adjusted) but no Herme finishers, was 43.50 E. Additional note, the 4 servers often seemed more akin to the ladies in the store downstairs who enjoy talking about last night's date, than hustling to serve 14 customers.
Go? If it had been 33.50 E? Maybe. If it had been 23.50 E. Yes, even though the view is available for free to anyone willing to come up.