4.5 La Table des Oliviers, 4, rue de l'Eglise in Neuilly sur Seine, 01.47.45.72.11, closed weekends is a place Claude Lebey (I know, I know, it's a brand more than a person) listed as a newbie recommendation this year. I like Neuilly; clean, rich, elegant and the clients here wore suits and ties, etc. Bob Dylan was playing on the sound system but the joy stopped there.
Two of us had the 36 E 3-course "menu" but there were lots of supplements. My dining partner chose the sardine tart with tapenade first while I had the tempura of langoustines. The sardine tart came out way ahead and the langoustines were but a sad shadow of those at the late lamented Bistro Cote Mer.
The slow-cooked lamb was OK for him but my sweetbreads were over-cooked, bordering on dessicated. At this point we should have bailed out but I was enjoying our discussions and thus we ordered desserts.
He had the baba with plenty of extra rum and I the house and daily specialty - the strawberry millefeuille; neither were disgaraceful, neither exciting.
Our bill with two coffees with pathetic excuses for caneles, a bottle of red and extra glass of white apero wine but no bottled water was 130 E (taking away the extras would have brought it down to 113 E).
Go? No way either of us will return.