4.8 Le Brillat, 122, avenue de Villiers the 17th, 01.43.80.10.10, open 7/7 (except they have brunch on Sundays) is a place that the big guys at Figaro keep mentioning so I figured there must be something there there. Cut to the chase, there isn't. The address, 122, avenue de Villiers, probably rings a bell. Jean-Pierre Vigato reigned over Apicius here for 20 years, only moving downtown in 2004, and Emile Cotte moved in as the chef at its successor - the relooked/renamed Meating, which I thought while overpriced, was pretty good. (Apologies for the too-blue photos).
I went with one of my oldest food buddies in Paris and his wife today and despite a holdup in their arrival we got on track in due time. They have a quite respectable 3/3/3 "menu", two courses for 22 and three for 26 E but I still went with the carte while they did the menu route.
Our firsts were a parsnip soup with mushrooms, salmon tartare and sauteed mushrooms and gizzards, all reasonably good, not disgraceful by any means, but not out-of-sight either.
Then they both had the Black Angus beef with frites and I the pork ribs with a honey-soy glaze and pureed potatoes and here, once again the food was OK but not out of the ordinary.
They finished with a pistachio panna cotta and a rice pudding which were fine but no extra marks.
Our bill, with alright bread, a bottle and the pot of wine and 2 coffees was 138.50, thus 91 E a couple.
Go? With so much good competition around, even on a Saturday, I'd advise not.