7.0 Les Pinces, 29, rue du Bourg Tibourg in the 4th, 09.83.56.47.93 (but reservations for parties of 6+ only), Metro: equidistant from the Hotel de Ville & St Paul, looks really inviting from outside with its neon lobsters and jolly clientele - but wait, how does one enter?
Ah, there on the left is another jolly place full of jolly folks, but no way to get inside, wait, there is a big unmarked door between the two - push et voila. Yup, this is the place; menu simple - whole lobster, lobster roll or cotes de boeuf - ah no thanks, in a lobster joint. "Two lobsters please."
The lobsters, flown in from the US or Canada (ours today) were done to perfection and broken up so not a lot of effort had to be expended. The fries and wine were surprisingly good although a green salad does not work with lobsters - get some coleslaw folks. We shared a delicious cheesecake and were mighty happy.
Our bill, with two lobsters (I'd guess 1 1/4 which I like), the cheesecake, a bottle and glass of Sauvignon de Touraine, no bottled water but two coffees, was 95 E. dB=97.1 (which is loud but we managed as only two people next to the window).
Go? For my readers who are not from the Yankee North-East, for sure, and it's open weekend lunches. My companion, who is an honorary Yankee because of her years in the States, pronounced it quite good indeed.