6.5 41 Pasteur, 41 blvd Pasteur in the 15th (the old l'Epicuriste space), 01.47.34.15.50, closed Sundays and Mondays (Metro: Pasteur) opened this fall under chef Jean-Marie Burnet who has worked in many fine restaurants outside Paris and his kitchen was on our friend's and our list to try. When our friend entered at the appointed time he felt a chilly reception from the start and he warned us when we arrived. The carte was classic and he and I ordered the same things, which is dangerous, but we struck gold on the first and struck out on the main.
Said firsts were incredibly light soufflés of brochet with a mussel cream sauce, the combination of which was simply terrific; Colette then had the merlu with great white beans which did not 'wow' her; and my friend and I had the dry as a bone sanglier with an admittedly nice wine sauce and better than average pieces of parmesan polenta. Now, in fairness, I ordered knowing that both civets and wild boar were dry but this was too, too dry.
For desserts we passed around a chibouste of chestnuts with dried fruits in whiskey, a clafoutis of pears with praline/rhubarb ice cream and chocolate two ways - in a crusty tart and as a creamy milk chocolate mousse - all quite nice but no more.
Our bill, with no bottled water, OK bread, a bottle and glass of wine and 2 coffees, was 129 E or 86 E a couple.
Go? Oh boy, I was dreading answering this question. Yes for the food, no for the welcome or lack thereof that our friend picked up correctly.