Le Boeuf Sur le Toit, that venerable restaurant-brasserie-bistro in the 8th installed a young, well 39, talent, Olivier Streiff of 2015 Top Chef fame, a while back to cook from February 15 to May 5th, before opening his own place in Beaune and I came a month ago or so and except from the stale bread rolls and awful service, found the décor dazzling and food not so bad. So when Colette indicated she had to be at the Jacquemart-Andre til 1 PM with art star Christopher Boicos, I seized on it. I entered and was overwhelmed by the coat-check, voiturier, decor and suits, all clearly working nearby. Then I looked at all the pub on the table and realized in a blinding flash that it had been absorbed into the gaping mouth of the Flo Monster. Oie!
Colette and I started with the foie gras which was not exciting but pas mal; our invitee had the sole which with lemon, was superb; and I had the beef tartare (unpictured) which was OK but not made at the table, which is not OK - all shared in frites which were awful and bread rolls that were stale again (I guess they didn't read my last review), spinach and vinegar; and I topped the meal off with a not horribly bad crème brulee.
Our bill, with two bottles of wine, no bottled water, spicy olives, aforesaid stale bread rolls and 3 coffees, was 177.10 E or 118.06 E a couple. And once again the service was dreadful. For a place that can afford several voituriers and coat-people, to not have enough wait-staff is an imbalance in staffing that the Flo Enterprise needs to rectify.