Le Radis Beurre in the 15th is a place I went to a few weeks ago and loved, so when a Birthday loomed for an exigent food-writer friend of ours, she picked this among the 3 possibilities I offered. As we were walking to it, we noticed long lines of cars on the streets that looked strange - whoops - having taken our car back to the US it didn't occur to me that there was a gasoline strike that the government refuses to easily break by releasing the storage stocks - so - long lines. But onto the food.
After a long wait for our order to be taken (Prob 1) we ordered and for firsts, Colette had a the soup of watercress, apples, perles fumes and herbs that I thought was the winning cold soup of the summer and our guest and I had tiny wraps of pigs feet with a green salad and another winner - the dressing, not to forget the crusty bread (which I assume came from down the street at Le Moulin de la Vierge where I bought more for dinner).
For mains, the Birthday Girl had a steak (10 E supplement) which she asked for rare (she's French, so its arrival as thin pieces of overcooked entrecote was not because of a language issue - Prob 2) (and which needed salt which it took forever to get - Prob 3), Colette had the rabbit leg with carrots which she did not find stellar - BUT BUT BUT I had what sounds simple but turned out divine - larger than petit, petit pois topped with sautéed to perfection duck livers and incredibly tasty girolles. This one dish more than made up for any problems we had.
Finally, Colette had a "great, wonderful" rice pudding with caramel sauce, our friend had the strawberries "Charlotte" with crème cru, crème citron and noisette crumble and I had a better-than-good baba with "Diplomatico" rum.
Our bill (which our wonderful waiter took off the 10 E supplement for because of the over-cooked, under-salted beef), with a Chateldon, coffee and beautiful butter was 154 E for three, thus 102.66 a couple.