5.2 Taurus, 6 place du Marechal-Juin in the 17th, (Metro: Pereire), 0188.8.131.52, closed Sunday nights, was a place I chose at the last minute instead of Melt, an American BBQ place I decided I could do just as well in the US. It's very plush inside and when I entered I was alone except for two young Americans having coffee.
The beignets of escargot sounded interesting as a starter but I did not warm to the black garlic sauce that came with it despite really nice toasts. Then rather than go with the plentiful beef, I chose the blanquette de veau which was disappointing - too dry, not enough flavor and accompanied by onions and mushrooms that couldn't bring the dish to life.
My bill with two glasses of Saumur Champigny and a very decent roll and Illy coffee, was 42.70E.
Go? I think not; it's better than the Buffalo Grill that used to be here, but not by that much.
Mid meal a group of soldiers came by and for some reason I felt reassured they were up this far North.