5.4 L'Alexandra, 6, rue Pernety in the 14th, 01.83.96.25.98, (Metro: duh Pernety) closed Sunday and Monday, has been open 3 years but was not on my radar screen until a friend up their street brought it to my attention. By the time Colette and I walked in, our dining guest was already in bilingual discussion with the woman whom I presume is/was the chef/owner.
Our friend and I started off with the braised but quite al dente green asparagus on the bed of terrific macerated gesiers. With them we had a bottle of 2013 Silver Medal Cotes du Rhone by Corinne Depeyre which the two ladies were most enthusiastic about my mentioning.
Then, for mains, Colette had a duck breast with mashies, our friend had the duck leg cooked as if for a tajine with new potatoes and I had many thin lamb chops - which I had asked about, specifically if they were lamb not mutton, having been fooled before, and was assured that lamb meant lamb and they would be served "blue" as desired - but the slices were so thin they really couldn't be cooked "blue" and they did indeed have that soupçon of mutton taste.
For desserts our friend had a tarte tatin/creme brulee mix with caramel sauce, Colette had rice pudding and I had something I'd never heard of before - a cafe affogato (a cup of hot coffee into which a scoop of vanilla ice cream has been placed) - very nice.
Our bill, with a bottle and a half of wine, no bottled water, so-so bread and 2 more coffees, was 112 E, thus 76 E a couple.
Go? As I say, it's a nice, quiet (68.9 dB), neighborhood place that I can understand our friends' devotion to.