4.0 La Rotonde, 105 blvd du Montparnasse in the 6th, 01.43.26.68.84 (Metro: Vavin), open 7/7, is a place I keep hearing about as the "best of the brasseries," so despite the years of passing it by, today I entered. The carte as one would expect, is like all its siblings, and the décor, similar; the only difference was the service, which was subpar from welcome to clearing plates of shellfish to giving me a handwipe to delivery of our check in midst meal; but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Three of us ate rather lightly which seemed to satisfy all, with:
- a salad frisee
- and an onion soup had by one,
- a beautiful looking magret de canard by another,
- and my own assiette de fruits de mer, which was OK but the oysters were not suprising and the shrimp were bland.
Our bill, with a bottle of water and wine, decent bread and butter and three coffees, was 118 E, thus 78,66 E a couple.
Go back? Not even with a reasonable sound level (78.0 dB).