6.4 Les Ombres in the Quai Branly Museum, 27 Quai Branly in the 7th, open 7/7, (RER: Alma), 01.47.53.68.00 was reported to have a new chef last year and so I was willing to go back after a very disappointing meal Nov 18, 2011 when I gave it a 1.01. I invited my good friend in the food biz, who while just off the airplane, was game.
Jean Nouvel seems to have reduced the terrible clacking sound of the floor somewhat but he and the management have done nothing to steady the umbrellas outside (where all of us were directed to eat) and three successive gusts of wind blew several over 3 times, once on a patron's face, and the staff's reaction was to rush out, add a piece of concrete and carry on. It is a spectacular view but doesn't safety come first?
We ordered in kind of a screwy way: she ordered two starters: a thick crustacean soup/chowder/stew of razor clams, cuttlefish and arugula that I thought was super-superb but she was ho-hum about and heirloom tomatoes with zebra clams, etc. that I was more ho-hum about. Then I had a superb filet of daurade with appropriate garnitures and a "soup" of strawberries with "Fjord" ice cream which again I thought was over the top good.
With a bottle of wine, no bottled water, good bread and 2 coffees, our bill was 123 E.
Go? For the view and food but not prices or management of the kitchen or terrace.