Prepost: I had reserved several days ago at Les Resistants in the 10th and my guest checked that they were open on Saturday, but there was no sign of life at 12h30 when he and I showed up. No shutters up, no note saying "death in the family" or "Electricity off" or "Oven exploded", nothing. I had no back-up, so I whipped out my iPhone, and saw there was a place I'd heard of (rated 5 hearts in Figaro) called Les Parigots, just up the street. Parigots, yes that rang another bell, "Parisians" it rang to me, Parisians. Ok. Take the plunge.
7.5 Les Parigots, 5 rue Chateau d'Eau in the 10th, 01.42.00.22.26 (Metro: Republique), open 7/7, looks like a thousand other red-themed Paris bistros/brasseries that one passes by each day without noting. But this one is different, you'll see. First, the electricity kept failing then coming back, then failing again. Normally if this happened 6 times, I'd getoutader, but remember, this was sort of Plan B, I had no Plan C. So we sat and they flicked the breaker box, and life illuminated, went on.
We looked at the menu and decided easily on what we wanted; first, both of us had the encornets with parsley which were superb, really good, with a dense brown bread from the quarter than was way better than average. Then my friend had the beef hache, really best of beef, cut by hand, with an egg on top to mix in with the Worchester, Tabasco and other condiments. I had an equally great jarre de porc with fries, actually both of us had fries which were not much of a much.
Our bill, when it came after all the electricity outages, my electric-shocks of back pain, and 2 wines and coffees, was 105 E.
Go again? Well, if caught short near Republique this is the place; plus look at their card - just like a Metro ticket - pretty cool eh?