Pigalle, being one of my favorite areas but one I don’t frequent as much as I’d like, was the setting for my catch-up lunch with a girlfriend yesterday. She’s pretty clued up on where to go in Paris, even keeps a Little Black Book on everywhere she’s been, so I was fairly confident when she suggested Buvette that it was going to be spot on.
It’s cute and chic, with rough brick walls and rustic tables and chairs along a huge marble bar. I loved the funky silver ceiling and the stands of croissants, cinnamon rolls and tarts along the bar.
This is a restaurant of the small plates. I wasn’t sure what I thought about them before this lunch but they couldn’t have been more perfect. The small plates range from 5-10 Euros, salads with fennel or beetroot, ratatouille, a croque with wild mushrooms and cheese, hachis parmentier (cottage pie thing), smoked salmon and eggs and raw brussel sprouts. Drinks included artisanal cider, organic beer and a huge selection of wines and cocktails. I didn’t try the desserts but I’m sure they were delicious!
This is the perfect lunch hangout, and I’m told it’s great in the evenings too. Definitely got my recommendation, especially the hachis parmentier, and if you’re ever in New York, check out its sister restaurant!
28 rue Henri Monnier
0 1 44 63 41 71
Metro: Pigalle, Saint-Georges