This restaurant was opened by a Basque nationalist in 1931, and fans claim its Basque cuisine and setting are the most authentic on the Left Bank. Decorative details include wood panels; memorabilia from pelote (a Basque game similar to jai alai), rugby, and soccer. Dishes include Bayonne ham; herb-laden Béarn-influenced vegetable soups; confit of duck with small sautéed potatoes; and fine slices of veal with fresh herbs, onions, red peppers, and a light tomato sauce. In springtime, look for a specialty rarely found elsewhere: saumon de l'Adour (Adour salmon) with béarnaise sauce.
- © Frommer's 2013
- tel: 01-47-05-86-89
- 27 rue Malar, 7e
- Tues-Sat noon-2pm and 7pm-midnight
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