Located in front of the Gare de l'Est, Batifol had been a fixture for travelers and locals for generations. Recently purchased and refurbished by Groupe Joulie it is once again serving hearty, satisfying reasonably-priced meals.
We were greeted by director Pascal Burton and escorted to the kitchen where Chef Denis Levy took a break from his preparations to counsel me on the day's menu. A native of the Sologne his professional resume includes the 3 star Taillevent when M Vriniat was still alive.
To open our taste buds Pascal served us a spicy Gewurtztraminer. Following Denis' suggestions M had ceviché de maquereaux that burst with flavor and having missed breakfast I carved two slabs of paté de campagne from the serving terrine.
Next up for M was a generous serving of cod with haricot verts accompanied by a chardonnay from the Pay d'Oc and for me the signature Pot-au-Feu
with a Cotes du Rhone Reserve from PERRIN .
Dessert was nothing fancy but very good. An ile flottant for M and a tarte aux pommes for moi.
With entrées from 5-9 euros and main courses 13-19.50 you will fill up without emptying your wallet.
Batifol 5 rue du Mai 75010
01 42 05 20 02
Judith Mitrani January 21, 2020
thanks Terrence for the wonderful review of this delightful sounding old war horse. Look forward to seeing you and Monica on the 31st.❤️