Another small gem tucked in between the rue du Four and la rue Guisarde on la rue Princesse.
Either Juju or David will greet you at the door with a charming smile and a few words of English but the food is all-French, simple, wonderful and portions, even by American standards, generous. On my last visit I had a buttery foie de veau (calves liver sauté) that eradicated all memory of that charred, inedible product that my mother served on Wednesday nights.
A well-thought out list of reasonably priced wines adds to the pleasure of a delightful meal that doesn’t require an emergency trip to the nearest ATM.
Update August 2011
With many bistros closed on Mondays I had a chance to eat here twice in a week and I’m delighted that it is everything I said before and more- a formule lunch of entrée, plat ou plat, dessert at 17 euros is a great value.
On day one accompanied by my octogenarian film and golden age of television trivia buddy, Bobby G. we devoured onglet and perfectly grilled lamb chops. The following week I was treated by Virginia of San Francisco and neither of us could resist the buttery, falling off the bone lamb, that had been simmering on a low flame for seven hours. The pot lyonaisse (46cl) of a cote Lyonaisse for eleven euros was excellent.
What else could one ask for?
16 rue Princess, Paris 7500e
Metro: Mabillon, Saint-Germain des Près
I would highly recommend the small intimate family-owned restaurant, le Bistrot d'Henri 16, rue Princesse in the 6eme. My blanquette deveau was perfection and I will truthfully say was the most delicious dish I have ever had in all of my many visits to Paris and all of France! This friendly, welcoming bistro prepares their meals with pride and has very reasonable prices. Heaven.
Carolyn Grossman March 2019