(environ, par personne)
In the heart of Paris 6th arrondissement, a brand-new restaurant opened its doors under the arches of the Marché Saint Germain: l’Etable. Created by the former optician Alain Mikli this restaurant plays the land card with a wonderful range of meats and poultries as well as green and fresh boards to share.
This is the kind of restaurant you should try with your friends rather than your partner to share a huge rib steak and a good bottle of wine whilst chatting around the table.
L’Etable is born from the desire to eat well in a beautiful place. Ceilings are high and windows are huge, though we feel like we are far from the outside world. Indoor architect Imaad Rahmouni wanted a brown-colored cocoon with raw wood for the counter and the smart tables, with globe chandeliers. The whole room is warmed up with animal skins.
Here we talk about the meat and their producers as if these latter were friends and the meat is even more tender. Offered as a rib steak, prime rib of beef for two or three, sirloin steak, it tastes mild (it shall mature for at least four weeks), round and well-seasoned (what a treat!) Delicate mouths will try the veal or the poultry from Bresse and vegetarian friends can enjoy light and delicious boards to share such as the mushroom salad with green apple, the artichoke cooked like at home and seasonal asparagus.
Let’s talk a bit more seriously now. The bill is steep (about €40 per person including side dishes and drinks), but the place is very lovely, so you can go there for a birthday or reunions. Here is a secret: the chocolate tart is worth the steep bill. You will leave L’Etable with a full belly and pink cheeks.
L’Etable, 17 rue Clément, 75006 Paris
Open every day except on Monday
Opening hours: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Butcher’s piece of choice of the day (250g): €27
Sirloin Steak (300g): €37
Sirloin Steak for two (600g): €74
Rib Steak (350g): €41
Rib Steak for two (700g): €82
Prime rib of Beef for two (900g): €95
Prime rib of Beef for three (1.2kg): €115
Bites (vegetables, marrowbone, etc.): between €6 and €10
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