Quedubon, it’s a genuine Parisian bistro. You know, the bouchon Lyonnais-like bistro and not the king of beer bar some may mix up.
It’s an address we enjoy passing on so much we eat well there and it’s perfect for foodies looking for typical dishes such as offal that we now hardly find in Paris.
This restaurant exists for over 10 years and has been taken over not a long time ago by Marc-Antoine Suran. Obsessed with nice produces, he enjoys discovering the best raw materials by sourcing at producers’ or short circuits thanks to the Carreau des Producteurs de Rungis.
He favors made in Ile de France produces because why going far away to get tasteless produces when you can get great ones at home? Moreover, as you may think about it, the menu follows the seasons and changes daily according to market arrivals.
In terms of fish, the restaurant only choses fishes from small boats or line-caught, no net nor intensive fishing that is so devastating for our ecosystem. Pork and chicken directly come from the producer (Michael Meignan, Pascal Cosnet and Maison Miéral), beef is provided in bulk by the Boucherie Chassineau and cut at the restaurant. And the nice bread comes from Thierry Breton.
Moving on to wines, we discover a large list only including natural wines, perfect for connoisseurs.
The kitchen is managed by a female chef, Laëtiria Noury who worked at La Tour d’Argent, La Marguerite and La Robe & Le Palais. She masters her field to offer us a flavorful cuisine with a twist.
The day we came, we’ve been able to enjoy a beef tartare marinated Thai-style with Mirin and oyster sauce and poached veal brains with lemony butter. Plates are hearty and generous, and everything is well-cooked and seasoned.
We continued with veal kidneys with lemony butter served with baby potatoes and pan-fried chards. Vegetables are still crunchy, the jus is just perfect, and the veal kidney is cooked as it should be, seared on the outside and soft on the inside.
My partner went for a line-caught brill with pan-fried vegetables, cockles, cilantro and citrus fruits, a very lovely discovery. Fresh fish, perfectly-cooked fishes, the whole twisted with citrus fruits, that’s a green light for us.
We end with classic desserts but always satisfying, the famous lemon pie and the floating island, some irresistible choice at bistros.
In short, if you’re looking for a nice spot to have a fresh lunch or somewhere where the veal kidney is exquisite without forgetting a lovely wine list, you know where to go.
22 Rue du Plateau
75019 Paris 19
déjeuner: 15-17 €
a la carte vins compris: 50 €