Le Comptoir de la Traboule – an indulging restaurant – recently opened rue Augereau in Paris 7th arrondissement. Almost at the crossing of rue Saint-Dominique and then close to the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower and Café Lignac's neighbor. This is the younger sibling of La Traboule, a restaurant in Paris 8th arrondissement.
The Le Comptoir de la Traboule only has a few seats at the counter or high tables. For a warm bistro-inspired atmsophere, or close to the stoves. Because here, chef Jules Monnet cooks in front of guests.
Behind this Le Comptoir de la Traboule stands Jules Monnet who lives his second life in this restaurant. For before he devoted himself to his passion for food, Jules Monnet worked in the cinema industry. After training at Ferrandi and learning the ropes with Eric Frechon at the Drugstore, the chef is now evolving at the Le Comptoir de la Traboule.
In this restaurant, he serves indulging and gourmet cuisine mostly inspired by the Mediterranean, but not only, served in dishes (to share or not): vegetables, meat, fish, and sweet.
On the menu, cauliflower several ways, with the hearty top covered in breadcrumbs and laying on burnt cauliflower cream, sprinkled with parmesan and served with smaller and pickled curds. A very green but tasty starter. Served along with mushroom soup, fourme d'Ambert cheese and oeuf parfait.
Next up, we went for the Basque pork belly cooked for 36 hours, deliciously tender; some beef tataki and leche de tigre sauce, very spicy; as well as very fresh scallop carpaccio and passion sauce then roasted in viscus mousse. So good!
As for dessert, the chef has French toast, roasted pear, chocolate and pecan mug cake. We went for the latter and it did not disappoint. The cake is served very warm and absolutely fantastic. We were even craving another one, but we decided to be reasonable.
Dishes are served with a nice wine selection.
How about treating ourselves to the gourmet dishes of the Le Comptoir de la Traboule?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 10 December 2021
Le Comptoir de la Traboule
1 Bis Rue Augereau
75007 Paris 7
Ecole Militaire (ligne 8)
Petites assiettes sucrées: €8 - €9
Petites assiettes salées: €9 - €29
Plat du jour: €18
Formules midi: €23 - €29