No, 139 rue Saint-Dominique is not a new bistro. There is even talk of a legendary address! So a guy worthy of the name was needed to take up a matter of heart and good taste like Christian Constant's coffee.
The head of Toulouse could not imagine that Cyril Lignac to take up the torch. New owner's tour.
The spirit of Café Constant with a twist of coolness
He has this gift to win unanimous support among all grannies as well as among the most snobbish Parisians. And here again, the darling chef excels without betraying the spirit of Café Constant . On the contrary.
Better still, it revives this beloved old school address of the neighborhood and sublimates bourgeois Parisian cuisine like no other (with neighborhood prices), bringing it that little twist of coolness, atmosphere and freshness in addition.
As evidenced by the menu of mixed cocktails behind the counter, the marbled cake placed on the zinc plate for breakfast and the people and trendy babes installed alongside a few grandpas from the 7th arrondissement on the bistro chairs.
That's Paris !
Atmosphere, atmosphere. Here, we are in a “ real ” Parisian address of regulars, worthy of Claude Sautet as of Emily In Paris .
Café Lignac is already an institution, a place that transcends fashion with the possibility to land at any time of the day for a coffee, a quick lunch, chill around a small tea and 'a divine tarte tatin (10 €) by remaking the world all afternoon, ordering a croque and a Negroni or simply a cup to toast as an aperitif.
That's Paris ! You can disembark late, even after a theater or a movie: the last order is taken at 11 p.m.
The revival of the great bistro classics
While waiting for our friends to be lazy, we get in the mood: a plate of sausage and butter radish , we choose a good glass of Burgundy. Cheers!
The menu unrolls all the exquisite classics of the tradition. Starting with an alluring weekly specials. The blanquette of veal with rice pilaf on Tuesday (€ 22) is crazy. In the list of entrees, it canaille: egg mimosa (€ 10), artichoke vinaigrette (€ 14), onion soup (€ 11), snails (€ 12) or squid with chorizo cream (€ 18). Special dedication to the hot goat cheese salad, too long shunned by cafes.
If we find the cult cassoulet and too good (signed Constant), Lignac puts his foot down: vol-au-vent (38 €), apple pudding and mashed potatoes (20 €), stuffed cabbage (29 €), beef fillet with Darphin potatoes (€ 36) or salmon steak with sorrel (€ 25).
Madeleines de Proust from the Parisian titi, the desserts obviously come from the Lignac pastry shop where Benoît Couvrant works wonders between the rum baba and the mille-feuilles with praline and pecan nuts (€ 10). Not to mention a chocolate soufflé that makes the eye.
Note: first come, first served from breakfast from 7:30 am to aperitif… If you want a secure reservation: you will have to wait for dinner, where it is strongly recommended to book!
Open 7 days a week. From 7:30 am to 11 pm.
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