You know them already. Jeanette, Brasserie Barbès, Hôtel Providence, Le Mansart. All them. The Moussié family does it again with a brand new address that will open its doors on Monday, on place Pigalle: Bouillon Pigalle.
We’re warning you, there could be lots of queueing. No reservations. That’s the deal. Believe it or not, always on the lookout for typical Parisian culture”, the clever brothers had the idea of bringing back to life the concept of the Parisian bouillon
So what’s the bouillon story? Very much in vogue at the Belle Epoque, these popular restaurants (like Chartier) enabled butchers to get rid of lower quality pieces of meat by including them in saucy dishes and adding marrow bones that were the delight of the Les Halles workers as well as socialite night owls (Colette, Cocteau, Proust or Apollinaire could not resist…)
In a very contemporary version, Bouillon Pigalle, highly awaited by gourmet Parisian bobos, continues to practice the same super low price policy for its hearty dishes and ultra sourced products.
With a capacity for 300 diners, a long line of red banquettes, super leafy grandiose rooms, the back and forth of the servers amidst a joyous brouhaha: the atmosphere here is hallucinating.
On the plates : organic eggs mayo (€1.90) , céleri rémoulade (€3.40) comté cheese gougère (€1.80) cheese bread soup (€3.20) sausage and mashed potatoes (€11) steak and fries (€10.50) calf’s head sauce gribiche (€11) chantilly puff pastry (€2.90) Paris-Brest (€3.50), riz au lait (€2.80). Drinks are by the glass ( €2.90, for a quarter pitcher of white €8,80 or a jéroboam of red at €35. Each table has a chief attendant and you pay the bill at the cash register...
We adore: the huge heated terrace with 100 places overlooking Pigalle. A dream.
Open non stop daily from noon to midnight.
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© Benoît Linero