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“Black pudding in a jar”

La Taverne de l'arbre Sec
Ranked #2,561 of 18,461 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Les Halles
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This was a surprise to both of us who ordered it. Boudin noir and apple pulverised together and all shoved into a glass jar with a lid. We have eaten at this restaurant many times (admittedly it has been a while, since an undercooked Souris d'Agneau). We thought we would give it a try again, but came in for a shock when presented with this poor imprisoned, mashed sausage. What were they thinking of?

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I've been to this restaurant several times, and it's usually better than it was today. Today my lunch was terrible, a veal stew (blanquette de veau) that was disgustingly loaded with fat. I had to literally cut off 2/3 of the meat and leave it alongside the plate. It was essentially inedible. Normally, this place is not great, but it's really not bad--certainly not like today. I don't know what happened.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Ive eaten here twice and both times meals were great, services was attentive and bill was very reasonable. Others have posted reviews of the oignon soup, which is truly wonderful. i also had the brandade (fish mashed with potatoes) which was the daily special. It came with a great salad, which had a lovely dressing.

I can really recommend this place.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Stopped for lunch on a cold day, only a few doors down from our vacation apartment. What a find. The soups a l'oignon was fantastic. I offered to share with my husband but after tasting it wished it was all mine. He had the special of the day, pork in a sweet sauce with a sweet potato soufflé - it was so good he had them fix him a plate to go so he could eat it again this week. The plate was well dressed and the portion was acceptable. I ordered the beef burger which had a wonderful sauce. They are busy so the service is quick and no nonsense but we had no trouble getting their attention when we needed something. We will be visiting them as often as possible.

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We were staying in a hotel in couple of meters away from this small bistrot. It does look too inviting from outside but we were surprised by the food and wine list. We tasted traditional french food (onion soup and croque) but still we found that they provided honest food with a good cost/benefit relationship. Their house bordeaux (a Saint-emillion) was delicious at a decent cost by the glass.

If you are near louvre and Chatelet metro station, we recommend you to stop-by and have a meal. BTW, they used to close a little bit later than the other restaurants in the area.

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