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“Excellent, affordable place to dine in Saint Martin”
Review of Le Vernissoir - CLOSED

Le Vernissoir
Price range: US$0 - US$22
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 March 2013

This small place is elegantly designed, and the service was welcoming and friendly.

We had a 3 part fixed dinner for 30 Euros - a reasonable price for a Paris dinner. The appetizers, main courses and deserts, albeit small, were all delicious, very well cooked and presented, offering delicate tastes and textures. I wish I got the names so I could repeat them here, but I trust whatever you chose from the short menu will be just fine.

Recommended!

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Thank Camelhive
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

We visited on a cold Monday evening in early January. Although we had reserved via e-mail, and received a prompt reply, there wasn't an issue as it was a quiet evening, with regulars filtering in later that night. Positive comments echoed in other reviews on this website are ones we can endorse, and dishes including the sensuous pot au feu, the butternut and parmesan soup in the Liege style, and the pork medallion dish that included carrot top ice cream (yes it sounds odd but tastes delicious) were memorable. As we were staying at a nearby flat, it was a sensible choice and could become habit forming if we had stayed longer. The street (Rue du Vertbois) has perhaps a half dozen such establishments, including the infamous Ami Louis, but you'll find good food, reasonable prices and caring attention at Le Vernissoir. Thank you Virginie.

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Thank Billmart
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We chose this place for for our last dinner in Paris and it was absolutely fantastic. They took our large group of slightly rowdy Scots in their stride and were very nice in accommodating that only one of us spoke French. The service and food was amazing and they had a good vegetarian selection which I have found to be rare in France. The three courses for 30 euro deal is well worth the money as though the portion sizes aren't huge the food is suitably filling.

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Thank Duncan D
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

If you can overlook the unfortunate interior design choices (overly bright LED lighting and a tragic palate of purples) in this otherwise pleasant and uncrowded neighborhood place, you can enjoy some very smart dishes, with good service, and leave with more Euros in your pocket than usual.

To start, a serving of cold terrine of foie gras atop a tiny layer of rillettes and a touch of quince paste was outstanding and a stack of thin, coaster-sized "pancakes" with gravlax salmon was perky with the small smear of wasabi infused vinegtette. We both had the duck pot au feu as an antidote to the cold wet night, and were glad we didn't have to share; tender, deeply flavored duck falling off the bone, a medley of winter vegetables, all in a succulent broth. The piece of duck liver dropped in at the last moment, and barely poached by the time it hit the palate was a delightful surprise. Desserts were the weak link; the menu prose exceeded the actual dishes. Sautéed mango in a crisp was okay, but the caramel tart was merely a thick pencil of puff pastry and a spoon full of vanilla pastry cream on the side.

Service is friendly and competent, and an English menu is available. Wine list is modest, but well priced, and both glasses and half bottles (at a very small premium) are available for many of the offerings.

Pricing is shockingly good. Starters are all 9 €, mains 19€, and dessert 8€, but all three courses can be had for 30€. There were about six choices in each course.

Recommended.

Thank Greenway1951
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Have gone here twice already. A small menu with great choices--absolutely try the mushroom tart with truffle ice cream. English menu available, and the service extremely kind and attentive. I have nut allergies so I have to be careful. Two or three course prix-fixe menus at very reasonable prices.

Thank Barbara S
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