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“All in marketing and a little in the plates !”
Review of Agape bis - CLOSED

Agape bis
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Service and staff :
the waiters were nice but service sometime chaotic & approximative. Some mistake in behaviour was just unforgivable for a 1 star Michelin restaurant such as serving man before ladies. They serve wine for all the guests except two including myself. Nothing to place the bottle of wine on so they were circle of wine on the white table cover everywhere...

Food :
Nice plates and dress up but too few in quantity for the price we paid. Taste was ok but most of ingredient were mashed and the fish was too cold and well as the lamb ! Desert very simple and not transcendant at all.
The wine card has some interesting bottle but not worth the price which was outrageously high.

Decor :
The overall restaurant was not special. Red wall, Dimmed light, Small tables and lousy but since we were 6 we could have the private room.

As for conclusion, a too pretentious restaurant and needs real improvement in everyway before they could justify their michelin star !

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Thank ACVK
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Agapé Bis is the bistro version of the 1-Michelin star Agapé restaurant. Of course it is much cheaper than the original restaurant with less fancy and luxurious decoration but the cuisine is excellent. I haven't been to the Agapé restaurant to make a comparison but I really enjoyed all the plates I had.
I used a coupon which cost 59 euros for 2 persons and included five plates for each. The initial price was ~120 euros and in that case I'm not sure I would be equally satisfied but for Paris standards it's not too expensive for what it is. The first dish was a piece of undercooked fish with black sesame and two pieces of fresh cheese. I didn't care that much for the fish but the cheese was excellent. The second dish was a meat rillete rolled in some kind of dough. It was good but not special. The third dish was a fish fillet, which I think was trout, with a pink potato puree and butter foam. That one was delicious. The fish was juicy and very tasty and the puree had a soft taste which was a great accompanying for the fish. The fourth dish was a fillet of lamb with a dijon mustard on the side which was mixed with carrot puree. Excellent taste, cooked to the point and the combination of the mustard with the carrot was a great idea as it was spicy but also sweet. The final dish was the desert which was probably the best dish of the night. A fresh lemon cream in the middle, below which there were pieces of exotic fruits and above it a thin biscuit with vanilla ice cream on the top. It was a very refreshing and delicious exclamation mark to the dinner.
All the dishes came in very small portions but the whole menu lasted ~2h and in the end I felt fool. I also enjoyed the alternation between fish and meat. I'm not used to it but it didn't feel weird at all.
Apart from the food the environment was simple but nice and the service was excellent. The waiter was very kind, he explained all the dishes in detail and most importantly he spoke English very fluently which is a very rare quality among French waiters/sses.

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Thank Theodore K
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I know it's only the cafe version of Agape but I think the way a restaurateur treats the entry side of his business is a good indication of rigour & integriity of his cuisine as well as his business ethics...besides, my last minute dinner plans didn't allow securing a table of 6 a week at the "real" Agape, even on a Wednesday.
From an amateur valet service (and $20 !) to a cold room & decor, everything feels like a sad frozen-in-time bistro despite the vibrant red that could hve been a real lively theme.The personel screams of amateursim, clearly inexperienced & unconfortable, lacking precision, knowledge of the food as well as basic social skills (presentation,attention, language, class etc...)
Everybody in my party felt that the menu branded as "themed & seasonnal" was quite unimpressive & limited;I was still expecting incredible, fresh, powerful ingredients and clean execution but I got a watery/tasteless tourteau, the foie gras was just ok and in a sad plating, the dessert peche de vigne or chocolate tarte should have been incredible given the idea & menu description...
For a chef trained with Gagnaire & Ducasse, I am sure Antoine Michelson can deliver much better...it's not because it's a bistro that it should be assumed that the diners are less affluent, well traveled & discerning than 3 Michelin stars clientele...(sometimes the same switching/curious foodie)...Big mistake, it engages your signature and is indicative of your values, both in business & towards cuisine...! Wake-up, get your house in order before I decide to give Agape a second chance with new group of friends !

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Thank LeDiscerningTraveler
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Reviewed 7 December 2013
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Reviewed 21 September 2013
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