Chef/owner Alain is possibly the rudest person I have ever met. I lived in Paris for 3 years and have never encountered anything near this mix of surly disdain and contempt for human existence.
I am a French teacher and came here with two other teachers and a group of young adults who acted just that- like adults. They even ordered in French - politely. He treated them like MERDE. Like other reviews said, he doesn't like it if you don't order an appetizer AND entree. We apparently weren't ordering enough -even though his restaurant was empty at 5pm on a Sunday. He made a comment that we were order so little and muttered to me as he left the table "pas possible, pas possible". He was upset we didn't order bottles of wine - sorry, not when we are chaperoning a group of teenagers and DRIVING them around the city. Finally, he made it seem like we were inconveniencing him by even being there- apparently it was our fault that he had a very busy Friday and Saturday night (good for you!) and had "no food left" for Sunday - even though I made my reservation AN ENTIRE MONTH IN ADVANCE. He even chastised me for not having the kids order in advance - well I would have...IF YOU SUGGESTED THAT THE THREE TIMES I TALKED TO YOU ON THE PHONE.
And if you want to complain about ordering- how about the escargot that we ordered? Your menu claims they are baked in a puff pastry croute - what a wonderful concept! I'd love to try them! I hope I will...some day....just not here, were they come in a bowl like your average joint.
He was especially inexplicably rude to one kid in particular. Alain, your food wasn't that great...I've had better in both France and the US and you know what? I'm confident my coq au vin and French onion soup are far superior to yours and I'll even make some madelaines on the side that you can gently (don't worry, they're buttery) insert into your derriere.
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