Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you chefs du quartier, a concept restaurant in Paris. Being a world gourmet city, there are so many good restaurants in Paris. I even have a long wish list for restaurants. Since I can’t afford all of them, I need to think and plan well before I visit restaurants. Last time I introduced Pierre Sang (to see my previous post on Pierre Sang, click here), where you can get a decent three-course meal for €25. Chefs du quartier is not that fancy, it looks like a typical restaurant you can find every corner, but it offers warm and comfortable atmosphere with yummy home food.
It’s located near 13th arrondissement, not in touristic area. Thus, if you’re visiting Paris only for few days, maybe it’s not worth to visit, because time will be very important for you. However, if you have relatively enough time in Paris and you’d like to try for budget course meal, this place is for you.
Welcomed its first guest in 2014, the restaurant offers not only the food, but also offer cooking classes, or cooking related activities. Today’s menu is the only menu. When I visited, today’s menu was beet yogurt purée, risotto with duck and green vegetables, and apple pie.
We ordered three course meal and a glass of wine.
The two-course meal costs € 11.5, and the three-course meal is €15. The both menu includes a cup of coffee in the end. A glass of wine is €3 and teas are €1. Baguette is unlimited. If you take out your food, it’s €2~3 cheaper than restaurant price.
Amongst the dish I had, I liked the entrée the most. It was very creamy and refreshing. Also it went really well with its crunch nut garnish and sliced green onion. Risotto is good. When it was just served it was very yummy, but as it got colder, the duck became a bit greasy. Maybe that’s why they put a lot of coriander above to refresh you. For dessert, apple pie was served. It was good but it wasn’t that impressive.
Overall, it was a satisfying visit. The price was reasonable and the food was good. Actually, I went there for three times but every single time I went, it was full. This time I went there really early like 11:30 a.m. to check if the seats are available. The cook told me that there was a seat today, but he recommended to book a table in advance. Since the restaurant is quite small and serves relatively balanced food with good price, it’s always full.
Happy Travel with Marimonda. See you soon 🙂
Address : 12 Rue du Jura, 75013 Paris, France
Hours : 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon.-Fri. ~7:45 p.m. on Wed.) / 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Sat.) / Closed on Monday