If you are planning to go to Paris soon, and aren't sure where to eat, put this on your eating agenda.
I knew I was eating here before I left for Paris last January, because we were told that it's great value for money. You can get a starter, steak, a side and a dessert for just 35 euros, and although I honestly don't think it was the best steak of my existence, they had something on the menu that will make me want to return over and over again.
Up there is the Fines tranches d'entrecôte fumée maturée, or I guess aged, smoked meat in English. This isn't part of the 35 euro set but it sure is worth the little extra cash you will shell out. I could have eaten just this and would have been totally satisfied with my meal. Thin, tender, slices of meat that seem to melt in your mouth, with just the right amount of saltiness that makes it perfect to eat with bread. And c'mon, bread in France- no contest. I don't think I eat as much bread (and butter- ooooh French butter...but that's for another entry) as I do when I am in France.
I am posting this today because 1. I was scrolling through my old photos and found this picture and 2. I plan to go back to France in August and want to eat this again!
Like I said, the steak was ok, not super amazing, but the potato sides and creme brulee were yum, and you'll be hard pressed to find a super cheap meal in Paris, and I think this is a good option.
Atelier Vivanda is located at 20 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006