There’s only room for 24 diners in Sophie Imbert’s tiny—but delicious —restaurant. Here at My Gay Paris, we’ve loved it every time we’ve paid a visit to rue Saint Sauveur in the heart of the Montorgueil neighbourhood. Le Resto d’en face is an oasis with informality and coziness, and the warm welcome offered by the owner is reinforced by the delicate classical music playing in the background.
The food itself is just like the owner: authentic, generous and traditional. You can see her working away in the kitchen from your table. The menu changes three times a week, because as she says herself, she’s always admired ‘mothers who have to think of something new to eat every day.’
She’ll also be happy to tell you about the source of her ingredients, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out how passionate she is about using quality products. Or rather, quality producers—she knows each of them personally and meets them regularly. The majority of them are organic, and most come are locally-sourced close to Paris. A selection of delicious wine is available at affordable prices.
Speaking of which, there can be no doubt that the prices are one of the most attractive things on offer. Given the quality of the food, the set menus of around € 20 represent great value.
We love this cute little restaurant which offers great value for money in a neighbourhood where the prices seem to keep rising. We’re sure that the Resto d’en face is going to become our new regular! One last piece of advice: if you’ve got room for dessert, try the ‘intense chocolate’, which is absolutely divine.
Bon appétit !
Address:51, rue Saint Sauveur 75002 Paris – Tel : +33 (0)1 40 26 45 71
Metro: Sentier (line 3) or Etienne Marcel (line 4)
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