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How is it that after nearly 28 years, France-Soir still generates the kind of buzz that the owners of many, much younger, ostensibly hipper restaurants would sell their grandmères for? The Parisian bistro schtick is certainly a factor. The long, carpeted room with its closely packed, paper-over-cloth-dressed tables, mirrors scrawled with daily specials and tricolour neon signs outside have timeless appeal, helped in no small part by flirty, accented waiters as charming as they are efficient. Chef de cuisine Géraud Fabre sticks to the script, too, with an etched-in-stone carte of greatest hits, from excellent steak frites and andouillettes to moules à la marinière, steak tartare, tarte Tatin and crêpes Suzette, that all hit the mark with regularity. The much-lauded and awarded wine list - 40-plus pages of mostly French labels at an admirably democratic range of prices - offers something for everybody, much like France-Soir itself.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $17-$34

    M $35-$40

    D $14

  • Feature:
  • BYO
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended

    (BYO Sun-Fri)
  • Chef:
  • Géraud Fabre



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