Le Bistro d'Henri

16, rue Princess

Telephone: 01 46 33 51 12

Métro: Mabillon

This bright restaurant on pretty little Rue Princess is very much a neighborhood favorite.  Crowded tables fill the tiny dining room, gaily decorated with an amusing modern fresco.  A long window in the rear opens onto the kitchen and a small bar serves as a waiter's station and cashier's desk. 

This is a very modest restaurant but one of our favorites.  We usually eat here once a week when we are in Paris and we come specifically for the rognons de veau (veal kidneys) which are wonderful.  Also good is the rougé, which is cooked in a curry sauce served with rice.

We usually start with the salade frisée aux veau de vollaille (frisée lettuce with sautéed chicken livers), but at lease once while we are in Paris we splurge and start with the os á moelle (bone marrow).

They have wine by the carafe as well as several inexpensive bottled wines.

Be sure not to miss the daily specials which are listed on a black board hanging on the wall or delivered by the waiter to rest on a neighboring chair.

Desserts change each day, but there is always patisserie and splendid fruit compote.

Try to arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 in order to avoid the tables against the wall to the right as you enter; if you sit there you will feel left out of the action in the dining room.

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