Restaurant Caillebotte in ParisCaillebotte (Paris) - © Yves Nespoulous

The order given to the interior designer must have gone something like this: “Make us a bistro that reflects the times.” And the contract was honored, with the necessary white, veneered wood, stone, mirrors, hanging light bulbs, marble countertops, Scandinavian chairs and open kitchen! At Caillebotte, their new playground, Franck Baranger (chef) and Edouard Bobin, the successful stalwarts at Pantruche, have chosen a street corner not far from Rue des Martyrs. A real godsend for all those who wasted precious time trying in vain to reserve a table for two at the mother bistro, once it was named Le Fooding Guide’s 2012 best bistro. And even more so given that the menu brazenly clones (and so well!) the elegant bistronomy that has earned the chef Baranger his reputation: two flash-steamed Roumégous oysters, citrus mousse, oxalis leaves and a bouillon of hot lettuce; quail from Vendée, stuffed with kohlrabi and Chinese cabbage, lardons and burnt leaf, a blue note with a Languedoc Les Creisses; Poujauran bread to wipe the plates with and warm finger bowls to stay clean; roasted Solliès figs, gingerbread ice cream and coffee crumble, with a glass of white Saumur L’Ardillon du Domaine Giraudière with notes of licorice (€5 and €6 a glass). Pure pleasure! Formula €14-19 (lunch), menus €35 and €48. // Y.N. 

Getting there

Restaurant Caillebotte
8, rue Hippolyte-Lebas
TEL: +33 1 53 20 88 70
Subway: Cadet, Notre-Dame de Lorette, Saint-Georges, Le Peletier