Le Guide Fooding’s Best finger-lickin’ good spot of 2014
Shiny neon lights, lobster-red banquettes and sixties-era lamps… No, you’re not in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, you’re in the best fast food joint in Paris! Here, Greg Marchand, the Frenchie godfather of rue du Nil, stews up London and New York street food classics, adding his own personal twist in the process. For us, the day we went for lunch: a Reuben made on Poujauran rye bread, with homemade smoked pastrami, cheddar from Neal’s Yard Dairy and beetroot pickles, served with perfectly golden fries; a smoked shredded pork sandwich with a thunderous homemade BBQ sauce and coleslaw; a legendary lobster roll filled with lobster and celery in a brioche bun; and excellent seasonal sides, like Brussels sprouts in an anchovy sauce sprinkled with grated Parmesan; before a Brillat-Savarin cheesecake for the surprisingly light finale. // G.LeP.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s Alain Milliat apple juice (€6 for 200 ml), classic sodas (€3.50) or good Belgian Perle beer (€5 for 250 ml).
PRICE: Menus €13-27, sandwiches €12-22, sides from €5.50 to €8, desserts €6.50.