Warning: this establishment was tested before the reign of Covid 19… Certain information may no longer be up to date in regards to the current situation: hours, menu, prices…
At Les Marches, Smart cars have replaced trucks, and the starlets of fashion week have taken over from the truckers of yesteryear… Welcome to the the Dumant brothers’ (Stéphane and Jérôme) museum-like restaurant located at the foot of the Iron Lady, where the blue and red “Les Routiers” logo still hangs. Seated on faux-leather benches, lawyers from the Alma neighborhood and Brazilian Instagrammers attack the legendary set menu of the day, which that day included a delicate beef consommé, followed by guinea fowl cooked in beer. But for us, we ordered à la carte, of course: a very simple avocado salad in a sweet mustardy vinaigrette; veal chops with morel mushrooms and matchstick fries served in a stainless-steel cup; before an incredible chocolate lava cake. Otherwise, some of the other great house classics include: sausage in brioche just like in Lyon, frisée salad with lardons and a poached egg, rib-eye steak with maître-d’hôtel butter, stuffed cabbage, porcini omelets, tarte tatin and cream puffs. // F.P.
FEELING THIRSTY? ACadillac-Côtes-de-Bordeaux red from the Château Latour Camblanes (€7 a glass), a Côtes-de-Provence rosé Coup de Soleil (€30 a bottle), or, if you’re feeling a little crazy, a glass of Taittinger (€12)!
PRICE: Set menu €18 (weekday lunch), breakfast €16 (Saturday and Sunday lunch), à la carte €20-39.