Roger La Grenouille

Roger La Grenouille (Paris)

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Roger Spinhirny opened Roger La Grenouille in 1930… Almost a century later, his bistro (mosaic tile floors, red velvet benches, photos from back in the day) is still croaking ever so gently into Parisian ears. Illustrious guests of yesteryear have haunted this place for ages (Saint-Exupéry, Picasso, Mistinguett…), but the restaurant’s cheeky feel (taken over in 2016 by François Pagot) endures thanks to the good-humored staff and the hearty dishes that keep radio journalist Augustin Trapenard or even actress Céline Sallette satisfied. The night we went, we had the house’s legendary fried frog legs dipped in various sauces (bordelaise, béarnaise, aioli); an impeccable oxtail salad; and a beautiful free-range chicken thigh bathed in a graceful vin jaune sauce with roasted carrots and tiny morel mushrooms. Not to mention the Chirac-esque desserts: Paris-Brest, tarte Tatin, waffle and whipped cream… // G.LeP.

FEELING THIRSTY? A bounty of (sometimes organic) wines: a Loire Cabernet-franc from Thierry Germain (€8 a glass), a Burgundy Pinot-noir from Sylvain Pataille (€45 a bottle), a Pic-Saint-Loup white from Le Mas Foulaquier (€55).

PRICE: À la carte €40-61.

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