The Frenchie saga seems to be never ending and since I came back to France, I have been trying to go to any of there places without success! Lack of organization or place overcrowded!
Today, I got organized and told my friend Charles to be there at 12.20 to be sure to get a seat.
People don’t have lunch too early in this area…. arriving at 12.20 is almost like coming for breakfast!
The place is small but nice, simple but comfortable. High iron and wooden stools, same for the table. Open windows and very large kitchen with a good and silent extraction…. which means you do not smell like a fried sandwich when you leave the place!
As the menu is short and simple, we made-up our choice pretty quickly…. a Reuben’s sandwich and a Lobster roll to start and a Cheesecake to share with our coffee!
It was simply delicious….
The Lobster roll is in a very soft grilled brioche bun, the lobster (from Brittany) is perfectly cooked and dressed in a delicious butter sauce with celery. Of course, 22 euros is pretty expensive for a sandwich but it’s worth the price if it does not become your everyday habit.
The Reuben’s sandwich was great too but very different. Closer to the street food that you expect when you go to Frenchie to Go.
The beetroot coleslaw is fresh and well dressed, the bread is well grilled and crispy and you have a lot of Pastrami, Bacon and Cheddar. Maybe the bacon was a bit too smoky for me and overpowered the Pastrami but in the end, we were both happy and satisfied.
Was the Cheesecake the best part? I really don’t know but it was a delight for sure. Made with Brillat Savarin, Figs and Walnuts, it was really creamy with a citrus hint (orange zest?). The portion was not too big, just the perfect side to share with a coffee. The strawberry puree on top was a perfect balance as well and you know when you taste it that it’s an homemade puree.
Of course, you also have lots of other treats and options but those were the one we choose and they made us happy.
Take the time to give it a try…. it’s really worth it and the service is fast, professional. Also, unlike many places in Paris, the waiters and waitresses are genuinely smiling!
Also, we did not try them but they have a great range of Beers.
5-6 rue du Nil