This neighbourhood canteen is a favorite of the international food & wine family, who come for self-taught Raquel Carena’s affordable home cooking (think roasted bone marrow & toast, chicken fricassee, lamb couscous) & to drink through partner Pinouche’s impressive natural wine list.
The most popular items on the menu sell out fast.
What to Order:
Roasted bone marrow & toast, Raw fish tartare, Chicken fricassee, Lamb couscous, Chickpea-pesto, Beet-egg salad.
Call in advance.
What to know before you go:
Tables are close together as expected in an authentic bistrot.
Raquel serves the food that most French people grew up on – from all parts of a whole animal: veal kidneys, calf brains, duck hearts, cow tongue, and sweetbreads. You don’t have to order them of course and can choose something else – but if you are in an authentic neighborhood bistrot, you should be seeing these on the menu.
Respect Your Reservation:
Confirm your booking the day of or in case you need to cancel, do so in advance.
If they don’t hear from you or if you don’t show up, not only do they lose business, they deny others who want to dine.
If you don’t confirm your table, they cannot guarantee your booking, and fifteen minutes after the time of your booking, the table can be replaced.