Wonderful brasserie near Le Bon Marché
Located on Rue de Sèvres, Le Petit Lutetia is literally a 5 mins walk from Le Bon Marché and La Grande Épicerie, so if you want to boycott the in house restaurant (which is really rather good) La Table for something a little more traditionally Parisienne, then this is your spot.
This fairly large restaurant has an abundance of foliage and dark wood permeates the room – it’s got a traditional brasserie aesthetic and feels super cosy overall.
FOOD & SERVICE
Back at the start of Jan, my sisters and I embarked on the 2nd leg of the bridal fitting for my sister’s wedding as we were all excited to see how the dress was coming together.
Again, come lunch time, we looked to the inimitable Celestina Agostino for nearby restaurant recommendations. She said we should try Le Petit Lutetia – warned it was pricey but worth it. So, off we went post fitting, to fill our bellies with some quality French food.
I ordered a roast duck leg with some sliced sautéed potatoes.
Oh my, where do I even begin? The potatoes were perfectly cooked – the most staunch anti carbist would struggle not to indulge in these little beauties – simply delightful.
Then the duck – my restaurant go to dish, every.single.time. Well that duck, I will go so far as saying was nothing short of magnificent – literally nothing to fault there; wonderfully moist, slipping off the bone like a sexy little minx slips out of a silk slip, lubricated with a nice bit of fat. Can you tell I enjoyed this meal?
Service was professional and amenable – the folks in the back and front of house just know what the hell their doing. Superlative old school cooking and service. I will definitely be back.
We went at lunch time on a Friday and seats were occupied but the place was not heaving; I expect come dinner time Le Petit Lutetia would be packed. The crowd seemed generally upscale and local and with a lean towards an older demographic. It’s fairly formal but also pretty chilled at the same time – I felt really relaxed here and liked it a lot.
Quite pricey but worth it.
THE TAKE OUT
I absolutely LOVED this traditional brasserie near Le Bon Marché, from it’s old school feel to the delectable dishes. I would happily eat here again and again.
Cost: c.€40 incl. wine (lunch)
Address: 107 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris
Hours: Open daily 11:30-15:00 and from 19:00-23:00
Phone: +33 1 45 48 33 53