One of the first formal meals we had in France was at a local brasserie that we stumbled upon. We were all quite tired from jetlag and walking and exploring Notre Dame. So without having to discuss too much about where to eat, we just dropped into Le Bis Repetita.
After looking over the menu, we decided to just have main courses. The portion sizes seemed decent. I opted for the duck breast in a pink peppercorn sauce with haricot verts (€23). A beautifully cooked duck breast left pink in the middle was extremely tender. The accompanying sauce was rich and flavorful. The string beans on the side were buttery and well seasoned. I had no issue finishing this plate.
Ms. Poutine Esq had the veal kidneys with sauteed potatoes (€26). I tried a piece and it was quite good. It didn't have the minerally flavor that comes with most offal which was a delight. The inside was left slightly pink but the outside was browned nicely. I'm not sure how much of this I could eat but it certainly was some of the best kidney I've ever had.
Le Bis Repetita
167 Rue Saint-Honoré
Paris, France 75001
+33 1 42 60 40 11