A hot place in Paris right now with two seatings. You can get a reservation for the first and if not you wait at the bar down a couple doors. We were the early time so it started out very nice and relaxed but soon fell into chaos as the waitstaff were overwhelmed and service really suffered. Everyone eats the same tasting menu, which includes multiple amuse bouche, but substitutions are offered for dietary restrictions.
They offer wine pairing which we chose and that was a mistake. The restaurant prides itself in using unusual combinations so we were unsure of what wine to chose and thus pairings seemed like a good idea but as the crowd peaked the wine did not arrive with the food and pours were skimpy. Unfortunately for all the hype the meal does not have many standouts in my memory. The gougeres were delicious, but how bad could butter, cheese and pastry be? The fried shrimp with the raspberry dust was fun and certainly caused a disconnect between your mouth and eye. The meal got blander from there. The dessert, which our goofy neighbor insisted we must have, was good but not incredible. To me this is a one-shot place – I’m glad I went and experienced with they are doing but I think they are trying to do more than they are capable of doing well enough to merit the ratings they achieve.