Le Bon Georges (update), Paris, 12/6/19

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Frankie shared the restaurant information

It’s only been a year since we were at Le Bon Georges but this time we went for dinner and sat in a different room, but it was still the most fun place with absolutely fantastically friendly staff.  I can’t stress how welcoming and gracious the staff are.  Helpful, fun and efficient,  they really make you want to come back and eat again.  This visit we sat in the lower room, that doesn’t have the bar.  It has a higher ceiling, a tile floor but like the other room has windows to the street, small bare wood tables closely spaced and set with large paper napkins and a chalkboard menu to order from.  After a fancy vegetable heavy lunch we wanted simple meat and potatoes. They sell Polmard beef by the gram and this night they had strip steaks ranging from 700 to 1000 grams.  This special beef is aged, which is rare in France, with a cold air system.  We added some of their fabulous fries to go with it.  

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big menu board
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interior
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Franke found Santa on his head
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bar
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Frankie made a friend
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portable menu
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Frankie studied the tile floor
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bar
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Fun server Nicolas and Frankie
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wine

 

We started with a Negroni cocktail while our meat was being cooked.

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Frankie and the Negroni cocktails

 

With the meal they served a nice crusty  bread too, but I wanted to save my space for this delicious meat and potatoes.

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bread
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from the side
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Super friendly server Ludovic and Frankie

 

Our 900 gram piece of beef was cooked rare as ordered and came out sliced with a thick, well reduced sauce on the side.  The meat had well aged flavor and was really tender.  It was not well marbled but it was still very good.  The sauce was well flavored and perfect to accent the meat.  The fries were superb with a crisp exterior and a creamy interior of potato.

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beef
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plated
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another portion
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steak and fries
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fries
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sauce
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Frankie had the last fry

 

I remembered their desserts fondly so we had piece of their apple tart.  (That night they also had pistachio creme brulee and chocolate with pear.)  The apple tart was covered with crumbs and on the side was a scoop of vanilla creme fraiche on sliced toasted almonds.  They were excellent together.  The good crust was perfect to house the tender sweet fruit mixed with almond bits and cream.  A delicious ending to a fabulous meal.

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apple pie
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closer, from the side
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from the top
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turned
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ice cream
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Wonderful manager Arnaud and Frankie
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Frankie found a drawing of the building
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Frankie caught a ride

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