Le Baratin, Paris, 12/3/16

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Le Baratin is a small 2 rooms packed with wood and marble tables. There are 2 seatings, at 7:30 and 9:30 and they do turn the tables so don’t be late or take too long ordering. Service is brisk.  We were lucky to have 2 grinders on the table as some tables had salt bowls – although the food didn’t really need further seasoning.  It’s not a bad place but it’s also not great – kind of like the service is not unfriendly but not overly friendly or fun.  The chef is a Argentinian woman who turns out an amazing amount of food for the size of the kitchen.  Her partner/owner works the front bar and mostly looks like he wishes he wasn’t there.  It is a very casual place and there seemed to be a lot of regular customers there.   Continue reading