In taste, look and spirit, Jules is a true bobo. A mixture of different genres has given him an open spirit, and a thirst for knowledge; he wants to know everything, to learn everything, and taste everything! Faced with this thirst for life, Jules often wanders around the old bistrots “à l’ancienne”, where you happily share a table with strangers or have friendly chats with the owners at the end of service. Amongst these kinds of places, Le Pantruche is without doubt one of the most beautiful that Jules could find.
This restaurant hidden away between Pigalle and rue des Martyrs is the perfect little Parisian bistrot, showcasing its original features: a grand bar, spotty mirrors, wooden tables and chairs… Le Pantruche, which was slang for Paris in 1835, is friendly and lively, as much in its atmosphere as in its food, and the head chef Franck Baranger whips up a short but varied menu of traditional French cuisine.
So, what’s on the menu? How about confit of roast veal in verbena with minted peas, Pollock with crispy smoked bacon and beer and onion mousse, or even soft-boiled eggs, Spanish omelette and siphon chorizo? What, didn’t we tell you? Le Pantruche is a gourmet bistro after all! Come on you amateurs!
Good to know: The menu changes regularly depending on the chef’s inspiration and what he can get in the local market, so don’t be disappointed if they aren’t serving the delicious dish you had last time that you so loved, it will be back soon!
Open Monday to Friday from midday to 2.30pm, and from 7pm to 10.30pm.