Hg2 : The Hedonist

La Fontaine de Mars

There’s a south-western bias at La Fontaine de Mars, which of course doesn’t complicate at all its traditional bistro regime: waiters career gracefully to and fro across the tiled floor, conveying trencherman portions of black pudding with apples, cassoulet and baba au rhum; diners take their time to talk and laugh, especially in summer, when a dozen or so tables are set out in the square, overlooking the eponymous statuary; and wine flows as per usual in such a pleasure-focused establishment. The decorative tropes of the bistro are all in order: the smart banquettes, the brass rails, the mirrors, the menu chalked up on a blackboard. Note that though the red farmhouse tablecloths may be rustic, the pricing definitely isn’t; this humble Gascon kitchen is hard by the Quai Branly and the Eiffel Tower. Do book in advance and try to arrange to be ravenous, rather than merely hungry.

129 rue Saint-Dominique,
+33 1 47 05 46 44
Opening Times
daily, 12-3.00pm, 7.30-11.00pm.
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