I happen to know one of the young waitresses well so I was curious to see where she worked. And it was a very nice surprise to have lunch at La Compagnie, a modern style brasserie, whose owner used to work for the Costes brothers. The decor is fun and unpretentious, the service is great and kind, the food homemade and excellent but for lunch the bill at 59 € was totally overpriced… Dinner might be a better idea if you are in the XVII th area.
I was alone for a quick lunch and was served immediately with great charm. Young girls and older waiters attend to the tables under the supervision of an attentive lady boss. You can choose to be inside or on the terrace which is noisier because of traffic. The atmosphere is super relaxed with a nice decor of disparate chairs and fabrics, and the customers from the 17 th are businessmen or families for lunch, more trendy at night.
The sausage and mashed potato Plat du jour was not available so I ordered a filet of beef Thai salad which was surprisingly good with just the right seasoning and excellent meat (28€) and a delicious cherry clafoutis (17€) which I loved but sadly it was not warm. I could have ordered a tartar of sea bass or a carpaccio of sea bream, on a Thursday a 7 hour leg of lamb, on a Monday a bavette of Angus beef. Wednesday is meat balls. There is a began curry and a bacon beef burger but also overpriced at 27€. A glass of red wine completed this “homemade” type meal but I found the bill of 59 € really ridiculous for lunch.
There was a group of young people celebrating en famille and a mother and son next to me who seemed to be regulars. The atmosphere is very cosy and I just wish they would have a set menu for lunch…
La Compagnie, 123 avenue de Wagram, 17 th.
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