Hungry? Come here for enormous and tasty portions of rib-sticking French southwestern specialties. That means crispy duck confit with sautéed potatoes, Basque-style chicken (with tomatoes and bell peppers), pipérade (a casserole of eggs with smoked ham, sliced and sautéed potatoes, bell peppers, and a bright tomato sauce), and the like. Even the salads are gargantuan, filled with things like bacon, goat cheese, smoked ham, and foie gras. The success of the original Gladines in the 13th arrondissement (30 rue des Cinq Diamants) has spawned four other locations, including this one and three others: 11 bis rue des Halles, 1st arrond.; 74 bd. des Batignolles, 17th arrond.; and 64–66 rue de Charonne, 11th arrond.
- Margie Rynn