While the brasseries on the Place du Trocadéro are generally overpriced and sniffy, this one is accessible, both in terms of price and service. The menu is standard Parisian brasserie fare—steak tartare, grilled chicken, choucroute garni, steak frites—executed with skill, and supplemented with a wide variety of tasty salades composées (meal-sized salads). Best of all, you get a front row view of the grandiose Place and the Palais de Chaillot (and if you lean over, the Eiffel Tower). The same management runs Le Wilson, a smaller operation at 2 place du Trocadéro at the corner of ave. du Président Wilson, which offers a similar menu.
- Margie Rynn