What to know before you reserve:
- If you are looking for a quiet ambiance or intimate romantic date night, you are better off at a restaurant which is built for that. By design & nature, a bistrot is tight on space, packed to the gills, a bit noisy, fun, and has a lively ambiance with servers rushing to tables trying to keep up.
- Service is BRISK – order and get on with having a great time with each other. When you need something, use your best polite technique to grab a server’s attention to ask for it.
- Like most of France, Bistrot Paul Bert prizes its meat cooked “perfectly” – rare or medium rare. Please don’t pick a fight with an entire culture that doesn’t understand burning its best quality meat. If you just have to eat red meat well-done, it is probably best to order something else from the wonderful menu. As the owner politely explained to Andrew Zimmern on TV, “We’ve already killed the animal once, why would we do it twice?”