Already owners of La Maison Bleue in the 10th arrondissement, childhood friends David and Lionel took over this brasserie at the foot of the Tour Montparnasse to create a local bistro with a plant-based focus. Talented chef Ludovic Delille has already worked wonders in such reputable restaurants as Le Crillon, Bernard Loiseau’s Les Tantes, Drouant, and Le Copenhague in the Maison du Danemark. His hallmark? Respect for fine ingredients and local flavor, which he defends with a menu that is half brasserie-chic half bistronomic and dish names peppered with hashtags. Nothing that will prevent you from enjoying #mimosa #new generation #revisité (e6.50), or the delicate terrine #volaille #canard #piquillos #piment Espelette, the excellent pork #pluma #Ibérique #braise #polenta #crémeuse #olive (e23) or the tasty lemon #tarte #sablée #basilic #meringue (e7.50) featured on the menu the day of our visit. While its name could be taken for a tribute to Fauvism, an artistic movement that emerged in the district in the early 20th century, it could also be seen as a nod to Johanna Olk and Michael Malapert, the decorators who gave the restaurant a mini-urban jungle feel by filling the dining room and terrace with an abundance of greenery. It’s the ideal place for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch (e27 for 3 savory dishes and 4 sweet dishes) in a bucolic setting. Lunch options at e13.90 (daily special and coffee) and e17 (starter-dish or dish-dessert). Delightful service from the young manager Martin and his team.
7am to midnight
Average price: €40