May 25, 2013 by Emily Pergament
On the second Saturday of our trip, Rob and I ate at Robert et Louise.
We got there around 6:40, and the door was closed and no one was inside. We saw that they opened at 7:00. We were poked our head in and asked if we could make a reservation. The guy behind the bar said we could go in and that they were open then. What fortune! I thought it would be packed and that there would be no way we could get a reservation since Anthony Bourdain ate there. But apparently the early bird gets the worm.
Yep, they just stuck the meat on top of the cooking rack on top of that flame. By the end of our meal, we were joined by a group of three Americans and two French people.
Rob had herring for his appetizer.
And this steak.
I did not get a picture of the kitchen, but it was very small, and it was right next to the fire place. It was probably 150% the size of my cube at work. It was just a stove for cooking the potatoes and escargot (and maybe other appetizers, but that’s just what I saw them cook on the stove), and there was a TON of meat just hanging out on the counter.