I think I walked by Le Gévaudan at least 500 times before I tried it. I’ve eaten everywhere else on Rue du Bac so I don’t know what took me so long. This summer I noticed they were redoing the interior which peaked my interest. I made a mental note to try it.
My parents first took me to Le Voltaire in 2012 before I started my semester abroad in Paris. I remember the experience vividly for two reasons. First, it took us 45 minutes in a taxi to get from the Grand Palais to the restaurant…traffic. The second thing that I remember is there was only one other couple in the restaurant, also Americans, because we had dinner at 7:30 PM.