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.
Last Thursday was just cold enough for me to want to work inside. I wanted to go somewhere new and different but still close to home (I don’t like walking too far with my laptop). Le Gévaudan came to mind.
I knew immediately that I loved it. It’s inviting, calm and cozy but not too quiet, the prices are very reasonable and the WiFi works really well.
The atmosphere in Le Gévaudan is very classic Paris café – tiled floors, café chairs, warm lighting with simple fixtures, and a wooden bar with a white marble countertop stocked with colorful glass bottles. They also have Patrón tequila so there’s an opportunity for a good Margarita in Paris.
The menu isn’t very big which I like, and they have several daily specials. We split œufs mayonnaise and terrine to start – both simple and very well done dishes. For our mains, Romain had the entrecôte with homemade fries and béarnaise sauce and I had the Saucisse de Morteau with lentils. Both of our plates were completely clean by the end of lunch.
We both kept bringing up how good our lunch was and how we were so happy to have finally tried Le Gévaudan. After talking about it so much, we decided to go back for lunch on Saturday (with Dalton). We both ended up ordering the exact same things. The bread passed Dalton’s test.
Next time I think I’ll try the Saucisse with Aligot. I can’t wait to see what their soups will be like for the winter. Mostly I’m just glad to have discovered a neighborhood spot with great quality, simple food that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about going back to Le Gévaudan for lunch today.
Restaurant Le Gévaudan – 67 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris