Dans les Landes is the perfect spot for southwest-style tapas, shared at communal tables whilst imbibing inexpensive wines.
There are few restaurants that compel me to leave the right bank, but Dans les Landes is one of these haloed venues. A perfect place to take visitors to Paris looking for something more than just steak frites.
Chipirones, duck hearts, potted boudin noir, deep fried Camembert, generous charcuterie plates and crunchy croquettes are just some of the dishes you will see on the chalkboard menu.
And they are far, far more generous than their pricing suggests, a welcome departure from anorexic share plates that tend to go hand in hand with ‘wine bars’. Food coma for under €25 per head.
Wines are focused on the Southwest – and just as one finds in Biarritz – a mix of French and Spanish. Overall it is a killer local address, worth braving the Hemingway tourists and surrounding student bars on Rue Monge.
Impress fellow hipsters: when booking for dinner there are generally two sittings – 8pm and 10pm – and the spot is quite frequently booked out. Reserve to avoid disappointment.
Dans les Landes, 119 bis Rue Monge 75005
T. +33 (0)1 45 87 06 00
Metro: Censier- Daubenton, Les Gobelins
Open everyday, 12pm – 11pm
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