Mr D’s cousin (yes, another fam bam outing) took us out for dinner and you guessed it, FRENCH CUISINE! Through the hustle and bustle of Place De Clichy was a cute restaurant with neon lights called Le Bistro Melrose.
Since it was a weekday, we got seats immediately (BAM! Like the flash). It was really dark and really warm (taking the layers off, cue the sexy music!) but I soldiered on. We got the set menu which was 33€ for a 3 course meal and a bottle of red (Loving the WINE!!). I got, you guessed it, FOIE GRAS because I love getting my cholesterol up yo! To be honest, I found it to be quite average and was really salty. Not my cup of tea.
Mr D got some smashed avocado with shrimps and it was quite nice, cold but nice.
Now, it was main time and I decided to be adventures and get the veal’s kidneys since Mr D’s cousin told me it was a traditional french dish. I went against Mr D’s advice and got it and guess what? I wasn’t able to eat it. It’s a dish that requires a special taste and I didn’t have it. It didn’t go to waste though, Mr D’s cousin swapped me his steak and we were both happy chaps. According to him, it was great and cooked exactly how it should be, medium rare.
Mr D got steak tartare since he hasn’t ordered it yet. It was quite good. I really liked it and I kind of ate half his dish (oopsie daises).
DESSERT TIME! I got the creme brulee and they lit it up on fire (call the fire brigadeeeee!). I found it really solid and the the caramelised sugar on top was totally not caramalised and didn’t give that satisfying crunch when I cracked it (Booooo).
Mr D got the chocolate mousse and it was AH-MA-ZING! It was so smooth and chocolately. Gosh, I wish I got that dessert instead (so many regrets on this night!).
This place had a lot of hit and misses. It wasn’t consistent with the food it plated up and the service wasn’t amazing either but it did have a nice ambiance. Although, the staff did warn Mr D that the steak tartare is raw meat (guess lots of tourists get it without knowing how it’ll come out) which I thought was fabulous of them. Le Bistro Melrose, I’m going to le bistro outta here.
5 Place de Clichy, 75017 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 93 61 34