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Review: We've been to the Gourmet Cafe twice when we stayed in Paris this summer. The first time was absolutely wonderful. The staff spoke very good English and even offered help in translating the menue. I tried polenta (very good) with fricasse (very good too) and a green sauce (nil). My husband had the Portobello Burger, which was excellent. For dessert we had tarte tantin (absolutely fantastic! Best thing I ate in Paris!) with raspberry ice cream and chocolate mousse, which was very good too. There were no alcoholic beverages on the menue (always a bummer for me. no wine in Paris? Really?). We reserved a table for the following weekend and talked a while with the waiter about how much we liked the food and left the place very happy. When we came back for our weendend reservation, it was a different story though. The same waiter tried to seat us at a shitty table instead of the one we reserved (the place was completely empty by the time we arrived, and we had asked fot this table specifically) and didn't remember us at all, even though we had talked for some time and left a very generous tip. The food was good again, but not overwhelming like the time before. Summing up, I still think it's the best food we had on our trip to Paris. The portions are VERY small though. It's a little pricey, too. Not too expensive considering you're in Paris, but again, you don't get much and it feels a little like you pay for the "gourmet" in the name.