Delicious and Consistent Food
Posted on 06 / 23 / 2010
I have been eating regularly at Guen Mai restaurant since Sophie and her family opened in the 1980s, as I vacation in Paris 1-2 times a year and stay around the corner from it. I often eat there daily, every day that it's open, when I'm in Paris.
The food is delicious and the quality is high. There is a very nice variety of food items and the plat du jour is only 12.50 Euros. The fruit pies are delicious. And it's the oldest organic restaurant in Paris.
I love to go on seitan brochette day. I get it on the plat du jour. It can also usually be had the next day,too.
The restaurant is only open for lunch, but there's a little store section, and Sophie is there tending to everything and wrapping to-go items. It's great that she's there daily and that her son is one of the chefs. The family lives above the restaurant, so there's always someone there to overlook things and keep the standards high.
As for a few comments; one above describing the restaurant as serving meat. I have never seen meat served there. There is fish in one of the plat du jours, but it's chopped up well and mixed into the dish. Plus, fish is on a macro balance.
The second comment is in regards to baked tofu, a quinoa burger that was not good, soggy vegetables, and English not spoken. Those comments "totally" threw me. I have never seen a burger on the menu, and what baked tofu? And as for English not being spoken, Sophie the owner, speaks English. That description sounded as if it had happened in a totally different restaurant. I was just there again in March/April 2010, and nothing had changed from all of my previous visits.
Delicious Food, High Quality Food, Owner always there overseeing things
Not open on Sundays, Not open for dinner, Not open all of August