Hidden away just off Rue Royale, on a quiet pedestrian street, Cité Berryer. It is quite close to Place de la Madeleine. I don’t think as far as the food goes, this would be one to put on a must-do list. But, for a chilled drink on a hot day, and a light snack, it may just be the place. It is one of the many Costes restaurants, and you can tell just from glancing at the menu. There are items that don’t change from restaurant to restaurant with this Group.
We had a lunch of melon parma, and parma burratta to start, then a chicken salad and beef carpaccio as mains, all of which we enjoyed. Should have stopped there, but I got curious about their millefeuille. It was disappointing, too flaky, and had been in the fridge far too long, because the custard cream was solid. Their terrace, given that it is secluded is probably the most appealing part about Le Village if you’re looking for some quiet, with just a bit of people watching – it is in an alleyway with exclusive boutiques and shops so it has some foot traffic.
Le Village, 25 rue Royale, 75008 Paris.