At a Glance:

Recently on the cover of Saveur Magazine's France issue, this pared-back bistrot takes its culinary cues from Chef-Owner-Sisters Tatiana & Katia Levha with cumulative backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France. Seemingly overnight, they developed a loyal following when they opened Le Servan bistro in an entirely residential area of east Voltaire. They charmed food critics, wine growers, chefs and most importantly their friends and voisins (neighbors) with a warm welcome and exciting comfort food. Katia is front of house in charge of the wine cellar, while Tatiana (L’Arpege, L’Astrance alum) is using classic French technique and imagination in the kitchen.  The wines are of course all natural, and Katia is a tremendous resource if you are curious or have questions. Picky Eaters: see my notes below in sample dishes.


Sample dishes:

Fried boudin noir wontons in bouillon, Suckling pig & crackling skin, Clams/Thai basil/ginger/red chili. Beware picky eaters, “animal bits” are prevalent: Veal brains poached in butter, Breaded fried duck hearts/sweet chili, etc.


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Le Servan

Date reviewed:

June 28, 2015

Reservation policy:

Book At Least 2-3 weeks In Advance

Euros:

€€

Menu format:

À la carte

Address:

32, rue Saint-Maur, Right Bank
Tel: +33 01 55 28 51 82
leservan.com

Hours:

Monday Dinner, Lunch & Dinner Tuesday - Friday
Holiday Hours: Open Dinner Dec 26, Dec 27, 28, & 29. Closed Dec 30 - Jan 16

Nearest metro:

Rue Saint-Maur, Voltaire

The scene:

No Frills Just Good Food & Wine, Lively & Social, Nice But Not Fancy, See & Be Seen, Wildly Popular

The look:

Rustic Wedding Cake

Who goes:

Food Industry, Visiting Foodies, Locals

The soundtrack:

Locals who know each other laughing, corks popping

Insider tip:

Solo diners can request the bar.