Le Dumas, Paris

After what has been at best an ordinary August here in Paris, the sun has come out of hiding to grace us with its presence. So when a friend suggested dinner this evening, my first point of call was LaFourchette’s “best of terraces category”.

And I stumbled across what turned out to be a nice little find in the 17th, Le Dumas. Friendly service with light, flavoursome food, and a terrace setting to absorb the summery ambiance made for a lovely evening.

The Folles:

Ambiance – 4 – calm and relatively quiet for its position on Avenue de Villiers. Definitely a nice spot to soak up a balmy evening “en terrasse”.

Food – 4 – light and healthy (or at least the choices we made were seemingly so!). Not overly imaginative, but solid

Drinks – 4 – the house cocktail was essentially a kir royale with a raspberry in it but was very tasty. The Macon Villages was a lovely surprise and went very nicely with the sea bass.

Service – 3.5 – friendly without being in-your-face. Slow at the end when it was time to pay the bill so we ended up going in to the counter.

Overall – 3.75 – a lovely choice for a light meal on a summer’s evening if you stay out on the terrace. Given the décor, I’m not sure that I’d choose it as a winter venue. But the experience was overall a positive one, and worth a try if you fancy a spot of open-air eating.

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