In rue Saint Dominique Christian Constant displays three nice restaurants.
While Le Violon d`Ingrès is the stylish, all-white place, Les Cocottes is the more relaxed one where the dish of the day is often enjoyed at the counter. Both places serve excellent food, and the service is impeccable. At Le Violon d`Ingrès it is wise to book a table in advance. Les Cocottes, however, does not take reservations. I recommend showing up early (12.15 for lunch and 19.15 for dinner) to avoid standing in line. The third one, Café Constant, is a traditional café with more rustic food that I do not know as well as the two others.
Christian Constant is not a modest man calling one of his desserts at Les Cocottes "La fabuleuse tarte au chocolat de Christian Constant". He is honest, though. The chocolate cake is fabulous and very different from any other I have tasted. It is simply the best. It tastes divine and litterarly melts in your mouth. A must for any meal at Les Cocottes...
135-139 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris
Métro Ecole Militaire (line 8)