An veritable institution for lover of beef, this restaurant, opened in 1959 by a Toulousain winemaker was then taken over by his daughter Helen Godillot and knows continued success through its offering of only one menu formula for one price (27 €): walnut salad, beef tenderloin topped with a magic sauce (whose recipe is kept as secret as Coca-cola’s), homemade fries. It offers glasses of wine from organic agriculture vineyards at low price (4 € on average). The menu also offers desserts like the famous profiteroles and even “Vacherin relay” or “tulip strawberry melba”. The price of success: the frequent queues forming outside the restaurant terrace along since it is not possible to make a reservation. In this typical Parisian brasserie decor with wood paneling, mirrors and paintings by Venetian style, there is a noisy atmosphere where tables are somewhat tight, with smiling waitresses (the service is exclusively female) constantly brushing by and dressed in immaculate black outfits, collared with white aprons; the mood is easy. Helen’s brother and sister also opened other restaurants in Paris (the “Relais de l’Entrecote” in the 6th by Montparnasse and in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, see our article on the Relais de l’Entrecote Saint Germain des Prés). So try your luck, preferably around 19:45 to avoid the rush from 20h – 21h or after 22h.