Chez Gladines

restaurants / French

Lonely Planet review

Colossal ‘meal-in-a-metal-bowl’ salads are the prime draw of this down-to-earth Basque bistro with red-and-checked tablecloths in Buttes aux Cailles. It buzzes with students and spendthrift diners, and is always a hoot. Traditional Basque specialities include pipérade and poulet basque (chicken cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers and white wine). Arrive early to grab a seat.