Pork cheek meat red wine stew with chocolate flavour, Y1800. This one is the best lunch I had in this place. I tried a couple of stewed meat lunch after this but they didn’t taste as good.
I think this place is pretty well-known among foreigners living in Tokyo. Its nearest station is Kudanshita but it is less than 10 mins walk from Jimbocho. I’ve had dinner here before long time ago(see tag). This post is made up of entirely weekday lunch visits when the menu is cheaper than the weekends’. On weekdays, this place is packed with Japanese salarymen and OLs, occasionally you see groups of foreigners or old Japanese couples who seem happy to talk to the foreigner staff in French.
Food-wise, I must say the quality varies depending what you order. The Y1050 spaghetti/short pasta/risotto lunch are very standard and not bad for a workday lunch. The Y1800 meat/fish lunch can range from “delicious!” to “hmm okay” to “…..terrible”. The portion also depends on the day. I guess if you come here for >10 times and you average out all the lunches, you will get a rating somewhere around “not bad”.
Tomato Farcie with grounded pork, Y1800.
Pork belly red wine stew, white kidney beans, Y1800.
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Sakura-ebi(prawn) tomato sauce spaghetti, Y1050. Yellow peach tart, Y300.
Matou-dai(fish) and caper risotto, Y1050.
Roasted lamb, Y1800.
Cow cheek beer stew with red cabbage braiser, Y1800.
Itoyori(fish) braiser and seaweed risotto, Y1800. I think fish lunch is generally better than meat lunch.
Pan-fried fish with mussel and soup, Y1800.
Pan-fried Kasago, turnip and bacon cream stew, Y1800.
Oyster cream spaghetti, Y1050.
Baby lamb and cabbage short pasta, Y1050.
Pan-fried Medai and cabbage braiser, Y1800.
Steak and frites, Y1800.
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Le Petit Tonneau – Kudanshita (ル・プティ・トノー＠九段下)