Apparently, Yelping is not a Parisian thing–mind you I learned from a local Parisian, who happens to be an American Tattoo Artist. (whom I also found on Yelp). I am a serial Yelper since 2010, so a decade long of habits, globe trotting city per city, Yelp has saved me more ways that I can recall. From finding who can change my tires, or art my nails, or tattooing my body or in this case (mostly this is the case), to foodie trips and adventures. I find other Yelpers alike, just like me. Serial-Yelpers and tasting connoisseurs. So, with drawing and digital sketching the map correctly–then refresh “search here”, I saw Wepler.
3 things in mind: Open late. Hungry for Seafood. Walking distance from Tattoo Atelier.
(always) a subcategory: Decent Reviews.
We step in to a typical French Seafood restaurant, from the way it smelled to the smiles and they way the welcome you at the doorstep. Walk-ins welcome, Oui Oui, but also it seemed like it was recommended to have reservations in advance. We waited to be seated, it was probably less than 15 minutes before we did. The place was packed, and they don’t waste space in Paris. By not wasting space, meaning–you are almost elbow to elbow from the next Wine Bottle of the neighboring table.
French service, by understanding was sufficient but not as efficient as us Americans would score it. So in the ‘fast service’ spectrum, we had to slide the scale a bit before passing judgement. My family and I then proceeded to order their specials, some sets from their well-known menu, also a lot of seafood–the platter. Foie Gras was intentional in dinners like these, the bread, the butter and the wine. We had some fish, some poultry, and even the veal–all of which were tasteful and rich. One thing about french food, it. will. always. be R-I-C-H. always.
I do recommend this restaurant, particularly for its location and late night dining options. Late night options in Paris was gold at this point (being a Vegas-local, 24hr access was by default). I appreciated the fact that even if service was a bit slow, it is Paris and it reminds you to slow down, take your time and enjoy the moment. Time spent munching down your food, is best experienced if you actually took time to chit-chat in between, laugh a lot, engage in conversation, sip your wine, and taste the food. After all, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Consume your food, take your time, more than a Paris-minute.