This was once a very fine restaurant (I had an excellent meal in 1986 here) but thas becom a tourist-processing factory rather than a restaurant. It seats 400 now, and is certainly efficient, but the food is very ordinary. I ate a pleasant prawn rémoulade, an adequate salad, and a decent filet mignon. There were no errors here, but it was all just ordinary, and not cheap. The wine list was fair in terms of selection but more expensive than most. The good chefs have long since moved on to set up their own places – so I recommend avoiding.
If you do go, mistakenly thinking that Zagat’s guide cannot really be that wrong, the restaurant is directly opposite the entrance to Lafayette cemetery, which can be reached by trolley car. Get off at Washington and turn left (3 minute walk). Getting a taxi seems beyond the wit of the door staff, who just mill around helplessly, though it can also be a struggle getting a street-car, so insist that they order you a taxi from your table; we waited almost 40 minutes for a taxi before we gave up and eventually got an overcrowded street car.