La Rotonde is Our Go To Neighborhood Brasserie Frequented by Ghosts of Hemingway

La Rotonde has become our go to brasserie in the neighborhood. Their terrace is perfect in the summer. So is their menu.  Their Tomato Carpaccio is out of this world.  So is their Œufs Cocotte (BIO)  à la crème de morilles.  Our son’s favorite is the Cote de boeuf avec gratin dauphinois.

Since 1911, la Rotonde has become a mythic place in the Montparnasse. During the Wars, the painters and surrealists have always made this their place. Now, its’ the directors and cinematographers. You can see the haunts of Hemingway across the street, Le Select,  Le Dome, La Coupole, the Closerie des Lilas down the street, and the oft-overlooked Rosebud bar on the rue Delambre parallel to the Bd. Montparnasse (not to mention the Dingo Bar – now gone- where Hemingway met Fitzgerald for the first time).