The cave (or basement) setting for larger parties (or perhaps for a group of rowdy Americans) is actually quite intimate. I have dined both upstairs and down.
I think that we took about 100 photos of the black Cafés Richard cup, another 50 of the candlelight and wine glasses, many covert photos of the other diners, and then we took photos of their table when they left. We took photos of each other, of reflections, of the blackboard menu...
Can you figure out why they put us in the basement?
(We took photos of the kitchen and the bathroom, too - shhhhh!)
3, rue des Grands Degrés
Métro Maubert Mutualité