People eat late in Algiers, so it is best to book a table, especially on Thursday nights, right before the weekend. Do not stop at the kitsch decorum of the place. Auberge du Moulin mixes a Normandy mood with fireplaces, woodwork and eastern-style paintings. During the summer however, it is best to enjoy diner on the flowery and jasmine-flavoured terrace.
The menu is as Algerian as it is French. It is possible to have the chorba, the chakhchoukha (which is a dish made of pastry, chickpeas, vegetables and meat) and other specialities like red sauce liver or braised beef with spinach. For those who still hesitate, opt for the house special, the grilled lamb mechoui. It is excellent, possibly the best in town... And it can be served with a glass of wine. Lots of regionally produced wines are available.
L'Auberge du Moulin
24, rue Abane Ramdane
+213 21 36 10 73
Menu: around 3,500 DZD