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Clamato currently holds the #4 spot in our list of favorite restaurants for small sharable platesA seafood and shellfish-centric joint from Bertrand Grébaut of Septime. Expect small plates of pristine marinated fish, platters of oysters, silky crab fritters (accrabes) and maple syrup pie for dessert. Wines are natural and well-selected, just like at Septime.

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Cheval d’Or

Disregard what is written on the window of Cheval d’Or’s elegantly-preserved red façade, for what restaurateur Florent Ciccoli (of Jones and Café du Coin, among other endeavors) and chef Taku Sekine (of Dersou) have created on a quiet side street near the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is not a Chinese restaurant. Cheval d’Or is, rather, a tasteful and welcoming luxury small-plates restaurant offering a delicate synthesis of pan-Asian and Parisian cuisines, more middle ground than Middle Kingdom. 

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Our Top 35 Paris Restaurants

Where to eat? Here is our short list of 35 favorite Paris restaurants, which we’ve ranked based on anonymous and repeat visits. We never accept press invitations or freebies, so you can trust that our opinion is still independent, after nearly a decade of reviewing Paris restaurants. >> Read More


Septime currently holds the #1 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus under 100€. First, the bad news: you’re probably not going to get into Septime. Not unless you’re willing to call exactly three weeks before your desired reservation, and probably not even then. I hesitated in keeping Septime at #1 because of this difficulty, and also because my visits in 2015-2016 were fine but not great. However, a return visit in 2017 has left no doubt in my mind that Septime is still the best contemporary tasting menu in Paris. In particular, a dish of lobster with earthy boudin noir and tart wild strawberries provided a mind-bending and delicious jolt to every diner at our table. Beverage pairings are consistently brilliant, leaning heavily toward natural wines but without the ill-chosen funk we often encounter elsewhere. If you can’t get in, don’t despair – any of these other favorite tasting menus will treat you right. You can also visit Septime’s sister restaurant Clamato next door.

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Has Gluten-Free Become a Thing in France?

France generally doesn’t tend to fall in for fad diets. The Atkins craze that swept the States in the early 2000s barely made a blip in the Hexagon. The past two years, however, have seen a noticeable rise in restaurants and bakeries that are actively marketing their food as sans gluten, or gluten-free.  >> Read More

Edible Aligre

The Marché Aligre is a true neighborhood market — so vibrant and bustling that it’s worth even a crosstown trek. Open six days a week, the produce is affordable, the selection diverse, and the vendors highly engaging. >> Read More

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La Marée Jeanne

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Mandar, 75002
Nearest transport: Étienne Marcel (4), Sentier (3)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 58 34
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Seafood, Oysters & Shellfish
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Reviews of interest

Time Out (2016) “Avec une cuisine fraîche et enlevée, un accueil et un cadre sympathiques, cette belle adresse s’avère, sans hésiter, une très bonne pêche du quartier.”

Télérama (2015) “De bons plats de poissons et de fruits de mer ultrafrais à prix de bistrot : voilà une promesse qui parle à la Méditerranéenne que je suis, souvent dépitée par les tarifs parisiens.”

Table à Découvert (2015) “S’il y a bien des huîtres (accompagnées de condiments), un poisson grillé (dos de maigre et graines de fenouil) et un poisson entier en croûte de sel, tout le reste est cuisiné, inspiré et audacieux, avec une grande partie des suggestions proposé en petits et grands formats, à partager ou non et j’avoue qu’il est assez difficile de faire son choix. Tout est savamment orchestré, de la cuisine ouverte sur la salle au service mené avec gentillesse et professionnalisme.”

John Talbott (2015) “On balance, yes, but it will take another visit to decided if this will be a regular on my food route.”

Alexander Lobrano (2015) “A lively restaurant that offers a winning French take on the casual good-value sea-shack style seafood restaurants… It happily navigates between tradition, as in mousseline soufflée, sauce homardine  (pike-perch dumplings, in creamy lobster sauce) and more modern French favorites, including marinated monkfish with Kalamata olives and citrus vinaigrette. And it also implicitly favors the admirable recent local restaurant trend towards privileging fish from sustainable fisheries; to wit, there’s whiting on the menu but not turbot and grilled croaker instead of sole.”

Le Figaro (2015) “Et la cuisine de balancer, sur le même mode, autour d’une carte bien chaloupée, délestant petites recettes de chic cambuse (friture d’éperlans, croque-homard) et plats nettement plus accastillés (quenelle de brochet sous brume émulsionnée de Nantua, rouget barbet et chorizo en feuilletage…). Laissez voguer les petits pavés car Montorgueil se rêve un bord de mer…”

Le Fooding (2015) “A cool brasserie at that, and one that’s not too expensive, a mix between the experimental Clamato and the classic Montparnasse institutions… You can rest assured that the house is trustworthy, given that it’s run by Frédéric Hubig (Astier, Jeanne A and Jeanne B). So keep the (small or large) plates of cooked fish coming.”

Paris Bouge (2015) “À table, commandez les assiettes de pêcheurs (en “petite portion” ou en version “grande portion”): poisson entier en croûte de sel, “Comme une Bouillabaisse”, Croq’Homard de Jeanne, merlan frit en colère, dos de maigre, rouget barbet, lotte…”

Photo via La Marée Jeanne’s Facebook page

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Gare au Gorille restaurant from Louis Langevin and Marc Cordonnier from Septime in Paris

Gare au Gorille

Just steps from the train tracks leading to and from the Saint-Lazare train station, this is the new project from two Septime alums, Marc Cordonnier (Grébaut’s former sous-chef) and his front-of-house partner Louis Langevin. With a hip hop soundtrack and aspirations no grander than to be a good bistro, the quality of food they are putting out will nonetheless attract the sort of globetrotting gastronome crowd that they are fleeing from at Septime. >> Read More

Septime Cave

Septime’s Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat converted a shoe-repair shop to open this intimate, impeccably-designed wine bar just around the corner from their renowned restaurant. The well-informed staff serve a limited menu of exquisite small plates (ranging from cheeses and cured meats to foie gras stuffed with smoked eel) alongside a sizeable selection of well-priced natural wines from France and abroad.

On any given evening a mixed crowd of locals and tourists – some waiting for tables at Clamato, others just enjoying apéro-hour – perch on bar stools and repurposed grocery crates, mingling to a soundtrack of reggae and vintage jazz classics. For years more a way-station than an outright destination, Septime Cave has since summer 2015 been open for business on Sundays, rendering it all the more indispensable to the rue de Charonne neighborhood.

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Favorite New Restaurants of 2013

Among the hundreds of debuts in 2013, we added more than 50 new openings to our guide to Paris restaurants. But what did we really love? To narrow it down, we asked our contributing editors – a diverse group of Paris-based food and wine writers – to nominate their favorite new openings of 2013. Among their top picks, a few trends are clear: half are helmed by young foreigners (Canadian, Australian, Japanese, Italian), more than half include a bar for drinks and nibbles, and most are second or third offerings from an already-popular restaurant group.  >> Read More