Clamato

A 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. One of our favorite new restaurants of 2013.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 80 rue de Charonne, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9), Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Closed Monday-Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Friday for dinner and Saturday & Sunday lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 43 72 74 53
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Seafood, oysters & shellfish,  small plates & tapas
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Reviews of interest

Sugared & Spiced (2015) “A very pleasant dinner with the winning combination of lively atmosphere, friendly service, and good food.”

Ruth Reichl (2014) “It’s a terrific little place, very simple… and the best looking waiters you’ve ever seen… The food itself has an admirable precision; everything feels beautifully sourced and extremely well thought out.”

Simon Says (2014) “Abécédaires, plaisantes, ailées… ambiance de foodies embastillés, service allègre.”

John Talbott (2014) “Every one of our 10 dishes was different, flavorful, inventive and intelligent.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Comme les concepts de bars à poissons qui cartonnent à New-York, l’adresse en a repris tous les codes : un bar où l’on peut dîner sur un tabouret, des petites tables en alcôve pour un tête-à-tête entre amis et puis surtout la préparation des ceviches (plats à base de poissons crus marinés) sous vos yeux.”

John Talbott (2013) “Wonderful product, wonderful staff, wonderful experience. But? No buts.”

Le Fooding (2013) “Et avec, surtout, par petites touches tueuses, du cru brut de mer et d’estuaire (huîtres d’Utah Beach ou de Maldon accompagnées de tabasco maison, de vinaigre de rancio-échalotes et de beurre sur tranches de miche signée Landemaine, 16-18 €), du pas cuit finement paré au bar par la Québécoise Erika (tartare veau-huître avec feuilles d’estragon et chips maison; dorade royale au leche de tigre et framboises fraîches; saint-jacques, potimaron et zestes de cédrat…) et du cambusé de première classe (couteaux au beurre d’herbes et amandes; anguille fumée, cocos et graines; «acrabes» et sauce huankaina…).”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2013) “Cements their reputation as the standard-bearers for fine contemporary French restaurateurism, unself-conscious and ungimmicky. Clamato’s stellar cuisine is accompanied by the same well-selected natural wines and polished service…”

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