Huitrerie Regis by Barbra Austin

Huitrerie Régis

Régis’ fantastic oysters come from the Marenne-Oleron and are available for dégustation on the spot in the pale blue and white dining room, or to take home. Included in our list of Five Great Places for Oysters.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Montfaucon, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Closed Monday; there’s also a lengthy annual summer closing
Reservations: Not accepted
Telephone: 01 44 41 10 07
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, prestige ingredients, standout seafood, outdoor dining, good for solo dining, open Sunday, takeaway available

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “Has but one-trick, but what a trick… had a platter of slightly spicy and exceptionally good slices of sausage which taken with superb bread and butter set just the right tone.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “From the moment you approach this spotless, all white postage-stamp sized oyster bar, you know that you are in for a treat. Clean, briny, top-of-the line oysters are what you will find here…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…We were happily settled in this vest pocket dining room with whitewashd walls, waiting for the amiable oyster shucker to prepare our feast, two dozen Speciales de Claire Garnier No. 3…Served with good bread and Echire butter, these plump bivalves had a sublime taste of the sea…”

Barbra Austin (2009) “…stepping off the shopping streets of the 6th into Régis feels like entering a pristine little seaside cottage with white wood, shades of blue, and a fishing net draped across the ceiling.

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “…if you’re not up for a whole plateau, have oysters and a glass of Sancerre at my favorite oyster bar, Huitrerie Régis…”

The New York Times (2007) “To specialize, Huîtrerie Régis really must sell the best oysters possible and charge whatever makes sense, assuming people will bear the cost. And they do. The place is often packed…”


9 thoughts on “Huitrerie Régis”

  1. Terrible and not professional service, not good value at all. In some restaurant they don’t think about the customers but about themselves, this is clearly one of them.

  2. Purely by chance our taxi stopped out in front of Regis. The owner saw my girlfriend’s face light up and he knew he had us. Needless to say we gave in and took a seat. We were talked into a couple dozen oysters and a nice bottle of champagne to wash it all down. Absolutely, LOVED the place. And the owner gave us a nice discount since he “roped” us in. It will not be an accident next time we show up. Highly recomended!!!!

  3. All: I just wanted to say that this discussion and these differences of opinion are exactly what we hoped to see a lot of when Meg had the brilliant idea to start PbM. I wish this thread could be up there for all to see and stimulate more frank discussions of serious food.

  4. The oysters were unbelievable. We had to wait for about 30 minutes, but were offered wine while we waited. We shared 2 dozen oysters, enjoyed our champagne and bread, and were not rushed to leave despite more people waiting outside. One waitress served the whole place, which was managable because it is so small, and we felt the service was completely adequate.

  5. We wanted to test this restaurant, because my wife love oysters … The reception was so bad that finally, we have not even been able to eat … Yet we used to go to restaurants and we already have good adresses but I’ve never seen that!
    We are arrived quite late on saturday night and it was full. Having spotted a nearby table to break free, we just waited and a couple arrives later and they pushed in front of us… Amazing: instead of tell to them we was first, the waitress found the situation was normal, because we didn’t ask enough quicky to her … Standing in front of the door for long time, near tables was not enough… Very curious to deal with customers!
    Anyway … Therefore, we no longer want to try too … There are many place in Paris to taste nice oysters…

  6. Worst service attitude we encountered in Paris restaurant during our stay. Very impolite. If it was the top of the best five oyster in Paris, it was also top of the rudest as well!

  7. The oysters were average to tasteless. The service really awful. No excuses, it was 19.00 on sunday!
    The waitress asked if I had finished with 3 oysters left (in Paris how can this happen?). Then she asked if I wanted cafe, which was part of the menu. Then asked later if I wanted anything else. Came back 10 mins later, asked the same thing, the answer was still “Non”. Then 10 mins more wait. Finally I go into the restaurant to pay. It wasn’t as if they were busy, so waiting was frustrating. The street is boring, as it ain’t Les Deux Margots!

  8. We split a dozen oysters and a dozen shrimp for a light dinner. With fresh bread and a pichet of Sancerre the experience was traditional and extraordinary. Seek out this 5 table room for the best oyster bar in Paris!

  9. I went here with a friend for their famed oysters and it did not disappoint. Since they don’t accept reservations, we had to get there early. We tried their “formule degustation” with glasses of Sancerre. The oysters were fresh and the service cheerful and friendly. I have found my alternative to driving to Brittany for the oysters!

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