Le Mary Celeste in Paris - oysters

Le Mary Celeste

 An absolute favorite

Le Mary Celeste is a new restaurant from the people behind Candelaria and Glass. Accordingly, there’s a solid cocktail program and two Brooklyn beers on tap. These will get a lot of attention, as will the rotating cast of mostly wild oysters sold by the piece for 2-5€. But the real story here is chef Haan Palcu-Chang and his menu of eclectic small plates, including Chinese crepes stuffed with pork knuckle and celery, tamarind-glazed endives, guinea hen with tare sauce and ginger (5-12€). Read more in our First Look at Le Mary Celeste.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue Commines, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Open 6pm-2am Monday-Friday, open noon-2am on Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Recommended for dinner via their online booking system
Telephone: no phone
Website
Average price for a cocktail: 12€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: oysters, small plates, fusion
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open every day, oyster happy hour, craft beers, excellent cocktails

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2013) “Because unlike most cocktail bars, the food at Le Mary Celeste is outstanding as well. Chef Haan Palcu-Chang creates a ever-changing menu of “bar snacks” that will have you pushing away those little bowls of stale popcorn and peanuts found elsewhere. And he is preparing some of the best food in Paris.”

Aaron Ayscough (2013) “the flagship of Paris’ re-invented bar scene. Nowhere else will you see people uniting in such droves for fine product unfettered by tableside formality, or tables, for that matter. At the restaurant’s heart is a magnificent semi-circular bar that allows guests to stay focused on what they came for, which is, fine product notwithstanding, the other guests.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “The nice looking room…had a great atmosphere and a wonderful looking crowd…order a few of chef chef Haan Palcu-Chang’s (ex- Le Verre Volé) small-plates, including sublime kimchi and small puffy Chinese crepes with pork knuckle and celery.”

Forest Collins (2013) “The combination of the more lighthearted approach to the decor and drinks and the trust-inspiring integrity of this group when it comes to scrutinizing the quality of ingredients, means this venture will appeal to a wider audience without compromising the quality that hardcore foodies and cocktillians demand. The Mary Celeste is a breath of fresh air.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “lancée par des cadors de comptoir (ceux du Candelaria et du Glass), en humeur mi-pub mi-Marais, un bar à huîtres dégoupillant une fameuse série de coquilles et de plats gironds, entre cocktails dévissants et flacons entraînants.”

 

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