L’Ecailler du Bistrot

The “bistrot” in question is carnivore-heaven Paul Bert, just next door. But at L’Ecailler the focus is on seafood, including a gorgeous array of Belon, Utah Beach, and Spéciales.

Practical information

Address: 22 rue Paul Bert, 75011
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8), Rue des Boulets (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 72 76 77
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, oysters & shellfish, seafood

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2014) “I don’t know any better fish restaurant in Paris than Gwen Cadoret’s l’Ecailler du Bistrot… L’Ecailler –- run by this Brittany native with family ties to some of the best oysters around – gets out of that rut, offering fish and shellfish dishes that are original, creative, imaginative, and full of flavor and energy.”

John Talbott (2014) “Their Utah Beach oysters are exceptional but their fish dishes are not always on target… at 19€ [for lunch] it’s quite a bargain.”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2012) “… despite the eyebrow-raising prices I still had – and continue to have – a great deal of confidence in owner Bertrand Aboyneau’s supremely savvy restateurism. It was a lovely meal…”

Simon Says (2010) “… calme, apaisé avec son ardoise de poissons du jour.”

Les Grands Ducs (2009) “Des Spéciales du Belon n°3 (quasiment introuvables à Paris, avec un parfum de noisette ultra-percutant), des Utah Beach n°3 (iodées, charnues et tendres comme je les adore)…”

John Talbott (2008) “Go? Yes for the oysters and white wine.”

1 Comment on L’Ecailler du Bistrot

  1. Thanks to you, I just had a super meal. The oysters were the best I have ever tasted. Also had a great turbot.
    It is worth seeking out in the 11th.

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