The latest and perhaps most fashionable evidence of Paris’ continuing obsession with American sandwiches, Lobster Bar is the project of Swiss screenwriter Mathieu Mercier. He offers a smallish lobster roll with fries and salad for 26€, a small selection of spreadable seafood starters, and an even smaller list of wines. The decor is intriguing, with underwater fresco by Swedish illustrator Vår, but the ambiance is undermined by the room’s oppressive humidity.

Read more in our First Look at Lobster Bar. 

Practical information

Address: 41 rue Coquillière, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Not accepted
Telephone: No phone, only email -

Average price for lunch: €20-34
Average price for dinner: €20-34
Style of cuisine: American (lobster rolls)
Special attributes: no-choice menu
Type of crowd: style hounds, suits
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: steamy & humid

Reviews of interest

  • Caroline Mignot (2o13) “Les coeurs de sucrine sont assaisonnés simplement, les frites avec leur vrai goût de pommes de terre et non de surgélation sont croustillantes à l’extérieur et un peu fermes à l’intérieur, exact gage de fraîcheur.  Le homard enfin, d’origine bretonne, il est cuit à la perfection. Servi froid, alors que je l’imaginais tiède (je ne sais pourquoi), dans une quantité de morceaux généreuse. La sucrosité de sa chair est d’une pure gourmandise. Pour assaisonnement, une pointe d’estragon et pas tellement plus m’a-t-il semblé. Le pain au lait légèrement toasté est assez fin, ce qui laisse toute la place au homard de s’exprimer.”
  • Emmaunuel Rubin for Le Figaro (2013)”Rillettes d’ormeaux: trop grasse. Lobster roll: aussi vite mâché qu’oublié. Cake au cidre: pas grand-chose.”
  • John Talbott (2013) “The lobster roll itself is not huge, for 26 E, it’s about 6 inches long; the roll part is sweet not neutral; the lobster in bigger chunks than usually served Down East; the sauce very hard to discern; the fries nice but ours were served semicold due to the crush I fear; but the lettuces had a terrific sauce.”  [attended a free press event]

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