Yard restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

The former construction yard turned bistro has been around Père Lachaise for years, but the arrival in Spring 2014 of chefs Shaun Kelly and Eleni Sapera, formerly of Au Passage and Bones, brought new attention to the place. They’re both gone now, and we haven’t been back since Nye Smith took over the stove.

– Meg Zimbeck, October 2014

Practical information

Address: 6 Rue de Mont-Louis, 75011
Nearest transport: Philippe Auguste (2)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: No reservations accepted for lunch, Book a few days in advance for dinner
Telephone: 01 40 09 70 30
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of Interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2015) “Smith’s cuisine at Yard is neither precocious nor internationalist. Less austere than that of his predecessor, perceptibly more pleasure-oriented, it strikes a balance between sophistication and accessibility that couldn’t be better suited to Yard. I think it’s this rare synergy, combined with Drotter’s expanding natural wine list and peerless hospitality, that makes each visit a uniquely enjoyable experience.”

Note: previous reviews are from Shaun Kelly’s tenure as chef 

Table à Dêcouvert (2014) “Un air de taverne, des cuistots qui s’agitent derrière le passe-plat, je n’ai pas réussi à déterminer exactement quoi, mais il y a dans cette atmosphère quelque chose inconnu de Paris.”

L’Express (2014) “Le chef australien Shaun Kelly réussit le mélange des genres français et Commonwealth dans l’assiette.”

John Talbott (2014) “Another great prix-qualité joint.”


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