A limited menu of excellently sourced meat, fish, and produce that is roasted simply on a spit at this chic restaurant run by writer Bruno Verjus.
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.
Delphine Zampetti, formerly of Le Verre Volé, has opened this bright spot, serving sandwiches, salads, and plats du jour for under 10€, to stay or to go. Natural wines, too.
Café des Musées is a reasonably-priced bistro in the heart of the Marais with a notable beef bourguignon.
A seafood and shellfish-centric joint from Bertrand Grébaut of Septime.
Christian Constant's casual, no-reservations café is open all day, starting at 8 in the morning.
We’ve visited and will be adding our own review soon. In the meantime, you can scroll down to see what others have said about La Tour d’Argent.
In Other Words
Le Figaro (2020) returned to this “mythical” restaurant with chef Yannick Franques (MOF 2004, ex-La Réserve de Beaulieu) at the helm to find that it’s still as much of a dream as it always was.
The former construction yard turned bistro has been around Père Lachaise for years, but the arrival of chefs Shaun Kelly and Eleni Sapera, formerly of Au Passage and Bones respectively, is a breath of fresh air. Expect a lengthy list of natural wines, fresh & modern product driven small plates, and a warm welcome from owner Jane Drotter.