The exciting small plates from (Top Chef contestant) Pauline Séné were well-worth climbing the Ménilmontant hill – so good that we added Fripon to our list of 50 Favorite Restaurants in Paris. Unfortunately, Séné left Fripon to helm the kitchen at Arboré, a restaurant in the Hôtel Royal Madeleine. We returned to test Fripon after her departure and had one of the worst meals of the year, as evidenced by this dish:
We also disliked our experience at her rather soulless new restaurant Arboré. It’s a shame that whatever magic existed for a brief moment at Fripon has entirely dissipated.
108 Rue de Ménilmontant, 75020
Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Book by phone: +33 9 81 89 27 40 (no online booking)
OUR PHOTOS OF FRIPON
From the period when Pauline Séné was chef