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The restaurant Godaille, situated across the street from the charming Square Trousseau, is a wonderful new addition to the Aligre neighborhood. Its ambitions feel modest – they seem to want to be a neighborhood place – and they’re exceeding them with inventive small plates and one of the best steak dishes I’ve ever tasted. Go with a relaxed bunch for a casual and very delicious meal with natural-leaning wines.


9 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012
Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Closed Sunday & Monday
Reservations online or at +33 1 45 85 30 65

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  • Michelin (2024) “Godaille in French slang means feasting and making merry among good friends. So let’s get to it and tuck into this invigorating, flavoursome cuisine! This eatery run by a group of pals gives pride of place to spices and fresh herbs, in dishes such as fried chicken with super-soft meat in a crispy golden crumb, alongside a ginger-lemon sauce; bouchot mussels are served with a coconut-green curry sauce and Thai herbs. The pleasant, slightly retro interior is complemented by a lovely bunch of fresh flowers on each table. A fine selection of natural and organic wines (including some orange wines).”
  • The Infatuation (2023) “One half of the partnership behind this modern bistro on Square Trousseau formerly worked at Septime, which means there was some built-in buzz when it opened. Stroll through the nearby Marché d’Aligre before making your way here for a leisurely, €30 three-course lunch. They also have an a la carte menu with appetizers like green curry mussels and smoked trout in a sesame and peanut sauce, and mains like a hefty hanger steak with marshmallow-sized fried gnocchi in a light, Frenchified BBQ sauce. The beautiful, high-ceilinged room, with brass sconces and distressed leather seats, is nice and inviting, and the service is, as the French say, top.”
  • Le Fooding (2023) “Happy are the flock of the Ledru-Rollin neighborhood, ever since Étienne Aubron and Derick Fortes Rocha have added this nifty little joint to their Pur Vin wine shop. With Godaille (slang for restaurant debauchery), among leather chairs and old newspaper prints, these two preachers of good booze also show promise, hands on their stomachs, backed by Mickaël Bui (ex-Tomy & Co) in the kitchen.”


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