Any of the L’Avant Comptoir wine bars are fun if one happens to want a quick snack in the neighborhood. L’Avant Comptoir du Marché is the one worth making a special trip – a place where the scale of the site finally matches that Camdeborde’s ambition.
We’ve included this among our favorite restaurants in Saint-Germain
L’AVANT COMPTOIR DU MARCHÉ
OUR PHOTOS OF L’AVANT COMPTOIR DU MARCHÉ
IN OTHER WORDS
- The Guardian (2017) astutely observes that the exterior of the Marché Saint Germain has become “more mall than marché” (thanks to the presence of Uniqlo and an Apple Store), before dubbing L’Avant Comptoir du Marché “irresistible” for its numerous glass pour wines and the “inventive combos” from its kitchen.
- Not Drinking Poison In Paris (2017) says “There’s a heroic irony how Camdeborde employs all the shlock arsenal of industrialised mass restaurateurism in the service of selling artisanal products: excellent pork and natural wine.”
- Le Fooding (2016) says “you can count on everything being delicious” at L’Avant Comptoir du Marché.
- Time Out (2016) cites Yves Cambeborde as its “favorite southwestern chef” and lauds L’Avant Comptoir, calling it “a love letter to pork.” The review recounts Camdeborde’s amusing reply to a diner who requested a vegetarian dish.
- Le Figaro (2016) announces the opening of L’Avant Comptoir du Marché, repeating the curious conceptual distinction, utterly imperceptible in reality, between the original L’Avant Comptoir which Camdeborde is now calling “de la Terre,” and L’Avant Comptoir du Marché. The two establishment’s menu offerings are almost entirely the same.
- François Simon (2016) immediately lauded L’Avant Comptoir as the success of the year in 2016, comparing said success to dropping a match into a haystack.