Despite Chef Ed Delling-Williams’ departure, Le Grand Bain is much as it was when he was in the kitchen, offering one of the most comprehensive menus of small plates in the capital on the vibrant rue Denoyez, just off the rue de Belleville. With Canadian Chef Emily Chia (ex-St. John) now at the helm, some things remain the same: a funky list of natural bottles; friendly service that’s present without ever being obtrusive; a lengthy menu of offerings encompassing options for pescatarians, vegetarians, and the most devoted carnivores. The lardo-draped cheesy gougères remain, with their rich, eggy decadence, but Chia’s unsparing creativity also paves the way for seasonally-driven options like dressed up mushrooms on brioche toast or roasted squash with a “Café de Paris” sauce that may well have been designed for beef but marries just as wonderfully – if not more so – with sweet and tender kabocha squash. Come with a crowd and make sure your selections (6 to 13 euros per plate) skew plant-based, and you’ll never leave disappointed. Recommended for Great Vegetarian Food in Paris.
14 Rue Denoyez, 75020
Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner (closed Monday & Tuesday)
Reservations online or at +33 9 83 02 72 02