Le Galopin

This bistro on place Sainte-Marthe was taken over by Top Chef winner Romain Tischenko in late 2011.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 34 rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010
Nearest transport: Belleville (2, 11), Colonel Fabien (2)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Wednesday for dinner only; Open Thursday & Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 06 05 03
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Bistro
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Reviews of interest

Food Intelligence (2012) “le résultat est pas si mal. Un tartare de veau, radis, cresson à l’acidulé élégant ou la savoureuse volaille cou nu à la cuisson bien maîtrisée.”

Chez Ptipois (2012) “La carte des vins est courte en raison des difficultés de stockage: il y a peu mais du bon et du nature…  Bien que j’aie zappé le dessert, je conclus à un sans-faute. Les prix sont plus que raisonnables pour une telle qualité. À ranger résolument dans la catégorie “Jeunes bistrots enthousiasmants”.

L’Express (2011) “…une jolie réussite…L’ombre du chef du Chateaubriand plane d’ailleurs sur l’endroit: Romain Tischenko s’inspire ostensiblement de sa manière de boxer les saveurs avec ce mélange de grâce et d’inconscience.

My Paris Notebook (2011) “My first visit for lunch, exceeded expectations. Seared calamari, thin slices of brightly colored green meat radish, and crisp fennel made for an amazing dish. …Overall I loved the creative, market-based menu and laid-back atmosphere…”

John Talbott (2011) “out of this tiny kitchen with a California/Amurican pass-thru, come dishes of such complexity, creativity and contrasting ingredients it kind of takes your breath away…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Just two tiny courses into this meal, and I was already impressed…Crisply grilled brill on a bed of crushed potatoes with grains of lemon, shitaki mushrooms and griddled baby leeks…veal, which came with parsnips puree, pea shoots, and slices of raw daikon and parsley root, a terrifically nuanced constellation of flavors and textures….desserts were brilliant, too.”

Le Figaro (2011) “…quelques compositions bien plaquées, propices aussi au minimum cérébra..Heliantis-encornet-shitake: gourmand. Canard, chou, daikon, yuzu: chair superbe qu’aiguise un chou délicatement sûr…”

2 thoughts on “Le Galopin”

  1. M says:

    Having heard a ton about this restaurant, I was quite excited to try the no choice 7 course menu. Overall, good food and very fresh ingredients. Most of the dishes came very close but just short of wowing me. I felt like something was missing for each one. The fish lacked acid and the beef some sweetness. But the desserts were just mind blowing, they truly brought that home. The service was efficient and polite. Definitely recommended.

  2. John Talbott says:

    Margaret reported that it’s a “Tiny, corner storefront located on picture-book cobbled Place Sainte Marthe. Sweet and attentive service. No choice menu brings surprising but approachable combinations well executed and plated, some quite delicious.”

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