It should come as no surprise that the Parisian craft beer pioneers behind La Fine Mousse bar would be the first to open a restaurant dedicated to beer and food pairings. Slightly more surprising is just how refined, inventive, and delicious the food here is. Knowledgeable beer sommeliers work closely with the talented chef to present an intelligent set of seasonal small plates, paired with beers from one of the 10 taps or the extensive bottle collection.
Address: 70 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011
Nearest transport: Alexandre Dumas (2), Rue des Boulets (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday & Saturday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 09 79 20
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Reviews of interest
John Talbott (2011) “…worth every rapidly disappearing Euro.”
Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…le menu du déjeuner mérite l’éloge, le détour, pour sa générosité, son prix, ses produits frais, ses plats nets, leur précision, leur vigueur, leur légèreté grande.”
The sunset over Sacré-Coeur is hard to beat from this perch. Queue early for drinks and bar snacks on the stellar roof deck with a stand-out 360° view of Paris (and packs of hipsters). Or, alternately, avoid the lines by booking a reservation for a prix-fixe dinner in the restaurant below.
The former construction yard turned bistro has been around Père Lachaise for years, but the arrival in Spring 2014 of chefs Shaun Kelly and Eleni Sapera, formerly of Au Passage and Bones, brought new attention to the place. They’re both gone now, and we haven’t been back since Nye Smith took over the stove.