Chez Julien, for an authentic Parisian culinary experience
Nestled in the picturesque district of Vieux-Marais, this venture by successful restaurateur Alexandre Chapon (La plage Parisienne, L’Enoteca…) quickly established itself as a must-visit destination in beautiful Paris. Housed in a former bakery, the place is a true haven of peace with an unrivalled view of the Louis Philippe bridge and the Saint-Gervais church. The elegant 1900s setting, with its lilac walls, aged mirrors, and historic monument-classified painted ceiling, is already a favorite. In the summer, there are three cal- ming terraces to enjoy the sun facing Île Saint- Louis, on the char- ming pedestrian square of Rue des Barres, or in a more private, quieter corner. Chez Julien invites you to savor the start of the day with a full breakfast at €18. At lunch- time, take a break around a flavorful and appea- ling menu, then in the evening, savor the delights of the summer menu by the talented Helmi Derbal. From his sea bass ceviche with yuzu (€20), to a fillet of sea bass accompanied by a vanilla puree and white butter (€38), to the famous brioche per- due with salted butter caramel (€19), everything comes together for a memorable gastronomic moment, enhanced by an excellent selection of wines. And for those who have lunch during the week, don’t miss the €29 menu, including a starter, main course, and homemade sorbets or ice cream. Chez Julien is the address for an authentic Parisian culinary experience.