Alexandre Marie and Robin Stucki, two childhood friends from Trouville-sur-Mer, opened this atypical restaurant devoted to sharing. They converted an old glass-roofed dressmaking workshop in the Haut-Marais into an original restaurant with a contemporary vibe that mixes raw materials like wood and metal with greenery. The space is warm and inviting, with black hammered metal tables and a wall of bottle-lined shelves that conceals a private dining room for up to 18 guests. Chef Jean His, assisted by the young and talented Léa Guetta, oversees the kitchen that is largely open onto the dining room. Every month, they concoct a creative menu of exclusively market-fresh ingredients. On the night of our meal, the menu listed starters such as an egg parfait, Bellota ham, Jerusalem artichokes and Parmesan cheese (€14) or an original grilled Galician octopus with cauliflower and wild rice (€14). For the main dish, guests have to come to an agreement, since the suggestions of the day are fine cuts of meat or fish for 2 to 3 people to share at the table. As luck would have it, we came on a day the menu featured a generous sole off the coast of Ile d’Yeu that weighed in at over a kilogram served with flawlessly glazed baby vegetables and a nori beurre blanc (€87). The desserts were delicious too, as evinced by the coconut dacquoise, Victoria pineapple and piña colada espuma (€9).
Open for dinner, from Tuesday to Saturday 7pm to 11pm
Average price: €60