Sea Bar-Paris Pêche
This former fishmonger’s in the Aligre market, bought at one time by its competitor and neighbor Paris-Pêche, known throughout Paris as the freshest fish and seafood, has been converted into an exclusively seafood restaurant. The setting is pared-down, a cross between a fishing shack and ship cabin, with original salvage-style metal chairs and black varnished wood tables. On the menu, the “Ocean” platter (€49) is a nice starter for two or three people, with a dozen fines de claire no.3 oysters from Geay, a half-crab from Brittany, langoustines, organic shrimp from Madagascar, brown shrimp and whelks. Then, don’t hesitate to go choose a nice Breton lobster (€8 per 100g) from the tank in the dining room, which will then be served perfectly grilled with crushed potatoes; or opt for a whole organic sea bass lightly roasted in the oven (€20). For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the classic but remarkable chocolate mousse (€6), a recipe that comes from the grandmother of Frank Le Bayon, the young and friendly restaurant manager. Short but sweet wine list with a focus on whites, sold not only by the bottle, but also by the glass or in a “pot lyonnais”. The great prix-fixe lunch menu for €19.95 comes with main dish plus starter or dessert. Delightful service.
From noon to 2.30pm and 7pm to 10.30pm
Closed Sunday for dinner and Monday
Average price: €50-60