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Tender succulent fish, straight from the waters, awaits you at Le Bar à Huîtres. A brainchild of Garry Dorr, Le Bar à Huîtres has various outlets in the city and is a popular haven for the seafood lover. This outlet is located in Paris' 5th Arrondissement. The preparations are made of fresh catch ensuring high quality. Nestled in Saint-Germain neighborhood, this restaurant is a short walk away from popular attractions like Place des Vosges and Victor Hugo's former residence.
This is a small and pleasant oyster bar just off Boulevard Saint Germain. The menu segregates the oysters served into the following categories, namely: fines de claires, spéciales de claires and pousse en claires. Also, one can find the rare and expensive belon variant here. There's also a nice range of French wines to complement the food. Mostly packed, this restaurant is a favorite with both locals and tourists.
Get your oyster fix with a visit to L’Ecume Saint-Honoré. Located in the heart of the famous Rue du Marché Saint-Honoré, this charming restaurant promises a taste of the ocean with a delectable assortment of seafood. At one end of the space lobsters, crabs, scallops, mussels and clams rest on crates of seaweed or crushed ice. The other half of the restaurant is lined with several wooden tables and chairs to enjoy freshly-shucked bivalves. The sound of seagulls are the background score of your visit.
Clamato is the second venture of chefs Théo Pourriat and Bertrand Grébaut after their restaurant Septime. This place is solely a bivalve bar that gets its name from the clam broth-tomato juice beverage. On the menu are clams, mussels, shellfish and oysters that are paired well with white wine and champagne. Specialties include Maldon Oyster, Oysters on Ice and Banka Trout. Complement the same with Rose Lies Jousset and Savoy Jaja Berlioz. The thoughtfully put together decor features a spiral stairway to the mezzanine area and an au naturale ambiance.
"Everything that comes from the sea" was the motto of this restaurant when it was opened in the year 1872 by Alfred Prunier. Today, Jean-Claude Goumard buys his products directly from small chartered boats and night fishermen. Despite its rather high prices, his restaurant remains one of the most popular in Paris. Try the grilled/poached Breton lobster, or line-caught bass with pan-roasted vegetables à la Sicilienne. Splendid cellar with a choice of 170 champagnes. Call for more details.
Le Bar A Huitres literally translates into "the bar to oysters". No second guessing here what the cuisine is all about? Variations in the the style of preparing the oysters is there specialty. Accompanied by a delectable glass of Merlot or Shiraz, one can have quite a time here. Established as one of the best oyster bars of Paris, this place is a definite must see and if you are not into the clam family then the menu offers much more. For further information do check their website.
An undisputed Russian staple in the French capital since more than a decade, Caviar Kaspia is where you go to indulge in a lavish and unique seafood extravaganza. Tucked on Place de la Madeleine, this culinary institution is decked through and through in old-fashioned opulence, right from the rich carpets, drapes, antique showpieces to the chinaware displays. Highlights of the menu include Baked Potato with Oscietra Selecion Caviar, Duo de caviar "impérial Baeri" et esturgeon blanc and Ibérico Ham de Bellota " Gran Reserva. Champagnes and wines complement the exquisite menu selections. Reserve ahead.
L'Ecailler du Bistrot is a great place to savor seafood in Paris. Specializing in crustaceans and bivalves, tuck into delicious specialties of lobster, shrimp, scallops, clam and crab. Their oysters selection is sourced from the regions of Belon, Marennes-Oléron as well as Utah Beach. Select from a backboard menu of Coquilles Saint-Jacques, Crevette Rose, Moelleux au Chocolate, and more. These dishes are best complemented with regional wine like Cheverny Blanc and Red Sancerre. Their nautical decor, model boats and murals on marine life create an ambiance to match.
No one does oysters and shellfish buffets as Le Garnier. And to indulge in this seafood extravaganza you will have to come down to the 8th district where this posh restaurant sits on rue Saint-Lazare. An effortless ambiance is elicited by the charming cream, wood and mirrored interiors decorated in designs by Dominique Honnet. Dishes you must try are the lobster, pan-fried Dover sole and the herb-crusted rack of lamb. Wines and desserts add a finesse to the overall dining experience. Reserve ahead or just walk in.
Vin et Maree is a delightful chain of restaurants in Paris. Known for their exciting and delectable menu which consists of Tartare de saumon, les huitres(oysters) accompanied by the best vin(wine) that is found in France. This is the place you should go to if you want to truly enjoy what it is to be in Paris and to get the Parisian feel of food. For more details do check their website.
This restaurant is an ode to all seafood lovers, and a tribute to the cooking style of La Charente, the flat sandy district on the south of Bordeaux. Using no sauce or spice, the seafood is fresh and retains its original taste. The mastermind behind this restaurant is the owner and Chef Allamandou. If you're confused to make a choice from the menu, request for his favorite dish - the Red Mullet, which is baked in rock salt or sautéed in oil.
A part of the reputed Vin & Marée seafood restaurant chain, this Voltaire outlet reinforces the standard of fresh seafood, and the equally high level of culinary prowess involving sea-fare that the chain has always claimed of. The marriage of French cuisine and sea-food makes way for a whole new gastronomic revelation which is aided by the master-chefs at work. Although, the restaurant may not have the most fluent English-speaking servers, or the most expansive dining space, Vin & Marée more than makes up for it through its all-pervading food that appeals to patrons of all faiths and nationalities.