Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Paris
Le Mary Celeste
Taking its name from an abandoned American merchant ship, this restaurant and bar embraces all things nautical. When it opened a few years ago Le Mary Celeste caused a splash with its fabulous oysters sold for a euro each. The oyster prices have since gone up, but the quality and innovation in the cuisine remain the same. While there’s always something for vegetarians and carnivores on the menu, the seafood usually steals the show. Enjoy the best of what’s seasonal, from an entire crab (be ready to wear a bib when eating that dish!) to delicate shellfish and other poisson (fish) oriented small plates. The open, airy dining room with its wooden tables and benches all maritime vibe complement the seafood menu. The aperitif style cocktails pair with fresh fish, making for an all-around seafaring fun time.
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Fish la Boissonerie
Located in a former poissonerie, this restaurant has kept the former tenant’s charm. With the beautiful tiled fishy façade and a slight change to the name (the “P” became “B” – Poissonerie to Boissonerie). The spirit of the space remains the same, with fresh fish figuring at the center of the menu and daily specials. The welcoming bar makes this a great spot for solo dining. Or you can enjoy a drink and snacks before you head off to explore Paris by night. With a nice selection of natural wines and a consistent commitment to sourcing high quality seafood, Fish never fails to please.
A relative newcomer to the scene, La Méduse is gaining in popularity, thanks to the booming cocktail scene in the city. Although this Canal St Martin side bar is labeled a “bar à cocktails”, the seafood focused menu is also very much on point. Enjoy a negroni or classic martini with fresh-from-the-sea selections prepared and presented. The space still attracts more of the cocktail crowd, so be sure to get there early, grab a table and order a side of shellfish to go with your cocktail hour.
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