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11, rue Dupin (6th Arr.)
(33) 01-42-22-64-56 | www.epidupin.com
HOURSMon.: 7:00pm-11:00pm; Tue.-Fri.: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: Closed
BEST FORLunch; dinner
RESERVATIONSEssential; book at least one week in advance
PRICE (THREE-COURSE PRIX FIXE; GOURMET TASTING MENU)EUR 35; EUR 48
FAMOUS PLATESGourmet tasting menu
DRINKS AND WINEWine list includes interesting picks from smaller vineyards
# OF SEATS25-50
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No - but table d'hote available
Jaunty, contemporary bistro just next to classic department store Le Bon Marché. Chef François Pasteau has developed a raucously popular “bistronomic” (bistro + gastronomic) concept that draws foodies from all corners of the globe (seriously: the staff speaks English and Japanese as well as French); it’s all about super fresh ingredients and using haute cuisine techniques when whipping up hearty, classic dishes. The with-it food is complemented by competent service and stylish black-on-cream décor.
A cosmopolitan mix of informed travelers, expats, and loyal Parisian locals. The business set usually packs in at lunchtime.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Go with a relaxed, upscale casual look.
GO HERE WITH
A date; a small group of friends
WHY WE LIKE IT
The food is fantastic, and the cheerfully low-key ambiance is fun.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
It’s crazy busy ALL. THE. TIME. (And the tables are really cramped, which makes it worse.) Also, when we visited, the service was all-too-clichéd with its couldn’t-be-bothered-with-you attitude.
GOOD TO KNOW
When you make a reservation, request the second seating (for lunch or dinner) and a corner table–it’s less crowded and more comfy. And if you really can’t stand the crowds, takeaway service is now available. The restaurant is closed for three weeks in August. Children’s menus are available. Dogs are also allowed.
Le Comptoir du Relais (Paris)
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