If you don’t have a local to tell you the best places to eat and you’re not into the 3 Michelin Rosette restaurants it can be very hit or miss finding somewhere exceptional to eat – anywhere, let alone in Paris.
La Luna is not inexpensive, but compared to what you can pay for dinner here in some restaurants it’s reasonably priced, and the food and also the service are superb. They also offer a set meal for 50 Euros with good sized portions and the same quality as the a la Carte.
La Luna is all about beautifully prepared and cooked fresh fish and shellfish. Nothing is overcooked and the flavours are those of a far superior restaurant. Be prepared for a real treat and make the extra (very short) journey up near the Gare St Lazare for a meal you’ll remember for a very long time.
For those who love dessert La Luna is famous for their Rum Baba, and no I didn’t.
You’ll find La Luna at 69 Rue du Rocher 75008 Paris, France 01 42 93 77 61. Make sure you book a table first.
Montparnasse Brasserie Le Dome.
On to Le Dome, one of Paris's most famous Brasseries specialising in seafood. Don’t expect to save money here, this is a place for serious diners who are looking for the best, but if you’re having a celebration or you want a truly memorable meal you should pay a visit to this superb Paris restaurant, situated on the Boulevard Montparnasse.
The seafood is exquisitely fresh and prepared without over embellishment. Expect an exceptional meal. Don’t try and visit Le Dome without booking, you almost certainly won’t get in.
Restaurant Le Dome - Address: 108 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France. Phone:+33 1 43 35 25 81
Le Vent d’Armor – A Hidden Gem
This restaurant was recommended by friends who live in Paris and are always in the know. It’s small and intimate and has some of the best seafood I have ever had, anywhere.
Situated near the Odeon on the Quai de la Tournelle this may seem a bit out of the way but it is completely worth the journey.
Le Vent d’Armor offers a very reasonably priced set menu, where you choose certain dishes off the a la Carte. Don’t expect to see the complete menu on the website – it changes regularly. The wines also are exceptional and exceptionally priced compared to what you would pay elsewhere.
Le Vent d’Armor, 25 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France +33 1 46 34 50 99