Looking for Cheap but Good Casual Seafood - Paris
Title says most of it. I am looking for good seafood, but cheap, casual restaurant but preferably not dirty, smelly, ect. It would have to be in Paris, of course, preferably near Belleville. For a dinner of three, and i'd like to maybe keep each overall meal per person under 50 euros??
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Your post is perfect timing. I returned to Paris yesterday. I have not been to Pleine Mer but I do have a craving for oysters. Moreover, I have to restock on confiture at le Fûret Tanrade on the same street as Pleine Mer. Then I need to visit one of the 25+ little phone stores near the Gare de l'Est for a cover for my new mobile. In between sits Pleine Mer, so it will be my lunch ! Oysters, of course.
Pleine Mer report:
After stopping at the Marché St. Quentin, and picking up some lovely citrus/lavender confiture at le Furet Tanrade, I stopped in at Pleine Mer for lunch. I arrived at 12h20 and was the first customer. As other arrived later, they were mainly regulars. The all seemed to know Eric, the owner.
For 11,50€ you get a dozen No. 4 farmed oysters that are very fresh, just briny enough, and delicious. This includes a glass of white wine (muscadet?), brown bread, and butter. Walking home the long way, past Bofinger, I saw the same for about twice the price.
I went for the big menu, 16,50€, which added a very generous portion of smoked, "wild" Swedish or Norwegian salmon and a little pot of tarama. I am not a big fan of Atlantic salmon, and this isn't really wild, but it was much better than the average smoked salmon one gets in France.
It looks like a hole in the wall but is very casual and friendly.
A no brainer:
Le Bistrot du Dome
1 rue Delambre, 14th (Metro : Vavin)
T: 43 35 32 00
A la carte about 50 €