We’ve only heard about this place because it’s so chic we can’t get a table but it’s not impossible to walk through those mystical doors and our friends tell us the food is incredible.

Chef Bertrand Grébaut's modern French cuisine focuses on seasonal ingredients of a very high quality with a natural wines on offer to pair with the food.

The interiors are a perfect example of the brut design trend with industrial style furnishings and a wholly pared-back feeling.

Everyone tells us that lunch is an easier bet for securing a reservation but if you can't get a table, try Clamato next door. It's by the same people and focuses on contemporary French cuisine with a seafood twist. It's always great to have a Plan B.

80 rue de Charonne
11th arrondissement

Lunch Tuesday to Friday
Dinner Monday to Friday
Closed Weekends

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