It’s the historical bistro of Lignac, installed at the corner of the Rue Paul Bert, that imposed the cool reputation of the chef. Ten years after its opening, Chardenoux has undergone a lifting with a very contemporary maritime concept conveying a new touch without betraying its origins. Parisian inside-trackers have already chosen their tables and the result is splendid.
An amazing decor
To give a fresh touch to its fetish address, the team of Cyril Lignac asked Swedish architect Martin Brudnizki and studio be-poles to reinterpret the Art Nouveau of Chardenoux.
No radical change but a new furiously up-to-date image. Checkout the marquetry counter where you can come settle on highly perched tools, Parisian red tiling, a mix of wood, brass, marble and leather
For the finishing touch of this atmosphere, an incredible leafed-ceiling, signature of the venue, chandeliers and tables with high-end linens, in contrast with the ultra urban and cool ambiance of the clientele.
A super contemporary maritime brasserie
The second strong point of this new Chardenoux is the menu: raw, marinated, cooked, seafood and fish. The chef #gourmandcroquant has mingled the very best produce to be re-injected in a centennial and super Parisian decor.
In addition, be sure to try their cult crispy galette with avocado-crab (€25) from the Bar des Prés and a duo of sinful lobster rolls (€27).
Other seafaring delights to enjoy solo or to share: shrimp with chipotle mayo (€12), a carpaccio of scallops with black truffle and smoked eel served in a shell (€25), an assortment of sashimi ( €20), tiny soles to dip in a divine sauce tartare (€28).
For dessert, we prefer the Proust madeleines: French toast with pears and caramel or praline pecan nut millefeuille.
In addition to a terrific selection of white wines (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine), a barman shakes cocktails behind the counter: Oyster Perpetual with Pisco, oyster leaf, lemon juice, champagne, agave syrup (€15) or a Frida Margarita with tequila, jalapeno, mezcal, agave syrup infused with thyme, lemon juice (€13).
We like: its fresh fresh seafood platter with oyster, shrimp, crab legs, sea snail bulots and marinated red label salmon (€65 for 2).
© Thomas Dhellemmes
Also discover the sushi counter of Cyril Lignac: the Bar des Prés.