The new maritime brasserie of Lignac in the 11th

Chardenoux Cyril Lignac

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

Plateau de fruits de mer avec huitres, crevettes, crabe et dessert

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.

Cocktails galore

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.

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