Le Passage 53, the surprising and delightful gastronomic restaurant

passage 53, street view

It's THE food buzz of the moment ! This totally unusual bistrot, nestled in an old Parisian passageway, has just won its second Michelin star. The promise ? An unpretentious and at the same time down-to-earth design venue, oozing with charm, featuring Art-Deco tiling, and vintage furniture.

Its great asset ? A highly gastronomic and very Parisian enclave where one can laugh very hard or show up in jeans, relax and enjoy a delightful meal without the snobby attitude that usually comes with that kind of place...

Super light ! Even twigs will love it here. Like a gourmet fashion show, here designer plates are featured one after the other like pieces of a collection: graphic, colorful, fresh...

Top chef... A Japanese chef, Sinichi Sato, who cooks meat heavenly (supplied by Hugo Desnoyers, the rockstar of butchers) and who rustles up veggies with a real touch of genius.

Result ? A little dish that looks like a Japanese garden served by laid-back waiters.

On the table... Like a gourmet gift, the menu, is a surprise ! Each dish arrives like a little gift to discover. And each haute couture plate becomes a graphic silhouette.

We love: Under a Japanese daikon sheet, a delicious scallop. An ode to the topinambour, a "forgotten" vegetable that is making a comeback : mashed and slightly sweet, topped off by a topinambour biscuit filled with truffle. Sublime ! Oysters under a fluffy mouse of apples, and haddock smothered with beluga caviar.

And the desserts... They arrive all at once, like a deluxe café gourmand. On the program ? A chocolate tart with salty butter caramel, a mini apple pie, a little pot of milk chocolate, passion fruit and blown rice, crunch palace style.

We also like ! Vintage wines such as a Gevrey Chambertin (18 EUR per glass).


Menu "découverte" only for lunch, 95 euros.

Menu "signature" 160 euros.

Open From Tuesday to Saturday, form noon to 1pm, and from 8pm to 9 pm.


Picture credit : Do it in Paris

Where to find it?

Le Passage 53

53 passage des Panoramas

75002 Paris

01 42 33 04 35


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