Our specialized addresses to order a good seafood platter

Fruits De Mer

Paris is a party! Mainly seated around a seafood platter in a festive atmosphere and a stylish restaurant. Between the craze for sea food bars and the special attention paid to sustainable fisheries and small producers: this is the great revival of the seafood platter ... with the new precise codes of the sharp foodie.

Crazy sourcing, mix and match of vintages and shellfish , association with natural wines , short circuits: our best addresses to feast on a new gen 'seafood platter.


The Most Relaxed: Citrons et Huîtres

At Citrons et Huîtres, the shellfish reign supreme. This extension of the Rochechouart Hotel hides an oyster and seafood bar open year-round, just a stone's throw from Pigalle. Leaning against the counter of this small bar that resembles a market hall, you can indulge in the finest No. 2 Ile-aux-Moines oysters (starting from €2.50), special No. 3 Gulf of Morbihan oysters (starting from €3.50), and Gillardeau No. 3 oysters (starting from €27), available for individual, half-dozen, or dozen servings. The highlight is the Oyster Hour served every day of the week between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM, which includes 3 oysters selected by the chef and a glass of organic white wine, all for €10.

Also tempting are the pink shrimp with their delicious homemade mayo (€10), the essential daurade ceviche with jellyfish-like allure (€14), and the very indulgent shrimp toast adorned with fresh mint, fried onions, sesame oil, sumac, and shallot pearls, all bound together with Kewpie mayo (€11). It still leaves us salivating.

Citrons et Huîtres, 57 Boulevard Marguerite de Rochechouart, Paris 9th, open Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30 PM to 11 PM.


the most festive : Le collier de la Reine

plateau de fruits de mer au Collier de la reine à Paris

Behind this successful address is Arnaud Lacombe (Savoir Vivre) and his consistently outstanding team from Deviant, Vivant, Da Graziella, and Hôtel Bourbon. This is where you find exceptionally sourced goodies, a glamorous crowd, and natural wines—a winning formula for the taste of the times. The same success recipe as its predecessors, welcoming models, journalists, art directors, producers, actors, gallery owners, agents, and stylists aboard this undeniably chic brasserie.

When a sexy brasserie reinvents the foodie-pimped raw seafood platter, featuring 18 oysters, 3 scallops, trout gravlax, 6 langoustines, and dangerously delicious whelks with tarragon mayonnaise (Queenplatter, € 150).

Le collier de la Reine, 57 rue Charlot, Paris 3rd, open Wednesday to Friday from 7 pm to 1:45 am, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 1:45 am.


The most foodie: Clamato

Platter of seafood from Clamato

There are those who know, and others who haven't had the chance to experience it yet. Clamato, the marine sibling of Septime on Rue de Charonne, is where Bertrand Grébaut works wonders with the sea in a boho-fairy atmosphere. The menu includes black mullet ceviche with butternut squash and coriander (€14), raw Oleron cuttlefish with sesame and chili (€14), or smoked cod roe tarama with zaatar (€8), all accompanied by cocktails and natural wines.

The seafood platter for two is €65 and includes half a crab, whelks, 2 sea urchins, 6 clams, 6 almonds, 4 razor clams, and 4 beautiful oysters.

Clamato, 80 rue de Charonne, Paris 11th, open every day from 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 7 pm to 10:30 pm.


The most at home: La Ferme des Baleines

Seafood platter from La Ferme des Baleines

No need to live by the sea to enjoy the exquisite sensation of oysters straight from the producer. On the Île de Ré, La Ferme des Baleines by Benjamin Courtadon offers to deliver to Parisians within 24 hours. The exceptionally delicate oysters, just out of the water, accompany some hard-to-find organic plants (sea lettuce, glasswort, and hogweed) and other imperial shrimp or clams.

You don't have to break the bank to taste these exceptional products raised in marshes in the traditional way: €39 for a crate of 48 Specials De Claire No. 4 oysters, starting from €50 for No. 3, and starting from €63 for the plump No. 2. To equip yourself, add to your basket an ultra-manageable, effective, and green knife made from crushed shells (€5). Expect to pay between €19 and €150 for Chronofood delivery.

La Ferme des Baleines, Route des Portes, 17590 St-Clément-des-Baleines, Île de Ré. Reservation by e-mail (gestion@la-ferme-des-baleines.com) or call 05 46 29 54 43.


The most connected: PVH

Seafood platter from PVH

It's the most popular socialite and festive address in western Paris. Laura Gonzalez brings back to life this legendary 16th arrondissement spot, transforming it into an ultimately glam meeting place with very pop and 70s vibes. Fully embracing the new passion for seafood bars and great cocktails taking over Paris, PVH (Petit Victor Hugo) stands out as the most stylish marine brasserie of the moment with remarkable sourcing, including lobster macaroni (€41) and outstanding sea bass carpaccio (€18)!

Special mention to No. 4 "Black Pearls" oysters (€28), caviar from La Maison Nordique (€89), and a raw scallop dish (€18).

PVH, 143 avenue Victor Hugo, Paris 16th, open every day from 8 am to 10 pm.


The most starred: Dessirier

Seafood platter from Dessirier

If you dream of an atmospheric setting for a seafood feast, know this: Dessirier, the cult seafood brasserie by Michelin-starred chef Michel Rostang, offers a gargantuan platter for delivery (starting from €36) in Paris and the inner suburbs. The top oyster farmers are present: Yvon Madec, Jean-Paul Guernier, David Hervé, not to mention lobsters, crabs, shrimp, or whelks from responsible small producers, arriving with sardine rillettes (€12), rock fish soup with rouille and croutons (€19)...

Dessirier, 9 place du Maréchal Juin, Paris 17th, open every day from 12 pm to 2:15 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm (9:30 pm on Sundays).

And also...

  • Stéphane Minot, Meilleur Ouvrier de France at La Fine Marée in the 17th, delivers everywhere in Paris. Create your custom platter with all your favorites (whelks with mayo, organic shrimp, Gillardeau oysters, Breton lobster, spider crab, Claire fines, langoustines...) starting from €16.
  • The platters from La Lorraine and L’Alsace, the mythical brasseries in Paris where you can enjoy a seafood platter after a movie session or take the best from the sea to go. Oysters, pink shrimp, clams, whelks, lobster, crab, langoustines... All starting from €16.
  • Terroirs d’Avenir, the food collective that supplies the finest tables in Paris (Eric Frechon and the Fooding crew are big fans), offers the best seafood products directly at their superb fish shop on Rue du Nil. Featuring Saint-Malo and Saint-Quay-Portrieux scallops, Utah Beach oysters, Saint-Jean-de-Luz red tuna, and Banka trout from the Basque Country... The ideal place for a seafood market experience!

Also, discover the best raclettes and fondues in Paris and Le Petit Beefbar, the upscale steakhouse.

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