Le Duc is one of those restaurants that you read about rarely, but which is pure gold; a fish restaurant that has changed little since it opened in 1967, it continues to satisfy a faithful, laid-back clientele who prefer good quality produce to trends.
Behind the blue and white frontage, the wood-panelled dining room with fish drawings on the walls feels like the interior of a luxury yacht, an impression enhanced by the affable service. On the menu, nothing but ultra-fresh fish and seafood, simply prepared to preserve their flavour. One of the first restaurants in Paris to servce raw fish, Le Duc continues to offer many different types of tatares and carpaccios – look out for the raw scallops served from October to May.
If the prices have always been high, they’re not outrageous for the quality of the ingredients: €13 for sea bass tartare, €15 for moules marinières, €38 for sole fried or meunière. Inflation seems to have affected this place less than plenty of others where you pay more to eat less well.
This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.