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Clamato

  • Restaurants
  • Charonne
  • price 3 of 4
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. © Mickaël A. Bandassak
    © Mickaël A. Bandassak
  2. © Sylvain Monjanel
    © Sylvain Monjanel
  3. © Mickael A. Bandassak
    © Mickael A. Bandassak
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Time Out Says

5 out of 5 stars

Team shellfish with fine white fines at this deeply satisfying but slightly pricey seafood bar.

Like a baby, naming a bar can be difficult. How do you best summarise your business, your ethos, in one snappy yet unique-sounding phrase? At this stylish seafood bar, they’ve simply taken the name of the house speciality and pressed copy and paste – the ‘clamato’, by the way, is a spicy bouillon of clams and tomatoes.

Though the prices are relatively high and the portions not all that generous, the quality and freshness of the produce the kitchen uses – all responsibly sourced – generally make up for it. Depending on the season, you might enjoy things like wild Belle Corde n°3 oysters with Tabasco (€17), some delightful Quiberon barnacles in a punchy lemongrass vinaigrette (€15) or a gorgeously silky fillet of haddock served with asparagus and a ‘red miso’ (€13). Bring up a stool to the industrial-style bar and pair your plates with a glass of dry white wine, like the P’tit Coin de Paradis (Allobroges 2014 Lucas, €7 a glass) or a fantastic Saint-Veran (2015 Perraud, €7). Despite the prices, it’s a worthwhile stop.

TRANSLATION: HUW OLIVER

Written by
Jenny Stampa

Details

Address:
80 rue de Charonne
Paris
75011
Transport:
Metro: Charonne
Opening hours:
Wed-Fri 7pm-11pm; Sat, Sun 12noon-11pm
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