When was the last time you dug your teeth into some lobster? It’s hardly an everyday dish, even for the most gastronome Parisians – though the four friends behind Les Pinces are doing their best to change that. Passionate about the king of crustaceans, Vivien, Louis, Rémy and Damien set up the restaurant in 2014 with a view to selling fresh lobster-based dishes at affordable prices.
The formula is working: Les Pinces is always buzzing and the helpful staff keep things running smoothly. The restaurant serves up its tender lobster in three dishes (€25 apiece) – oven-baked, as a Boston-style roll or in a sandwich – as well as a 500g Irish beef steak for seafood sceptics. Every meal is served with homemade chips and mayonnaise.
The food menu may be brief, but Les Pinces doesn’t scrimp on the drinks list. We recommend the raspberry-flavoured Red Tail or the delicious Brazilian Flipper (gin, basil, lemon and lime juice, syrup and sparkling water). The wine and beer lists are no less tempting, with Parisian brews Demory and Deck & Donohue among the more esoteric options. For dessert, opt for the cheesecake – courtesy of artisanal pâtisserie Rachel’s – over the apple crumble. An evening at Les Pinces shouldn’t set you back much more than €40 – so go on, take the plunge.
|Venue name:||Les Pinces||Contact:|
29 rue du Bourg Tibourg
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sat-Sun 12.30pm-2.30pm & 7pm-11pm|
|Transport:||Métro: Hôtel de Ville|
|Price:||€25 for a main course|