These restaurants aren’t relocating; they’re multiplying. This is the third outpost of Les Pinces, which offers Parisians the opportunity to try lobster as if you were sitting down for supper on the south east coast.
This new address, in the 9th arrondissement on Rue de Douai, has a cool seaside vibe. For €25: an entire lobster, a lobster roll or grilled rib steak (just to accommodate the non-lobster lovers) is yours. The waiters bring large plastic bibs allowing you to get really stuck in, and it’s accompanied with chips, salad and melted butter sauce.
The dish is generous but not as good as a real Breton BBQed lobster. Having said that, the lobster roll gets it revenge, with its fluffy brioche bun - it’s definitely worth ordering. To drink? A good wine like the Alexa chardonnay from Bourgogne. For those of you wanting more of a snack: there’s a lunch time deal of half a lobster, pudding and coffee for €18.