Bar a Huitres Montparnasse
Cuisine: European, French, Seafood
There are several good, even great, oyster bar restaurants in Paris. What makes this one so exceptional are two things: 1. The first being the quality and range of selection of the oysters here. That... Read More
There are several good, even great, oyster bar restaurants in Paris. What makes this one so exceptional are two things: 1. The first being the quality and range of selection of the oysters here. That means you can taste oysters of any size from Normandy to Ile de Noirmoutier to La Rochelle to Beziers. And that in itself makes coming here worthwhile. But the second thing that puts this restaurant in the category of singular is that you can enjoy all of this seated on high steel stools around a 1920s era circular zinc counter. And for that, coming here becomes an excursion and dining experience. Their specialties, besides oysters, also includes fish served whole on a platter as well as shellfish and seafood platters. The wine list, too, has been written up even by major US wine publications, so impressive is its 4OOO bottle cellar. The oyster sommelier as well as the wine sommelier here are only too delighted to help guide you in your choices and selections. So if you're open to trying oyster and wine pairings that are sure to delight your taste buds, give yourself permission to enjoy this richly satisfying culinary experience.
- Seafood: "Montparnasse was of course the preferred hangout of Hemingway and Fitzgerald and so there are still locales in the neighborhood that seem to transmit this spirit of the Roaring 20s or the Crazy Years as they say in French. This is one of those restaurants that put you instantly into a Parisian time capsule. And of course the oysters here are assembled from only the best ostreiculteurs of France."
- Best for Seafood Because: When the weather turns autumnal is the time oyster season begins. And when enjoying oysters you want the best, like the kinds they serve here.