Cuisine: European, French, Seafood
Price Range: $$$$
It's not easy being a Paris institution. Especially when the celebrated chef retires and a new one comes in to take the gilded reins. In this case, it's Chef Mathieu Pacaud (of Hexagone and... Read More
It's not easy being a Paris institution. Especially when the celebrated chef retires and a new one comes in to take the gilded reins. In this case, it's Chef Mathieu Pacaud (of Hexagone and L'Histoires) who is now running the kitchens. His vision was to update the interior and play with the themes of ocean, sun, and sand for this venerable fish restaurant. There are different areas in the restaurant that provide cosy seating nooks in a restaurant that is now nearly twice the size of what it once was. The menu, too, has been completely overhauled with the chef's delicate touch (he has both 2 and 1 star restaurants in the capital). Think light emulsions over steamed blue lobslter from Brittany; the fresh catch of the day delivered from the fisherman's boat that morning served grilled or poached with lightly sautéed vegetables. The Divellec remains a Paris power table.
- French Traditional: "Recently bought by the young and dynamic Chef Mathieu Pacaud, all things traditional have become new again here. Refurbished interior and renovated menu, what hasn't changed is that this is still the best fish restaurant in town."
- Seafood: "Sold in 2013 to the Costes Group, the restaurant still rides on its former glorious reputation when Jacques Le Divellec was still at the helm."