Paris Restaurants

Cru

  • 7 rue Charlemagne Map It
  • Marais
  • French

Fodor's Review

It's hard to imagine a raw-food restaurant in a city famous for its slow-simmered dishes, but Cru has been quite a success—the bucolic terrace in a cobbled Marais courtyard has something to do with this, as does the extensive menu's refusal to take the raw concept to extremes: a few cooked dishes are available, such as meat or fish prepared à la plancha and root-vegetable "fries." If you decide to stick to the raw dishes, you won't be disappointed: the "green plate," variations on cucumber, displays the chef's well-judged creativity, while silky veal carpaccio with preserved lemon has a lively flavor. Most of the desserts depart from the raw theme, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The restaurant doubles as a wine bar, so there are plenty of interesting bottles to choose from.

Restaurant Information

Address:

7 rue Charlemagne, 4e, Paris, 75004, France

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Phone:

/01–40–27–81–84

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. and 2 wks in Aug. No dinner Sun.

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