Le Dauphin Review
Avant-garde chef Inaki Aizpatarte has struck again, transforming (with a little help from Rem Koolhaas) a dowdy little café two doors from his acclaimed Le Chateaubriand into a sleek, if chilly, all-marble watering hole for late-night cuisinistas. Honing his ever-iconoclastic take on tapas, the dishes served here—along with a thoughtful selection of natural wines—are a great way to get an idea of what all the fuss is about. Offerings like sweetly delicate crabmeat punctuated with tart marinated radish and avocado puree, or a well-prepared lemon sole drizzled with hazelnut butter highlight what this chef can do with quality ingredients. Dishes are small, well-priced, and meant to be shared to maximize exposure to the food.
- Address: 131 av. Parmentier, 11e, Canal St-Martin, Paris, 75011 | Map It
- Phone: /01–55–28–78–88
- Website: www.restaurantledauphin.net
- Subway: Parmentier
- Location: Canal St-Martin
- Reservations essential
- Credit cards accepted.
- Closed Sun., Mon. and 1 wk Christmas. No lunch Sat.