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Afaria

  • 15 rue Desnouettes Map It
  • Eiffel Tower
  • French

Known for

  • Laid-back, classic bistro atmosphere
  • Artichoke terrine with smoked bacon and aged comté cheese
  • Hazelnut soufflé with homemade dark-chocolate sorbet for dessert

Published 10/20/2016

Fodor's Review

The otherwise unexciting 15th arrondissement is home to much-lauded chef Ludivine Merlin and his Basque-inspired recipes. Basque cooking is known for its bold flavors and generosity, and the choices at Afaria are no exception. Crisp-skinned duck breast with balsamic-fig vinegar (for two) is served dramatically, inside a ceramic roof tile, with the accompanying potato gratin perched on a bed of twigs. Big chunks of spoon-tender, slow-cooked pork from Gascony come in an earthenware dish with cubes of roasted celery root. Tapas are served at a high table near the entrance, and there's a large-screen TV for rugby matches.

Restaurant Information

Address:

15 rue Desnouettes, 15e, Paris, Île-de-France, 75015, France

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Phone:

/01–48–42–95–90

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun., Mon., and 2 wks at Christmas.

Published 10/20/2016

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