Fodor's Expert Review Le Dauphin

$$ Canal St-Martin Wine Bar

Avant-garde chef Inaki Aizpitarte transformed a dowdy café into a sleek, if chilly, all-marble watering hole for late-night cuisinistas. Honing his ever-iconoclastic take on tapas, the dishes served here 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, decently priced, and meant to be shared to maximize exposure to the food.

Wine Bar Trendy Trendy Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

131 av. Parmentier
Paris, Île-de-France  75011, France

-01–55–28–78–88

www.restaurantledauphin.net

Known For:
  • Late-night revelry
  • Superb wines by the glass
  • Tapas by a star chef
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., and 1 wk at Christmas. No lunch Sat., Closed Sun., Mon., and 1 wk at Christmas. No lunch Tues.

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