Fodor's Expert Review Semilla
The duo behind the popular neighborhood bistro Fish and the excellent wineshop La Dernière Goutte have poured their significant expertise into this laid-back bistro in the heart of tony St-Germain-des-Prés. Its sophisticated cuisine, superb wines by the bottle or glass, and total lack of pretension have quickly made Semilla the toast of the town. A lively open kitchen produces a menu of plentiful dishes either raw, roasted, baked, or steamed, with choices that will thrill both carnivores and herbivores. Velvety chestnut soup, beet carpaccio, and the excellent marinated salmon are good choices to start, followed by roasted coquilles (scallops) St-Jacques with Jerusalem artichoke puree, or venison served with celery root and quince. There are also plenty of bistro classics to choose from, like beef tartare or côte de boeuf (rib steak) with roasted potatoes and a fine bordelaise sauce.
54 rue de Seine
Paris, Île-de-France 75006, France
- Convivial dining room with a lively, appreciative crowd
- Great options for vegetarians
- Open kitchen with plenty of bistro classics