Fodor's Expert Review Chez Michel
This beachside Michelin-starred brasserie near the Jardin du Pharo is considered the last word in bouillabaisse and draws a knowing local clientele willing to shell out a few extra euros (€75) for this authentic classic. Before dining, the fish are paraded by your table then ceremoniously filleted before being served with the classic accompaniments: a spicy rouille, buttery croutons. Oysters, whole grilled fish (priced by the kilo), and an authentic garlic-steeped bourride are other fine choices—along with a good selection of great local wines.
6 rue des Catalans
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 13007, France
- Cozy atmosphere
- Small but excellent menu
- Bouillabaisse that's worth the splurge