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The Fish Club

The Fish Club

The Fish Club

Address 58 rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau; 75001 Paris
between rues Coquillière and Ètienne Marcel
Neighbourhood 1st Arrondissement – Les Halles | See on map
Metro Etienne Marcel [M4], Châtelet-Les Halles [RER-A, B, D]
Telephone +33 1 40 26 68 75
Website http://www.eccfishclub.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fish-Club/451233414968795
Price EUR 40-60
Hours Tuesdays-Saturdays 18-02

Formerly a humble butcher’s shop, this two-level space near Les Halles has been transformed into a hip seafood restaurant from the team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club. Not contented with the runaway success of the Beef Club, they acquired the place next door to follow it up with the Fish Club.

For this they sent chef Thibault Tournaire to Malabar, the much fancied Lima restaurant from culinary hotshot Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, to pick up a few tricks and recipes. That means ceviches, tiraditos and skewers, alongside a selection of New England-inspired dishes such as crab cakes and hot lobster sandwiches, for a mouthwatering medley of North-South delicacies.

Plates are tapas-sized and apt for sharing, making it as suitable for a full sit-down meal with friends, as for an after-work snack and aperitif, taking full advantage of the drinks card by the bar. And if the selection of pisco cocktails, craft beers and wines doesn’t slake your thirst, then there’s always the option to continue downstairs at the adjacent Ballroom du Beef Club.

The décor is refreshingly fun and bright – Dorothée Meilichzon has created a retro-contemporary look with Aztec prints, funky shapes and patterns – and, during the summer months, there’s also a small but spiffy outdoor terrace. While ECC’s original bar concept may have lost a bit of edge, they are right on the money with their eateries.