Fish is a no-frills, no-fuss, seafood bistro situated in the hub of St Germain’s artsy gallery district. It’s bursting with history, character and flavour. It’s right on the spot for a Saturday lunch or a mid-week evening dinner. From the outside, Fish is nothing special and easy to pass by. No name, no fancy signs, just the remains of its former life as an old fishery, which interestingly gives this place its distinct rustic atmosphere inside.
One of the great features chez Fish is the wonderful old, wooden bar, where you can perch yourself, wine and dine and watch the world go by. Moroccan style lamps add ambience and all sorts of fish style photography, art and quirks hang from the walls. Tables are set with simplicity and old marine chequered napkins give style. Staff are attentive and friendly, it’s so relaxed. Cucumber gazpacho, seafood risottos, salmon tartare are among a few of the star dishes on this menu. The prices won’t offend, a set three course menu (formule en France) for €26.50.
It’s a pleasure to note the support and use of great local suppliers that accompany the menu, adding panache with a great selection of wines from a neighboring wine store, La Dernier Goût. To finish, the Fish have the final touch down by serving creamy aromatic expressos from Coutume. The left bank creme de la creme in coffee.
Lots of unexpected surprises chez Fish, no bathing and fishing allowed! However, the big surprise is Fish itself. A reminder, that often, you have to look beyond the old veneer to find the real trésors in Paris.Fish La Boissonnerie, 69 Rue De Seine, 75006, Paris