Fish La Boissonerie: informal seafood restaurant in Paris (6th arrondissement)

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I stumbled upon Fish La Boissonerie, a tiny seafood restaurant, in the 6th arrondissement after hunger began to claw at me following a long morning walking around the Left Bank. The restaurant was crowded but there was still one table available so in I went. I opted for the lunch menu (starter, main dish and dessert) for 26 Euros. Not cheap, but for the quality of cooking, a much better value than the other overpriced restaurants in St. Germain des Pres. The food at Fish La Boissonerie is very delicious and quite refined. The fish is absolutely fresh and wonderfully cooked.

Fish La Boissonerie features much more creative cooking than almost all of the restaurants on the rue de Seine and rue Buci, which are either food joints catering to tourists (sadly, St. Germain des Pres is morphing into something like the area around the metro St. Michel in the 5th) or more traditional French brasseries. I had no idea that Fish La Boissonerie is popular among English-speaking expats (only after reading a couple of Paris food blogs was this revealed to me). It doesn’t matter.

The only drawback to Fish La Boissonerie is that it gets very crowded and the sensation of being packed in a warm, tiny room with many people talking at the same time is not for everyone. However, I still recommend this restaurant if you find yourself stranded in the St. Germain area and have no clue where to go for lunch.

Fish La Boissonerie
69 rue de Seine
75006 Paris, France
Metro: Mabillon
(not far from the St. Germain des Pres church)

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