Where to eat oysters in Paris

Where to eat oysters in Paris

Wondering where to eat oysters in Paris? Some of the world’s best oysters can be found along the stunning coasts of Brittany and Normandy in France. Fine de Claire, Spéciale de Claire, Belon, Gillardeau…you name it! French definitely have a deep affection for the oysters, they even celebrate Christmas with this delicious seafood! As the oyster season is in progress (you can get excellent oysters in Paris starting from April to October, when they are the fattest and at their best), let’s see where you should get a good dozen of oysters in our oysters Paris guide!

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Where to eat oysters in Paris

Classy choice for oysters in Paris: Huitrerie Régis

Classy choice for oysters in Paris: Huitrerie Régis

Surely one of the acclaimed best oyster bars in Paris offering delicious seafood and oyster platters at your choice. Their oysters are so sweet and fat, you can easily quench your thirst for a luscious oyster meal! They offer Marennes-Oléron oysters that have been immersed in the basins of the ancient salt marshes, raised in the open sea and had their passage in Claire, adding on a yummy nutty taste onto the oysters. The restaurant is cosy, with friendly staff happily translating the menu for you if French isn’t your expertise.

Huîtrerie Régis
Address: 3 Rue de Montfaucon, 75006
Schedule: Monday – Friday 12 – 2:30pm, 6:30 – 10:30pm, Saturday 12 – 10pm, Sunday 12 – 10:45pm

Best oyster in Paris: Authentic taste at Pleine Mer

Best oyster in Paris: Authentic taste at Pleine Mer

This oyster bar may look like ordinary crêperies with a marine theme, but it’s a hidden gem for those who love seafood. In Plein Mer, you’re guaranteed to find a wide range of seafood from fresh seawater. Besides, their oysters are all freshly transported from Cancale, a prestigious famous site for oyster production in Britanny! Prices range from less than 10€ for a dozen to 19.5€, it’s a real bargain for the quality! You can also get a very typically Breton pastry specialty, Kouign-amann, a cameralised buttery cake (hard to find outside Brittany)!

Pleine Mer
Address: 22 Rue de Chabrol, 75010
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 3pm, 4 – 10:30pm, Sunday 10:30am – 1pm

Trendy seafood restaurant in Paris: Clamato

Clamato Paris

When we talk about Clamato, was it the bottled tomato juice that popped up your mind? You may have to think about it again, because the Clamato in Paris is a super chic seafood restaurant dedicated to hipsters and seafood lovers! Run by Michelin-starred chef Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat, Clamato is actually the sister restaurant of Septime, another very intriguing French cuisine outlet. The interior design is rustle but cosy, with wood being the main theme of the restaurant and very stylish staff readily at your service. You can try wild oysters sent from Ireland or Brittany and all sorts of delicate shellfish at reasonable price (6 oysters for 16-18€). They also have an incredible selection of wine waiting for you to try!

Address: 80 Rue de Charonne, 75011
Schedule: Wednesday – Friday 7 – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 12 – 11pm

Pamper yourself with oysters: La Coupole

La Coupole

This restaurant is perfect for those who fancy a more upscale seafood dining experience. This legendary brasserie is an iconic landmark in the Montparnasse area. Established in 1927, famous artists and authors such as Picasso, Man Ray, Sartre etc were customers here. The Art Deco interior design and the seafood platter are absolutely a timeless classic.

La Coupole
Address: 102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014
Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 8 – 12am

All you can eat oysters in Paris: Le Comptoir des Mers

Le Comptoir des Mers

This is the best place an oyster lover can ever go! For the price of 36€, you can enjoy a “all you can eat” oyster buffet, feasting on the taste of the sea for as much as you want! All of their oysters are directly and freshly brought to you from Normandy, where the restaurant owner is from. You can find quality Belon, Gillardeau, Isigny, Fine de Claire or Utah Beach oysters here! They also do take-away and delivery in cases any of you are feeling lazy or want to host a Sunday oyster party at home!

Le Comptoir des Mers
Address: 1 rue de Turenne, 75004
Schedule: Monday – Friday 12pm – 3:30pm & 7 – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 12-11pm

Cheapest oysters in Paris: 1€ oysters at Extérieur Quai – Le Bouillon de l’Est

Cheapest oysters in Paris: 1€ oysters at Extérieur Quai - Le Bouillon de l’Est
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Looking for a more upbeat seafood dinner? Come to Le Bouillon de l’Est! Every Wednesday evening from 6pm, you can enjoy Gillardeau oysters for just 1€ per piece (where to find such a good deal for cheap oysters with quality?) while stock lasts. As it’s extremely popular with the locals, you may have to come earlier to make sure you get a seat! They have regular live music in the bistrot too, what an amazingly relaxing vibe!

Le Bouillon de l’Est
Address: 5 rue d’Alsace, 75010
Schedule: Monday – Wednesday 7am – 12am, Thursday – Sunday 7 – 5am

Cosy Summer dinner with oysters in Paris : Auberge de Moulin Vert

Cosy Summer dinner with oysters in Paris : Auberge de Moulin Vert
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This lovely restaurant would melt your heart with its cute décor and welcoming staff! For those who are in love with oysters, you can enjoy 15 superior Grand Cru oysters from Normandy, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes or Aquitaine from the “Sélection de l’écailler” menu set for 35€. They also offer a variety of shellfish and seafood for you to choose from, and of course, supreme wines and champagne to pair with!

Auberge de Moulin Vert
Address: 33 Rue du Moulin Vert, 75014
Schedule: Monday – Sunday 12 – 3pm, 7 – 11pm