Seafood restaurants Paris

5 Incredible Seafood Restaurants in Paris

Looking for incredible seafood restaurants during your stay in Paris? Our guide has the low-down on the top spots to get your oyster, lobster & fish fix whilst in the city of light.

The French love seafood and luckily it’s easy to come across in restaurants and in markets.. Across Paris and indeed the country, you’ll find poissonniers selling incredible fish and crustaceans. Oysters, langoustines and welks are a traditional step of a French family lunch across the year (and especially at Christmas). So it’s no surprise that there is a wealth of really good seafood restaurants in Paris.

If you’re after oysters with a traditional mignonette sauce or moules frites with a glass of Chablis, read on to discover our favourite spots in Paris.

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Paris

Our hand picked seafood restaurant selection are tried and tested and are picked in terms of ambiance, quality of food and service. Restaurants are listed in no particular order.

Sur Mer

Sur Mer is a small, refined bistro specialising in sustainably sourced seafood. The pretty, blue restaurant is only a stones throw away from the Canal Saint Martin. Chef Olive Davoux has been at the helm since 2017 and expertly curates her small-sharing plate menu.

The menu is all about seafood and fish. The small plates are refined, delicate, traditional yet with small modern twists. On the seafood side, there’s a section of oysters from Utah beach, clams from Camargue, steamed Spanish mussels and langoustines cooked simply to order. They really let the produce to the talking on the plate but their modern sauces add some excitement. Home made Nahm Jim (spicy Thai sauce), Gochu Jang mayo and a seaweed beurre blanc sauces are on offer and add some real excitement to their quality seafood.

On the fish side, there’s a lot of creativity. Ceviche with cumin, coriander and fried shallots make for a very interesting summery dish and their grilled red tuna is served with rhubarb chutney. Finally they’ve got a killer wine list with plenty of very good natural wines on offer.

What to know before visiting

  • You need to call to reserve
  • Open every day

Address: 53 rue de Lancry, 75010
Tel: 01 48 03 21 38


Clamato is the sister restaurant to the very well known Septime restaurant in the 11th arrondissement. Just next door to its Michelin starred brother, Septime is a lot more accessible and just as enjoyable. They are certainly deserving of their coveted Michelin Bib and for good reason.

The restaurant itself is rustic, open and airy and seriously cool. It’s an epic spot for a long weekend lunch with friends, washing down their awesome produce with plenty of natural wine. Their menu changes daily and depends on what produce is comes in that day. It’s worth noting that their fish and seafood are sourced only from small boats that use sustainable fishing methods. Expect simply prepared oysters, clams, crab and cockles all cooked to perfect and of course letting the natural quality shine. Outside the traditional seafood options there are some incredible cheffy dishes such as sardines with a roast lemon purée & smoked creme fraîche and clams in a green curry sauce. If possible I’d definitely recommend getting their epic seafood platter which comes with mega clams, half a crab and a selection of killer oysters.

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What to know before visiting

  • You can’t reserve
  • Expect to queue during the weekends and you’ll need to arrive when they open to get your name on the waiting list

Address: 80 rue de Charonne, 75011
Tel: 01 43 72 74 53


Régis oyster bar is a small, intimate oyster and seafood bar in the capital’s 6th arrondissement. Specialising in oysters, Régis only sources the best produce from suppliers that they know personally (the same goes for the wine too).

The restaurant is small and extremely intimate and is perfect for a special meal during your trip to Paris. The dining space is minimally decorated in a white, Balearic theme and their beautiful blue serving plates accentuate the seafood decor.

The menu has a great but limited selection of seafood. Starters/entrées include simply prepared fresh sardines, whelks from France and foie gras & toast. Their oyster selection is available by the dozen (12) and have a variety of different tasting notes. If you’’re unsure they offer a platter for €39 with 6 fines de claires no.3 and 6 spéciales no.3. Finally they have a limited amount of other seafood including clams, sea urchin and organic king prawns but these can vary according to season.

What to know before visiting

  • You can reserve online
  • Open every day of the week

Address: 3 rue de Montfaucon, 75006
Tel: 01 44 41 10 07

Le Duc

Le Due is one of Paris’ hidden gems. A temple of fish and seafood, it’s become the haunt of fish loving politicians, celebrities and wealthy locals. First opened in 1967 by restauranteur Jean Minchelli, Le Duc started to move against the trend at the time and was one of the first restaurants in Paris to serve raw fish. The dining room is classy – the wooden panelled dining room is warm and inviting. It’s all understated luxury and bucks the current trend of cluttered, modern dining spaces.

The food and Le Duc revolves round super fresh seafood and fish. Chef Pascal Hélard is at the helm and he keeps the preparations clean and simple. Most of their fish and seafood comes from Brittany although the prized langoustines are imported in from Scotland. Their raw fish is certainly worth a try – raw langoustine with wasabi and scallops carpaccio are a stunning way to taste the quality of the ingredients. Fish fillets are treated with respect and the cooking is only ever precise. Order the turbot fillet and expect a thick, meaty slab of delicious white fish. One of their most famous dishes is the John Dory fillets served with a thick, creamy butter vodka sauce – it’s incredible.

What to know before visiting

  • You will need to call to reserve
  • Food is on the pricier side for Paris (but well worth it!)

Address: 243 bd Raspail, 75014
Tel: 01 43 20 96 30


Last on the list is one of my first ever seafood experiences in Paris. It’s not technically a dedicated seafood restaurant but they offer a wide selection of oysters and seafood platters.

Atlas is situated on the bustling Rue de Buci in the 6th arrondissement between Saint-Michel and Odéon. It’s a great spot during the summer to enjoy a platter of half-lobster, oysters and shrimp. I’ve spent many a Saturday afternoon here drinking wine and eating oysters whilst watching people walk by. Note that it’s not a gastronomic restaurant but a fun spot in a great area to enjoy some fresh seafood!

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day from 8am-2am
  • You won’t need to reserve

Address: 11 Rue de Buci, 75006
Tel: 01 40 51 26 30

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