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06 ARR: Huiterie Regis

3 Rue Montfaucon , Phone:

Reviewed by: AndrewG from USA, review #4013

When: 2012

The service is friendly and informative and efficient, as this is not a place for lingering. But, if you love oysters, you should go. We would return.

Directions: on Rue Montflaucon, near Boulevard Saint-Germain

During our time in Normandy, while enjoying the local bounty, we reflected on our last time in Paris (in 2009), and my wife and I formulated a theory that, perhaps, the finest oysters often find their way to the capital. So, in my ongoing quest to find the best for her, on this trip’s first night in Paris, we waited outside this ridiculously small and unassuming shop and restaurant where people regularly line up and wait for the opening, which may or may not happen as posted. If you are among the first 14 on line, you get in and the place then is full. If you are number 15, you are directed to a bar across the street and told to wait for the call. We were among the first 14, so we crammed into our seats at our tiny table and I watched my wife take down two dozen of the freshest oysters (number 2s) we’ve seen (you are required to order no less than a dozen for each person and I chivalrously gave her mine), while I devoured beautifully fresh shrimp, and a plate of sausage. That meant we tasted everything they offered. A nice bottle of Poully Fumé completed the meal. This place is so small that it cannot help but be noisy and cozy. The service is friendly and informative, but by necessity efficient, as this is not a place for lingering since you know they will need your table relatively soon. But, if you love oysters, you should go. We would return.

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