Chez Marius

  • Date
  • share

Ciao L’Enchotte, this place now goes by the name of Chez Marius! Yannick Aubrée, the owner of Casimir, took over this old wine bar on Rue de Chabrol and turned it into a bistro for groups of friends. We come here less for the carnivorous decor (a stuffed fox, hare and wild boar trophies, an “Eat organic, eat the vegetarians” poster) than for the gingham tablecloths, ornate wood bar and cheeky cuisine prepared by Dimitri Gris (ex-Louve), which is pretty seafood heavy. Let’s get down to brass tacks: oyster ceviche, sautéed mussels with turmeric and cilantro, steak tartare, bone marrow, dab-sole & chips…. And for us, some incredible casserons (baby cuttlefish) to start, which were juicy and briny, paired with snow peas and an artichoke cream; followed by half of a veal brain with a lovely ponzu sauce, minced herbs and lemon zest; and masquerading as dessert, a strange cherry cake – the official pastry chef being absent that particular day. // Adrien Nouviaire

FEELING THIRSTY? A rather colossal chalkboard wine menu, which features an Aude white from Benjamin Taillandier (€6 a glass), a Burgundy Melon white from La Soeur Cadette (€31 a bottle), a Morgon from Antoine Sunier (€44) and a Chinon Cabernet franc from the Domaine de l’R (€37).
PRICE: Plates €12-23.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The Belgium Guide 2024 is out of the oven!

Discover the latest selection of the Kingdom’s 350 best addresses (restaurants, bars, cellars, shops and bedrooms), an award’s list celebrating this year’s favorite spots, and a magazine section featuring « Belgium Underground » exploring the margins of the food world, its hidden stories and some of its most taboo subjects.

2024 Le Fooding Belgium guide frontcover
I want it!

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.