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Le Mermoz

Restaurant Le Mermoz in ParisLe Mermoz (Paris) - © Le Mermoz

Phew, the future of the most vibrant café in West Paris is in good hands! After the talented Manon Fleury, now it’s time for the very young chef Thomas Graham (ex-Äponem) to rock the boat at Le Mermoz – mosaic tile floors, a J-shaped bar and Art Deco light fixtures. For us, the day we went for lunch, surrounded by busy white-collar workers and won-over foodies: a marvelous French onion soup that kicked things off on a good note, with a licorice espuma and pearls of almonds and trout roe; a vitalizing vitello tonnataglazed with mayo, under a heap of castelfrancosprinkled with capers and sweet chilies – unless you opt for the roasted duck breast on a bed of buttery cabbage, like the next table over did; before shortbread topped with slices of blood orange under a cloud of honey-infused whipped cream, for the sunny dessert… Masterful! At night, make way for swinging small plates: spinach and roasted wakame butter; purple broccoli with brioche and a Stichelton cream; red oca, pesto and sea lettuce… // Aïtor Alfonso

FEELING THIRSTY ? Wash it all down with something natural: a Angevin Pineau-d’Aunis from the Vaillant family (€7 a glass), a Catalan Grenache white from Frisach (€8), a Tours Chenin from Lise and Bertrand Jousset (€35 a bottle), a red blend from Jeff Coutelou in the Hérault department (€50)…

PRICE : À la carte €38-49 (lunch), small plates €8-15 (dinner).

Getting there

Restaurant Le Mermoz
16, rue Jean Mermoz
TEL: + 33 1 45 63 65 26
Subway: Franklin-D. Roosevelt, Saint-Philippe-du-Roule