Le Dôme — Freshest Seafood in Paris

IMGP4099.JPGUnlike other brasseries, Le Dôme is strictly a seafood restaurant (except for one veal dish on the menu). With its own poisonnerie just around the corner from the restaurant, it is one of the finest seafood purveyors in all of Paris.

Best known for its oysters shucked on the half shell, you can literally order several different varieties of oysters and they are, in fact, some of the very best I have had anywhere in Paris.  The Sole Munière is fantastic, as is the daurade (White Sea bass).  For dessert, their Millefeuille is gigantic, and other classics such as is the Crème Brulee and Baba au Rhum will not disappoint.

The décor at Le Dôme has not changed much since the 1920s, as it remains rich in detail, with beautiful domed lamps, and photos of famous patrons adorning its walls.  There may be one too many tourists here for my taste, but for oyster lovers there are few places that match the quality of the variety and freshness of oysters offered at Le Dôme.

Price wise, it is expensive for a brasserie (about 80-100 Euros per person), but given its quality, ambience, and history, it is a trip worth memory lane.  Julia Child came here, and little has changed on the menu since she dined here, as have a litany of French presidents (Mitterand, Chirac, Sarkozy), movie stars, poets and Russian oligarchs.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner (except in July and August when it is closed Sunday and Monday), reservations are recommended but not required.

Address:  108 Boulevard Montparnesse, Paris 75014

Telephone:  01-43-35-25-81

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  1. Russell
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I have to disagree, STRONGLY! It boggles the mind that this review is titled Freshest Seafood in Paris. It is ANYTHING BUT! I’ve eaten seafood in Paris hundreds of times and I’ve had better seafood than I had at Le Dome most of the time. I was there last about a year ago and I won’t be back. I had the large seafood platter with friends as well as a Sole Meunière. The raw shellfish was OK but the oysters were nowhere near the quality of places like Huiteries Regis. The cooked shrimp was average. It certainly wasn’t as fresh as it should have been. The lobster and crab tasted as though they had been cooked that morning (or earlier) and the crab, specifically, was so ‘not fresh’ that it tasted like it had been frozen at some point. I’ve had better seafood platters with fresher seafood at Le Congres! (For less money too.) And the sole – again, it seemed as if it had been pre-cooked. It didn’t come out of the kitchen hot. It wasn’t crispy on the outside and light and moist on the inside the way it should have been. I’ve had MUCH better at L’Acajou. Overall it was a big disappointment. The reviewer needs to learn more about seafood.

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    • David Dadoun
      Posted August 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      Le Dome has been around a long time, has a faithful following (not just tourists, especially unhappy ones), sells fine fresh seafood at its poisonnerrie and, while tres cher (expensive), we disagree it deserves such opprobrium from anyone, though are sorry your experience was not a good one as compared to what we assume many, many, many others have experienced while dining there.

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      • gmartin
        Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:16 am | Permalink

        I too have been to Le Dome before and consider it one of my favorites. I found the seafood to be fresh and service excellent. It is one of the top places that I recommend when people ask me for restaurants in Paris. I will be back in a few months and look forward to the fruits de mer platter! Lovely place and wonderful food.

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