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Le Duc

243, bd Raspail Send to Phone
01 43 20 96 30
Métro: Raspail
Le Duc continues its tradition of offering outstanding, simply-prepared seafood and courteous service.
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Closed Sat. lunch, Sun.-Mon., Aug. Open until 10:30pm
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Le Duc Restaurant Review

: In a décor that would have pleased both Hemingway and Captain Nemo, Le Duc continues its journey of more than 30 years purveying the freshest of fish, sometimes served raw or simply prepared---fried, smoked, grilled, meunière, steamed---according to the species and the season. This restaurant where Mitterand had his usual table has not changed one iota. The respectful, minimalist approach to seafood imposed by Le Duc's founders endures even now that the Minchelli brothers are gone. The kitchen continues to handle only impeccable ingredients, heightening their innate goodness with a little sea salt, a dribble of oil, a brief moment on the fire. Wild Scottish salmon cured for just a few hours in a bed of salt, perfect raw sardines, expertly grilled sea bream, red mullet and white tuna enhanced with fruity olive oil, and a Provençal fricassée of monkfish, all cooked to perfection. If the bigger fish such as turbot and bass reach high prices, the clams sautéed with thyme and mussels marinière (€15) are accessible, as are the selections of raw fish or the €46 menu served at lunch, which features a magnificent baba au rhum for dessert. Courteous service adds to the charm of this establishment. Count on €70 à la carte (not including shellfish).

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