La Marée Jeanne-2nd arrondissement

Frederic Hubig, the Earl of Restauration in the Eleventh (Astier, Jeanne A & Sassotondo), has done it again with this instant hit, La Marée Jeanne.


Frederic Hubig, the Earl of Restauration in the Eleventh (Astier, Jeanne A & Sassotondo), has done it again with this instant hit, La Marée Jeanne. Sebastien has moved over from Jeanne B, the Montmartre member of the group and like all Hubig employees he is welcoming, charming and knowledgeable, as are his wait staff.


In the heart of the Montorgueil, district whose terraces are packed nightly with an energetic young crowd, La Marée Jeanne caters to them and their parents (me) with seafood spreads served with crunchy bread made by Eric Kayser to their specs, carpaccio of poisson, grilled fish, oysters and more.

And you can grab a quick snack and un verre after a movie or a complete lunch as I and my daughter did recently.


We shared a ceviche of lotte with the juice of an orange substituting for lime and a friture of eperlans and vegetables. A 50% sauvignon blanc, 50% viognier from Languedoc was so good that we stuck with it throughout the meal.


For a main course Patricia had the croque l’homard and I enjoyed the grilled mullet with spring vegetables and fennel seeds.

The atmosphere is exceedingly amiable and we became fast friends with three guys from the ‘hood with whom we spoke in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew. They insisted on taking us to a neighborhood institution, Le Sans Souci, at 183 rue Saint Denis,for a digestif. En route we bumped into Sheldon Forrest, my accompanist, who holds court at the Club Rayé, six nights per week.

So, thanks to La Marée Jeanne I have three good reasons to hang in the Montorgeuil.

 Restaurant La Marée Jeanne
3, rue Mandar
Paris 75002
TEL: 01 42 61 58 34
Metro: Sentier, Etienne Marcel, Réaumur – Sébastopol

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