Les Pinces: a new table on the Left Bank

Our favorite fresh and affordable lobster restaurant, Les Pinces, is coming to the Left Bank, rue Mazarine. A US atmosphere still as trendy, and cocktails to die for and always these pincer-ed creatures to enjoy of course!

In Paris, there are countless restaurants and some of them are very lucky – because of their success – to duplicate. It’s the case of the famous Les Pinces restaurant, set in the Marais for almost two years, and now enjoying a sibling on the other side of the Seine, rue Mazarine. This second table on the Left Bank provides the same concept: a simple yet effective menu: lobster available in all sizes and shapes or a big 500-g prime rib of beef à la plancha for meat eaters. The bonus here: its terrace to enjoy our crustacean friend in the sun!

Here, no golden spoon but a rather trendy and laid-back atmosphere: goodbye overrated lobster because of its luxury aura! At Les Pinces, the whole lobster costs €25 (baked or lobster roll) and can be enjoyed with fries, salad and a magnificent plastic bib – to make the experience even funnier and avoid the possible post-mortem attacks from the animal.

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Against all odds, the main ingredient is perfect as a sandwich – made with love with tasty toasted bread and light mayonnaise. Substantial but perfectly seasoned and not sickening at all! It would be a shame to come to Les Pinces without tasting (or tasting again) the whole baked lobster coming from Canada – sometimes Brittany or America – then stored in the fish tank in the basement before ending up in our plates!

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Perfectly cooked, the creature is such a delight! And from me to you, not a lot of lobsters can boast about flying in the airs before dying – don’t feel guilty then. Not really into a pincer massacre, our carnage buddy when for the huge piece of meat (raised in the open air) and is just as drooling.

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To accompany our surf and turf feast, a cocktail to die for, based on gin, basil, lime and yellow lemon juices, sugar syrup and sparkling water and a delicious strawberry soup to end on a softer note.

Well, we definitely have a crush on this restaurant with a concept as arthropod as fantastic!

Céleste L.
Last updated on 28 June 2016

Practical information

Location

43 Rue Mazarine
75006 Paris 6

Access
Odéon

Prices
desserts: 8 €
cocktails: 10 €
plat + accompagnements: 25 €

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