Many of you may have known Zebra Square nestled in Paris 16th arrondissement. Since this spring, this Parisian institution left its spot to Zebra: a new brasserie resolutely more modern with a chic decoration thought up by Olivier Delannoy and Francesca Errico. We enjoy the high ceiling, the blend of textures (copper, polished wood, marble…), furniture is chosen with beautiful and comfortable bench seats and the impressive and very beautiful bar, without forgetting the very lovely shady terrace.
Behind this new address, we find the duo including Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross, already at the origin of Daroco, this high-range trattoria open in June 2016 in rue Vivienne.
Alongside their friend and associate Romain Glize, the duo, becoming a trio then, offers a young, modern and trendy place displaying the codes of the luxury brasserie.
The bonus? Guests can come to Zebra all around the week at different time of the day no matter if it’s for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
On the menu? An inspired and fresh cuisine in tribute to classics of the French gastronomy.
For example, as starters, we find the irresistible Deviled egg as well as gravlax salmon, leek with vinaigrette and even razor shells with herb butter.
Moving on to main courses, it doesn’t matter if you love fish more than meat or the other way around, you’ll find your happiness with – for instance – this exquisite and perfectly cooked rack of lamb served with caponata (a clever mix of eggplants, onions, tomatoes, celery, green olives and capers) sprinkled with thyme juice.
Rack of lamb, caponata and thyme juice
For the rest, you can choose between a beef tartare with its pont-neuf potatoes and its green salad, or an aioli with line-caught hake, a turbot à la Grenobloise with spinach and potatoes and even vegan stuffed zucchinis.
We love the principle of the “Semainier du midi” [we could translate as “Lunch Diary”] with in no particular order the pork belly and its butcher sauce, moules marinières (mussels in white wine), and the timeless classic sausage and mashed potatoes.
As for us, we went for the flavorful and huge ray, as soft as we like, served with vitelotte potatoes and a caper sauce. A feast for the taste buds.
Ray with capers
Finally, if you have a sweet-tooth, we highly recommend yielding to the temptation of the desserts with the incredible chocolate mousse. Strong in the mouth, this dessert truly won our hearts thanks to a slightly smoked taste and its cocoa from Papua New Guinea, so much that it’s a true favorite!
My partner in crime, as for him, goes for the dessert of the day: a beautiful choux bun filled with peach cream and smooth and light whipped cream scented with verbena. Once again, it’s a gustative pleasure all along the tasting!
Dessert of the day: choux bun, peach cream and verbena whipped cream
Finally, in addition to concoct delicious homemade dishes, Zebra offers clever beverages to be discovered on the cocktail bar list though up by the great Nico de Soto.
3 Place Clément Ader
75116 Paris 16
Horaires: midi-15h, et 19h-23h
Entrées de 8€ à 15€
Plats de 24€ à 45€
Desserts de 9€ à 15€
Plat du Semainier (uniquement le midi) 19€
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