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52 Faubourg Saint-Denis

Add: 52 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris 75010
Tel: N/A
Hours: 8-12am (continuous service, open daily)
Price: [appetizers] €9~12 [main courses] €16~19 [sweets] €8
Visited: May 2015

Restauranteur Charles Compagnon of L’Office and Le Richer has opened up 52 Faubourg Saint-Denis, and from what I could tell on this first visit today, it is just like Le Richer: open daily, continuous service from 8am to midnight, no reservations, with light, refreshing, and creative dishes. The meal didn’t wow, but it was a pleasant experience.

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For starters, we ordered three different plates to share. “Gazpacho de carottes, brousse aux herbes, petits pois” (€9) – carrot gazpacho with herbs and green peas, “rillette de maquereau en escabeche, gaufre aux herbes, creme de citron” (€8) – mackerel rilette with herb waffle and lemon cream, “asperges vertes, cremeux de pdt, jaune au chorizo, tuile parmesan” (€12) – green asparagus with potato cream and parmesan wafer.

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All were refreshing, but the mackerel rilette with herb waffle and lemon cream was definitely my favorite.

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To the main courses, which turned out to be quite delicious and more memorable than the starters.

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“Lieu jaune laque au vin rouge, risotto de pdt au raifort, feves” (€19), yellow pollack lacquered with red wine, potato horseradish risotto and broad beans.

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“Paleron de boeuf en pot au feu, carottes, coriandre, pate fraiche, cacahuete” (€16), braised beef shoulder with carrots, coriander, fresh pasta, and peanuts.

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“Poitrine de veau rotie au thym, laitue braisee, condiment miso/kiwi” (€17), veal roasted with thyme, braised lettuce, miso/kiwi condiment.

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Our first dessert was “salade de cocombre et fraises, creme citronee, biscuit aux amandes” (€8), cucumber and strawberry salad with lemon-flavored cream and almond biscuit. We don’t usually see cucumber being used in sweets and the idea might seem a bit bizarre, but this was actually very tasty, with the cucumbers providing a refreshing balance to the sweet almond biscuit.

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“Mousse au chocolat noir, sorbet poivron, tuiles et pignons caramelisees” (€8), dark chocolat mousse with red pepper sorbet, chocolate wafers and caramelized pinenuts.

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A pleasant lunch.

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June 2nd, 2015 at 4:52 pm