Clamato: Septime’s charming little brother
It’s not always easy to find a good restaurant on a Sunday night in Paris, when the entire city seems to be indulging in the joys of dolce far niente. Thankfully, there’s Clamato, a charming and wonderful seafood bar by the team behind the renowned Septime. It’s open from Wednesday to Sunday and since it doesn’t take reservations, it’s ideal for last-minute plans.
In every dish, as in the small wooden room, the sea is omnipresent. The restaurant is reminiscent of a fisherman’s cabin, and the menu offers everything from Utah Beach and Maldon oysters to sea urchin, veal and oyster tartare, sea bream, razor clams, and eel with lentils. Everything is fresh, delicious, and tempting. Septime’s free spirit and knack for invention can be found here too, and that’s all right with us. Plus, not having to plan a reservation weeks in advance makes this place all the more appealing.
80 Rue de Charonne, 11th Arr. metro Faidherbe – Chaligny, Paris
Open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday, and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday