A gust of ocean air has whisked through Saint-Germain-des-Prés and it’s coming from the celebrated seafood restaurant, Huguette. The self-proclaimed ‘bistro de la mer’ presents a menu of fresh caught fish, seafood platters, raw bar delicacies and tasty fried bites alongside dishes influenced by the cuisine of the East. Steamed dim sum and Korean poke cohere unexpectedly with fish and chips and ceviche. Like the sea itself, this marine oriented eatery has very fluid boundaries. Even mealtime does not stick to the strict Parisian dictates; the restaurant opens at 8am and closes at 2am every single day of the week. Opened by Olivier Flottes, second generation restaurateur of the famous Brasserie Flottes empire, Huguette’s refined and playful crab shack inspired décor was authored by Richard Lafond. With its warm interiors and relaxed terrace seating, Huguette is the Saint-Germain-des-Prés must-do for enjoying a few oysters and a glass of bubbly—if not an entire bottle and a colossal plateau de fruits de mer.
Huguette, Bistro de la mer
81 rue de Seine
Open daily from 8.00am to 2.00am
+33 1 43 25 00 28