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“1st anniversary treat”
Review of Passage 53

Passage 53
Ranked #461 of 18 464 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$141 - US$235
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We scoured the Internet for hours trying to decide on a Michelin starred restaurant to visit during our 1st trip to Paris, finally settling on Passage 53. We booked well in advance as we wanted to visit on Saturday night. When we arrived (after walking past the front door once owing to the very unassuming appearance of the restaurant) we were greeted by friendly, attentive front of house staff. This restaurant is tiny with only about 20 covers and we enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. We opted for the "chef's suggestion' menu as we pretty much eat everything and wanted to try as many dishes as possible! Including an amuse bouche and petit fours (delicious, freshly cooked madelines) we enjoyed 14 interesting, well considered courses. The highlights for us were the scallop served with Roscoff onion ravioli, the Bresse chicken 2 ways with oyster mushroom and slow cooked egg yolk, the onion and chorizo (speciality of the house and incredibly effective given how simple the ingredients) and refreshing lemon dessert with meringue. The only course we weren't as keen on was the sea urchin but this is only down to personal preference and we were pleased to try something new. We didn't have wine but the list was huge! We also loved the fact that the kitchen was open at the top of the stairs and my hubby enjoyed saying hello to the chefs. Would highly recommend a meal here.

Thank Beckie B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The understatement of the space is the most elegant way to be welcome.
From the white tablecloth and Piet Stockmans porcelain dishes and Beautiful crystal glases thin as an eggshell.
The food is a visual delight ...food is the most important thing presented at your table, held by white porcelain in different shapes.
every dish arrives to the table in perfect proportion and presentation.
From Caviar to Poulet Roti.
Cafe con Leche in a creme of chestnuts create the most intriguing soup.
the rest is to be discovered.
The service by Japanes and French ...beyond!

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Thank pogginotes
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This was my second dinner here, and I loved it as much as the first.

It's in a cool space inside an indoor atrium passage. The restaurant is very small, only about 5 tables. The menu is fixed, you eat whatever the chef is making, but you can offer dietary restrictions and they are accommodating.

The food is special, it's delicious, simple, and yet fancy. Every course was delightful.

Service is excellent, warm, friendly. The wine list is good.

The ambiance is very sophisticated and special.

Really, a lovely, beautiful, and special restaurant. They take great care with everything. I love eating here.

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Thank BillGibson1
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I loved this place!
I love how unassuming it is from the lane way entrance. I love how understated the decor is, with very simple yet interesting art on the wall, and almost a stark dining room or very minimalist.
The dishes are presented the same way. Nothing is on the plate that shouldn't be there. They focus on seasonality and availability so the menu changes frequently ( maybe even daily, thus the reason no menu on the website).
It is a set menu, but a choice of how many courses and optional extras ( ours was caviar!).
I love that the wine match wasn't a wine per course, so you can drink at your own pace.
The manager is amazing- warm and welcoming to all, as well as genuine.
A wonderful experience all round.

Thank Hospomum
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

The wine list is excellent and quite unique in many selections and it is very reasonably priced. The personalized excellent service combined with the lovely minimalist atmosphere and very quiet room led and unique fusion of Japanese cooking techniques with French cuisine led to a superb evening. The fish, veal, fois gras dishes were highlights this year. The first was delicate, very lightly cooked. The fois gras, a mainstay but each year slightly varied depending on the season but typically depending on rhubarb and strawberry along with a lovely undercooked fois gras pate is always superb. The white asparagus poached lightly and then stir fried quickly was delightful. The vegetables, mainly miniature asparagus and other greens were delightful accompaniments. This remains among my top choices for light, tasty delightful long evenings of memorable eating and drinking

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Thank barry p
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