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“bar a hors d'oeuvres - Amazing Oysters”
Review of L'Avant Comptoir

L'Avant Comptoir
Ranked #588 of 18 857 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Description: ... No seat, no table but a preface to the greed, revenge of the aperitif, gastronomy vertically, a gy mnastique the hatch, buissonniers of wines and foods of aphorisms and euphoria ... -Emmanuel rubin, figaroscope.
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We visited the seafood bar next to the main restaurant and had a real treat. It is a simple place with limited seating but if you just want wonderful seafood then this is your place. The bar is stocked with delicious bread, great balls of creamy butter, and all the simple condiments to compliment the swimmingly fresh seafood you will enjoy. One wall is full of wine fridges, to suit all tastes. The menu hangs from boards on the roof. We just asked for a dozen decent oysters and some rose and let the lovely server sort us out. The shells came with some lovely small pork sausages and we relished every mouthful. The depth in flavour of the oysters was a real eye opener. A really wonderful lunch experience.
This will be staple for a simple, but exceedingly delicious lunch on every further visit to Paris. Highly recommended.

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Thank BigEdo
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Mexican Festival near Odeon only served delicious pork tacos. Hungry for vegetables we walked in and ordered sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes with tobiko, crispy and light fried baby calamari, thin slices of ancient white ham which was delicious with the warm Poujauran bread and butter. The boxy Pimientos de Padron were just like in Barcelona! The lettuce we'd ordered was forgotten but the wine was crisp and chilled perfectly so we were happy. The prices were more reasonable than the fresh oysters bar next door and the young waiters friendly. Yes you have to stand but you make conversation with your fellow diners and order whatever it is that they're having, and if you're lucky, they'll even offer you a bite!

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Luckily arrived in time to get a table as place is popular. Great food and wine. Also has little fish and tapas style standing room bars next door if you want something quick

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Ate at L`avant Comptoir de la Mer as it looked like a more fun eating place. Only standing room and no seats. Not quite a suitable for very young kids. Vast array of dishes to sample. Medium price range but excellent quality of food. Fantastic variety that you can sample in a short time. And their butter balls!!!

Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Best experience ever! Small tapaz plates , delicious food , great vine selection , great vibe , very friendly stuff. Must go place!

Thank oxakos
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