Paris: Clamato

Septime’s Owners Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat’s standing-room-only, mostly raw seafood + natural wine bar, right next door. Its always a lively “everyone knows each other” crowd sharing shellfish towers, tapas, small plates, natural wine, and craft beer & cocktails.

What to Order:

Build a RAW seafood tower from seasonal French dayboat oysters, shrimp, clams, etc. Oct-Mar. Believe it or not, this is a starter to share before ordering from the main menu of a la carte small plates – perfect for picky eaters. Everyone can choose what they want. Think baked razor clams/toasted hazelnuts/herb butter, Scallops/brown butter/cauliflower puree, Octopus carpaccio/grapefruit pulp/anchovy, Smoked shrimp/roasted red pepper/white beans. The signature dessert? A maple syrup Chantilly cream tart.

What to Know Before You Go:

Perfect for pescatarians – but not for those who have RAW seafood/shellfish allergies. Clamato is a busy bar – not a romantic restaurant. Go for the social buzz, not intimacy.

Getting In:

Go early or go late, this is a no reservation, walk-in only bar. No matter when you arrive, you’ll find a wait. But that’s a great opportunity to wait it out with a drink at their wine shop across the street.  Perfect for solo diners to groups of 5 people, not more.

Sister restaurants:

Septime – Their casual one-star restaurant next door.
Septime La Cave – The wine shop across the street, perfect for tapas & wine before/after dinner.

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