Sota Atsumi (Clown Bar) & wife Akiko have finally opened their long-awaited restaurant. They’ve transformed the only “house” on rue St Hubert into “Maison Sota” into an everyone is eating in his home kitchen experience. Its totally different from the experience at the Clown Bar – where he made eating brains COOL, duck & foie gras pies THE most copied dish in Paris and his squid ink tempura fish sticks with roasted red pepper coulis dipping sauce damn near an addiction. This isn’t fussy or formal, just good service and civilized. His talented Pastry-Chef Rikako Kobayashi is still at his side.
What to Order:
His menus change EACH day due to seasonal fresh ingredients being walked in the door by the farmers, fishermen, and hunters. If you have allergies let them know when reserving. Classic + natural wines.
The welcome is proper + friendly, ascending the staircase to the mezzanine dining room upstairs is something out of Gone With the Wind and all seats face the kitchen. Open-air acoustics in a buzzy open-air dining room means this is a place to see and be seen – not a romantic night out.
Use their online reservation system to book. There are 3-4 bar seats, 3 individual tables for 2-4 people and a large communal table for 18-20 people ALL in front of the open kitchen.