Named as one of Conde Naste Traveller's 'Best Restaurants of Paris' Le Dauphin has been delighting Parisian diners since 2010 by way of Chef Iñaki Aizpitarte's small-plate, market sourced seasonal dishes.
Aizpitarte, the adorned chef of Le Chateaubriand has directed some of its traffic who hope to dine at the no-reservation restaurant in the trendy 11th arrondissement to Le Dauphin next door.
Often simplistic yet challenging, the dishes are served with remarkable presentation. Naturally styled and fair priced, l"Express declared a wave of new restaurants in Paris 'Generation Inaki.' The type of experimentation in his dishes is somewhat a democratisation of a more interesting and sophisticated dining.
The warm buzz of local conversations give the stark interior (designed by dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and french architect Clement Blanchet) an ambiance and comfort. This sentiment seems to reflect Koolhaas' own statement in an interview in Wired in 1996 "People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more i think architecture has nothing to do with it."
131 Avenue Parmentier
75011 Paris, France