Gourmet variations on single-product dishes

Pomze, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Another new culinary trend is restaurants specializing in a single food, which are thriving all over the French capital. The menus consist of one single product, but offered in a myriad of different ways, making it a speciality. Here are some places not to be missed for mono-food fiends.








The ‘Mono-product’ restaurants 

Even Michelin-starred chefs are getting in on the act. Like Antoine Westermann, awarded three stars, at the helm at Drouant and who has now opened Le Coq Rico in Montmartre. A restaurant where he shares his passion for quality poultry and offers the best products: Naked Neck chicken,
Dombes duckling, wild duck, wood pigeon, poule au pot, guineau fowl and partridge, cooked in a thousand and one ways: soup, terrine, rillettes, salad … The rotisserie Solyles also specializes in chicken, which it offers in any form you could think of, to eat in or take away.

From chickens to eggs: at Benedict in the Marais, eggs are a dish in their own right, with many gourmet variations of Eggs Benedict, the American dish consisting of a poached egg on a slice of toast. There is something for everyone: traditional, with avocado, Italian style, Nordic, cheddar, and with truffles.

The chic and trendy canteen Balls serves only meatballs in a well-designed minimalist setting. You choose your meatballs (lamb, beef, chicken, etc.), a sauce and a side dish of your choice.

At Pomze, apples take pride of place from the starter to the dessert and even in the drinks! The menu is a mix of savoury and sweet dishes, all with apples:  Jerusalem artichoke soup, baked Pink Lady, prawns flambéd in Calvados apple brandy …

If you like lobster, go to Pinces, a laid-back restaurant which aims to introduce as many people as possible to lobster: you can choose an entire roast lobster or a Lobster Roll, a toasted lobster sandwich.

As for mozzarella, it is served in different ways at Mozzachic and Autour de Saumon offers salmon in any form you could want: smoked, marinated, sashimi, tartare, etc.

Les Pinces, plat, Paris © Telly Vision
Mozzachic, plat mozzarella, Paris © OTCP - DR



The specialists

Last but not least in the line of ‘single-product’ restaurants, the specialists. Here are some great quality 100% carnivore addresses for meat fans.

Au Bœuf Couronné, with its famous ‘Villette’ grilled rib of beef, is very popular with meat lovers.

To satisfy meat cravings, pop over to Steak Point, in an unusual setting in the fine foods section of Galeries Lafayette. Here, you can sample the best meat: beef tartare, flank steaks, thick steaks, rib steaks and rib of veal or beef but also burgers cooked before your eyes by the butcher. The cherry on the cake: unlimited chips!

Solyles, poulets, Paris © Julian Schlosser - Taka Production
Steak Point des Galeries Lafayette, burger et frites, Paris © Alessandro Clemenza

Au Boeuf couronné

Traditional French cuisine
188 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, 75019

The only one of its kind left, Au Bœuf Couronné is the last trace of the Villette’s formerly booming meat industry. And while you......

Autour du saumon - Miron

Traditional French cuisine
60 rue François Miron, Paris, 75004

Autour du Saumon has two restaurants in Paris and many boutiques, and this address is in the heart of the Marais district. In......


Traditional French cuisine
47 rue Saint-Maur, Paris, 75011

At Balls, near Père Lachaise, the meatball is king! it can be beef, lamb or chicken, served with a choice of lentils, mashed......


19 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris, 75004

Eggs Benedict is an essential when it comes to American breakfasts. To sample this traditional recipe from across the Atlantic,......

Le Coq Rico

Traditional French cuisine
98 rue Lepic, Paris, 75018

Hens, guinea fowl, roast chicken, gizzards, eggs, terrines, soups ... this venue has the nickname of "bistro for beautiful......

Les Pinces

Traditional French cuisine
29 rue du Bourg Tibourg, Paris, 75004

Something completely new has come to the Marais. At the restaurant Les Pinces, the dishes all have one ingredient in common:......


Fast food
30 rue de Miromesnil, Paris, 75008

Welcome to Mozzachic - a little slice of Italy in the business district of Miromesnil. This restaurant/bar/delicatessen/caterer......


Traditional French cuisine
109 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008

The restaurant Pomze, between Boulevard Haussman and the big separtment stores and Avenue des Champs-Élysées, serves recipes......


Traditional French cuisine
74 rue Damrémont, Paris, 75018

Solyles in Montmartre is the place to be for chicken-lovers. In this contemporary rotisserie, the chicken is served in all the......

Steak Point – Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

Galeries Lafayette - Rez-de-chaussée - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009

Meat-lovers shopping in the Galeries Lafayette don't need to go far to fidn something to eat. Located on the ground floor of one......