Don’t be misled by the laidback look of the young staff and the very casual ambiance, this is truly a one star Michelin restaurant. Septime is part of the new trend that offers gastronomic meals in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Chef Bertrand Grébaut opened Septime in 2012 after working 4 years at L’Arpège – a three-Michelin starred restaurant – under Chef Alain Passard. The restaurant has been very successful from the very beginning. This year, it was rated #50 on the world’s 50 best restaurants.
Chef Bertrand Grébaut’s creativity is inspired in part by his experiences during his many trips to Asia.
The décor of the restaurant is quite simple, yet warm and cozy. Original tiles pattern the floor, the bar and tables are of raw lumber, some walls are concrete while others are painted with a rust effect. An opening in the back wall allows you to see through to the kitchen and witness the dynamism of the team. The service is professional and the servers are charming.
For lunch you can choose from either the three-course menu (32€) or the six-course tasting menu (60€). The tasting menu for dinner is priced a bit higher: 70€. The menu changes every day depending on the season and the products available at the market. My friend and I opted for the chef tasting menu of course! Each course was surprising and absolutely perfect!
Bonito, cherry, seaweed, spinach and fig vinegar for a colorful start to lunch.
Asparagus, strawberry, grated goat cheese, and parsley paste.
Turbot, green beans, cucumbers, and beef juice; quite unusual and bold.
Chicken from the South, baby carrots, spinach, and button mushroom juice to end the savory dishes.
Two desserts to end our lunch: apricot compote with sour cream with hay infusion served with biscuit Breton and a delicious and unusual parsley ice cream with berry sauce.
It’s a bit difficult to get a reservation at Septime, but hang in there the effort is well worth it!
80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
📞 +33 (0)1 43 67 38 29