Fogon

Price guide: Mid-range

45 quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006

Price guide: Mid-range

Fogon

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#11 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Fogon

Spanish gastronomy: the haute paella of Paris.

Chef Anthony Herraiz, originally from Cuenca in La Mancha, moved to Paris in 1997, and since 2005 has been in this sophisticated restaurant in St-Germain, which he designed himself including the clever oak tables (with secret cutlery drawer) with a sleek modern setting that perfectly suits his fabulous reinterpretation of Spanish cuisine.

Food and drink: 

A plate of fabulous ham carved off the bone is a good dish to share as a starter and even something as simple sounding as pan con tomate (crushed tomatoes on bread) is a treat. But the real speciality here is the rice, cooked to perfection. Anthony Herrraiz's six different variants on paella raise paella out of its rustic convivial reputation to a gastronomic feast. Each is prepared for a minimum of two people - and served in its iron cooking pan. My favourite is the black rice - rice cooked in squid ink with squid and fish, but the valencienne with rabbit, chicken and vegetables is excellent, too. And it's also a pleasure to find an interesting list of Spanish wines.

Ambience: 

Fashionable yet relaxed. The sleek modern interior suits the sophisticated take on Spanish cuisine, with a clientele that is smart but not showoff.

Service: 

Courteous, knowledgable Spanish staff, happy to explain the different wines and dishes

Location: 

A good central location on the busy quayside thoroughfare of St-Germain.

Price advice: 

Rice dishes cost 22 euros per person; there's also a rice menu at 44 euros with tapas, paella and dessert and a tapas menu at 49 euros per person served for a whole table.

More information on Fogon:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Spanish
Address:
45 quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006
Telephone:
01 43 54 31 33
Website:
http://www.fogon.fr
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Fri 7pm-midnight; Sat & Sun noon-2.30pm, 7pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Paella

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