Ze Kichen Galerie

Price guide: Expensive

4 rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris, 75006

Price guide: Expensive

Ze Kitchen Galerie

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#14 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Art, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Ze Kichen Galerie

Modern France meets Asia in William Ledeuil’s artful St-Germain restaurant.

A great Left Bank address for culinary discoveries. Chef William Ledeuil began his career with Guy Savoy and then ran Savoy’s chic St-Germain bistro Les Bouquinistes, up the street from here. His own stylish, civilised place combines his love of art – hence the gallery with modern paintings on the walls by Tony Soulié and jazzman Daniel Humair, among others – and inspired inventive cooking, produced in an open kitchen.

Food and drink: 

Modern France meets Asia, based on top-quality local ingredients, such as Breton scallops, Challans duck and lamb from the Lozère, artistically combined with eastern herbs and a distinct taste for raw-cooked combinations and citrussy flavours. Starters focus on marinaded dishes and bouillon soups. Salmon might come both marinaded and grilled with asparagus and combawa. Main courses are mainly grilled à la plancha, such as lamb with Thai basil-spiked polenta or monkfish with yuzu and ginger, and imaginative desserts are full of unusual froths and sorbets.

Ambience: 

An open-plan, loft-style space with distressed walls, colourful chairs, modern paintings on the walls and views of chef William Ledeuil and team toiling away in the kitchen. Fashionable cosmopolitan crowd meets St-Germain publishers.

Service: 

Good professional service.

Location: 

Amid historic buildings on a side street just off the riverside quais in chic Saint-Germain.

Price advice: 

Around 60 euros for dinner, not including wine. Lunch formules vary between 26.50 and 39 euros.

Other useful branches: 

In 2009, Ledeuil opened an offshoot KGB up the street at No. 25, based around smaller tasting dishes.

More information on Ze Kichen Galerie:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
French, Fusion, Modern
Address:
4 rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris, 75006
Telephone:
01 44 32 00 32
Website:
http://www.zekitchengalerie.fr
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 7.30pm-11pm, Sat 7.30pm-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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