Ze Kichen Galerie

Address: 4 rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris, 75006, France
Telephone: 01 44 32 00 32

- Expensive

4.6

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.

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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness
  • Art

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