La Marine


With a charmingly 1920-style interior, well-priced fare and a lively clientele, La Marine has established itself as a local favorite. The kitchen serves up a full menu of both contemporary and traditional French cuisine, with a strong emphasis on seafood and "home-cooking" (just the way Grandma makes it). The hearty food is inexpensive (EUR15) at lunchtime and is popular among local businesspeople. During the evening, the atmosphere becomes somewhat fancier, a change that is reflected in the clientele and also in the menu, which can double in price (EUR30). During peak hours, the restaurant can be packed, so be sure to arrive early or venture outside to the terrace to get away from the crowds.

Location:  55 quai de Valmy

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.