Le Chateaubriand

A former stonemason and gardener, whose family hails from the Basque country, Inaki Aizpitarte seems an unlikely candidate to spearhead a mini-revolution in the Parisian restaurant scene. The chef opened Le Chateaubriand in 2006 and soon became a leading figure in what has been dubbed the city’s ‘bistronomie’ movement, which saw a new generation of bistros abandon starched tablecloths and uptight service in favour of a more relaxed approach, with affordable prices to match.

Aizpitarte’s colourful history and brooding manner have seen him portrayed as a radical and rock ’n’ roll chef – an image that has helped give him an international profile and made Le Chateaubriand one of the hottest restaurants in Paris.

The no-frills dining room mixes white walls and simple furniture, while the fixed €65 menu is written on a large blackboard. It blends French, Asian and even Latin American culinary influences, kicking off with a succession of small plates, followed by three larger courses. The line-up changes daily but could include warm squid salad with sea asparagus and wakame powder or veal with almonds, curd, tomatoes and fennel.

129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011
Contacts & Details
Wed – Sat 7pm – 11pm;
Sun 12pm – 2pm;
T: +33 1 43 57 45 95
W: Le Chateaubriand

129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011

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