Septime in Paris

By Stan Osur
This item appears on page 54 of the March 2013 issue.

In Paris, I ate dinner on consecutive nights at Septime (80, rue de Charonne, Paris, 11, France; phone +33 01 43 67 38 29), Oct. 2-3, 2012.

There’s no menu. The fixed-price meal, different every night, costs €55 (near $75), with drinks extra. The waiter explains each dish in English. They serve a meat dish, a fish dish, two appetizers and a dessert — just the right amount of food. My total bill the first night was €89 and the second, €94.

There are two sittings nightly, starting at 7:30. This small place is considered by some to be one of the best restaurants in the world, not for its expense but for its quality.

It’s located in the Bastille section of Paris. It was well worth the effort to go there to enjoy a special meal. Reservations are a must.

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