Like oysters on the half shell? Good, because that’s all they have here: delicious bivalves that come straight from the Marennes-Oléron region on France’s Atlantic coast. The brief and to-the-point menu gives you a choice of middle-sized fines de claires or larger speciales Garniers, as well as a few sea urchins and organic shrimp. You’ll have to order at least a dozen oysters to sit down in the tiny restaurant, considering the price you may as well order a formule, or fixed-price menu, which include various combinations of oysters, wine, and coffee. These oysters are fresh, oceany mouthfuls of flavor that deserve a good glass of Sancerre.
- Margie Rynn