91. KOY SHUNKA
Barcelona, Spain
92. AQUA
Wolfsburg, Germany
93. KITCHEN TABLE AT BUBBLEDOGS
London, United Kingdom
94. ALKIMIA
Barcelona, Spain
95. PERBELLINI
Isola Rizza, Italy
96. LE DUC
Paris, France
97. TANTRIS
Munich, Germany
98. LA PAIX
Brussels, Belgium
99. LE CHAMPIGNON SAUVAGE
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
100. AKRAME
Paris, France

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Le Duc
Paris, France

243 BOULEVARD RASPAIL
+33 1 43 20 96 30


While we find it exciting when a new restaurant makes our Top 100 list, we also appreciate it when a classic house, one that people now rarely talk about, makes a comeback. There was a time when the phrase “nouvelle cuisine fish cooking” and the name Le Duc were synonymous. That was back in the 1980s, when the Minchelli brothers were running the restaurant, and dishes like saumon sur la plat (cooked between two glass plates that were placed over a pot of boiling water), taught diners how to eat fish that was cooked rare. Thirty years later, diners continue to enjoy themselves on platters of “the largest Belon oysters I have ever seen,” along with daily specials featuring some of the most “ultra-fresh fish” in France, as well as house classics like homard à l’orange, a reminder of the days when pairing fish and sweet fruit was thought of as revolutionary.