The Clown Bar Paris

At a Glance:

Chef Sota's fresh seasonal food & a fantastic natural wine list has made the Clown Bar wildly popular with the food & wine industry, especially on Sunday night when the terrace is packed with the owners' (Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne) friends. Don't laugh at the name, this historic property was once the former dining room to the clowns at the winter circus next door.


Sample dishes:

Raw bonito/horseradish/tosazu, Langoustine beignets/acacia, Beef tartare/burrata/pine nuts, Riz de veau/puree potatoes, Duck foie gras brioche, Panko fried bulot snails/spicy mayo.


OTHER BUSINESSES OWNED BY THE CLOWN BAR:

Saturne

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The Clown Bar

Date reviewed:

March 1, 2017

Reservation policy:

Reserve At Least 3 Weeks In Advance. Sunday Nights? Totally Rock & Roll, Packed With Food Industry.

Euros:

€€

Menu format:

À la carte

Address:

114 Rue Amelot, 11th Arr, Right Bank
Tel: +33 01 43 55 87 35
www.clown-bar-paris.fr

Hours:

Wed - Sun: Lunch 12pm-2pm, Dinner 8pm-10:00pm
Summer Closing: After lunch service August 7 reopening lunch service 24 August

Nearest metro:

Filles du Calvaire, Oberkampf

The scene:

Cool & Hip, Wildly Popular, No Frills Just Good Food & Wine, Rock & Roll, See & Be Seen

The look:

Circus Chic

Who goes:

Food Industry, Visiting Foodies, Locals

The soundtrack:

R & B

Insider tip:

Reserve a place on the sunny terrace in warm weather.

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