Le Gabin: Small Romantic Restaurant in Montmartre

Paris Food, Shrimp and Cheese Risotto at Le Gabin

If you’re looking for a nice little romantic restaurant in Montmartre – close to Sacre Coeur but not a tourist trap – where the food is both good and reasonably priced then you’ll like Le Gabin.

One Tuesday night after work a friend and I shimmied into this little place that I’ve passed by many times ( but on that particular night I was in a “why not?” slash too-tired mood).

The space was small and intimate.

Because it was empty when we showed up at around 8pm, I was thinking that this was probably a sign of caution – but as I mentioned I was just off from work, and completely busted so I wasn’t quite in the mood to take another step in any direction except closer to the bar.

I ordered a tea and a glass of Kir right away, at the same time. Tea to calm me down and the Peach Kir to pick me up a bit. Don’t judge me.

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We ordered from “la Formule/ Fixed Price Menu” from the chalkboard: their proposed selection for the night included an appetizer, main course and wine or main course wine and a dessert for 20 Euros.

Later on, when our order came and other people started tricking in I knew we had made a great choice. The meal tasted as good as these photos looked. We enjoyed everything from the warmness of the welcome from the waiter to the perfect Moelleux au Chocolat I ended the night with.

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The Eggplant Appetizer

Paris Food, Shrimp and Cheese Risotto at Le Gabin

Shrimp and Cheese Risotto

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The dessert: Moelleux au Chocolat

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The Bill

locals get cozy at the back as they talk to the wait staff

locals get cozy at the back as they talk to the wait staff

About the decor: The restaurant pays tribute to the late great French actor Jean Gabin

Mr. Jean Gabin on the walls

Mr. Jean Gabin on the walls

Inside Le Gabin, Paris

Inside Le Gabin, Paris

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Address:
Le Gabin
25 Rue Lambert 75018 Paris, France
Quatier: Montmartre
+33 1 53 28 27 93

FIXED PRICE MENU : 20 Euros

Metro:
Lamarck – Caulaincourt (Line 12)
ChΓ’teau Rouge (Line 4)

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