It’s the year 1889 and some of Paris’ most iconic landmarks have opened, The Eiffel Tower, The Moulin Rouge, and La Mascotte. Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but, if you made it all the way up to Montmartre, then dinner at La Mascotte is a no brainer. Celebrated for it’s famous seafood platters, La Mascotte has somehow remained a neighborhood favorite amongst a sea of tourist trap restaurants, where locals come to drink a cold glass of white wine, take down some oysters, and gossip around the beautiful bar. It is a local institution that will leave you feeling more French than you believed possible.
If it’s a nice night, definitely grab a table outside along bustling Rue Abbesses. Otherwise, try to snag one of the coveted tables in the front of the restaurant. Our favorite is the reserved seat for the drag queen who only wears blue, Michou (even her chair is blue!). Start off with oysters and finish with the liter of mussels. Santé!