Last night I went out for drinks with the girls. It was an opportunity to catch up with Claire, who has recently returned from an exotic honeymoon location.
We reserved a table for 7:30pm (reservations by email only and latest table reservation is 7:30pm).
I was particularly excited about trying this place out as the same owners run Candelaria, a lovely Mexican taqueria/cocktail bar also in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.
Upstairs was packed which is totally normal for a Saturday. Luckily, our table was downstairs, right next to the tiny kitchen, so we were away from the brouhaha and found the mood to be very laid back.
|Just to give you an idea of the space downstairs|
The food menu changes every day...but if you go and have the luck to see "slow roasted pig" staring back at you from the menu do not hesitate and order it at once. Because it is absolutely bloody delicious!!!
As were the crostini, the grilled peppers with parmesan and the courgettes that we ordered.
The plates are small which is perfect for sharing with friends and getting a taste of everything the Mary Celeste has to offer.
We started with some champagne (3 bottles actually, but that's another story).
52 euros for a bottle of Comtes, Hugues de la Bourdonnaye champers, which we all found rather light and delicious and good value.
At 12 euros a pop, these are totally worth it. Between us, we tried the Single Ladies, Snowdon (my favourite), Marseillen and 2 others i forget because they're not on the cocktail menu above!
One was very smoky, with Mezcal tequila as its base, and the other was quite bitter but fruity with amaro and campari working together!
I definitely plan to head back here for their happy hour (oysters at 1 euro a pop!) and i think you should try it too if you're ever in the area.
Us ladies had a fun night out, the service was perfect, (not too little, not too much), the food and drinks absolutely delicious and that complimentary tequila shot right at the end gave us all a little kick for the metro ride home : )
Thank you Le Mary Celeste!
1 rue Commines, 75003 Paris
Nearest metros : Oberkampf, Filles du Calvaire, Saint Sébastian Froissart
Email for reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Fri: 6pm - 2am Sat-Sun: midday - 2am