Gaya Rîve Gauche
More affordable than the cutting-edge chef's flagship restaurant, Pierre Gagnaire's Gaya Rive Gauche is a fish house in Saint-Germain renovated in the minimalist style typical of high-end 21st-century eateries. Attracting a fashionable crowd — French political figures, high-fashion models, and local business people may all be in residence — GRG (as it's called) is exclusively seafood-centric. Traditional fish plates are joined by inventive selections like oysters with foie gras, carpaccio of sea bass with sea snails, and the chef's signature tuna and prosciutto sandwich on brioche.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.