Located right by Cimetiere du Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement, Le Duc restaurant has been frequented by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and the late President Mitterrand, who come to sample the fresh seafood. Despite the wood paneling and somewhat kitschy nautical decor, the establishment is known for expertly cooked seafood. Menu options include langoustines with ginger and fennel gratin, tartare of sea bass and salmon, grilled sea bream, and Provençal fricassée of monkfish. For dessert, there is baba au rhum whipped up by chef Pascal Hélard.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.