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“GREAT place for oysters”
Review of Huitrerie Regis

Huitrerie Regis
Ranked #420 of 18,347 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $43
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Description: 16 Seats,some more outside when the sun helps! First arrived, first served (no reservation) to enjoy fresh oysters delivered daily from the producer and a bit more.
Reviewed October 26, 2013

It's pretty simple. One of the best place for oysters in Paris, and pretty much everything they propose is top notch. Good urchins and shrimps, cheese and apple tart.
I like their wine as well.

The restaurant is a bit cramped, but i like it, as well as the tiny terrace.
But one needs to be honnest : the service is not good. Well to be precise, the guys behind the counter seems pretty nice, but if you catch the waitress on a bad day you're not gonna like it.
I've been there 3/4 times, and it was not on every occasion...but as a french myself i can see that i get a better service than some foreigners there. And i heard some not so nice talk from the staff regarding some (well behaved) tourist clients.
I've seen as well (again foreign) tourists getting abruptly pushed back near closing time...but when some friends/regulars arrives 20mins later, it's no problem to get lunch.

I really don't like this, and i hope they get that sorted one day...I wouldn't go again if i could, but oysters are damn to good !

Pricing is ok considering the product and location.

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2  Thank potosi2010
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is the smallest restaurant ever, which gives it a cosy atmosphere. It's very clean feeling. The oysters are delicious and so are the prawns from Madagascar. The waitress was a little slow to come over and I understand what some of the reviews mean about this. I wanted to share the 12 oysters with my husband and order some prawns, which was fine but when she wasn't sure I was going to order the prawns as I'd expressed a wish to share the oysters, I could see there was going to be a problem!
It's great for a light lunch in a great location, and it's not bad value at all. It was really fun, and special. A great find and I would def go back.

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1  Thank RosieYum
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great oysters served up in an impeccably clean and bright restaurant. My wife and I dined on the set lunch menu which included a dozen oysters each with six shrimp and we added on the sea urchin. The oysters are simply spectacular. They are of a quality that we have not been able to find in the states. The proprietor is clearly passionate about his fare and the servers spoke English. If you are in Paris and looking for fine oysters served in a simple and pleasant restaurant I strongly recommend Huiterie Regis.

1  Thank jeff w
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Yesterday I went to this small restaurant with my girlfriend, we orderd a bottle of Champagne, 12 oysters, 6 prowns and some more food for me, as she didn't want to eat. Once I order a very bad-mannered waitress ask me: et Mme? My girlfriend said, thanks I'm ok.

The UNBELIEVABLE answer from the waitress was: you have to order oysters. She said, sorry I don't like oysters....

Obviously we left the place and we will never come back. Whewe left the owner said: I'm sorry FOR YOU.

I would think twice before going to a place attended by people like this. This is a shame for the image of France and the nice people you find most of the time, specially out of Paris.

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6  Thank 20yearstraveling
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

This is the best oyster restaurant I have ever been in Paris because prices are reasonable, service is good and oysters are very fresh, also restaurant is small and cosy, thus there isn't too much noise of too much people... It is at the center of st german des pres, so very easy to find and near the metro station. We ate 12 oysters per person which was enough and drink a glass of wine and coffee, paid only 60 euros. Special oysters are very good, larger than the others, recommended!

1  Thank Sv K
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