Le Comptoir du Relais
Le Comptoir du Relais has quickly become known as a modern French bistro with no-reservations lunches and hard-to-get reservations dinners. Chef-owner Yves Camdeborde (who also runs the Hotel Relais Saint-Germain upstairs with his wife Claudine) took this space on the Left Bank’s charming Carrefour de l’Odeon to foodie heights with his contemporary reinventions of classic French comfort foods. A black-and-white awning with café tables and chairs points marks the outside, while the busy and crowded interior is chic with bright yellow walls and massive mirrors. Foie gras, terrines, charcuteries, and fromages fill the menu, along with refined French bistro fare.