Atelier Rodier – Paris

Atelier Rodier: ‘Bistronomic pleasure in bustling Paris’

Chef: Santiago Torrijos                                              

During every visit we make to Paris we try to combine one more stylish restaurant together with a new ‘Bistronomie’ discovery. During our last shopping weekend at the end of June both restaurant MaSa and Atelier Rodier were chosen for a relaxing evening time. Restaurant Atelier Rodier seriously attracted our attention after reading the stories of CookCooning. Planning good restaurant & bistronomie visits in Paris is not easy but very important. Especially as we know there are still lots of reasonable priced diamonds in culinary Paris.

L'Atelier Rodier

L’Atelier Rodier

The multicultural Atelier Rodier is one of them. Located in Rue Rodier in the 9th district, Atelier Rodier is a new hotspot for locals. Chef Santiago surprises with a great price quality/ratio and gives the best of a bistro-nomique experience. Santiago Torrijos is a creative chef with Colombian roots. He gained his stripes in several top gastronomy houses in Paris like Joel Robuchon, Westminster, Bristol, Plaza Athénée and Le Grand Véfour. After years of high standing & luxury spots it was about the time to start his own no-nonsense concept L’Atelier Rodier, which he did last year.

Chef Santiago Torrijos

Chef Santiago Torrijos

When entering this small restaurant, the interior reflects fully the concept. A white-stacked stonewall is combined with a dark wooden floor. The retro wallpaper is united with lovely recovered bistrot chairs and big light elements. With a view on the little open kitchen we don’t need more comfort, just let the food rock!Atelier Rodier Paris

Atelier Rodier ParisOn top of the à la carte dishes there is a 3-course ‘menu carte’ for 39€. The full discovery of Santiago’s story can be ordered with the ‘Menu Découverte & Dégustation”, 6 creative dishes for only 59€.Atelier Rodier Paris

Atelier Rodier works with 2 evening shifts, 18u30 and 21u30. When we arrived a bit to early for the second round, we were nicely asked to come back in 15 minutes. Just around the corner in Rue de la Tour d’Auvergne there seemed to be a great Cuban cocktail bar, called Little H. After having enjoyed our Caipirinha and some Latin beats we went back for some bistronomical pleasure.

We kick off with a very basic olive tapenade while Jonathan Caran explains the menu and choices. Although the late hour we decide to go for the full degustation with the 6 course menu. Atelier Rodier Paris

Mackerel marinated in rice vinegar, avocado, chayotte, green mango, zucchini and raspberry vinaigretteAtelier Rodier Paris

Fried asparagus with an egg cooked at low temperature, smoked eel and a creamy brothAtelier Rodier Paris

Cauliflower emulsion with green shizo Atelier Rodier Paris

Dorade Royale with asparagus, algae butter, oyster leaf and creamy rice Atelier Rodier Paris

Cod with broad beans and a squid ink & basil sauceAtelier Rodier Paris

Tomme D’Auvergne with an espuma of apple, shizo leaves and green apple Atelier Rodier Paris

Pré-dessert: Paris Brest with mango, caramel and lemon Atelier Rodier Paris

Cromesqui of banana and passion fruit, bourbon vanilla, ice-cream of dark chocolate and Malo yoghurt Atelier Rodier Paris

White wine: Domaine de Roally 2011, Viré-Clessé, Bourgogne (40€)

Red wine: Perrin, Réserve, Côtes du Rhône, 2010 (32€) Atelier Rodier Paris

All flavors and textures were nicely balanced. I really enjoyed the simplicity combined with intensive tastes of the smoked eel with egg and asparagus. In addition the cod with broad beans and ink was delightful. This together with the no-nonsense interior and friendly service makes restaurant Atelier Rodier also for me  ‘Bistronomie’ approved.


Atelier Rodier
17 Rue Rodier, 75009 Paris
TEl: +33 1 53 20 94 90
Sunday, Monday closed. Lunch only on Thurday & Friday
Be-Gusto score: 14,5/20
One Response to “Atelier Rodier – Paris”
  1. MyriamC says:

    Sounds and looks excellent. Checked their website and can’t think of any comparable place in Belgium (Antwerp in particular) where one can eat a similar 6 course menu at 59 euro!