The spirit of the place
The first of the three Avant Comptoirs to open its doors in 2010, « Terre » is the translation of Yves Camdeborde’s ambition to have a place where his Brasserie customers could wait their turn for a table, sharing a light bite and a drink. « Inspired by the book « Les Festins » by Jean-François Revel, these small plates are not tapas or amuse-bouche; they are little dishes served hot or cold and presented as mini-portions for one or two to share ». Here there is no table service and no fuss. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, a place where people can have a snack, organise a drink with friends or eat a full meal along the beautiful bar.
What do people eat and drink there?
At Comptoir de la Terre, 80% of the 60 to 70 small plates available are made with produce from the land, like the duck foie gras skewers with piquillo peppers, the oxtail croquettes with red wine and horseradish, or the crisp Béarn black pudding spring rolls. For the wines, there is no lack of choice as the huge refrigerated glass cabinets mean customers can select their favourite bottle from the thousands that are kept at the perfect serving temperature with the possibility of tasting the wine before buying it. A genuinely modern wine bar where you can also order a glass of wine from €3.50.
Le Comptoir de la Terre
3, Carrefour de l'Odéon
No telephone (no reservations)
Open 7 days a week
All day from 12pm to 11pm (last orders) 7 days a week, all year round
Small plates between €5 and €15 each (excluding wine)
Wines from €20 for 75cl bottle and between €3.50 and €17 a glass