This restaurant in L’Ile Saint Louis is a newcomer to the Parisian dining scene. One should say welcome, because it is very good. There was a restaurant with the same name in the space, which I had tried when I was spending a year as a student in Paris. It was in my neighborhood, since my apartment was a tiny 110 square foot studio in the backyard of a flat at 22 Quai de Bethune. Le Sergent Recruteur was not a good restaurant then. Apparently it had become even worse. The owner is an idealistic person who wants to revive and help France’s artisanal producers of natural food, fish, and meat. He found a like-minded and very able chef in the person of Antonin Bonnet, previously at Greenhouse in London. They recruited a like-minded staff and composed quite a “revolutionary” wine list for Paris, showcasing mostly natural wine producers from France and other countries. Wines with a strong mineral component and high acidity do match very well with Monsieur Bonnet’s inspired, ingredient driven modern cooking.