Bistrot Belhara

A recent visit didn’t live up to the hype in which Thierry Dufroux’s Basque-inflected bistrot was declared “one of the revelations of 2013.” With the exception of a vanilla millefeuille with fresh strawberries, every dish was fine but forgettable. The wine list was uninspired and service was brisk and joyless. Three years ago, when most of this restaurant’s reviews were written, Belhara may have stood out as more exciting. It may have actually been more exciting back then. But today, when Paris is experiencing a renaissance of old-fashioned cuisine bourgeoise, Belhara doesn’t quite make it to Our Top 50 Paris Restaurants. Its saving grace: three courses for 38€ is still a great value for dinner in the 7ème near the Eiffel Tower.  Continue reading Bistrot Belhara

Paris Restaurants to Book Online

Booking restaurants in Paris can be a nightmare. Even for those who speak French, simply getting a human being on the other end of the phone can be a challenge. Thankfully, a growing number of good tables are now bookable online. Below, you’ll find the restaurants in our guide that accept reservations through the click of a button.  Continue reading Paris Restaurants to Book Online

Paris’ Best Baguette in 2016: La Parisienne

Results from the annual competition to name the city’s best baguette – the Grand prix de la baguette de tradition française de la Ville de Paris – have just been announced. This year’s winning baguette was made by bakers Mickaël Reydellet and Florian Charles from La Parisienne at 48 rue Madame in Saint-Germain.

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Where to Find the Best Baguettes in Paris

Where can you find a great baguette in Paris? Below we’ve listed and mapped the bakeries who have placed among the top ten winners in the city’s annual competition to determine Le Meilleur Baguette de Paris. Look for the bakery that’s nearest to you, or focus your efforts on those who have finished first – we’ve indicated the Grand Prix winners with a heart. Continue reading Where to Find the Best Baguettes in Paris

Five Great Spots for Hot Chocolate

Baby, it’s cold outside. Falling temperatures call for a mug of chocolat chaud. But where to find the real deal? When it comes to hot chocolate, Paris generally isn’t a cocoa powder town; a true chocolat chaud tends to be real melted chocolate blended with warm whole milk, which is often deceptively creamy, or, for further decadence, a mixture of milk and cream. Here are five of our favorites for hot chocolate in Paris.  Continue reading Five Great Spots for Hot Chocolate

Eating & Drinking at Marché des Enfants Rouges

Behind an old iron gate in the 3rd arrondissement lies the surprising sprawl of the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the oldest market in Paris at 400 years old. While an exciting destination for foodies – you have your pick of Japanese bento boxes, Lebanese sandwiches, fresh pressed juice, gluten-free brownies, towers of Moroccan couscous, buckwheat crêpes and more – the choices and lines can be overwhelming, and not every stand is equally excellent. Read below for our tips to navigating the market and the food for which we think it’s worth braving the masses. Continue reading Eating & Drinking at Marché des Enfants Rouges

Snapshot of the Paris Cocktail Scene

The second annual Paris Cocktail Week is just around the corner, running from January 23-30. The festival has rallied more than 50 bars throughout the city and features classes from spirits companies and well-known bars, parties, and a special cocktail and mocktail at discounted prices at each of the participating locations. We’ve refreshed Our Guide to Cocktail Bars just in time for you to take advantage of the celebration, and highlighted our favorites in Five Great Cocktail Bars.
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