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Bistro Volnay Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Bistro Volnay

Practical information

Address: 8 rue Volney, 75002
Nearest transport: Opéra (3, 7, 8 )
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 06 65
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

A Nous Paris (2015) “Passation en toute discrétion pour cette institution du bien manger et du bon boire. Magali et Delphine, à la tête de cette maison depuis 2009 ont confié les clés à Philippe Marques dont le CV ravira les amateurs de bouteilles: chef sommelier au Mandarin Oriental à Londres puis chez Senderens, place de la Madeleine, pendant dix ans et plus récemment au Prince de Galles. Excusez du peu.”

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L’Ami Louis

Practical information

Address: 32 rue Vertbois, 75003
Nearest transport: Arts et Metiers (3, 11), Temple (3)
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Reservations:  Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 48 87 77 48
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2012) “For sure, the décor at this 1930’s bistro  — which has been a worldwide icon since the 1950’s — rates as among the most dilapidated in Paris. Dingy, dark, faded, ramshackle. But, OH that roast chicken. The L’Ami Louis secret, of course, is kitchen’s oak-wood fired oven, offering a sweet, soft, and yet intense heat, making for a succulent bird that is up there with the best – if not THE best – in Paris… A place that every Paris Food Lover should experience, at least once.”

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Barbra Austin

IMG_6005Originally from Cleveland, Barbra worked in professional kitchens for more than a decade as a pastry cook, first in Colorado and then in New York where she worked for Jonathan Waxman and Gabrielle Hamilton, among others.  She started blogging about food during a long stay in Paris in 2008 and hasn’t stopped.  Now based in Paris, she leads gastronomic walks for Context Travel and is a regular contributor to Girls’ Guide to Paris.

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Clotilde Dusoulier

Clotilde DusoulierClotilde Dusoulier is the young Parisienne behind the award-winning food blog Chocolate & Zucchini. Born and raised in Paris, she discovered her passion for food while working in California as a software engineer. She started her blog in 2003 and its success has allowed her to start a career as a full-time food writer. She is the author of many books, including The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen (2013), Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris (2008), and Chocolate & Zucchini (2007). She has also helped edit I Know How to Cook (2009), the newly translated bible of French home cooking. She lives in Montmartre.

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John Talbott

John Talbott for Paris by MouthJohn Talbott was surely born in France of a chef father and food critic mother but spirited away to a forced childhood in America where he learned to cook, write and eat. At 18, he returned for a summer and has been in love with France and Paris ever since. He began reviewing restaurants and privately compiling a list of favorites 25 years ago. Since 2004, he has been involved with web activities at eGullet, Chow and now John Talbott’s Paris. He eats out every day he is in France and tries to drag his incredibly understanding wife Colette, children and grandchildren as well as friends along with him.

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Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells 2Patricia Wells is an internationally recognized cookbook author, restaurant critic and teacher who divides her time between Paris and Provence. Her book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence (1996) won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook. She served as restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune from 1980-2007 and for L’Express from 1988–1991. She remains the only American food writer to have been a restaurant critic for a major French publication. Her popular cooking classes in both Paris and Provence are usually booked more than a year in advance.

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Phyllis Flick

Phyllis FlickPhyllis Flick is an American living in Paris who has written about Paris and French life for various publications, including the Time Out Eating and Drinking Guide to Paris.She has worked as a culinary translator for the English version of the Pudlo Guide to Paris and France. Formally co-host of the France Forum of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts and Letters, she now notes her latest finds on her blog, the Paris Notebook.

Phyllis is a moderator in the Paris by Mouth discussion forum.

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