Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bob's Kitchen cafe in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Bob’s Kitchen

A popular place among the Marais fashion set for healthy lunch options ranging from bagels to futomaki to colorful curries. The last time I was there, actor Owen Wilson was sipping a wheatgrass smoothie across the communal table. All natural, organic and vegetarian.  >> Read More

Rosa Bonheur Sur Seine

Practical information

Address: Port des Invaldies (right next to the Pont d’Alexandre III), 75007
Nearest transport: Invalides (8, 13, RER C), Champs Elysées-Clemenceau (1)
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Saturday noon-2am; Open Sunday noon-9pm
Reservations: Rservations not accepted
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas
Website   Facebook

Reviews of Interest

Time Out (2014) “Rosa est un spot parfait pour passer l’été, s’abandonner au soleil sur des coussins moelleux, travailler en wifi à l’ombre des arbres, s’asseoir en groupes à des tables conviviales. Les aficionados du Rosa Bonheur s’attendront à reprendre leurs petites habitudes en achetant des bouteilles de vins (à partir de 19 €), ou des verres à 3,50 €.

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Green Goose pub in Paris | parisbymouth.com

The Green Goose

This may just be the white whale of Parisian bars: good homemade food, good craft beer, friendly service, and big enough to gather a crowd without becoming uncomfortably crowded.  Skip the Green Goose beer (a boring Belgian for happy hour purposes only) and discover the range of O’Hara’s on tap or one of the handful of Irish craft bottled beers – no industrial stout here. Settle in with a pint at one of the comfortable barstools or at a long communal table and don’t miss the lovingly prepared food at this excellent Irish gastropub, including Scotch eggs, a fair burger, and a big Sunday brunch.  >> Read More

Drouant restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Drouant

Facing a very pretty square, Drouant has been around since 1880. Now run by Antoine Westermann, the menu offers elegantly updated classics with an emphasis on seafood.

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Encore Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Encore

Brand-name suppliers (Joel Thiebault, Quatrehommes, Annie Bertin, Hugo Desnoyers, Christophe Vasseur, Terroirs d’Avenir) and natural wines are the backbone of this trend-heavy, but pleasant, modern French bistro helmed by the young Japanese chef Yoshi Morie.

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Hai Kai Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Hai Kai

There has been a need for less casual sit-down dining near the Canal Saint Martin and Hai Kai delivers on the food front with a delicate, minimalist menu from chef Amélie Darvas. The room, the clients and the staff are all very pretty, but service is spotty and undermines what is otherwise an elegant but unpretentious restaurant. Still, it’s a good Canal-side option for the fashion crowd.

Catherine Down, March 2014

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Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Pierre Gagnaire

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Balzac, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 58 36 12 50
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, haute cuisine
Website   Facebook   Book Online

Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2009) “La gastronomie dans ces rares moments s’avère être belle et bonne. Mon meilleur repas de l’année…”

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Isami restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Isami

Practical information

Address: 4 quai d’Orléans, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Phone: 01 40 46 06 97
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “Beware: a Joh Sushi Moriawase assortment consisting of 15 pieces of seafood sushi will set you back €35. But freshness and culinary know-how come at a price, and this is a very special restaurant.”

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Maison David butcher shop in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Maison David

Practical information

Address: 6 rue des Ecouffes, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint Paul (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Thursday for lunch, and dinner till 7pm; Open Friday for lunch, and dinner till 5pm; Open Sunday 10am-7pm
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 42 78 15 76
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Jewish
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “A tiny place, a short plexiglass counter with all sorts of meats and herring and gravlax… 4-5 spots on which to set a piece of coldcut, a glass of wine or a plate….Go? If you’re two, don’t mind standing, chatting and stuffing yourself with great meat – be my guest!”

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Thoumieux Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Thoumieux

Practical information

Address: 79 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 05 79 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Brasserie
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2016) “Wahid Sylvestre stays steady…”

Figaroscope (2015) “Sylvestre Wahid succède à J.-F. Piège, assure à l’étage «gastronomique» mais cherche encore ses marques au nerf de la brasserie et du rez-de-chaussée entre plats un peu trop distants et tarifs un poil insistants.”

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fogon restaurant in paris | parisbymouth.com

Fogón

Practical information

Address: 45 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006
Nearest transport: St. Michel (4, RER B, C)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 31 33
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Spanish
Website   Facebook   Book Online

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2011) “Le bon plan ici, c’est de choisir le menu qui associe quelques tapas, haute couture et toujours surprenants, et la fameuse paella. Notre recette préférée : celle aux petits légumes et au jambon ibérique. Réservation indispensable.”

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Toyo

Practical information

Address: 17 rue Jules-Chaplain, 75006
Nearest transport: Vavin (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 28 03
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Japanese & sushi, Fusion
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “Just next door to the Poissonnerie du Dôme, often cited as the best fishmonger in Paris, Toyo has great ingredients (plus meat from Hugo Desnoyer and vegetables from Joël Thiébault).”

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Gaya restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Gaya

Practical information

Address: 44 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 44 73 73
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Atabula (2014) “Il y a le nom de Pierre Gagnaire qui résonne un petit partout dans le monde et il y a celui de Nicolas Fontaine qui ne déborde pas trop des jolis murs du restaurant Gaya Rive Gauche. Tant mieux… il délivre une partition culinaire plaisante, riche en goût et en émotion. Moins complexe que celle réalisée dans la maison mère de la rue de Balzac, la cuisine de Gaya propose néanmoins ce même peps à la «Gagnaire» qui fait que chaque plat peut surprendre mais sans dérouter. Ici, la cuisine y est plus sécurisante, sans sortie de route possible.”

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Apicius restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Apicius

Practical information

Address: 20 rue d’Artois, 75008
Nearest transport: Saint Philippe du Roule (9)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 43 80 19 66
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, haute cuisine
Website   Facebook    Book Online

Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2013) “Formidable potato-caviar charlotte; grilled half-lobster tail on a ginger carpaccio in an unprecedented alliance; languorous steamed John Dory on a bed of whole chanterelles; exceptional squab breast stuffed with foie gras; and a killer chocolate soufflé, whose cooking was interrupted when whipped cream was inserted into its center, the edges crispy and the interior half-moussey, half-melting.”

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Laurent Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Laurent

Practical information

Address: 41 avenue Gabriel, 75008
Nearest transport: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (1, 13)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 25 00 39
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Chroniques du Plaisir (2010) “La bonne nouvelle, côté assiettes, c’est aussi qu’ici on « cuisine ». Si la cuisine d’assemblage, même fort bien faite vous lasse, vous trouverez ici le plaisir de goûter des plats dont on connaît la complexité de réalisation.”

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Bob's Juice Bar in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Bob’s Juice Bar

Practical information

Address: 15 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast & lunch
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 09 50 06 36 18
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Soups/salads/sandwiches, vegetarian, healthy eating
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2015) “Dans la cabane boisée-carrelée du pape brooklynite de la healthy food, Marc Grossman… on se signe au jus pressé à froid Bob Cold Press, centrifugé (pomme-carotte-betterave-gingembre) ou mixé (banane-mangue-fraise, de 4 à 6,50€), avant de partager un top rouleau de futomaki fourré de riz complet, avocat, mangue, concombre et ciboulette, relevé d’une pointe de wasabi.”

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Macéo Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Macéo

Practical information

Address: 15 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14), Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 97 53 85
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Website   Facebook   Book Online

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2008) “De très beaux volumes haussmanniens et un coin salon idéal pour conversations discrètes.”

Photo courtesy of Macéo’s Facebook Page

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L'Ambroisie Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

L’Ambroisie

Practical Information

Address: 9 place des Vosges, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1), Chemin Vert (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 42 78 51 45
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, haute cuisine
Website

Reviews of interest

Bruno Verjus (2012) “J’admire Bernard Pacaud pour son obsession de la qualité, son exigence dans le choix des fournisseurs et des produits qui honorent la haute cuisine française. À l’Ambroisie l’on croise, pour le service et pour les mets, tradition et élégance, classicisme et modernité. ”

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Urfa Dürüm kebab in Paris photo by Phyllis Flick | parisbymouth.com

Urfa Dürüm

This is no ordinary kebab joint: The bread at this Kurdish sandwich shop is made before your eyes, split and filled with lamb, beef, or chicken that's been grilled to order, garnished simply with a few greens, red onion, sliced tomato and herbs.

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