Did you know that at least half of Paris restaurants are closed on Sunday?
We’ve put together this list – organized by neighborhood and whether you need a reservation – to help you find a great meal on this very tricky day of rest. Our absolute favorites are highlighted with a heart. You can also consult our list of Paris Restaurants Open on Monday.
Continue reading Paris Restaurants Open on Sunday
- February 8-13: celebrate Mardi Gras all week long at Lulu White, the cocktail bar named after a famous New Orleans madame. They’ll have plenty of beads and slushy drinks on hand and a jazz or blues concert every single night this week. From 8pm onwards each night at 12 rue Frochot, 75009.
- February 11-14: The Taste of Paris returns to the Grand Palais. The food festival will feature more than 18 chefs and 60 different bites.
- February 12: A housewarming party, so to speak, for the new craft beer shop Houblon ou Brune. There will small plates and beers all night at the celebration. From 6-10pm at 16 rue de Cotte, 75012.
- February 13: Get buzzed and sing your heart out at a Valentine’s Day Love Buzz karaoke at Red House. There’s will be plenty of bitterness and penis cookies to go around. From 8pm onwards at 1 bis rue de la forge royale, 75011.
- February 23-26: the Salon du Fromage will feature 165 producers, farmers and cheesemongers from 13 different countries for a celebration of all things dairy. There will be ample tastings, discussions of major trends in cheese, and even cheese platter composition contests. From 9am-7pm at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles at 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015.
- February 23: learn more about biodynamic wines at the American Library in Paris with a workshop from Josh Adler of Paris Wine Company. The tasting will include a discussion of the process of biodynamic winemaking and the difference from conventional production, and cheese and charcuterie. Tickets are 45€. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. From 7:30pm at 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007.
- February 27-March 6: the annual Salon de l’Agriculture will be held at the Porte de Versailles expo center, featuring thousands of prize-hungry animals, ranging from pigeons to two-ton bulls, plus an entire hall devoted to sampling and buying products from the many distinct regions of France. Read more in Our Guide to the Salon de l’Agriculture.
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Contrary to most news reports, Paris is not on lockdown. The city’s residents, and especially those of us who live, work and play on the city’s east side, are shaken up. But together we’re getting through it. Here is an incomplete attempt to show what that looked like during the week after the attacks on November 13th. Continue reading What life was really like during the week after the Paris attacks
Chef Daniel Rose of Spring restaurant has purchased Chez La Vieille and plans to reopen this historic Les Halles institution in January 2016. Here’s an excerpt from our article about his plans:
“Chez la Vieille occupies an unassuming corner at the intersection of two quiet streets, Bailleul and l’Arbre Sec, between the Louvre and what’s left of Les Halles. It was opened by the formidable Adrienne Biasin back in 1960 and catered – like most restaurants in this neighborhood – to a clientele of workers from the nearby Les Halles market. When the towering iron and glass pavillions were torn down in 1968 and the market was transferred to the sanitary suburb of Rungis, the “old lady’s” place remained as a comfort for locals who were (and still are) mourning the loss of “the belly of Paris.”
Continue reading Chez la Vieille
Our tours are lead by English-speaking food & wine professionals who share our passion for eating in Paris. The small-group food tours & the wine bar tour listed below are priced at €95 (including all tastings) and last around three hours. We keep these groups small in order to provide a more personalized experience for you, and to ensure that we are welcome in shops of exceptional quality. You can click the links below to learn more and to book directly online.
A fabulous new tasting space in the Aligre market neighborhood permits us to welcome up to ten guests for the popular French Cheese & Wine Workshop and even larger groups for private and corporate tasting events. We also offer privatized versions of our food tours in Saint-Germain, the Marais and the Latin Quarter. For more information about private tours, just send us an email.
We are happy to accommodate any requests to avoid meat, gluten, dairy or alcohol, just let us know during the registration process.
Click to read what people have been saying about our tours, and we hope to see you soon!
OUR CALENDAR OF UPCOMING TOURS
Sunday February 14
Taste of the Left Bank at 11am (sold out with wait list)
Taste of the Marais at 11am (sold out with wait list)
Monday February 15
Taste of Saint-Germain at 4pm (sold out with wait list)
Tuesday February 16
Wednesday February 17
Thursday February 18
Friday February 19
Taste of Saint-Germain at 10am (sold out with wait list)
Taste of the Marais at 3:30pm (sold out with wait list)
Saturday February 20
Taste of the Marais at 10:30am (sold out with wait list)
Sunday February 21
Monday February 22
Tuesday February 23
Wednesday February 24
Thursday February 25
Friday February 26
Saturday February 27
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Monday February 29
Tuesday March 1
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Saturday March 5
Taste of the Marais at 10:30am (sold out with wait list)
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Saturday March 19
Taste of the Marais at 10:30am (sold out with wait list)
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It should come as no surprise that the Parisian craft beer pioneers behind La Fine Mousse bar would be the first to open a restaurant dedicated to beer and food pairings. Slightly more surprising is just how refined, inventive, and delicious the food here is. Knowledgeable beer sommeliers work closely with the talented chef to present an intelligent set of seasonal small plates, paired with beers from one of the 10 taps or the extensive bottle collection.
Continue reading La Fine Mousse Restaurant
Our guide to eating and drinking your way through some of the most interesting neighborhoods in Paris, with recommendations for restaurants, wine bars, cafés, cocktails, and the best shops to buy food & wine. Continue reading Neighborhood Guides
It’s Fête de la Musique tonight! While the all-night free music festival might technically be about the tunes, there are some great bars, restaurants and shops that are putting on concerts and serving specials to celebrate.
Continue reading Fête de la Musique Food Events
Bones announced yesterday on Facebook that they will be permanently closing their doors on August 7th.
According to Florent Ciccoli, one of the restaurant’s owners, it was simply time for many of the key players to move on to different projects. Continue reading Bones restaurant to close in August
Below, we’ve listed and mapped all the top ten winners of the Best Baguette in Paris competition going back to 2011, so you can always find a good baguette when you need one.
Continue reading Mapped: All of Paris’ Top Baguettes
Haute cuisine is not exclusively about what’s on the plate. Elaborately choreographed service, the spectacular number of dishes, the depth of a wine cellar and sumptuous surroundings – these are arguably the elements that separate restaurants with two and three Michelin stars from their starless competitors.
If we look exclusively at the food, however, ignoring the chandelier that twinkles overhead and the plush pedestal propping up our handbags, there is still much to celebrate in haute cuisine. Continue reading The 20 Best Bites of Haute Cuisine in Paris
Top 10 Favorite Classic Bistros
75001 (Louvre, Palais-Royal, Les Halles)
La Régalade Saint Honoré (open Mon)
La Tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise (open Mon)
75002 (Sentier, Bourse)
Terroir Parisien at the Palais Brongniart
75003 (Northern Marais)
Café des Musées
75004 (Southern Marais)
Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis
75005 (Latin Quarter)
Café de la Nouvelle Mairie
Josephine (Chez Dumonet)
La Cantine du Troquet Cherche-Midi
Le Chardenoux des Prés
Le Comptoir du Relais
75007 (Eiffel Tower & Invalides)
Chez l’Ami Jean
La Fontaine de Mars
La Laiterie Sainte-Clotilde
Le Cinq Mars
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant
75009 (Grands-Boulevards, Pigalle)
Bistrot la Bruyère
La Régalade Conservatoire
Le Bon Georges
75010 (Canal St-Martin, Faubourg St-Denis, Gare du Nord)
La Cantine de Quentin
75011 (Oberkampf, Voltaire, Charonne)
À La Renaissance
Bistrot Paul Bert
Le Repaire de Cartouche
75012 (Aligre, Bercy)
À la Biche au Bois
75013 (Butte-aux-Cailles, Chinatown)
Au Petit Marguery
L’Auberge du XV
L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon
75014 (Montparnasse, Alésia)
Aux Enfants Gâtés
Jeu de Quilles
La Cantine du Troquet
75015 (Eiffel Tower, Javel)
Le Casse Noix
Le Grand Pan
L’Os à Moelle
75016 (Chaillot, Trocadéro)
75017 (Ternes, Batignolles)
Le Bouchon et L’Assiette
75018 (Montmartre, Clichy, Goutte d’Or)
La Cantine de la Cigale
Le Coq Rico
75019 (La Villette, Buttes-Chaumont, Belleville)
75020 (Belleville, Ménilmontant, Gambetta)
If your Instagram feed is feeling dry, consider following these Paris chefs and their provocative posts. Be sure to follow our own cheese-obsessed Instagram account and let us know in the comments if there are other Instagrammers we should be drooling over. Continue reading Five Paris Chefs to Follow on Instagram
Due to the ongoing hostage situation at a kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes, Le Figaro reports that police ordered the closure of shops and restaurants along the rue des Rosiers in the historically Jewish neighborhood of the Marais today.
Most of the shops normally close for the sabbath on Friday evenings and all-day Saturday, but were forced to take extra precautions and shutter early this afternoon.
Looking to try something new? Here’s a recap of all the restaurants we’ve added to our guide, dating back to 2009 and ordered according to the season when they opened. Continue reading Latest Restaurant Openings
Named for a pig’s snout (and not its other end), this dirt-cheap Breton wine bar is sandwiched between Thierry Breton’s two other eateries Chez Michel and Chez Casimir. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the system–it’s not clear that there is one. Just sidle up to the bar, let them know how hungry you are, and wait for the small plates to roll out. Continue reading La Pointe du Grouin
While their gastronomic restaurant prepares to move to a new location in the new year, the folks at Yam’Tcha are using their space at 4 rue Sauval to sell boxes of bao, or steamed buns, to go. Adeline Grattard’s Franco-Chinois take on les brioches vapeur includes fillings like Comté with sweet onion, Basque pork with Szechuan eggplant, shrimp with gauchoï, spicy shitake & veg, and surprising bite of Stilton with Amarena cherry. Continue reading Hot buns from Yam’Tcha’s Adeline Grattard
Pierre Jancou, the force behind La Cremerie, Racines, Vivant has signed on to open a new restaurant called Heimat on January 12. Continue reading Pierre Jancou to open Heimat in January
The team behind Au Passage is opening a new wine bar called Martin on Saturday night November 29.
Au Passage barman Loïc (family name Martin) is leading the charge with backing from Au Passage co-owners Jean-Charles & Audrey and with menu supervision by Au Passage chef Edward Delling-Williams. Continue reading Au Passage to open new wine bar
Bloomberg reported today that Le Chateaubriand (now le Chateaubrand?) will be opening a 90 seat restaurant early next year in London’s Mayfair district.
Le Chabanais, which takes its name from a brothel and is also the name of an international escort service, will be helmed by Paul Boudier, currently Iñaki Aizpitarte’s second in command. The space will be designed by Clement Blanchet who designed, along with Rem Koolhaas, Le Chateaubriand’s adjacent white marble wine bar Le Dauphin.
Read the full article from Richard Vines on Bloomberg
Even if you haven’t been to Terroirs d’Avenir yet, odds are you’ve still tried one of their products. Alexandre Drouard and Samuel Nahon started Terroirs d’Avenir in 2008 to bring exceptional French products from small producers to Paris restaurants, revolutionizing our city’s dining scene along the way. After building a devoted clientele of chefs (among others: Daniel Rose (Spring), Braden Perkins (Verjus) and their current neighbor on the Rue de Nil, Grégory Marchand (Frenchie), Alexandre and Samuel opened the Terroirs d’Avenir shops in 2013. Continue reading Terroirs d’Avenir
A hub for English culture, this pub proudly pours “real ales” from Wells & Young’s, beers in classic English styles you won’t find elsewhere in Paris. Traditional English pub fare is served at lunch and a full English breakfast is offered on weekends. With rugby and soccer/football matches on TV and a pub quiz every Sunday, it would be easy to think you were in England. Continue reading The Bombardier
“Boissons vivantes & épicerie funk” announces the tagline on this small, brightly decorated storefront. Inside, you’ll find nearly 200 different bottled craft beers from Europe and North America, many kept chilled for immediate consumption. The colorful interior is cheerful and inviting, and the enthusiasm of owners Jean-Baptiste and Dédé is infectious. Continue reading A la Bière Comme à la Bière
Lots and lots of different beers, served inexpensively and without pretense – that’s the draw at this welcoming, convivial bar in the far reaches of Eastern Paris. The selection is predominantly Belgian, as the name would suggest, but you’ll find a handful of French and German brews in the collection of at least 100 bottles on offer. Continue reading Le Bouillon Belge
Hidden on the tourist-free side of the Butte Montmartre, this small bar pours well-priced beers from Italy, Scandinavia, and France in a laid-back atmosphere. The back room is set up with a projector for movie screenings and the occasional sporting event. Continue reading Le Festin Nu
Revolutionary for Paris, this shoebox-sized bar just north of the lively Oberkampf district has a lot to offer lovers of craft beer… and their natural wine-drinking friends, too. French beer is well-represented both on the eight rotating taps and in the 80 or so bottles on offer, featuring such breweries as Outland (Ile-de-France), Sainte-Crucienne (Alsace), and Northmaen (Normandy). French bar snacks (cheese and charcuterie boards) and a small selection of natural wines available by the bottle or glass round out the menu. Service is friendly and knowledgeable, eager to help you find just the beverage you’re after, even if it’s something you’ve never tried before. Continue reading Les Trois 8
Situated in the increasingly lively Marché Saint Quentin, this shop is home to a wide variety of French and international craft beers, with particularly good selections from Italian and English breweries. Prices are very fair, and service is as chatty (or not) as you want them to be.
Address: Inside the Marché Saint Quentin at 85 bis boulevard Magenta, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm, Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 44 79 02 97
Average price for beer: 3-6€ for 33cl bottles
Notable Brews: Brewfist (Italy), St. Austell (England), Matten (France)
Jonathan Bauer-Monneret, the sommelier at Spring Restaurant, has been awarded the title Meilleur Sommelier de France 2014. This distinction comes five years after he won the title Best Young Sommelier in France.
For those who are curious about what Bauer-Monnaret is pouring, the Spring wine list (last updated July 2014) can be found here.