Frenchie

Frenchie currently holds the #5 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus under 100€. Frenchie was wonderful – so good that you felt you were getting away with something – back when it opened […]

La Bourse et La Vie

La Bourse et la Vie currently holds the #1 ranking in our list of favorite Classic Bistros in Paris. Come to celebrate, or come on a date. Come for the best steak-frites in Paris, or for the […]

Papillon

Papillon currently holds the #2 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. Practical information Address: 8 rue Messonier, 75017 Nearest transport: Wagram (3) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for […]

Mensae

Mensae currently holds the #3 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. In a simple dining room, way up on the Belleville hill and not far from the sprawling Buttes-Chaumont park, some […]

Michelin Announces Stars for 2016

The Michelin Guide has just released its 2016 designations, and for the first year in a while there’s actually something to discuss. Here’s a quick summary of the wins and losses, with a few choice words about […]

Special Report on Haute Cuisine

Between September-December 2014, we anonymously tested all nine of the Paris restaurants that hold three Michelin stars, along with seven others that are considered to be shining examples of haute cuisine. 

Eating & Drinking in the No-Go Zones

The reliably cynical Fox News network has been broadcasting an interview with Nolan Peterson (photo at right), a supposed security expert and confirmed bozo who has declared Paris to be dotted with “No-Go Zones” where “in just a ten-minute cab ride […]

Au Passage

It’s so nice when a restaurant delivers more than they need to, more than you expect to receive. When looking at a chalkboard menu filled with cheap small plates, one rarely hopes for anything more than simple products. But here at […]

Lawsuits and threats for negative reviews

Update December 16 Following his (really very) negative review of Le Verre Volé sur Mer, writer Aaron Ayscough (Not Drinking Poison in Paris) received this comment from chef Laurent Julien: your gonna review only soups restaurants after […]

L’Avant Comptoir

Push back beyond the crêpe window up front and and you’ll find a convivial and crowded counter packed with elbows, charcuterie boards, communal pickle jars, and wine glasses. It’s standing room only at Yves Camdeborde’s […]

On the Menu at: Ledoyen

Here’s a snapshot of we tasted as part of our (lowest price) lunch tasting menu soon after the arrival of Yannick Alleno. Total price for two at lunch including wine, water and coffee: 448€

Ryst Dupeyron

The real specialty at this classic, luxe shop is Armagnac, with vintages dating back to 1868. Don’t know the first thing about Armagnac? Just ask, and one of the friendly staff will pour you a taste. The back room houses an impressive collection of first growth Bordeaux (Margaux, Latour) and Chateau d’Yquem, and R-D bottles their own lines of port and Scotch, too. […]

La Dernière Goutte

Terroir-driven, estate-bottled, organic and biodynamic wines from small producers, are the specialty at this beloved shop, run by Juan Sanchez. Stop by on Saturdays for informal tastings. […]

Semilla

Semilla currently holds the #5 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. Semilla is a very useful restaurant: it’s open every day, and it’s large enough that you can usually book a […]

2014 Winner for Paris’ Best Baguette

For the second year in a row, the winner of the Best Baguette in Paris competition comes from the 14th arrondissement. Congratulations to Antonio Teixeira from the Délices du Palais for placing first in the annual Grand Prix […]

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