La Bourse et La Vie

Come here to celebrate, or come on a date. Come when you want to taste classic bistro cooking in an environment that feels special. Come for the best steak-frites in Paris, or for the selection of after-dinner […]

Papillon

Practical information Address: 8 rue Messonier, 75017 Nearest transport: Wagram (3) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a month in advance Telephone: 01 56 79 81 88 Average price […]

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 […]

Mensae

In a simple dining room, way up on the Belleville hill and not far from the sprawling Buttes-Chaumont park, some of the best bistro fare in Paris is being served. Comfort food like frogs’ legs […]

Amarante

Practical information Address: 4 rue Biscornet, 75012 Nearest transport: Bastille (1, 5, 8), Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Closed Wednesday & Thursday; Open Monday-Tuesday & Friday-Sunday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 09 50 […]

Le Gabriel

Practical information Address: 42 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Nearest transport: Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9) Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance for breakfast and lunch; Book a few weeks in […]

Chez la Vieille

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 […]

L’Auberge Bressane

Practical information Address: 16 avenue de la Motte Piquet, 75007 Nearest transport: La Tour-Maubourg (8) Hours: Open Sunday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Saturday for dinner Reservations: Book a couple days in advance Telephone: 01 47 05 98 […]

The Best Classic French Bistros in Paris

Favorite Classic Bistros Juveniles Le Griffonier Philou Chez Michel Bistrot Paul Bert Chez l’Ami Jean Terroir Parisien L’Assiette Chez Georges By Neighborhood 75001 (Louvre, Palais-Royal, Les Halles) Juveniles La Régalade Saint Honoré (open Mon) La […]

Boucherie Les Provinces

Practical information Address: 20 rue d’Aligre, 75012 Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch; Open Thursday & Friday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Reservations not accepted,  but the restaurant can be booked for private […]

La Fourchette du Printemps

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to […]

Chez Casimir

This bustling annex of Chez Michel offers hearty seasonal cooking and a heavy dose of old Paris charm. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner with menus at 22€ and 29€, and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with 25€, all-you-can-eat brunch. […]

Le Rubis

Practical information Address: 14 rue Léopold Bellan, 75002 Nearest transport: Sentier (3) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 09 84 39 42 […]

Le Severo

Practical information Address: 8 rue des Plantes, 75014 Nearest transport: Mouton Duvernet (4), Pernety (13) Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 […]

Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée

Alain Ducasse’s flagship at the Plaza Athénée remains one of the bastions of French gastronomy. Since autumn 2014, the restaurant has reoriented its cuisine around fish, cereals and vegetables. The quinoa doesn’t come cheap here: expect […]

Lazare

The bustling Saint-Lazare train station is now home to this eagerly anticipated new address from acclaimed chef Eric Fréchon of L’Epicure and Mini Palais. Open seven days a week, at all hours of the day and night, the 3 Michelin star chef will serve casual, classic French food to those on-the-go (and those who want to linger). […]

La Crèmerie

Practical information Address: 9 rue des Quatre-Vents, 75006 Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10) Hours: Closed Sunday and for Monday lunch. Open for wine sales and as a wine bar from 11am-2:30pm and from 6-10:30pm. Reservations: Strongly […]

Le Barav’

This upper Marais wine bar serves charcuterie, cheese, salads, and sandwiches to go along with 5€ glasses, or a bottle from their cave next door. […]

Juveniles

The inspired cooking from Romain (formerly at Le Comptoir and La Régalade Saint-Honore) goes well beyond the satisfying sausage & mash of the old carte and Margaux’s service and wine selections make this a place where you’ll want to become a regular. […]

Willi’s Wine Bar

Practical information Address: 13 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001 Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14) or Bourse (3) Hours: Closed Sunday, Open Monday-Saturday 12pm-11.30pm Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 42 61 05 09 […]

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