Category Archives: Basque & southwestern French

A Noste Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

A Noste

Practical information

Address: 4 bis rue du 4 Septembre, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted for the tapas bar, but book a few weeks in advance for the upstairs restaurant
Telephone: 01 47 03 91 91
Average price for lunch: 10-19€  at the tapas bar and 20-39€  in the restaurant
Average price for dinner: 20-39€ at the tapas bar or 60-100€ in the restaurant
Style of cuisine: Basque, small plates & tapas
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L’Entredgeu

Practical information

Address: 83 rue Laugier, 75017
Nearest transport: Porte de Champerret (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 54 97 24
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Basque, classic French
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Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2015) “Mais chez les Tredgeu, ça va tout de suite mieux: l’affaire est familiale, les enfants font leurs devoir à la table d’à côté, et le couple aux commandes de l’institution accueille à cœur ouvert dans la petite salle au décor pâlichon. Visiblement passionnés de tauromachie, ils rendent hommage à leurs origines dans leur cuisine néo-basque…”

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La Cantine de la Cigale

Lusty Basque fare, affordably priced. Arrive early to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest.

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La Cantine du Troquet

Warm, welcoming and well-priced. This bistro from Christian Etchebest follows the model of his other cantines, La Cantine du Troquet and La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix.

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La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix

Lusty Basque fare, affordably priced. Arrive early (doors open at 7pm) to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest.

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La Fontaine de Mars

The Obamas ate here! The Obamas ate here! This perpetual favorite, a mainstay on the crowded rue Saint-Dominique, offers classic cooking with a southwestern tilt. Open every day.

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Pinxo

Practical information

Address: 9 rue d’Alger, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 20 72 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Basque & southwestern
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro(2012) “… une petite salle brut de déco aux tables serrées comme la mêlée. Une carte d’envies ventile un chic vrac de recettes à partager…”

Patricia Wells (2012) “Dutournier offers a tempting trio of three significant bites of each dish, focusing on all the finest ingredients of the region: baby squid, or chipirions; foie gras; local ham…Overall, I found the food could have come with a bit more punch, brighter flavors, more focus. But I’ll be back…”

Table à Découvert (2009) “…la lecture de la carte ne vous laisse pas le choix, vous avez envie de tout goûter.” >> Read More

Dans Les Landes restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Dans Les Landes – NOW CLOSED

NOW CLOSED

Former Address: 119 bis rue Monge, 75005

Reviews of interest

Hipsters in Paris (2013) “Chipirones, duck hearts, potted boudin noir, deep fried Camembert, generous charcuterie plates and crunchy croquettes are just some of the dishes you will see on the chalkboard menu. And they are far, far more generous than their pricing suggests, a welcome departure from anorexic share plates that tend to go hand in hand with ‘wine bars’. Food coma for under €25 per head.”

John Talbott (2013) “New (sort of) but great (really) menu.”

Sophie Brissaud (2012) “C’est toujours agréable de s’asseoir au zinc pour boire un petit verre (cette fois, un tursan rouge bien croquant) et grignoter les dernières nouveautés proposées par Julien. Tout est délicieux…Certaines tapas valent bien la traversée de Paris.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Among its other attractions, and they’re many, Dans Les Landes is a very friendly place…deep fried chipirons (baby squid), baby clams with chick peas and avocado, the best little barbecued pork ribs I’ve ever eaten in Paris…and doubtless a dish or two that I don’t remember.”

François-Régis Gaudry for L’Express (2011) “On ne l’a pas vue venir, celle-là. On aurait même eu du mal à la prendre au sérieux, si on était tombé dessus par hasard, avec son air de néo-brasserie fêtarde pour sorbonnards en mal de sangria et son écran plat hurlant le dernier Bayonne-Stade français…. Il y a forcément un chef, un vrai, derrière cette tournée ripailleuse.”

Barbra Austin – Girls’ Guide to Paris (2011) “This place is best enjoyed with a group around one of the high communal tables. The small plates are actually fairly generous…croquettes of polenta with smoked duck, fantastic finger food. Chipirons (baby squid, also fried) were served in a wooden clog…There are plenty of wines by the glass to wash all of this down.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “As befits a meal consisting mostly of salty drunk food, we tore into the wine list. DansLes Landes’ is what I would classify as an eminently tolerable wine list. It’s fairly priced, with quite a few good selections, and maintains an admirable focus on wines from the southwest, an area that gets consistently overlooked on most decent wine lists.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “…full of varied tapas-style tastes from France’s southwest, including meaty grilled quail breasts; tender fried chipirions (baby squid) sprinkled with a touch of sweet pepper…Sip a glass of white Irouleguy, and enjoy!”

Sébastien Demorand (2011) “…rafale de bouchées impeccables (chipirons frits d’enfer, délicatement servis — mais oui — dans un sabot, rouleau de printemps de salade landaise et vinaigrette truffée, travers de porc confits puis laqués avec une sauce barbecue géante…), et en partant, une certitude: ce Camdeborde junior va mettre le feu au quartier.”

John Talbott (2011) “…a long chalkboard of tapas…daily specials…and an awesome list of desserts.” >> Read More

La Tute restaurant in Paris via Facebook | parisbymouth.com

La Tute

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Rossini, 75009
Nearest transport: Richelieu-Drouot (8, 9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 15 65 65
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French – Southwest and Basque

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2012) “…un terroir fort en gueule, gaillard, ventru, solidement campé sur la calorie et prodigue à pousser la rapière. On craignait la caricature, on découvre un vrai caractère.”

John Talbott (2012) “Go?  As my old pal the RFC would say, ‘It’s not urgent.'”

L’Express (2012) “Tournez-vous vers les coeurs de canard simplement sautés à la plancha avec une pincée de sel, un tour de moulin à poivre et une pincée de piment d’Espelette; les fritures de poulpe, blondes et croustillantes comme des tempura; les superbes tripes maison relevées d’une rasade d’armagnac; les confits et magrets de canard, les andouillettes sauce ivrogne, les blancs-mangers arrosés de pousse-rapière…”

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