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Our Guide to Paris Restaurants

Below are all of the restaurants in our listings, by location. To search these addresses by additional criteria such as price and style of cuisine, use the search tool in the sidebar.

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75001

À La Marguerite
Beef Club
Café des Abattoirs
Camélia
Fish Club
Issé
Juveniles
Kei
Kunitoraya
Kunitoraya 2
L’Ecume Saint Honoré
La Régalade Saint Honoré
La Dame de Pic
La Tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise
Le Garde Robe
Le Meurice
Le Petit Vendôme
Le Rubis
Les Bistronomes
Les Fines Gueules
Lobster Bar
Macéo
Naritake
Olio Pane Vino
Pinxo
Pirouette 
Racines 2
Spring
Sur Mesure
Verjus
Verjus Bar à Vins
Willi’s Wine Bar
Yam’tcha

75002

Aux Lyonnais
Chez Georges
Coinstôt Vino
Drouant
Entre Deux Rives
Fée Nature
Floyd’s Bar & Grill
Frenchie
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Frenchie to Go 
Goust
Grillé
Gyoza Bar
Hokkaido
Il Campionissimo
Le Bistro Volnay
Legrand Filles et Fils
Les Jalles
Liza
MG Road
Passage 53
Racines
Rice & Fish
Saturne 
Terroir Parisien at the Palais Brongniart 

75003

Al Taglio
Bob’s Kitchen
Breizh Café
Café des Musées
Café Pinson
Candelaria
Chez Omar
Cuisine de Bar
Dessance
Glou
Grazie
Gyoza Bar 2
Happy Nouilles
La Briciola
L’Ami Louis
Le Mary Celeste 
Les Enfants Rouges
Nanashi 2
Pink Flamingo
Rachel’s
Rose Bakery

75004

Benoit
Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis
Chez Marianne
Claude Colliot
Icho
Isami
Jaja
L’Alimentari
L’Ambroisie
L’As du Falafel
Le Metropolitain
Le Sergent Recruteur
Maison David
Miznon
Mon Vieil Ami

75005

58 Qualité Street
Anahuacalli
Aux Verres de Contact
Café de la Nouvelle Mairie 
Christophe
Dans Les Landes
Desvouges
Itinéraires
La Tour d’Argent
Le Bistro des Gastronomes
Le Porte-Pot
Le Pre Verre
Le Ribouldingue
Lengué
Les Papilles
Les Pâtes Vivantes
Sola
Terroir Parisien 

75006

Allard
Bread & Roses
Café Trama
Cosi
Chez Marcel
Cuisine de Bar
Eggs & Co.
Fish – La Boissonnerie
Fogon
La Salle à Manger d’Hélène(Darroze)
Huîtrerie Régis
Josephine (Chez Dumonet)
Kitchen Galerie Bis
L’Atelier Vivanda
L’Avant Comptoir
L’Epi Dupin
La Cremerie
La Rotonde
Le 21
Le Chardenoux des Prés
Le Comptoir du Relais
Le Relais de l’Entrecôte
Le Timbre
Little Breizh
Moustache
Nanashi
Pizza Chic
Ralph’s
Semilla
Toyo
Yen
Ze Kitchen Galerie 

75007

Alain Milliat
Auguste
Bellota-Bellota
Bistrot Belhara
Café Constant
Chez l’Ami Jean
Coutume
FL
Gaya
Garance
Jean-François Piège
L’Arpège
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
La Ferme Saint-Simon
La Fontaine de Mars
La Laiterie Sainte-Clotilde
La Table d’Aki
Le Cinq Mars
Les Climats
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant
Les Fables de La Fontaine
Le Jules Verne
Lily Wang
Pottoka
Restaurant David Toutain 
Restaurant ES
Rose Bakery (inside Le Bon Marché)
Thoumieux
Treize

75008

Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée
Apicius

Bar Le Passage
Bread & Roses
Caffe
Charbon Rouge
Epicure (formerly Le Bristol)
Garnier
L’Atelier Étoile de Joël Robuchon
L’Instant d’Or
La Maison de l’Aubrac
Lasserre
Laurent
Lazare
Le 39V
Le Cinq
Le Griffonier
Le Marché du Lucas (formerly Bar le Passage)
Le Mini Palais
Le Petit Chablisien
Ledoyen
Les 110 de Taillevent
Napoleone
Neva Cuisine
Okuda
Pierre Gagnaire
Taillevent

75009

Autour d’un Verre
Bistrot la Bruyère
Bourgogne Sud
Braisenville
Buvette
Caillebotte
Chartier
Chez Grenouille
Encore
Hôtel Amour
Ito
L’Office
L’Orient d’Or
La Maison Mère
La Régalade Conservatoire
La Terrasse
La Tute
Le BAT
Le Cul de Poule
Le Dépanneur
Le Garde Temps
Le Pantruche
Le Richer 
Le Vin au Vert
Les Affranchis
Les Canailles
Les Coulisses
Les Pâtes Vivantes
Les Saisons
Maison F
Professore

75010

Abri 
Albion

Au Comptoir de Brice
Big Fernand
Bistro Bellet
Bob’s Juice Bar
Chez Casimir
Chez Michel 
El Nopal
Floyd’s Bar & Grill
Hai Kai
I Cugini
Jules et Shim
Krishna Bhavan
La Cantine de Quentin
La Pointe du Grouin 
La Taverne de Zhao
La Tête dans les Olives
Le Cambodge
Le Conservatoire de Cédric Casanova
Le Galopin
Le Petit Cambodge
Le Verre Volé
Louloucam
Maria Luisa
Nanashi
Philou
Piccoli Cugini
Pink Flamingo
Saravanaa Bhavan
Sol Semilla
The Sunken Chip
Urfa Dürüm
Vivant Table
Youpi et Voila!

75011

6036
Al Taglio
A La Renaissance
Astier
Au Passage
Aux Deux Amis 
Bistrot Paul Bert
Blue Valentine
Bones 
Caffè dei Cioppi
CheZaline
Clamato 
Clown Bar
Come a Casa 
Deux Fois Plus de Piment
Freddie’s Deli
Jeanne A
L’Auberge Flora
L’Ecailler du Bistrot
La Pulperia
Le 6 Paul Bert 
Le Chardenoux
Le Chateaubriand 
Le Dauphin
Le Perchoir
Le Repaire de Cartouche
Le Servan
Le Sot l’y Laisse
Les Déserteurs
Pizza dei Cioppi
Qui Plume la Lune
Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer
Retro’bottega
Sassotondo
Septime
Soya
Thank You, My Deer
The Green Goose
West County Girl
Yard

75012

À la Biche au Bois
Café Cartouche
La Gazzetta
Le Baron Rouge
Pink Flamingo
Shan Gout
Table
Will

75013

Au Petit Marguery
Délices de Shandong
Green Pizz
L’Auberge du XV
L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon
L’Avant Gout
L’Ourcine
Lao Lane Xang 2
Likafo
Nüba
Pho 14
Simone
Tricotin

75014

Aux Enfants Gâtés
Crêperie Josselin
Jeu de Quilles
L’Assiette
La Cantine du Troquet
La Cerisaie
La Régalade
Le Bistro du Dôme
Le Cornichon
Le Dôme
Le Severo

75015

Axuria
Ciel de Paris
Green Pizz
Jadis
La Cabane à Huîtres
La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix
Le Casse Noix
L’Epicuriste
Le Grand Pan
Le Marcab
Le Pario
Les Trois Garçons
L’Os à Moelle
Ty Breiz

75016

Akrame
Chez Géraud
Étude
L’Abeille
L’Astrance
L’Atelier Vivanda
La Grande Cascade
Les Tablettes
Lili
Mets Gusto
Shang Palace

75017

Agapé Bis
Atao
Coretta
Fréderic Simonin
Guy Savoy
L’Entredgeu
L’Huîtrier
La Fourchette du Printemps
Le Bouchon et L’Assiette
Le Crabe Marteau
Le Dodin
L’Envie du Jour
Les Fougères
Rech
Roca

75018

Au Clocher de Montmartre
Bob’s Bake Shop
Bululu Arepera
Café Burq
Chamarré Montmartre
Cheri Bibi
Guilo Guilo
Il Brigante
Jeanne B
La Table d’Eugène
La Rallonge
Le Bal Café
La Cantine de la Cigale 
Le Coq Rico
Le Grand 8
Le Petit Trianon
Marcel
Miroir
Pink Flamingo

75019

Au Boeuf Couronné
Le Chapeau Melon
Ô Divin 
Quedubon 

75020

Chatomat
Le Baratin
Roseval 

Food Trucks

Le Camion qui Fume
Cantine California

Outside of Paris

Ferme Yamashita (Yveslines)
MaSa (Boulogne Billancourt)

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Ibaji Korean restaurant in the Marais (Paris)

Ibaji

Practical information

Address: 13 rue du Vertbois, 75003
Nearest transport: Temple (3)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 71 67 81
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Korean
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) “Enfin vient d’ouvrir, après des mois de sur-place, le premier restaurant de la très annoncée Jeune Rue. Une micro-cambuse coréenne, designée par Paola Navone, qui maîtrise les secrets du bibimbap.”

Le Fooding (2014) “Une cuisine de mamans coréennes mitonnée par Sukwon Yong (passé par Ferrandi et Ze Kitchen Galerie) avec des produits français… sous la direction d’Antonin Bonnet, le chef du très bling Sergent Recruteur de l’île Saint Louis.”

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Je trouve les portions à partager petites…  je n’arrive pas à saisir la recette de burger (et même la présence de deux burgers dans la carte), la cuisine définie coréenne et généreuse qui me semble revisitée par moments sans que je comprenne le sens. Peut-être qu’en commandant plusieurs entrées (pas vraiment goûtées pour le coup), on atteint cet esprit de générosité, de découverte et de partage comme c’est présenté sur le site.”

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Yannick Alleno at Ledoyen

Ledoyen

This historic three-star restaurant is perched in a pavilion just off the Champs-Elysées and has been a dining destination since the French Revolution. Long-time chef Christian Le Squer handed the reigns to Yannick Alleno in July 2014, and Alleno has promised a renewed focus on what he considers to be the great strength of French cuisine – sauces. He is also, albeit more quietly than his rival Alain Ducasse, putting vegetables and peasant ingredients in the spotlight. Our meal featured the modest mackerel and butternut squash in starring roles, presented with both precision and imagination. A lunchtime tasting menu is priced at 128€ , and a ten course tasting menu at either lunch or dinner is 295€. The more I think about it, the more I want to return to see what happens next.

Meg Zimbeck, September 2014

Practical information

Address: 1 avenue Dutuit, 75008
Nearest transport: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (1, 13)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday lunch
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 53 05 10 00
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Haute Cuisine
Website

Reviews of interest

Reviews with Yannick Alleno as chef :

Le Figaro (2014) “Si, entre l’institution des Champs-Élysées et le chef pressé, on pouvait craindre le mariage hasardeux de la carpe et du lapin, on découvre sur place un cuisinier totalement investi derrière ses fourneaux. Un nouvel Alléno ?”

Atabula (2014) “La cuisine de Yannick Alléno et de son équipe s’inscrit dans une tradition française dont il revendique l’héritage et la puissance. Surtout, il sait se jouer du temps, défiant les contraintes de la gastronomie d’aujourd’hui et puisant dans la richesse du patrimoine de la grande cuisine française un registre d’une très grande modernité. ”

Ruth Reichl (2014) “This chef is using classic techniques in wildly inventive ways… The food is intriguing and exciting, but three star dining is about much more than food.  It’s a performance, and Ledoyen doesn’t let you down.  The ambiance is so luxurious, the staff so convincing that by the time you leave you expect to find a coach and four waiting to whisk you home.”

Reviews with Christian Le Squer as chef:

Food Snob (2009) “Dishes are sophisticated, satisfying and crafted to showcase and magnify the finest ingredients and their innate flavours. The kitchen is also generous with guests receiving exquisite and ample amuses, petit fours and mignardises – which are also when the chef likes to have a little fun.”

Julot (2009) “I ordered the 88€ prix-fixe lunch menu. But the real good news is that this lunch menu is nothing less than your regular Ledoyen food in terms of the care and the quality of the ingredients… when it comes to trying to offer you the best food there is, this place has little competition that I know of.”

Julot (2008) “Ledoyen has top notch ingredients…This was exemplified by what I considered the highlight of a very good meal, the mise en bouche of first (in the season) green vegetables…Those peas in particular, so incredibly fresh, so crunchy, so full of spring flavours, demonstrate what truly exceptional ingredients cooked with infinite precision and care can be.”

 

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Caffè Stern

Many powerful names/brands have come together for this long-awaited opening inside the Passage des Panoramas. The Alajmo family (of the three-starred Le Calendre in Padua) have partnered with David Lanher (Racines, Vivant) to convert an engraving shop into an Italian restaurant. They had some help from designer Philippe Starck, but thankfully not too much. The historically protected space – a series of dimly glowing rooms that date back to the 16th century – is stunning.  Continue reading

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Le Servan

Tatiana Levha, formerly at L’Arpège and L’Astrance, and her sister Katia have opened up this light, airy bistro with a central bar & hand painted ceiling. The short list of offerings changes each day, but expect seasonally driven cuisine inflected with international touches like tandoori spiced beurre blanc atop asparagus or harissa to spice up the line caught hake. Dessert left room for improvement, but otherwise Le Servan had reasonably priced, expertly executed dishes and friendly service in a beautiful space.

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Rachel’s

Practical information

Address: 25 rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003
Nearest transport: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (8)
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Open all day Wednesday-Saturday and for breakfast & lunch on Sunday
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 44 61 69 68
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: American
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Reviews of Interest

Emmanuel Rubin (2014) “Jusqu’alors Miss cheesecake précieuse à fournir nombre d’adresses parisiennes, Rachel lance ce resto d’une «yankeetude» inspirée. Une cuisine mêlant côte Ouest, western chic.”

Paris Bouge (2014) “Pas de surprise, c’est bon. Et c’est également beau! En bref, une adresse qui risque de faire beaucoup parler d’elle!”

Le Fooding (2014) “…tout est maison : pickles, pulled pork et pastrami, choucroute, condiments, fumages, frites, glaces… Alors, forcément, le parfum des States se hume dans ses salades… ses méga-sandwichs… et ses plats du soir.”

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Moi je suis conquise par ce cheesecake, je n’ai rien à ajouter.”

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Le Mary Celeste

 An absolute favorite

Le Mary Celeste is a new restaurant from the people behind Candelaria and Glass. Accordingly, there’s a solid cocktail program and two Brooklyn beers on tap. These will get a lot of attention, as will the rotating cast of mostly wild oysters sold by the piece for 2-5€. But the real story here is chef Haan Palcu-Chang and his menu of eclectic small plates, including Chinese crepes stuffed with pork knuckle and celery, tamarind-glazed endives, guinea hen with tare sauce and ginger (5-12€). Read more in our First Look at Le Mary Celeste.

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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.

Practical information

Address: 25 avenue Montaigne, 75008
Nearest transport: Alma-Marceau (9)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Friday; lunch, Thursday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 53 67 65 00
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Haute Cuisine
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Reviews of interest

François-Régis Gaudry (2014) “Vu la sincérité méticuleuse et la précision diabolique que son chef exécutif, Romain Meder, déploie dans chacune de ses assiettes, on serait plutôt tenté d’y déceler une nouvelle étape dans l’avantgarde gastronomique: celle d’une frugalité exquise, saine et vertueuse. Le Ducasse du siècle? ”

Bruno Verjus (2012) “Bouchées après bouchées, l’on traverse avec équilibre et sérénité les passerelles qu’il tend entre les ingrédients…chef Christophe Saintagne offre l’un des plus belle carte de ce printemps…Comptez environ de 250 € à 450 € par personne pour un repas exceptionnel.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…while I can’t and won’t comment on whether or not it’s ‘right’ to spend so much money on a single meal, I will say that it was a spectacular evening, that the food was exquisite, and that I still believe that haute cuisine has a rightfully crucial role at the top of the French food chain.”

François Simon (2010) “Le reste du repas louvoie  entre tradition (le coq en pâte jus périgueux en remarquable pithiviers : 90€) et modernisme néo-chic pauvre (le homard avec ses pommes de terre : 90€).On sent à vrai dire, une cuisine à l’écoute de son temps…”

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Kunitoraya 2

Slurp your udon in style at this new branch of the rue Sainte Anne classic, housed in a renovated brasserie. Menus range from 18€ at lunch to a hefty 70€ at night.

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Porte 12

Overseen by Singapore starred chef André Chiang, Porte 12 opened during the rentrée season of 2014 with Vincent Crepel commanding the open kitchen and Thibault Passinge directing the dining room. Passinge’s enthusiasm for his budding wine list is infectious, and the dishes were some of the best we’ve had in a long time: chinchard draped over Ratte potatoes was visually reminiscent of sashimi, and smoked basil tied it all together in an unexpected way. The volaille with fermented corn was overwhelmingly vulvar in presentation but/and absolutely delicious. With a lunch menu priced at 28 or 35€ we expect door number 12 to be a revolving one.

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Fish (La Boissonnerie)

This popular restaurant and wine bar run by Drew Harre and Juan Sanchez is a sort of Anglo haven, excellent for a quick glass, a solo dinner at the bar, or for those times when you’re just tired of speaking French. Current chef Oliver Clarke is turning out some really solid food. 

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 69 rue de Seine, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 43 54 34 69
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2012) “…if, thirteen years on, the restaurant’s cuisine and its wine list both show their age, great hospitality, thankfully, remains timeless…We knew we were being taken care of.”

John Talbott (2011) “Friendly…one of the few places where English does not seem out of place…a tad above average.”

Le Figaro (2011) “…ambiance survitaminée…flacons bien gaulés et une assiette étonnamment plaisante…”

François Simon (2010) “Pour tout vous dire, lorsque je suis seul le soir, j’aime bien aller en début de service… Plat direct (ici un pigeonneau), et un petite carafe d’un vin bienveillant.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “All told a decent, but unremarkable and uneven meal…the food at this very pleasant restaurant could, indeed should, be a lot better.”

Patricia Wells “The food is always good and reliable, the bread outstanding…and the wine selection will never let you down.”

François Simon (2009) “Toujours aussi british (quel plaisir parfois de ne pas entendre parler français à Paris) avec des plats chamarrés, pas loupés comme ce bar avec ses légumes. Que demandez de plus? Des bons vins comme ce domaine d’Aupilhac, en Languedoc Roussillon (38 €) et zou!”

Le Fooding “Boire donne soif, mais il faut être raisonnable et manger aussi. Formule à 12,50 € au déjeuner (salade Caesar + pâtes) ou en quelque sorte un « Passion-boisson-poisson » (pas facile à dire) avec un menu à 25,50 € au déjeuner et 31,50-35 € le soir, déclinant velouté de céleri, œuf poché, filet de bar de ligne sur un risotto en fine émulsion « huile d’O et citron » pour suivre (+ 6 € au menu), et indéboulonnable panna cotta en bout de ligne. Pas si mal…”

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Le Barav’

This friendly upper Marais wine bar serves simple charcuterie, cheese, salads, and sandwiches to go along with 5€ glasses, or a bottle from their cave next door. In the summer, there’s a great terrace on the street.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Charles François Dupuis, 75003
Nearest transport: République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 48 04 57 59
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest 

Paris Bouge (2013) “Parce qu’il fait à la fois office de bar, de restaurant, de cave à vin et d’épicerie, le Barav et sa cave mitoyenne offrent tout ce dont on peut rêver pour un apéritif bien français.”

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Les Papilles

Bring some friends to share in Bertrand Bluy’s family style dinner at this cave à manger. Still very well-priced at only 31€ for four courses, and with an excellent selection of bottles sold at caviste prices, either to-go or to open at the table for a modest corkage fee.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005
Nearest transport: Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 25 20 79
Average price for lunch: 10–19€
Average price for dinner: 20–34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2013) “A lot of chefs like to go there on their day off because they don’t have to think about it…”

Barbra Austin (2010) “The first course was a velouté of lentils.  At first glance the white in the center of the bowl looked like a small poached egg but it was actually crème fraîche…two generous portions of magret de canard soon followed, served family style and surrounded by one of the most colorful assortments of vegetables I’ve ever seen in Paris.”

Meg Zimbeck (2008) “Choose a wine from the shelf and then put yourself in their capable kitchen hands. Market-fresh ingredients arrive in copper-plated casseroles, and desserts are as good as you’d expect…”

Marc Bittman for the New York Times (2009) “The food is often Michelin-star quality, and though the menu offers no choices — everyone gets the same soup, main course, salad and dessert — as long as your tastes are broad (or you’re a not-super-hungry vegetarian) you are going to be not only satisfied but happy…”

Colette Monsat for Figaroscope (2009) “Taillée dans un mouchoir de poche, cette cave à manger-épicerie fine, par ailleurs très convaincante, affiche souvent complet. ”

David Lebovitz (2006) “This first thing you notice about Les Papilles is the wine, and the place does double-duty as a wine bar. The window has boxes and boxes of bottles of wine stacked neatly, and as you walk in, one side of the restaurant is entirely devoted to wine and a few choice food products…”

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Le Verre Volé

A bare bones room lined with shelves of natural wines, and a tiny kitchen turning out simple dishes; this doesn’t immediately feel like the kind of place a person would cross town for. And yet many do. Booking is imperative.

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Juveniles

What used to be a friendly wine bar run by the inimitable Tim Johnston is now a friendly wine bistro run by Tim’s daughter Margaux and her boyfriend Romain. 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. The shelves of wine near the entrance contain many lovely bottles that can be purchased to go.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 47 rue de Richelieu, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 97 46 49
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Jancis Robinson for The Financial Times (2014) “Tim Johnston’s Juveniles wine bar has been offering hand-picked bottles from outside France since it opened in 1987 – particularly from Spain and, currently, the southern hemisphere… primarily a wine bar and an increasingly serious restaurant…”

Laura Adrian in New York Magazine (2014) “Every time I eat here, it gets better and better. Try the gnocchi with poached chicken and fava beans, and beautiful cod with piquillo peppers and potatoes.”

Nicholas Lander (2014) “Too many French chefs see vegetables as second-class – but not 26-year-old Romain Roudeau” who “kept certain dishes from the previous menu, notably the Macsween haggis and a couple of English cheeses” but also “composed an intriguing, great-value menu.”

François Simon (2014) “La maison a juste reçu un petit coup de plumeau. On a rangé les étagères, retapé la cuisine avec une bonne nouvelle pour le fan-club de l’adresse : dorénavant, on y mange plus que bien.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “They were quite good cheeses. But two cheeses is two cheeses, a pair, not an assortment by any stretch of the imagination. At 14€ for the plate, it was the sort of thing to make one regret not being a tourist, shortly to quit the country forever. The insulting cheese plate, however, is intimately connected to what I did love about Juveniles, and what may someday induce another visit: the sherry list. A sherry list!

François Simon (2008) “..les gens se sentent bien chez Tim Johnston. Ils prennent leurs aises, parlent, reculent leur chaise… Magret de canard grillé au miel et gratin daupihois était gentiment bon à l’instar d’un gratin aux clémentines au sabayon onctueux.”

Chrisoscope (2008) “Malgré du (très) bon vin, qu’on ne trouve pas facilement partout ailleurs, les tarifs pratiqués, le cadre (quelconque/moche) et l’ambiance (même s’il n’est pas encore 20h), ne m’ont pas emballé.”

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2008) “Towering Scotsman pushing haggis along with more traditional bar à vinsfare. Simple plates are really just padding for the new & old world wines – ask the man with the red cheeks (Tim Johnston) what to drink. Ignore the guidebooks on the tables, drink way too much, and make out afterward in the nearby garden of the Palais Royal.”

John Talbott (2007) “…crostini with a lovely sauce and melon slices with ham with some wine and had a nice quick bite to eat.”

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Willi’s Wine Bar

Mark Williamson’s landmark wine bar turned 30 in 2010. It’s packed with suits from the Bourse at lunch, and an Anglo-heavy crowd in the evenings.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14) or Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 61 05 09
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “A bit odd, reminiscent of middling French-themed restaurants in London or New York. It contains croque monsieurs, a burger, and some pitifully amateurish crab-cakes, alongside more identifiably Parisian staples like duck breast and Charolais steak.”

Alexander Lobrano for The Guardian (2012) “…Mark Williamson, who has probably had a bigger influence on what Parisians drink today than almost anyone else, is completing a major expansion. What’s unlikely to change is the international crowd, the brilliant selection of wines by the glass and a menu that follows the seasons with dishes such as quail breast on salad leaves with spiced nectarines.”

Patricia Wells (2012) “…still going as strong as ever. My last meal was a revelation: food with character and history, a chef with a classic education at the stove, a wine list that’s hard to beat anywhere in the world…food that seems intent on satisfying the customer, a place that is what it is (fabulous!) and not trying overtly to prove anything…”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “My favorite way to eat at Willi’s is to sit at the bar…perfect for trying out some of the wines by the glass, and great for a solo meal or last-minute get-together.”

Figaroscope (2010) “On y retrouve huit à dix personnes sur les tabourets hauts, en fonction de l’affluence. D’abord pour goûter les épatantes propositions de vins au verre et souvent pour poursuivre autour d’une bouteille (sélection tout aussi qualitative, notamment dans le Rhône) et de plats, piochés sur le menu-carte.”

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Le Rubis

With its zinc bar, hearty home cooking, and colorful local clientele, this beloved wine bar (and its Turkish toilet) seems impervious to change. Meals are served only at lunch; the rest of the day you can stop for a glass of Morgon or Brouilly and a snack.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Marché Saint Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1) or Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 61 03 34
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2013) “Les Rubis is one of the few places in Paris that I can think of that still exudes that old French charm; it’s got a very convivial atmosphere, the café chairs and table are worn but shiny from years of use, and no-nonsense service that’s cheerful, yet professional.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “Today the hangout remains virtually unchanged, just as boisterous, pushy, and old-fashioned, the spot for a bargain 11-euro platter of confit de canard (duck cooked in fat) and a thick potato gratin; meaty petit salé aux lentilles (braised salted pork with brown lentils), as well as a roborative and succulent tête de veau.”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “A 1930s-era bar à vin that seems to have changed little since then…The food is as unpretentious as the wine…a kind of high-cholesterol home cooking that will put you in a good mood…”

Pudlo (2010) “Sur le coup de 19h15, prendre un verre au Rubis, c’est opérer un ludique et judicieux retour en arrière. Ce bistrot sis au coeur du coeur de Paris est un lieu immuable.”

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2008) “Just off the super-posh rue Saint-Honoré, Le Rubis is full of burgundy banquettes, a few pricey bottles from that region, plus plenty of inexpensive glasses from the Beaujolais region. The good ones, of course, not that Nouveau crap. Proper lunch during the daytime or planches of cheese and charcuterie at night. The after-work crowd always spills out onto the sidewalk.”

David Lebovitz (2006) “I like to go at lunchtime, especially in the cold winter months, where the friendly owners will squeeze you into a seat at one of the tiny tables covered with crisp white paper, a folded napkin, some utilitarian silverware, and an overturned wine glass, ready to be filled. After lunch of later in the afternoon, Parisians gather outside by the wine barrels…”

 

 

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Café des Abattoirs

A meat-centric spot from the Rostang sisters – daughters of Michelin-starred chef Michel and the sixth generation of restaurateurs in their family.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Gamboust, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7,14)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 76 21 77 60
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Lindsey Tramuta (2014) “The sisters uphold their father’s penchant for simple dishes prepared with top-tier ingredients, in a family-friendly environment that has a whiff of nostalgia…Unsurprisingly, the mains and their house-made condiments were the standouts of a recent meal: plancha grilled lobster marinated in herbed, salted butter; Dijon-crusted baby chicken; tender Angus beef ribs… Despite a few missed opportunities — a short, predictable wine list and uninspired desserts — this is feel-good Rostang cooking at its finest.”

David Lebovitz (2014) “I don’t think you could get a multicourse meal like this in San Francisco or New York for €32 – €45, which includes tax and tip.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “Superb Scottish Black Angus skirt steak…it was a beautifully cooked piece of meat and came to the table with both fries and Lyonnaise potatoes and a chrome condiments caddy that contained homemade ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard and a tomato-horseradish relish that was so good I’d happily have bought a bottle or two if it’d had been on sale…This is a friendly well-conceived restaurant in a very convenient location.”

John Talbott (2013) “A winner and a half, albeit pricy.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Assortiment de hors-d’œuvre: bien séquencé entre air du temps (velouté de potimarron) et canaille mondain (impeccable roquette et oreille de cochon). Gratin de gras-double: lyonnaiserie allégée. Tartare de veau: d’une chair gouleyante.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Ce nouveau spot est dédié aux belles viandes…Vous aurez notamment le choix entre un gratin de gras double comme chez Léon de Lyon, un coquelet du “Coq d’en face”, un gigot d’agneau façon kebab (notre coup de cœur) ou bien encore des ribs de bœuf “Black Angus”. Côté garnitures, c’est vous qui voyez: frites fraîches façon Suzy, pommes de terre grenaille avec des tomates, oignons et citrons confits, roquette pommes paille.”

Thierry Richard (2013) “Les vins sont tarifés avec raison…et le service, joyeux et diligent, s’accorde au mieux avec la bonhommie d’une clientèle de quartier, chic mais pas bégueule. Une belle surprise.”

A Nous Paris (2013) “Ribs de bœuf, entrecôte ou côte de cochon dans la formule à 45 €, tartare de veau sauce César, bavette de bœuf ou gigot d’agneau façon kebab à 38 € et gratin de gras double, coquelet ou araignée de cochon pour 32 €. L’araignée de cochon : en dehors du flan, voilà une raison supplémentaire de venir au Café des Abattoirs. Un morceau qui se trouve au-dessus de la palette, que seuls les bouchers qui découpent eux-mêmes les carcasses proposent. C’est dire s’il est rare.”

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Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

This is a true café, open all day long starting at 8am. But it’s the natural wines and simple food that keep this place busy.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 19 rue des Fossés Saint Jacques, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10) or Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 44 07 04 41
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-35€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, small plates and tapas

Reviews of interest

Isabelle Legeron (2014) “There’s always at least one wine by the glass for €4 and the 300-bin list features multiple cuvées by the same grower, providing a great overview of a producer’s work. Look out for the collection of one of Jura’s cult vineyards, Domaine Overnoy-Houillon, whose much sought-after wines rarely appear on Parisian wine lists nowadays.”

John Talbott (2014) “How can you not go to a place if you’re staying/living in the neighborhood that has the down and dirty bistro food of your youth and a Turkish toilet?”

Wine Terroirs (2010) “…they have roughly 18 wines on the black-board menu, half in whites, half in reds, with prices starting at 4 € a glass, with people/estates like Descombes, Mosse, Dard & Ribo, Villemade…The charcuterie and vegetables, meat and everything is sourced directly in the regions.”

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Bellota-Bellota

The specialty here is Iberian ham. Take a bocadillo (sandwich) to go, or sit at the counter or communal table for a lunch, dinner, or snacks. Open all day.

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Jean-Nicot, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 53 59 96 96
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Spanish
Website

Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2012) “At this small tasting bar where a few tables are squeezed between the walls lined with wine bottles and the meat in the windows, the said leg of great quality is sliced thin in little pieces, tenderly warmed by a central candle, before melting on the palate, served with crushed tomatoes and bread from Kayser or Poujauran. The other crushed dish, the mashed potatoes with bits of chorizo, is excellent, presented in a small heart-shaped plate that gives a somewhat weird romantic twist to the cocktail-dinner between friends…

David Lebovitz (2010) “The ham is sublime and goes great with the other Spanish appetizers they serve at this casual restaurant.”

Figaroscope (2009) “…le plus accueillant des points de chute en début de soirée, avec son long comptoir et ses tables hautes, ses jambons extraordinaires pour lesquels nous sommes nombreux à avoir traversé Paris, son pain de chez Poujauran, ses assiettes de chorizo…”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2005) “it is always cause for elation to discover a new source for superior sandwich indulgence…”

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Clasico Argentino

This Argentinian restaurant and traiteur specializes in empanadas and helado — ice cream.

Practical information

Address: 217 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75012
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8)
Hours: Every day, 12-3pm and 6:30-10pm
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 56 06 95 14
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: South American
Website

Additional Locations

Address: 56 rue de Saintonge, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-11p.m.; Closed Monday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 44 61 00 56

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “There’s something for everyone: beef, ham and cheese, tuna, humita sweetcorn with coriander and choriempa herby pork. On the side, fresh rocket and spicy chimichurri sauce. Punchy Argentinean wines go perfectly with all this, or a local Quilmes beer. For dessert, there’s a lovely list of artisanal ice cream (raspberries with malbec, zagablione, dulce de leche) or sweet empanadas with dulce de leche.”

David Lebovitz (2012) “The flavors were very good – especially the swirl of cold sabayon ice cream, rich with the flavor of egg yolks and wine, and the dulce de leche was thick and chewy…”

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La Cantine de Quentin

You’ll be surrounded by an array of tempting products if you decide to lunch at this canal-side épicerie. Bottles to go, too.

Practical information

Address: 52 rue Bichat, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Lunch only, Tuesday-Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 02 40 32
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2010) “Come here for comforting French classics and some serious eye candy—walls that are lined with hundreds of bottles and tasty takeaway food products.”

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L’Entrée des Artistes

Expertly mixed cocktails and natural wines coexist peacefully at this low-key bar à manger.

Practical information

Address: 8 rue de Crussol, 75011
Nearest transport: Oberkampf (5, 9)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7pm-2am; closed Sunday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 09 50 99 67 11
Average price for a cocktail: 12€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas
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Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2013) “Un lieu à la croisée des genres entre bar à cocktails, cave à manger et club d’habitués, où l’on se dispute la vingtaine de places disponibles, jusque tard dans la nuit. Très beau choix de vins, cocktails pleins de style et bonne bistrote familiale.”

World’s Best Bars (2011) “The cocktails tend towards the innovative but they’re happy to dish up the classics on request – the super friendly service is part of the appeal. The food menu is compact, but the dishes are tasty (try the cheese or charcuterie plates if you’re in the mood for a snack) and you have the comfort of knowing that they’re keeping it in the family – the food is all made by the sommelier’s mum.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “…alongside a boldly curated natural wine list, a list of cocktails that is the equal of any in the city…”

Forest Collins (2011) “…a relaxed, low key, pint-sized cocktail bar with a significant food and wine list as well…Given the care that’s going into these drinks, L’Entrée des Artistes currently rates as one of Paris’ best values for money in cocktail options.”

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Mon Vieil Ami

A contemporary bistro on the Ile Saint-Louis from noted chef Antoine Westermann, where vegetables rule.

Practical information

Address: 69 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 46 01 35
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Franck Pinay Rabaroust (2014) “Quand une enseigne commence à confondre quantité et qualité, la confiance fout le camp et c’est le début de la fin. C’est également donner la pire image de notre gastronomie – qui se veut amicale par-dessus le marché ! – à des touristes qui continuent de se faire avoir avec un menu en trois services facturé 47,50 euros. À ce tarif-la, ça fait chère l’assiette mal fagotée.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “..the menu was loaded with fresh, seasonal produce: meaty girolles mushrooms, new carrots and heirloom tomatoes, new potatoes and last-of-season asparagus. Avocados, first-of-season ratatouille, fresh white cocos blancs, zucchini and fennel all starred. I ended up feasting on  a stunning and satisfying all-vegetarian meal…”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “I’ve had such a deluge of negative remarks about the reservations process and the service at Mon Vieil Ami that I’ve decided it’s not a restaurant I feel comfortable sending people anymore, which is a shame, because the food is often delicious…”

Figaroscope (2010) “Les légumes continuent d’occuper une place prépondérante à la carte, version chic et fraîche avec une crème glacée de chou-fleur ou tendre et chaleureuse avec la cocotte de légumes de saison. On aime les jeux de textures, entre cru et cuit, du chef Frédéric Crochet, qui donne à ses légumes de l’exubérance…”

François Simon (2009) “Le service. C’est sans doute l’esprit alsacien de Westermann que l’on retrouve ici… L’assiette. J’avais commandé un canard rôti avec une choucroute caramélisée. C’était bon, copieux (servi dans une petite cocotte) mais on n’est pas forcé d’aimer le canard lorsqu’il est livré en gros morceaux…

John Talbott (2009) “Let’s dispense with the petty complaints – first: their shoving us, despite my reservation assurance, into that dreadful American-zone on the banquette…But to the food.  I had the 41 Euro menu, starting with a bone-dry home-made terrine with two garnishes (that I’ve had before and was moist and tasty).  OK…”

David Lebovitz (2008) ” The house specialty is vegetables, but the rest of the food is terrific…”

 

 

 

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Le Baratin

Food and wine pilgrims are willing to climb the hill for this Belleville institution. Raquel Carena tends the fire, offering her own brand of bistro cooking, sometimes delicate, sometimes hearty, always heartfelt. Her husband Philippe’s wine cellar is one of the best in town, with an emphasis on small independent producers and natural wines. Don’t expect a smile from him, or really anyone else working there, just be glad that this place exists. The lunch menu remains one of the best deals in town.

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