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L’Auberge Flora

Flora herself does the cooking at this urban inn, offering a range of shareable small plates, or a heftier menu (at higher prices).

Practical information

Address: 44 boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011
Nearest transport: Breguet Sabin (5)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 00 52 77
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
Website

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “Wonderful staff; limited menu.”

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “I know that this is a restaurant I’ll very happily be visiting again. Yes, the kitchen isn’t up to speed yet, but the menu’s fascinating, they work with great produce, the service is charming, and the prices are reasonable.”

John Talbott (2012) “The menu is supposed to be tapas-like but as far as I’m concerned the plates are quite ample… I had a spectacular/heavenly/wonderful pork rib…Go?  You bet.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “…un bon cœur de cuisine, où fibre ménagère et solide fond de terroir trouvent à s’exprimer en manière citadine.”

Caroline Mignot (2012) “Dans le désordre, la planche de charcuteries dont une caillette très convaincante (mélange de chair à saucisse, d’herbes, d’oignons, le tout dentelé de crépine), une rillette de lapin terrible (câpres, citron confit, huile d’olive, j’en aurais dégusté toute la soirée), un saucisson aux olives, des câpres, des olives qui seront finalement le joli fil conducteur de ce moment.”

Chez Marcel

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Practical information

Address: 7 rue Stanislas, 75006
Nearest transport: Notre Dame des Champs (12) or Vavin (4)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 48 29 94
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Lyonnais, French bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2013) “Voilà le genre de table qui fait aimer Paris des américains. Un restaurant dans son jus dont le calendrier des appétits est resté bloqué quelque part dans les années 60…En cuisine, Pierre laisse aux commandes le chef qui remuait les casseroles dans l’arrière-salle depuis vingt-cinq ans et perpétue, à quelques plats près, le menu labellisé 1961, tapé à la machine, qu’il retrouve dans les archives du restaurant. Ce sera donc ambiance filets de hareng, escargots de Bourgogne, quenelles de brochet, tripes et coq au vin. Une cuisine de répertoire bistrotier, loin du manger-correct de l’époque et délicieusement forte en gueule.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2012) “tabliers de sapeur d’une impeccable blondeur croustillante, quenelles parfaitement dodues et gratinées, saucissons chauds, terrines de campagne… Quitte à lui glisser à l’oreille sa propre recette de tarte à la praline (divine) et à l’entraîner vers la trahison d’une salade de vrais champignons de Paris avec des dés d’un vrai jambon de Paris, assaisonnée de crème et de ciboulette….”

John Talbott (2012) “We both go for classics…Lyon sausage with potatoes – sausage she deems “dry”, I think “flavorless”, potatoes bathed in water, even with mustard, barely finish 1/2; she, eggs mayo, banal, unimaginative, puhlease!”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Le plus charmeur des come-back du printemps!”

L’Epi Dupin

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Practical information

Address: 11 rue Dupin, 75006
Nearest transport: Sevres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Friday; lunch, Tuesday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually O.K.
Telephone: 01 42 22 64 56
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: market-based cooking, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2009) “L’ardoise arrive, pas une suggestion qui ne fasse pas envie…Crevettes à peine saisies, au coeur encore fondant et “rosé”, enrobées de quelques grains de sésame…Velouté de Saint-Jacques incroyablement lisse…Le dessert parle de lui-même…”

 

 

Monsieur le Prince

This restaurant is now closed.

Practical information

Former address: 12 rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2010) “They have a plat du jour for 14 E…Ordering off the carte though, is a whole other matter – I did the latter and was socked 38 E, now granted for much better (IMHO) and more inventive stuff…bonbons of oysters with sorrel sauce…a chunk of beef cheek that was so-so but had a great intense black sauce and wonderful teeny/tiny carrots, small potatoes and green sprigs…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “…une jeunesse franchement habile à éclaircir l’affaire sans totalement se départir des conforts patrimoniaux.”

Barbra Austin – Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “The menu is mostly classic bistro fare, updated with a few twists…cod with Camembert sauce is unexpected, and steamed daurade gets a dose of flavor from clams and briny seaweed. For nostalgic locals there is an homage to the old tenants, a cassolette of chicken with morels and vin jaune façon Chez Maître Paul.”

 

 

 

Le Gaigne

Now closed (in July 2013). At this small, contemporary bistro near the Centre Pompidou, Chef Mickael Gaigner shows off his skills — honed in high end kitchens — at reasonable prices: Weekday lunches are priced at 17/23€ for two or three courses, and there’s a five-course dinner menu at 42€.

Practical information

Address: 12 rue Pecquay, 75004
Nearest transport: Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Now closed
Reservations: Now closed
Telephone: Now closed
Website
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Reviews of interest

Le Gaigne closed in July 2013

  • John Talbott (2012) “…a place we go back to time after time…”
  • John Talbott (2011) “…the food so good and the prices so right, what’s not to love…parsnip soup with an intruiging croquette containing an egg in the middle, with “oreille et pied de cochon à la sauge”… a “gougère aux escargots du pré de Mme Liège à la sauce soubise,” sounding much fancier but tasting pretty gutsy.”
  • John Talbott (2010) “There has been some negative chatter in the blogosphere about Le Gaigne which I have not and do not understand…”
  • Mark Bittman – NY Times (2009) “…charming, the kind of place I’d love to see more of….They seem to deal with everything effortlessly: the food is on time, it’s hot, it’s good and it’s interesting; the wine list is solid…”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2008) “Gaignon…has a brilliant way with fish. I had brill poached with thyme and served with new-season choucroute (sauerkraut) and a sautee of girolles…a perfectly balanced composition in terms of taste… royale of duck as a starter was sublime, and a friend who tried the rabbit stuffed with marinated peppers and garnished with tiny florets of romanesco (green cauliflower) was very happy, too.”
  • François Simon (date unknown) “…une cuisine pleine de sens…La tarte de langoustines et champignons d’automne est une sorte de petit hold-up, mains au-dessus de la tête, pas un mot, portable fermé, personne ne bouge. La tarte est présente sans trop plomber de son feuilletage. C’est excellent.”

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Café Salle Pleyel

Café Salle Pleyel via cafesallepleyel.com
The chefs at Café Salle Pleyel are itinerant, like the musicians who play in the adjacent concert hall. Currently at the podium stove is Mauro Colagreco. Closed for dinner and weekends except when there is a performance.

Practical information

Address: 252 rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner on performance nights only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 75 28 44
Website
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Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: suits, foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2010) “Madame L. had the signature Basque dish a piperade with an egg and the two men had something described as cru-cuit mushrooms which we both wrongly assumed would have something warm, not so, the cru, the cuit and the cuisinarted mushrooms were all tiede.   Hummmm.   I wrote down “good but not great” just before he said something similar…”
  • François-Regis Gaudry – l’Express (2010) “…de l’envie, de l’idée, de l’air du temps humé à pleins poumons mais une exécution qui manque un peu de souffle.”
  • Alexander Lobrano – The New York Times (2010) “…some of the best modern French country cooking to be found anywhere in Gaul right now, including such dishes as tartare of maigre (a firm white-fleshed Atlantic fish) with roasted fennel bulb, pumpkin seeds and chickpea puree; a foie-gras “hamburger”; and a sublime brandade made with foie gras and leeks.”

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L’Hédoniste

This restaurant is now closed.

Practical information

Former address: 14 rue Léopold Bellan, 75002

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2012) “… the welcome is still just as warm and the offerings are still quite appealing…”
  • Caroline Mignot (2011) “Les prix pardi ! 28,50 € la formule déjeuner (entrée-plat ou plat-dessert, 35 € les 3), certes gourmande et raffinée (vous verrez), mais à midi, ça peut refroidir.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…first courses were delicious…green asparagus served with fava beans and a plump ravioli filled with creamy goat cheese… ‘tataki’ (thin slices) of beef with a light sauce of reduced beef jus and beets…clams in a gently briny bouillon spiked by galanga…All three dishes showed off the kitchen’s cosmopolitan imagination and precise cooking skills….Given the excellent quality of the cooking, the friendly service, and the reasonable prices here, this is an address I’ve already been back to two more times, and one at which I expect to become a regular…”
  • François Simon (2011) “En entrée, un céviche puis des saint jacques avec radis et navets. Ce fut un vrai bonheur précis et enlevé. Ce genre d’adresse sur laquelle vous vous retournez dans la rue. Hautement recommandable.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “L’une des heureuses surprises du moment, où, selon le désormais classique refrain du «rien dans le décor, tout dans l’assiette», une épatante sève de cuisine en vertu bistrotière parvient à faire oublier une salle veule, ingrate, dépourvue de toute gaieté.”
  • Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2011) “This contemporary bistro may not justify a trip across town but is a great choice after a day strolling around Montorgueil or les Halles.”
  • John Talbott (2010) “If Chicago is Sinatra’s kind of town, L’Hedoniste is my kind of restaurant/bistro – inventive cooking in a neat setting with reasonable prices.  This is the find of 2011.”
  • Chrisoscope(2010) “…hautement recommandable…de belles assiettes réalisées par un chef, Sébastien Dubrulle, qui a déjà fait ses preuves et confirme son talent. En salle, un jeune restaurateur, Arthur Pétillault, et une jeune femme aimable, Kathleen Mayer, qui connaissent très bien leurs sujets…”

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L’Agrume

Practical information

Address: 15 rue des Fossés St. Marcel, 75005
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7) or St. Marcel (5)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 31 86 48
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, good for solo dining, open Monday
Type of crowd: foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Meg Zimbeck (2011) “L’Agrume is a well-intentioned and often delicious neighborhood restaurant where you can eat five courses for €37. The service is kind, and the interior is entirely without pretension. It should not be a destination for food-minded visitors to Paris.”
  • Phyllis Flick (2010) “…but it’s already getting lots of press, and with good reason.”
  • François Simon (2010) “Vous allez adorer cette adresse toute simple, dépouillée, c’est comme un javelot savoureux.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…the food exhibits all of the astonishing culinary discipline that makes me a doggedly perennial optimist…”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2010) “Jolie cuisine d’éclaircie et d’émotion sincèrement désarmante…”
  • John Talbott (2010) “I take the lunch formula – starting with a trio of starters –  shrimps with seaweed and ginger (delicious), sliced chicken with celery remoulade… and a veloute of leeks…with some infused olive oil it was heavenly”.
  • Caroline Mignot (2010) “Une cuisine au jour le jour que le chef veut résolument fraîche et légère, des produits extra frais, des cuissons sur la longueur et la plénitude (il s’agit de ne surtout pas bousculer les chairs), une cuisine qui a tout compris…”

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Rino (CLOSED)

Giovanni Passerini made a name for Rino with his modern market cooking and handmade pastas. He sold Rino in late 2013. NOW CLOSED

Practical information

Address: 46 rue Trousseau 75011 – NOW CLOSED

Reviews of interest

  • François Simon (2010) “…une table agréable et valeureuse.”
  • Barbra Austin (2010) “a parade of very pretty plates… a fantastic escabeche of rouget with white asparagus…sardine ravioli in fennel consommé…a thick, trembling cut of cod with pil pil sauce..”
  • Meg Zimbeck (2010) “I was delighted…There’s something really fun about looking at a menu and having no idea about the taste of the proposed dishes.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2010) “Simple, sincere, delicious, intense, this was one of the best meals I’ve eaten in a longtime…”
  • Phyllis Flick (2010) “…daring market-based cuisine is light without the use of heavy sauces, using the best of seasonal ingredients including stunning vegetables…”
  • John Talbott (2010) “Great fish, wonderful chef and waitstaff, otherwise OK.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “Une cuisine d’entre slam et ring, tout à la fois énergique, dans l’élan, dans l’influx, épatante à jongler entre le naturel et le juteux…”

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Le Dôme du Marais

The biggest draw to this recently-revamped historic address might be the setting.

Practical information

Address: 53 bis rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004
Nearest transport: Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 74 54 17
Website
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Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, brasserie
Special attributes: Open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: style hounds
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: romantic

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2012) “…it’s still stunning, but the food while good, is not.”
  • François Simon (2012) “Les plats. Eux aussi ont compris qu’il s’agissait de faire dans le joli et le bon. Mission accomplie avec un rendu de copie sans état d’âme ; le cahier des charges est bien rempli la daurade est royale, l’avocat king crabe est bien gaulé, mais le verre de Faugères est bien cher…”
  • Thierry Richard (2009) “…quand par hasard l’idée vous revient et que vous filez déjeuner au Dôme du Marais, sous l’antique rotonde de lumière dorée (l’ancienne salle des ventes de Ma Tante), les goûts vous reviennent en bouche avant l’assiette.”

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