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Café Salle Pleyel via cafesallepleyel.com

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 by Barbra Austin

L’Hédoniste

NOW CLOSED This Sentier address offers a streamlined menu of contemporary cooking, with global accents, and (comme il faut, these days) natural wines.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Léopold Bellan, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 26 87 33
Website
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes:
Type of crowd: foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

NOW CLOSED

  • 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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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.

Practical information

Address: 129 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8) or Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day, lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 05 46 44
Website
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French: southwestern
Special attributes: outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…we had a very, very good meal, and that this place has vaulted to the top of my Sunday lunch…I couldn’t resist the oeufs au Madiran “facon meurette,” which are as good a reason as I can imagine to get out of bed on a Sunday before noon…”

 

 

 

L'Agrume by Barbra Austin

L’Agrume

This contemporary bistro was seriously hyped in its early days, thanks in part to the 37€, five-course menu and a young chef with a great resumé, and perhaps the novelty of a middle-of-nowhere location, deep in the fifth.

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 by Meg Zimbeck

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

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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 by John Talbott

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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