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Juveniles restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Juveniles

Juveniles currently holds the #2 ranking in our list of favorite Classic Bistros in Paris.

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 fresh market 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 the sort of place where you’ll want to become a regular. Desserts are delicious, but their selection of British cheeses with recommended wine pairings is my favorite way to finish. On your way out, buy a bottle from the shelves to bring home.  >> Read More

Figs in Paris restaurants | parisbymouth.com

Pirouette

At this beautiful restaurant in the underserved district just north of Les Halles, serious technique is brought to bear on beautiful veggies and offal alike. The consistently delicious dishes, the polished room and the very good wine list all add up to something that’s much greater than the bargain prices should allow. There’s a prix fixe at lunch for only 15€, and diners can go à la carte at lunch or dinner for 36€. Chef Tomy Gousset departed in 2016 to open Tomy & Co, but Pirouette remains a solid bet.

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Hakata Choten

While the focus of this cheap and cheerful Japanese franchise is ostensibly the authentic tonkatsu ramen, the real highlight is the gyoza with a thick, crisp, seared crust and a juicy pork filling. The parent restaurant won the Prix du Concours National of Gyoza in Japan in 2004, and the dumplings truly are winners. The dining room is busy and the lines can be long, but the steaming bowls of ramen come out fast and are worth the wait. The counter seating on the bottom floor makes this a nice option for dining alone.

— Catherine Down, September 2015

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Les Crocs des Halles

Practical information

Address: 49 rue Berger, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4), Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 28 00 00
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Meat
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2015) “We were greeted warmly, seated and overwhelmed by the list of offerings, all meat except for a coquillages starter and sole & chips main… Go?  I heartily urge you to.”

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Zéboulon restaurant near Palais Royal in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Zébulon

A second effort from the folks behind Pirouette, here with a chef who trained in Japan and his arsenal of anywhere-East-of-here flavors. The two-course 20€ lunch menu on the day of our visit included gnocchi with gingered sea bass, plus steak with caramelized shallots and tempura shimeji mushrooms. The three-course 45€ menu (available lunch & dinner) is a roster of French standards with exotic inflections, like my dish of perfectly cooked turbot accented with nori and encircled by delicate nests of interwoven fennel and shallot strands.  If there’s anything to shrug about, it’s the interior. Design choices that worked well in the shadowy space of Pirouette appear here, in the shadow of the centuries-old Palais Royal, as painfully new. In any case, Zébulon’s arrival is great news for anyone hoping to eat well before or after a visit to the Louvre, and a welcome addition to the increasingly interesting  (VerjusJuveniles,) Palais Royal quarter.  >> Read More

La Regalade Saint-Honore restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

La Régalade Saint Honoré

This second location of La Régalade has been full since chef Bruno Doucet opened the doors in spring of 2010. The formula (terrine + 3 classic courses for a prix fixe) has since been replicated at a third location in the 9th. Is it less special now that it’s a franchise? Some think so (see below), but it remains a good bet in central Paris, especially on Mondays.

– Meg Zimbeck, 2010

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Nest Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant in Paris photo from Facebook | parisbymouth.com

Nest

Practical information

Address: 9 rue Villedo, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7,14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch only
Reservations: Reservations Not Accepted
Telephone: 01 40 20 45 20
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vietnamese
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Reviews of interest

L’Express (2014) “Une cuisine pour urbains connectés -la population du quartier- en mal de dépaysement. Traduction: les it-asiat’ à la mode US… mais sans les calories! Vegan rolls, banh mi burger, mais aussi quelques spécialités locales comme les chao tom, des brochettes de gambas marinées à la canne à sucre ou des salades croquantes et colorées.”

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Issé Japanese izakaya in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Izakaya Issé

Practical information

Address: 45 rue de Richelieu, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 96 26 60
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of Cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “I walked into Izakaya Issé on the rue de Richelieu, hoping for a quick, flavorful, inexpensive and light lunch. And that’s just what I got, in the name of domburi, the Japanese bowl of rice covered with a diverse assortment of fish, shellfish, meat or poultry.”

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Camelia restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Camélia

Practical information

Address: 251 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 (in the Mandarin Oriental)
Nearest transport: Concorde (1, 8, 12)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 70 98 74 00
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2015) “En revanche, à la deuxième table de l’hôtel, le Camélia, c’est extra. C’est plus simple, plus compréhensible pour les saints innocents. L’accueil est exquis, prévenant et jamais intrusif. L’assiette quant à elle, voltige et pique au centre.”

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La Tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise

The market at Les Halles is long gone, but its legacy is still in evidence at Chez Denise, an old-school meat joint that’s open late. Expect to find steak, bone marrow, frisée salad on these red & white checked tablecloths. Come hungry, and don’t expect to be fussed over.

– Meg Zimbeck, 2010

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Naritake restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Naritake

Practical information

Address: 31 rue de Petits-Champs, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Monday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 86 03 83
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

L’Express (2011) “…nouvelle cantine de Little Japan qui place très haut la barre du ramen parisien…nouilles fraîches maison, bouillon de porc à la recette tenue secrète, miso de qualité, viande de porc fondante…”

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Kunitoraya 2

Practical information

Address: 5 rue Villedo, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for lunch only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 03 07 74
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2010) “… udon d’enfer et toute une joyeuse ribambelle de petites assiettes façon tapas japonissimes, tempura impec (regardez les éraflures légèrissimes).”

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Le Sous-Bock

Don't be discouraged by the bog-standard beers on tap at this dark, European-style sports bar. The bottled beer selection is extensive, with brews from France and Belgium dominating the options, and a small collection of vintage beers is a unique addition to the menu.

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Le Rubis wine bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

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.

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Hugo & Victor

Pastry chef Hugues Pouget gives classic and seasonal flavors dueling personalities – the innovative Hugo and more classic Victor – in this sleek boutique. Macarons, chocolates, and breakfast treats are on offer, too.

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