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Coinstot Vino

Guillaume Dupré runs this wine bar in the passage des Panoramas, serving a range of small plates for snackers, a few hot items for the hungry, and vins natures for the thirsty.

Practical information

Address: 26 passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 44 82 08 54
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas
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Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2012) “…La terrine à 7 €, le plat à 18 €, les bouteilles de vin aux alentours de 20 € et plus si affinités, c’est on ne peut plus bistrotier parisien comme tarifs.”

Alice Feiring (2011) “I ordered the wild bass on a bed of endive…perfectly prepared, the sauce on the endive so Sicilian…then the bottle came along, decanted, tasted, yummy…”

Phyllis Flick (2010) “This wine bar/cave à manger…is a welcome addition to the Paris wine scene.”

John Talbott (2010) “Go? For the wine and oysters, etc yes; for the plats, I’m not so sure…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2010) “Salade pommes de terre, harengs, sauce gravlax : brave plat de dépannage. Andouillette pochée et lentilles : les lentilles tristes comme cantine…”

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Lockwood

A coffee bar with emphasis on the bar – cocktails and coffee in a shared space from one of the partners in the Belleville Brûlerie. Anglo offerings are available for brunch onsite or to go.

Practical information

Address: 73 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday 8am-2am
Reservations: Not necessary
Telephone: 01 77 32 97 21
Average price for lunchLess than 10€     
Style of cuisine:
Soups/salads/sandwiches, American, British
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Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin (2014) “Selon l’heure à laquelle on veut bien s’y perdre, un post-café de la nouvelle rue parisienne, une cantine des pas pressés, un coffee shop hipster ou un cocktail machine” but he enjoyed it all the same as “toujours une bonne énergie à activer les en-cas.”

Hipsters in Paris (2014) “A haunt for Italy’s finest digestifs and liqueurs, the range and the spread during aperitivo is reason in itself to make the visit. By day, it’s a reputable coffee haunt with cafe food and beans from Belleville Brulerie. From 6.30–8 it’s Aperitivo time with antipasto and cold cuts to soak up the spritz. From 8pm onwards you can descend into the cocktail bar for some late night debauchery, or maybe munch on a fried chicken sandwich to the sound of excellent rock, soul and blues.”

Adrian Moore (2014) “Brews are from the Belleville Brulerié (thanks to Brother Thomas Lehoux, who is also behind the roaster) and cocktails from brother Olivier (also of the club Le Silencio). Breakfast and lunch are organic and Anglo-inspired.”

Forest Collins (2014) “Lockwood is exactly the type of place the city now needs.  Its relaxed attitude, understated cool, and focus on quality ingredients are the right combination to satisfy the coffee connoisseur, casual early evening drinker as well as the late night bar crawler. Given their initial showing and reception, they are set to be a popular and prevalent force on the Paris drinking scene.”

Kim Laidlaw (2013) “A coffee shop by day and a cocktail bar by night set up by a Paris trio with serious pedigree (one founder is from Ten Belles, one from Silencio and the other has opened three bars in London and Sydney). This looks set to be hot.”

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Legrand et Fils

Legrand Filles et Fils

Lovely Legrand occupies an enviable place off the galerie Vivienne. Mainly a shop, there is a room with a bar and a few tables for a drink and a snack on the spot.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue de la Banque, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 60 07 12
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Jancis Robinson for The Financial Times (2014) “The granddaddy of all Parisian wine retailers, Legrand Filles et Fils, near the Banque de France, opened a chic wine bar back in 2002 and this is still a great place to drink fine wine from all over the world by the glass with the cheese and charcuterie that have become de rigueur.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Cœur du réacteur : le grand et digne bar semi-circulaire où les sommeliers servent leur sélection de 5 rouges et 5 blancs (comme les cinq jours de la semaine !) renouvelés régulièrement. Ici est représenté le meilleur des grands classiques du Bordelais et de la Bourgogne, dont la liste ne varie pas.”

Barbra Austin (2009) “An excellent comptoir where one can order a glass and a plate of charcuterie… With a coupe of Selosse VO, this was perhaps the most elegant afternoon snack I’ve ever had in my life.”

Wine Terroirs (2004) “There’s a warm and refined atmosphere at the same time, with the brass and the wood of the floor, the floor-to-ceiling shelves and ladders…While not the cheapest wine bar for its glass prices, it is a good place to enjoy and discover wines…”

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Bière et Malt Paris beer bar & shop

Bière et Malt

Just north of the bustling rue Montorgeuil, this tiny beer cave is a haven for beer lovers with dozens of international bottles available either to go or to drink on site at one of the four tables.  Books about beer decorate the tables and customers are welcome to peruse them while sipping.  The shopkeeper is quick with advice and beer recommendations, and sustenance is provided in the form of cheese and charcuterie plates.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Poissonnière, 75002
Nearest transport: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9), Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5pm-12am
Telephone: 01 40 26 10 40
Average price for beer: 4.40€ for 33cl bottles consumed there, cheaper to go
Number of taps: none
Notable Brews: Brasserie des Légendes (Belgium), Brooklyn Brewery (USA), Brasserie St. Germain (France)
Average price for food: 5-10€
Food options: cheese and charcuterie platters, hot dogs

Reviews of interest

Bière et Malt page on ParisBouge.com

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Foucher

This chocolate shop has had a presence on the rue du Bac for nearly 200 years. There’s a tea salon, too, for tasting on the spot.

Practical information

Address: 134 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Sevres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 44 05 57
Website

Additional locations

Address: 30 avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 (shop only, no salon)
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 47 42 51 86

Reviews of interest

L’Express (2011) “Sept générations d’artisans ont fait la réputation de cette honorable maison, qui loge de jolis chocolats dans des boîtes somptueuses, illustrées dans le style Art déco, nouveau ou moderne (à l’image des emballages du début du XXe siècle). La dégustation est, du coup, un petit peu décevante, car les enrobages sont épais, les ganaches incertaines et les saveurs instables (mais le citron est agréable).”

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La Fermette

Add this fromagerie to your Montorgeuil food crawl.

Practical information

Address: 86 rue Montorgeuil, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3) or Etienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Telephone: 01 42 36 70 96
Website

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2010) “If the nice-looking fellows behind the counters don’t do it for you, what’s on their shelves, certainly will. There’s the usual suspect here, but what’s especially interesting, especially if you’re a traveler and want to try a few cheeses, is that they sell plates of freshly sliced cheeses, which feature an assortment, so you can give a few a try.”

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Stohrer

Stohrer is the oldest pastry shop in Paris, and the birthplace of the Baba au Rhum.

Practical information

Address: 51 rue Montorgueil, 75002
Nearest transport: Étienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Every day 7:30am-8:30m
Telephone: 01 42 33 38 20
Website

Reviews of interest

France Today (2014) “Today the shop is part national treasure, part tourist destination, it has diversified into traiteur and event catering but it remains, essentially, a delightful pâtisserie.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “…take refuge in Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop in Paris…do check out the ceiling, which is magnificent. Founder Nicholas Stohrer invented the Baba au Rhum, and the version here is still one of the best.”

Camille Malmquist (2008) “In all, it’s pretty clear that Stohrer is operating on a level above the majority of pastry shops in Paris.  From the crust of the tart to the chocolate garnish, no detail is overlooked.  True, it’s a little pricier than most pastry shops, but the quality of the product and the care that goes into it make a trip to Stohrer well worth it.

Chrisoscope (2007) ” Cornet classique (pas gaufré, pas très bon), glace au yaourt OK, j’ai bien aimé, à part que la texture n’est pas partout homogène, glace au chocolat pas assez froide, et au goût un peu faiblard.”

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Régis Colin

Always a strong contender for the city’s best baguette, this bakery is also known for their galette des rois.

Practical information

Address: 53 rue Montmartre, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3) or Etienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 36 02 80

Reviews of interest

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 7th place in 2008.

Best Croissant (Concours du Meilleur Croissant au beurre AOC Charantes-Poitou) 20th place in 2010.

Painrisien (2011) “Sandwiches, quiches et autres tartes s’intègrent dans des formules qui rencontrent un franc succès, et dans le même temps assure la fraîcheur des produits, la rotation de ceux-ci étant très importante. Rien à redire sur leur qualité, cela se tient et les appétits seront satisfaits.”

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2010) “Colin has picked up a pile of awards for his croissants beurre….”

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Eric Kayser by Meg Zimbeck

Eric Kayser

Don’t let the multiple locations fool you into thinking that this is some kind of mediocre chain bakery: The breads at Kayser are excellent (ranked #1 on our list of Five Great Baguettes in Paris).

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 8 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 44 07 01 42
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Additional Locations

Address: 33 rue Danielle Casanova, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 97 59 29

Address: 16 rue des Petits-Carreaux, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 33 76 48

Address: 14 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 07 17 81

Address: 10 rue de l’Ancienne Comedie, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 25 71 60

Address: 87 rue d’Assas, 75006
Nearest transport: Port-Royal (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 54 92 31

Address: 18 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 61 27 63

Address: 85 blvd Malesherbes, 75008
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 22 70 30

Address: 309 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine, 75011
Nearest transport: Nation (1, 2, 6, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 79 01 76

Address: 77 quai Panhard et Levassor, 75013
Nearest transport: Bibliothèque François Mitterand (14, RER C)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 56 61 11 06

Address: 87 rue Didot, 75014
Nearest transport: Plaisance (13)
Hours: Closed Wednesday
Telephone: 01 45 42 59 19

Address: 79 rue du Commerce, 75015
Nearest transport: Commerce (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 44 19 88 54

Address: 79 ave Mozart, 75016
Nearest transport: Jasmin (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 88 03 29

Address: 19 ave des Ternes, 75017
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 80 23 28

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2009) Recommended in The Sweet Life in Paris.

Stephen L. Kaplan (2006) Recommended in Good Bread Is Back.

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La Librairie Gourmande

A serious bookstore specializing in gastronomy and oenology, stocking not just cookbooks but academic and historical texts as well.

Practical information

Address: 92-96 rue Montmartre, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 54 37 27
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G. Detou by Meg Zimbeck

G. Detou

G. Detou supplies pastry makers — both professional and amateur — with everything they need, from chocolates and nuts to preserved fruits and special sugars.

Practical information

Address: 58 rue Tiquetonne, 75002
Nearest transport: Etienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6:30pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 33 96 43
Website

Reviews of interest

Food and Wine (2011) “This shop is known for its stock of quality baking ingredients, like chocolates and cocoas, plus a wide range of spices and preserves.”

David Lebovitz (2007) “If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris…This little shop near Les Halles is stocked, literally, floor-to-ceiling with everything a cook or baker could want.”

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Épices Roellinger

Chef Olivier Roellinger’s spice shop is a must for serious cooks. Don’t miss the “cave à vanilles” – the vanilla cellar.

Practical information

Address: 51 rue Sainte-Anne, 75002
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 42 60 46 88
Website

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2010) “Here you’ll find a page-long list of black peppers, several varieties of fleur de sel, tubes and bottles of aromatic oils, lots of spice blends, as well as twelve grand crus of vanilla beans. But what I made a beeline for were the salted butter caramels. Sold in handy little tins for just €5, these chewy caramels come direct from Brittany, where salted butter caramel is a religion and these live up to the hype.”

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L’Épicerie de Bruno

A fantastic spice shop, Bruno also sells tea, candy, and a range of pantry items.

Practical information

Address: 30 rue Tiquetonne, 75002
Nearest transport: Étienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 53 40 87 33
Website

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Frenchie Bar à Vins by Meg Zimbeck

Frenchie Bar à Vins

If you want a taste of Gregory Marchand’s cooking without the challenge of scoring a reservation at Frenchie, this is where to go.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 6 rue du Nil, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7p.m.-10:30p.m.
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: No phone
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

François Simon – Figaroscope (2012) “j’ai réussi à décrocher une salade de carotte, orange, avocat et cacahuètes. Pas mauvais, un peu court: trois feuilles de salade extraites du Tupperware, un croissant d’avocat…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011) “…épatante à chahuter l’idée du petit plat, à raffiner le canaille et à affûter le propos ménager. Tellement habile côté assiette qu’on en oublierait presque une cave tout aussi percutante.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “…the food is just as good as the main restaurant across the alley…The wine list is so compelling that the next morning when I woke up, I realized that the four of us had gone through four bottles of wine.”

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “Le générique des vins est oecuménique, déjouant le diktat du tout nature via le Nouveau Monde…tapas après tapas, on a retourné toute la carte…une burrata crémeuse dopée par une huile d’olive ardente et une concassée de petits pois frais à la menthe; un exceptionnel filet de truite fumée caressé par le velours d’une purée d’avocat et électrisé par une rafale de concombre vinaigré…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…a terrific small-plates menu that comes from the kitchen across the street and offers delicious cameos of Marchand’s talent…I loved the wine list here, too…it not only suits Marchand’s cooking to a T but pushes out the walls a bit by including wines from other countries…”

 

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Saturne by Meg Zimbeck

Saturne

Ingredient fetishists will appreciate Sven Chartier’s reverence for product, and devotees of natural wines will love Ewen Lemoigne’s list.

Practical information

Address: 17 rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 60 31 90
Average price for lunch: Menu at 35€
Average price for dinner: Menus at 37€ and 59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

JP Gené (2014) “C’était un bonheur de fréquenter cette maison où, même un 14-Juillet, le chef est au fourneau. Rarement une première étoile se fait attendre avec autant d’évidence.”

Fulgurances (2014) “Cette madeleine là, on ne l’avait jamais gouté… Elle est croustillante sur les bords, presque caramélisée, et d’un moelleux jouissif qui flirte avec le financier. Ses notes mielleuses explosives entrelacées de thym et de romarin, cette pellicule beurrée qui caressent les lèvres…sans la connaître, on l’a reconnu.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “Worst hospitality in the solar system.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Voyage encore pour le merlu de ligne. En poisson de saison, il s’habile de notes de feu avec un sabayon fumé de sarments de vigne et quelques herbes côtières…Une cuisine d’artisan, pure et gourmande, sans aucune agression, à l’égal des vins organiques d’Even Lemoigne…”

Sophie Brissaud (2011) “J’aime beaucoup Saturne, son chef semi-viking (ainsi que le surnomme mon compagnon de table, qui est, lui, totalement viking), son sens de la fraîcheur et du vivant, son talent légumier…J’aime ce décor et cet éclairage, ces rayonnages de bouteilles rappelant une bibliothèque…”

Patricia Wells (2011) “…this is a place that I am going to want to return to again and again. What we want today is fresh, inventive fare that is at once familiar and surprisingly new and Saturne delivers… The blond wood decor and airy glass roof is warming, and service (despite a bit of confusion over a reservation)  is attentive and correct.”

Dorie Greenspan (2010) “everything was bright and fresh and mostly raw (now, having had a little time to reflect, I’m thinking that when the thermometer drops below freezing and the restaurant is so chilly that the servers draw the curtains to keep the drafts at bay, it would have been nice to have some cooked food on the menu).”

Phyllis Flick (2010) “Chartier’s terroir-driven cuisine is focused on bringing out the best in exceptional products, so sauces and spices are minimal…The small details from the quality of the bread, to the delicious madelines served with coffee, all point to a team who are passionate about what they do.”

John Talbott (2010) “…white tuna with a thin leek and subtle mushroom sauce and…calamari with nicely coriander-dressed, incredible heirloom tomatoes and subtle eggplant sauce…were clearly among the best firsts of the rentree.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “I loved the late-season tomato mille-feuille with deep red jam countered by a fresh green slice and delicate pastry.  Assertive mackerel was accompanied by thin grilled leeks, clean cucumbers, and herbs…The worst thing I could say about anything of Chartier’s dishes is that they sometimes border on boring…Fish with steamed spinach, no matter how fresh and perfectly cooked, will not convert any skeptics who are, let’s face it, paying good money to eat here.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…had a slightly puzzling chat about which wine to drink with dinner with sommelier Ewen Lemoigne… Unfortunately they hadn’t yet gotten around to printing up the wine list yet, so Lemoigne, an ardent believer in natural and biodynamic wines, suggested a Saint Peray, which was pleasant enough but shading to a bit more sweetness than would have been ideal with the menu that followed.”

Bruno Verjus (2010) “Ewen Lemoigne, ludion enjoué, témoigne d’une rare sommellerie, celle d’un homme pour qui le vin est un être vivant. Une sommellerie de chair, de substance, du sentiment. L’association de ces deux exceptions gastronomiques et oenologiques, place Saturne, d’ores et déjà, parmi les meilleures tables de Paris.”

 

 

 

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Aux Lyonnais by Meg Zimbeck

Aux Lyonnais

The Ducasse group runs this longstanding address for Lyon-style cooking.

Practical information

Address: 32 rue St. Marc, 75002
Nearest transport: Richelieu Druout (8, 9) or Bourse (3)
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday-Friday; open Saturday for dinner only; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 96 65 04
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French – Lyonnais
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, comfort food, historic space

Reviews of interest

François-Régis Gaudry (2013) “Un boudin à la lyonnaise, façon tranche épaisse snackée. Pas mal, à la fois légèrement croustillant et fondant à coeur, bien relevé… je n’ai rarement mangé des patates frites aussi desséchées et racornies. De deux choses l’une: soit il s’est passé une bonne semaine entre les deux bains de friture soit la pauvre pomme de terre s’est coltiné cinq bains d’affilée!”

Meg Zimbeck (2010) “Wikipedia says that ‘the emphasis in a bouchon is not on haute cuisine, but rather, a convivial atmosphere and a personal relationship with the owner.’ If that’s true, then Aux Lyonnais, with its apathetic service and absentee owner, is a spectacularly failed bouchon.”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “The room is gorgeous, a warm belle epoque space, with ornate molding and mirrors, filled with the kind of bright, buttery light that seems to exist only in Paris… there is something archetypal about the way the space looks and feels, and that fulfills many dreams of the Perfect Paris Restaurant.”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “…un foie de veau servi rosé (comme on m’a demandé de le préciser), la peau résiste un peu sous le couteau pour faire découvrir un cœur fondant…et ces pommes de terre taillées en frites, enveloppe croustillante, intérieur fondant…Je me régale…”

François Simon “C’est certain, aux Lyonnais d’Alain Ducasse, toute roule impeccablement…”

The New York Times (2005) “Here, the gutsy food is prepared with great attention, and the service is better than average. (You have to figure that Mr. Ducasse’s staff is reasonably well trained.) I’ve eaten my way through the menu and have yet to find a nondessert dish that I didn’t adore.”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2004) “I set my heart on it because I know Maxence is partial to authentic historical settings, and has a weakness for charcuterie and down-to-earth popular dishes : he is known to eat pied de porc, oreille de cochon or croustillant de tête de veau without batting an eyelash, so I thought Aux Lyonnais would cater to this penchant.”

 

 

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Chez Georges by John Talbott

Chez Georges

A popular, old school bistro serving classics like frisée au lardons, jambon persillée, escargot, and tarte tatin.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue du Mail, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 60 07 11
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, French bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “the menu remains unchanged, the quality is there, and especially the hussle bustle of the dining room…I loved the moist, parsley-rich jambon persillé…the perfectly grilled sole; and moist and meaty steack de canard…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…un lieu hors mode, hors saison, hors du temps…La cuisine? Intemporelle.”

John Talbott (2010) “…a  delicious fricasee of rabbit with girolles…sweetbreads in a creamy sauce with morels and a ton of noodles; both dishes were excellent.”

 

 

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Frenchie by Meg Zimbeck

Frenchie

Gregory Marchand’s contemporary market cooking has landed Frenchie on every must-go list, making reservations all but impossible. Three courses, 48€.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 5 Rue du Nil, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance.
Telephone: 01 40 39 96 19
Website
Average price for dinner: 48€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, prestige ingredients, renowned chef

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2010) “Colette loved the speck salad with clementines, parmesan and mint leaves while I was enchanted by the warm smoked sardines and brussel sprout leaves on a butternut squash puree.”

Thierry Richard (2010) “On s’y régale d’assiettes diablement futées et originales (c’était quand la dernière fois que vous avez mangé de la betterave jaune ?), exécutées superbement…”

Caroline Mignot (2010) “…toujours aussi bien balancée entre accords vifs, fraîcheur et gourmandise.”

Christine Muhlke – New York Times (2010) “While the feel and food of Frenchie wouldn’t be out of place in Brooklyn or London’s East End, Mr. Marchand has the advantage of French training underscoring his seemingly informal offerings…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2009) “…deux petites salles de brique et de bois et ce tonitruant rapport créativité-prix..”

Barbra Austin (2009) “The food at Frenchie is ingredient-driven and free of gimmicks…”

John Talbott (2009) “…simple, inexpensive but quite fine food.”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…this vest-pocket bistro in the Sentier, or old Paris garment district, is a delightful spot with really excellent food.”

Meg Zimbeck (2009) “a simple-sounding truite fumée, asperges (smoked trout, asparagus) over the too-simple-sounding salade tomates cerises…it was clean…and bright.”

 

 

 

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Le Petit Vendôme by Barbra Austin

Le Petit Vendôme

If you really want to lunch as the locals do, visit this old fashioned Auvergnate casse-croute.

Practical information

Address: 8 rue des Capucines, 75002
Nearest transport: Opéra (3, 7, 8 )
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Monday dinner, Closed Tuesday dinner, Closed Wednesday dinner, Closed Saturday
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 61 05 88
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: comfort food, good for solo dining, open Monday

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2011) “The place is packed full of locals…dim, noisy, and chaotic; you pull up a chair wherever if you want to eat more than a sandwich.”

Aaron Ayscough (2010) “The real attractions are the sandwiches, as long as you don’t mind a line at peak hours, or the various heavy meat dishes, as long are you are in fine health and not at all claustrophic or easily offended. (Being seated is often reminiscent of trench warfare; the service is on the sunny side of ferocious.)”

Figaroscope (2010) “…un authentique jambon-beurre, tellement parisien. Le meilleur et le plus croustillant s’emporte justement à deux pas de l’Opéra, au Petit Vendôme.”

Le Fooding (2010) “…toujours curieux à l’heure du déjeuner, avec, en vitrine, ses créatures de synthèse et, au comptoir, ses chemises d’homme auréolées sous les aisselles, mordant dans leur « rapid-croûte », au jambon d’Auvergne, aux fritons, au tripoux de Naucelles ou à l’andouille…”

Rosa Jackson (2008) “those with heartier appetites squeeze into the dining room and order a hefty steak or pungent andouillette with piping-hot frites…(be warned that sandwiches are not served at the tables). Even the rough house Gamay goes down easily in this no-nonsense setting…”

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Terroir Parisien at the Palais Brongniart

This new location of Yannick Alleno’s popular bistro is one of our favorite new openings of 2013, featuring pedigreed local ingredients and updated classic recipes from the region around Paris. This location at the Bourse boasts a rillettes bar sells terrines and pâtés to go.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 28 place de la Bourse, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sundays; open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 83 92 20 30
E-mail: reservation-bourse@terroirparisien.fr
Style of cuisine: Classic French, small plates & tapas
Website

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Vous l’aurez compris, dans ce quartier en quête d’adresses « affaire », rodées, sérieuses et efficaces, Terroir Parisien fait le plein.”

Philippe Toinard for A Nous Paris (2014) “Dommage, après le Terroir parisien de la Maison de la Mutualité, rive gauche, la rive droite avait l’occasion de s’encanailler autour des recettes franciliennes qu’Alléno, le local de l’étape, connaît sur le bout de la langue…Tout cela est bien pensé, mais encore faut-il que ce soit rodé.”
Le Monde (2014) “Pour le moment, il s’est pris d’amour pour la charcuterie qui trône en majesté au bar à rillettes et à la carte. De 7 à 10 €, avec un sac “apéro” de 4 à 24 €. Pâté en croûte rustique ou de volaille de Houdan, terrines, rillettes de porc au café, de pintade, de crabe, saucisson à l’ail, jambon blanc coupé à la Berkel, persillé de jambon ou boudin noir : c’est l’oeuvre de Jean-Michel Bannwart, meilleur ouvrier de France charcutier 1996.”

David Lebovitz (2013) “…had the scallops on a bed of beet “risotto” for my main course. The rich, inky flavor of the mound of creamy beets didn’t really marry with the scallops and I couldn’t quite wrap my head around the combination.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Le chef s’attaque à ce qui plaît le plus aux « titis parisiens » : charcuteries, pâtés en croute, terrines, jambons persillés ou boudin noir, tout est préparé intra-muros dans son laboratoire. Autre nouveauté, le « rillette bar » qui propose dès 18h30 des compositions aux arômes singuliers comme le cabillaud blanc aux haricots blancs, le crabe au cresson de Méréville, ou le cochon au café fort.”

John Talbott (2013) “How Alleno does both classic and innovative at the same time is head-snapping.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “À l’arrivée, une chic brasserie au confort un peu raide et sa cuisine ouverte comme écran, qui trotte à disposer un appétit carré sous le concept, franchement bien exécuté, d’une saine efficacité mais en manque de climat…Du coup, en attendant que l’esprit s’en mêle, du moins le public, on a un peu le sentiment d’une adresse média-marketée, d’une gastronomie en QCM. Un bon baiser de Paris, certes, mais envoyé par e-mail.”

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Fée Nature

Everything is organic at this Sentier lunch spot and tea salon.

Practical information

Address: 69 rue d’Argout, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 21 44 36
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: health food, soups/salads/sandwiches
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open MondayReviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2012) “…une cantinette gentille qui propose des petits plats, des salades, des tartes et des desserts appétissants, le tout sans gluten et bio. Pas de quoi affoler tout le quartier, mais si vous êtes dans le coin et que vous avez envie de légèreté…”

 

 

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Liza

Lebanese goes chic (et un peu cher) at Liza.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue de la Banque, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Monday-Friday, lunch and dinner; Saturday, dinner only; Sunday, brunch only.
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 55 35 00 66
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Lebanese
Special attributes: small plates, vegetarian options, good for groups, open Sunday, open Monday, valet parking

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “Pour manger avec classe du bout des doigts, on n’a pas trouvé mieux que les mezze de cette table libanaise…”

 

 

 

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Rice & Fish

An inexpensive pair of Japanese restaurants (run by an American chef) along rue Grenata. 16 rue Greneta continues to feature innovative maki and sushi, while 22,the space that formerly contained Rice & Beans (R.I.P.), has been transformed into a Japanese grill.

Practical information

Address: 16 & 22 rue Grenata, 75002
Nearest transport: Réaumur-Sébastopol (3,4), Étienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Wednesday only for lunch; Open Thursday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 73 70 46 09 or 01 42 36 63 72

Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: japanese & sushi
Special attributes: standout seafood, breakfast burritos, brunch

Reviews of interest

Sophie Doran (2013) “Rice & Fish Yakimono has appeared in the space that once was Rice & Beans, focusing on grilled meats and fish, with rice and pickle as the name perhaps suggests. All fish is à la marché, sold at market prices, selected by the proprietor himself each morning.”

TimeOut Paris (2013) “Don’t come here for classical sushi, but relax and enjoy the creativity; ‘Krunchy’ maki with prawn tempura and avocado, a Chenille (caterpillar) with avocado and eel, or a Cicciolina (fried calamari, aioli and cucumber). They’re unusual, for sure, but they’re also fresh and moreish.”

Le Fooding (2012) “Au programme, d’extravagants makis roulés par un Américain décomplexé, dont l’imagination sans limites parle à une clientèle écrasante de beauté. L’Hawaïen (côte de porc au miso, ananas, tsukemono, noix de macadamia), le Chenille (avocat, anguille, sauce secrète) ou le Björk (saumon teriyaki, avocat, concombre, poireaux frits) figurent parmi ses audacieuses trouvailles, fraîches et attachantes.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “On y retrouve les recettes classiques de sushi, de maki ou de tempura, mais l’intérêt réside dans les créations originales telles que les makis papaye verte-basilic-dorade ou crabe-daurade-aïoli.”

Meg Zimbeck (2009) “More spectacular was the Sumo roll – an unlikely combination of tempura pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, violet potato, miso and fennel. It packed such a technicolor punch that Futo maki which followed (tofu, avodado, radish, cucumber) seemed wan by comparison.”

 

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Goust

Enrico Bernardo, who won the World’s Best Sommelier title at the age of 27, has opened a new restaurant that some critics are praising as the best opening of Spring 2013. The lunch menu at 35€ and dinner dégustation menus at 75 and 130€ feature wines selected by Bernardo paired with creations from chef José Manuel Miguel.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Volney, 75002
Nearest transport: Opéra (3, 7, 8)
Hours: Closed Saturday Lunch, Closed all day Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 15 20 30
Website
Average price for lunch: €35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: superior wine list

Reviews of interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “A Michelin-starred nursing home.”

Adrian Moore (2013) “Deceptively simple dishes, using French techniques melded with sometimes rare and unusual (in Paris anyway) Spanish produce: think Valencia style rice long cooked in a seafood broth, impermeated with the flavor of the sea, a tuna tartar with a mango “egg” and Thai basil,  technically impressive dishes, with exceedingly precise temperatures and textures.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “As is true of any really great restaurant, Goust would be as good for a romantic night out as it is for a business meal… it’s a winningly adult, fairly priced and terrifically sincere restaurant that succeeds for being something completely unique in Paris. I can’t wait to go back, although it’s likely that my next meal will be in the new tapas bar that will soon open on the ground floor at this same address.”

Nicolas Lander, Financial Times (2013) “As I paid the bill of €230 for the meal for three, I recalled the words of Danny Meyer, the New York restaurateur. In his opinion, the ultimate goal is “to serve the customer food and wine that they cannot get at home but with the same comfort as though they were at home”. Bernardo delivers this most elusive combination.”

François-Régis Gaudry, L’Express (2013) “Celui d’expérimenter, les yeux fermés, l’entente cordiale d’unpoulpe moelleux baigné d’un consommé de jambon avec un volnay 2010 de Benjamin Leroux; la complémentarité détonante entre un sublime oeuf cuit à la truffe avec sa soupe à l’oignon suave et la fraîcheur tonique d’un morgon de Foillard.”

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Il Campionissimo

This popular, prize-winning pizzeria has moved to a larger, pop-art space, with room for the whole family.

Practical information

Address: 26 rue Léopold Bellan, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; Saturday, dinner only; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 36 40 28
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Pizza
Special attributes: open Monday, vegetarian options, kid-friendly

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2012) “Un lieu vaste, une équipe alerte, un décor contemporain…une pâte parfaite pour moi, fraîche, tendre, fine, à l’élasticité idéale…très gourmande…”

 

 

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Les Jalles

Delphine Alcover and Magali Marian of Bistro Volnay have opened this chic, open-every-day bistro, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and drinks in the bar upstairs.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue des Capucines, 75002
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 66 71
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
Website

Reviews of Interest

Thierry Richard (2014) “Après un départ un peu chahuté, des ambitions d’étoiles complexes et un changement de chef, voici Les Jalles revenues à ce que Magali sait faire de mieux : un bistrot chic et gourmand, balayant avec esprit le répertoire de la cuisine bourgeoise remise au goût du jour.”

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “…this artfully staged space intends to flatter anyone who walks through the door…the newly opened kitchen hasn’t found its rhythm yet, and neither has the service…After our main courses arrived, though, a ripple  of private pleasure passed around our table, since the food here is actually quite good.”

John Talbott (2012) “…we were wowed…Go?  After all the buzz, you gotta.”

François Simon (2012) “…les asperges ont cette concentration bien sentie avec copeaux de comté et jus de viande ; idem pour la crème de févettes ou encore le carpaccio de homard bleu, voire cette côtelette de lotte bien centrée sur ses saveurs. On sent un véritable travail….un de nos coups de cœur de ce printemps.”

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Racines

Founding chef Pierre Jancou has moved on, but the roots remain. New chef Renaud Marcille is bringing a touch of elegance to the product-driven, market cooking, served, as always, with natural wine, inside the city’s oldest covered passage.

Practical information

Address: 8 passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 13 06 41
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, French bistro
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, prestige ingredients, open Monday

Reviews of interest

François-Régis Gaudry (2012) “Fouettée au sang neuf de Renaud Marcille, trentenaire arrivé cet été après 4 ans comme sous-chef chez Alain Senderens et quelques saisons en tant que chef de partie au Meurice. Le petit gars en a suffisamment sous le capot pour piloter du bout des doigts une assiette bistrotière dans l’esprit originel du lieu, tout en mettant des coups d’accélérateur à vous décrocher la mâchoire. Deux plats, deux sensations fortes.”

Chrisos (2011) “Je garde un bon souvenir de mon chapon, même si les légumes sont trop beurrés…Le reste n’était pas mal, mais pas marquant…Ce n’est pas désagréable, mais c’est cher pour ce que c’est.”

Food Intelligence (2011) “La patte agile de ce chef, nouveau venu, dans le monde de la cuisine “nature” apporte quelques reliefs aussi inattendus que bienvenus.”

Food Intelligence (2010) “David Lanher le nouveau propriétaire du Racines vient de s’adjoindre les services de Nicolas Gauduin en cuisine. 26 ans à peine, pour cet ancien de l’Arpège, du Laurent et du Divellec. Il pratique une cuisine de belle qualité ou les produits (réputation de cette maison de cuisine) sont travaillés en humilité et avec gourmandises.”

The Guardian (2010) “…evangelical about vins naturels.”

Thierry Richard (2010) “Pierre Jancou a cédé son affaire pour filer sous d’autres soleils, mais l’équipe est restée et tient la maison solidement arrimée à son excellente réputation…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2009) “Nouvelle équipe pour cette cave à manger mais toujours une bobine très jadis et naguère, des fioles militant le vin nature, une popote brut de terroir, un accueil plus ou moins épidermique, une addition pas franchement popu et l’impassible allant du passage des Panos. On aime encore !”

David Lebovitz (2008) “…one of the best places I’ve eaten in Paris in a long time.”

 

 

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Entre Deux Rives

A slick little dinette offering pho, bo bun and other Vietnamese favorites.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue de Hanovre, 75002
Nearest transport: Quatre-Septembre (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 66 15 11
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vietnamese
Special attributes: good for solo dining, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2010)”Not only was the food delicious, but the service was charming and it turned out to be a very good buy to boot.”

Figaroscope (2010) “Difficile de trancher entre la salade de papaye verte (goi du du), les crêpes de riz farcies au porc et champignons (banh cuon), transparentes à force de finesse, et les délicates saucisses de porc à la citronnelle…”

 

 

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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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Passage 53 by Meg Zimbeck

Passage 53

An absolute favorite

Chef Shinishi Sato and his Japanese team make precise, poetic use of pristine French ingredients, and have recently earned a second Michelin star.

Practical information

Address: 53 passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 33 04 35
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, prestige ingredients, superior wine list

Reviews of interest

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Les mets ouatés, sans ostentation, paraissent sur table et comblent le palais de leurs saveurs éclatantes, précises en diable et virevoltantes…Un must eat absolu.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) Aux fourneaux, le rigoureux Sato Shinishi… compose, avec une toute jeune équipe 100% japonaise, triée sur le volet, des menus au bouche à oreille, réalisant une cuisine de création et de saison très française, mais avec une légèreté, une finesse et une ferveur toute nippones.” And again, here: “Un exemple de plat végétal, vif, léger et frais comme l’air du temps: des navets bancs, avec une fine gelé?e de concombre, un émincé? de mini concombres crus parfum?és aux oignons. Un poème, un clin d’oeil du jardin, un souffle d’air.”

Francois Simon (2010) “En salle, le service est dirigé par un grand garçon épanoui Guillaume Guedj. En cuisine, il y a là une vraie colonie de japonais dirigés par le vif-argent Shinichi Sato (ex Astrance, ex- Mugaritz) , samouraï s’amourant de la France et de ses produits. Touches elliptiques, sensées pour un repas apaisant de saveurs poétiques.”

Meg Zimbeck (2009) “Star ingredients do not themselves make a meal. In other provenance-crazed restaurants (les Fines Gueules, Racines, Cou de Poule…) they turn in a solid and respectable performance. Under the direction of P53’s chef, they shine. Ballsy combos, complimented by near-perfect technique, coax the best from each element.

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “I found the service mannered and the cooking pleasant but timid and rather self-conscious… Overall our six or seven course tasting menu lacked real passion and was way overpriced at 65 Euros. So would I go again? Probably not.”

John Talbott (2009) “…a degustation menu at lunch for 45 Euros…We had it with great pleasure.”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “Des viandes de chez Hugo Desnoyer (la pointure des bouchers), des vins naturels et un traitement simple des produits, jusque là tout va bien…”

François Simon (2009) “C’était impeccable le premier soir. Allez y.”

 

 

 

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