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Les Cocottes by Barbra Austin

Les Cocottes

Though the breezy service and long counter are reminiscent of an American diner, they are not slinging hash at Christian Constant’s Les Cocottes. An easy, no-reservations choice in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Practical information

Address: 135 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: no phone
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: market-based cooking, comfort food, renowned chef, vegetarian options, good for solo dining, communal table, open Monday

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2010) “…the hearty food served in Staub casseroles is worth the wait.”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “Constant’s impeccable kitchen at Les Cocottes, in the hands of Philippe Cadeau, turns out thoughtful, unpretentious food in short order.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Savoureuses pommes de terre caramélisées, farcies au pied de porc, fricassée de volaille aux olives et citron confit, jeunes légumes du moment cuisinés en cocotte… Ultrafrais, ultrabon.”

David Lebovitz (2009) “Les Cocottes sits on a pretty prestigious piece of land, in the seventh arrondissement, not known for good-value restaurants…But Les Cocottes is a good value, and what makes it even better, the food is worth every centime.”

John Talbott (2007) “I started with a cold ptipois soup with strip of spicy salty chorizo and crème fraiche, then going on to the pigeon with big peas and delicious greens and scallions, finishing with a waffle with Chantilly and salty caramel. The meal was just as advertised, simple, honest and made from good products. It ain’t starred cooking nor is it meant to be…”

 

 

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Restaurant ES

Simplicity reigns here, both in the stark whitewashed room and in the delicate flavors and beautiful presentations of the no-choice Japanese tasting menu. Chef Takayuki Honjo was formerly at L’Astrance, Noma, and and Mugaritz.

Practical information

Address: 91 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: Solférino (12), Rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 25 74
Average price for lunch: 50-100€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: japanese & sushi
Special attributes: no-choice menu

Reviews of interest

Franck Pinay-Rabaroust (2014) “Oui, tout est beau, bien cuit, joliment présenté, on sent que le chef aime bien les petits ronds de sauce au milieu de l’assiette… Mais tout cela ne fait pas vraiment une cuisine de l’émotion, une cuisine où l’on sent une franchise qui vous attrape sans vous prévenir, et vous transporte ne serait-ce qu’un petit peu. Le chef maîtrise ses gammes, mais la musique sonne un petit peu faux.”

François Simon (2013) “Bref, si vous aimez un récital au piano d’un surdoué, c’est parfait.”

Thierry Richard (2013) “Ce jeune surdoué de 33 ans y distille une cuisine d’une délicatesse et d’un raffinement impressionnants…un service rigoureux, aucun doute, on tient là l’un des meilleurs gastros, encore secret, de la capitale. Et avec un menu du déjeuner à 55€, l’une des meilleures tables d’affaires de la Rive Gauche.

Patricia Wells (2013) “Taka’s food is beautiful in every sense of the word… One of the best dishes sampled at his table was a roasted guinea fowl (pintade), teamed up with a delicate and colorful green pool of spinach cream, a shower of perfectly cooked autumn girolles (chanterelles), and the tiniest, most flavorful sautéed baby new potatoes, the size of an olive. But the crowning glory came in the way of a soothing hazelnut cream, applied like a palate knife to the plate, a nutty luxury that unified the entire dish. A creation triumphant in its simplicity and clarity of flavors.”

Le Fooding (2013) “Ou, plutôt, dans les assiettes : quatre, huit ou plus, en fonction du menu retenu, pour une démonstration brillante d’un travail d’orfèvre un peu (trop ?) miniature… (Mais qu’on se rassure, le pain de Poujauran et le beurre du Ponclet sont là pour boucher les creux!) Parmi nos souvenirs émus, un topinambour caramélisé au jus de scamorza, un chinchard fumé au bois de pommier, encre de seiche et physalis, un turbot à l’émulsion de crevettes, anis, endives et oseille rose, un suprême de volaille de Bresse, asperge verte et condiment salé œuf et truffe, et les très raffinés desserts de la pâtissière Yukiko Sakka.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2013) “Technique française, brutalisme d’avant-garde et minimalisme japonais. Prometteur…”

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L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon

The original L’Atelier, in what’s now a global empire. Known for a particular brand of relaxed fine dining, our contributors nonetheless voted it on to our list of Five Great Steak Frites in Paris. Note: Reservations are ONLY accepted for the first seatings of each service. Otherwise, it’s first-come-first-served.

Practical information

Address: 5 rue Montalembert, 75007
Nearest transport: rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations accepted ONLY for the 11:30 am and 6:30 pm seatings – Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 42 22 56 56
Website
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, small plates, prestige ingredients, haute cuisine, renowned chef, standout seafood, good for solo dining, open Sunday, open Monday, valet parking

Reviews of interest

Chrisoscope (2012) “Bien que la qualité de l’assiette et des produits restent excellents, j’ai été déçu par le reste lors de notre dernier déjeuner…après l’ouverture de l’Atelier de Robuchon au Drugstore Publicis sur les Champs Elysées et des départs/rotations de personnel, les équipes en salle et en cuisine m’ont semblé plus jeunes, moins appliquées et moins rigoureuses… Enfin, la clientèle est très nettement composée de touristes.”

Patricia Wells (2010) “An astonishingly delicious celebratory lunch…Best taste of the day was certainly the sea bream carpaccio, feathery petals of fish marinated in citrus juice, plenty of lime zest, perfectly seasoned with olive oil and salt.”

Food Snob (2009) “Service was very pleasant…Unfortunately, I found the food unimpressive…”

 

 

 

 

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Bistrot Belhara

Picture perfect Parisian bistro with Basque-inflected food from Thierry Dufroux, who sharpened his teeth at Alain Ducasse, Bernard Loiseau, Michel Guérard, and Bistro Volnay. The restaurant can be reserved privately for large groups on Sundays and Mondays.

Practical information

Address: 27 rue Duvivier, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), La Tour-Maubourg (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 41 77
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French, Basque
Website

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “Casually elegant, technically perfect, and respectfully traditional with a tweak of irreverence to make it his own. Small wonder then that this restaurant has so impressively established itself as a neighborhood favorite within months of opening, and this while walking the tight-rope of an affluent but reflexively parsimonious clientele who are wary of anything that wanders too wide of the mark of traditional French food.

Thierry Richard (2013) “Le Bistrot Belhara possède tous les attributs du petit caboulot parisien comme on les aime, le décor aux accents familiers (bar, banquette de velours rouge, carreaux de ciment, menu à l’ardoise), le patron en cuisine à la bonne humeur communicative, le service de tabliers noirs à la connivence facile, ses ambiances de province bourgeoise, bien mise, sûre d’elle et sereine, savoureuse.”

Slate (2013) “Toutes ces préparations exactes, mitonnées avec amour, figurent au menu à 35 euros avec quelques suppléments. On est loin du bistrot de quartier, on est en présence d’un singulier passionné des casseroles qui sait réjouir les hôtes et emballer les saveurs comme dans un grand restaurant.”

John Talbott (2013) “It was scores-ville; a wonderful warm “rustic” pate en croute with foie gras and duck and a rich red wine sauce and sweetbreads just like I love them – crispy outside, moist inside with perfectly cooked teeny tiny potatoes.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2013)”Sans aucun doute l’une des révélations 2013! On n’avait pas senti depuis des mois tant de coeur à l’ouvrage, de sincérité et de précision d’exécution dans un zinc de moins de 30 couverts.”

Philippe Toinard (2013) “Une remarquable épaule de lapin confite au romarin…ça n’est en rien comparable au riz au lait, noisettes et marmelade d’abricots qui pourrait postuler, s’il existait, au trophée du meilleur riz au lait.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Girolles, œuf mollet, lard: d’une rondeur «sur sapide». Coques, palourdes au vin blanc, poulpe et encornets à l’ail: gagnerait à ne pas s’assortir de spaghetti. Caneton croisé frotté au piment d’Espelette: rassurant.”

 

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La Laiterie Sainte-Clotilde

A down-to-earth bistro in a high rent neighborhood.

Practical information

Address: 64 rue de Bellechasse, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 45 51 74 61
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011)”…ici pas de nourritures mentales, de plats cérébraux…Trois quatre entrées sur l’ardoise du jour, autant de plats et de desserts. Allons pour les carottes râpées rehaussées de haddock, et de graines de sésame. C’est parfait, onctueux, vif, ni trop, ni pas assez…”

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “…great comfort food and fairly priced wines…a swell spot for anyone on the Left Bank who wants a good, cheerful, relaxed meal.”

Thierry Richard (2008) “…une table de quartier revue et corrigée, en plein 7ème plus bourgeois que bohème… du filet mignon prédécoupé aux petits oignons, une purée maison aux morceaux légitimes, suave et parfumée. De la patate en goguette, carrée et directe…service en salle volontaire et chaleureux.”

John Talbott (2008) “I went with high hopes…I had the rascasse with black olives and zucchini flan; sounded good, unh unh, no there, there.”

 

 

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Auguste by Chrisos

Auguste

Gael Orieux’s menu at the polished and posh Auguste is all about seafood.

Practical information

Address: 54 rue de Bourgogne, 75007
Nearest transport: Varenne (13)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 61 09
Website
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, standout seafood, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “Though the welcome at Auguste is warm and service impeccable, what happened in the kitchen and on the plate was simply not convincing…the sad and tasteless fish was set in a mushy bed of pumpkin puree and simply left me without an appetite. Another first course combination of oysters,  horseradish, and andouille also seemed terribly misguided.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Consommer les bonnes espèces à la bonne saison, une idée simple à comprendre pour les tomates et les fraises, (quoi que lorsque l’on voit les étals des marchés…) moins évidente pour les poissons…Gaël Orieux offre une cuisine précise et délicieuse interprétant les poissons modestes en virtuose.”

Chrisoscope (2009) “Des produits classiques sans faille, proposés dans une version assez personnelle, en sortant des sentiers battus, mais sans provocation ni orgueil, avec, à l’arrivée, un résultat très réussi.”

 

 

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l'Arpège by Meg Zimbeck

L’Arpège

Alain Passard spins turnips into gold at this vegecentric (but not vegetarian) three star restaurant.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 84 rue de Varenne, 75007
Nearest transport: Varenne (13)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 47 05 09 06
Website
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, prestige ingredients, haute cuisine, superior wine list, exceptional desserts, renowned chef, vegetarian options, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “A big disappointment, once again. We sampled the 120 euro garden luncheon, and Passard turns out to be a real Johnny one note in the potager…course after monotonous, unimaginative course turned out a little more than I could bear of carrots, beets, turnips, onions. Dish after dish I kept waiting for Passard to finish the sentence. But he never did.”

François Simon (2010) “…Passard…cultive lui-même ses légumes non loin de Paris, travaille le thème dans tous les sens, son restaurant est sans doute l’un des meilleurs observatoires sur le thème.”

Sophie Brissaud (2009) “…le poème végétal d’Alain Passard s’élève désormais avec une délicatesse infinie, une maîtrise arrivée au stade du jeu permanent.”

Ulterior Epicure (2009) “…Rarely does a chef cook vegetables well. Even scarcer is a chef who can cook vegetables well AND do something interesting with them…Passard does both, and more.”

Food Snob (2009) “…there is Passard’s panache and flair, his creative and culinary genius to contend with. This is most keenly felt via his valuable vegetables.”

 

 

 

 

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Lily Wang by Alexander Lobrano

Lily Wang

The arrival of the bill may preclude any happy endings at this bordello-like Chinese address in the 7th.

Practical information

Address: 40 avenue Duquesne, 75007
Nearest transport: Saint-François-Xavier (13)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 86 09 09
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Special attributes: outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “Alas, 168 euros poorer and barely sated, we left wondering what this place was all about. Food no better than any Parisian Vietnamese carryout. Rubbery pork dumplings, dipping sauces that tasted like ketchup, tasteless shrimp…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Thick velvet curtains…Hoi An style silk lanterns, floral murals and low softly lit tables was attractive….Main courses were excellent…I loved my Iberian pluma (pork tenderloin) marinated in fish sauce, lacquered in spice…Pity it’s so expensive, or I’d likely go back often.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…les fantasmes d’une Chine glamour. Décor tamisé tendance Lotus bleu (sans Tintin, Chang et l’opium) et nourritures « exochic » bravement cosmétiques.”

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “A chaque clin d’oeil de Lily, ça fait bling-bling. C’est In the mood for Love version Saint-Trop’…La meilleure entrée ? Ces Shangaï jian jiao, des raviolis de porc frits…dont le secret fait toute la différence : ils sont garnis de saucisse de morteau…”

 

 

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Le Jules Verne

Perched high in the Eiffel Tower, the restaurant was taken over by Ducasse, and his chef Pascal Féraud offers a menu of classics, befitting of the location (foie gras in many forms, escargots, tournedos de boeuf, Bresse chicken, savarin a l’Armagnac). One Michelin star.

Practical information

Address: The Eiffel Tower, 75007
Nearest transport: Bir Hakeim (6) or Trocadero (6, 9)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 55 61 44
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, haute cuisine
Website

Reviews of interest

Ruth Reichl (2014) “It was, from start to finish, a miserable experience… I have never had such bad service in an expensive restaurant… food that reminded me of nothing so much as first class airline food.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “..la carte nous ramène bien dans l’hexagone, les étendards de la cuisine françaises sont là, langoustine, ris de veau, volaille de Bresse, profiteroles, savarin…la magie du lieu participe autant, si ce n’est plus, de celle de la cuisine…”

David Lebovitz (2008) “Once they hit their stride, and hopefully they will, I hope they combine the well-prepared food with perfectly-polished service, worthy of such a dramatic setting.”

François Simon (2007) “C’est assez impressionnant de dîner ainsi au dessus d’une des plus belles cités de la terre. Les desserts, par chance, ne jouent pas aux Einstein (savarin à l’armagnac, soufflé au citron vert). Service véloce avec cette niaque propre aux premiers jours. Paris compte aujourd’hui un nouveau (bon) restaurant.”

 

 

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Alain Milliat by John Talbott

Alain Milliat

Alain Milliat’s exquisite fruit juices, nectars, and conserves line the walls of this boutique-cum-restaurant, serving a no-choice menu at lunch and dinner, operating as a tea salon in the afternoons, and open for shopping all day.

Practical information

Address: 159 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Open 10am-10pm Tuesday-Saturday, and for lunch on Sunday; Closed Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 45 55 63 86
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French bistro, modern French
Special attributes: continuous all-day service

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2012) “Simply first-rate.”

Philippe Toinard (2012) “… Il vous faudra apprécier chaque bouchée de la remarquable entrée, le thon mi-cuit, fenouil confit et gelée de mandarine au romarin et la non moins délicieuse gelée de pomme Granny, glace livèche (plante aromatique) et noix râpée proposée en dessert.”

Anne-Laure Miam – L’Express (2011) “Un TRES bon plan dans le quartier…Au final, un menu ni chiche, ni bourratif.”

 

 

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Le Cinq Mars

This perennially popular bistro serves classics like foie gras mi-cuit, steak tartare, and brandade de morue.

Practical information

Address: 51 rue de Verneuil, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 44 69 13
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

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Young chef Nicholas Valanchon is drawing attention for inventive cooking that’s grounded in the traditions of his native Picardy.

Practical information

Address: 1 bis rue Augereau, 75007
Nearest transport: Ecole Militaire (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Monday lunch
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 06 04
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, open Monday

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011) “…une nostalgie des plats classiques tout en se postant dans le siècle présent…Perdrix rouge avec ses suprêmes rôtis, les cuisses confites, mousseline patate douces et choux pack choy ou encore ce cabillaud et son mousseux de pomme de terre au foie gras tiédi, grenade et roquette…bien posée…”

John Talbott (2011) “…the ‘menu’, BTW was 22 E for 3 dishes and 16 E for 2, quite a deal for the students in the quarter…I chose the Ficelle Picarde, which was a block/millefeuille of layers of crepes, ham and cheese – quite divine and light and perfect…the decor matched the excellent quality of the food…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…ce jeune chef picard osant la capitale, en emportant dans ses casseroles un courtois régionalisme et tout ce qu’il convient de rusticité bon genre…volaille rôti, fondue de choux vert et betteraves en émulsion et à l’étuvée : plat très coloré soutenant un bel équilibre entre moelleux et croquant…”

 

 

 

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Jacques Genin’s New Location

The tea salon & chocolate shop in the Haut Marais has long been the only place to purchase Jacques Genin’s impeccable sweets. We wrote back in March that the pastry chef would be opening up a new location in the Saint-Germain area.

Painrisien now reports, via Twitter, that Jacques Genin has selected a second location on Rue du Bac, 75007,  just next to Des Gâteaux et Du Pain and stone’s throw away from La Pâtisserie des Rêves. The shop confirmed that his caramel butter bombs, pâtes de fruits, and chocolates will all be available, but it’s unclear currently if there will also be pastries and a tea salon on-site. Fingers crossed.

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Restaurant David Toutain Opens December 23

The exterior of David Toutain's new restaurant
The soon-to-be Restaurant David Toutain at 29 rue Surcouf, 75007

David Toutain is back. Well, he will be shortly. The much lauded chef, who brought acclaim to Agapé Substance before jumping ship back in December 2012, will be returning with a new restaurant on December 23. He’s taking over Le Clarisse (29 rue Surcouf, 75007) and the new venture will bear his name, Restaurant David Toutain.

Check out www.davidtoutain.com for a very dramatic film (rebirth! transition! thunderclap!) designed to get you pumped for the resurrection.

For reservations, contact 01 45 51 11 10 or reservation@davidtoutain.com

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Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel

Baker Gilles Levaslot finished 6th in the 2011 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 187 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: Ecole Militaire (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 05 12 89


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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…”

 

 

 

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