Septime currently holds the #1 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus under 100€. First, the bad news: you’re probably not going to get into Septime. Not unless you’re willing to call exactly three weeks before your desired reservation, and probably not even then.
Sometimes in life we chase after the jerks who play hard-to-get and we ignore the nice, stable options who just want to treat us right. Le Villaret is the homely neighborhood bistro that I never appreciated until I stopped looking for love at Le Baratin and Le Repaire de Cartouche.
Le Repaire de Cartouche is a great place to sit at the bar without reservations, order wine with a slab of terrine, and wait for your table to open up at Au Passage. It’s still great fun as a wine bar, even if it can no longer deliver as a restaurant.
You can only reserve for the first seating at Le Chateaubriand. After that, you’ll have to wait in line with everyone else for a stab at Iñaki Aizpitarte’s unique menu.
Practical information Address: 25 rue Chanzy, 75011 Nearest transport: Rue des Boulets (9), Charonne (9) Hours: Open every day from 8am-7pm Telephone: 01 55 87 21 40 Website Facebook Reviews of interest Paris Bouge (2016) “L’incroyable (inégalable même!) chocolat chaud aux notes biscuitées et pralinées,
Clown Bar currently holds the #5 spot in our list of favorite restaurants for small sharable plates. The team from Saturne has taken over the historic bar near Cirque d’Hiver. The beautiful Belle Epoque space remains (tastefully) decorated with clowns, but the menu has been seriously revived
Practical information Address: 159 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8), Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Open Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-10pm Reservations: Walk-ins welcome, but book a day or two in advance for lunch or dinner Telephone: 01 43 46 10 14 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of
Practical information Address: 43 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011 Nearest transport: Voltaire (9) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12am Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 09 80 75 32 08 E-mail: email@example.com Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Small plates Website
Practical information Address: 118 rue Amelot, 75011 Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8), Oberkampf (5, 9) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a couple days in advance Telephone: 01 47 00 90 18 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner:
Read about the ideas behind the restaurant in our article Fulgurances Opens a Restaurant.
It should come as no surprise that the Parisian craft beer pioneers behind La Fine Mousse bar would be the first to open a restaurant dedicated to beer and food pairings. Slightly more surprising is just how refined, inventive, and delicious the food here is.
Amanda Boucher, an American who was well-known behind the bar at Candelaria, has opened up her own spot near the Cirque d’Hiver. Her cocktails are always intriguing and playful, but they’re not innovative just for the sake of being different, which is to say… they
Practical information Address: 14 Rue Mondétour, 75001 Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 42 61 37 17 Website Facebook Book Online What people are saying These reviews concern the old location in St-Germain before
Practical information Address: 24 boulevard du Temple, 75011 Nearest transport: République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday 4pm-2am Telephone: 01 43 57 82 37 Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas Website Facebook Reviews of interest Paris Bouge (2015) “Une ambiance
The short list of offerings changes each day, but expect seasonally driven cuisine inflected with international touches like tandoori spiced beurre blanc atop asparagus or harissa to spice up the line caught hake.
A simple spot where you can taste bottles of excellent natural wines alongside a few small plates from proprietor Camille Fourmont, formerly the bar manager at Le Dauphin. Not to be confused with the other Buvette, this off-the-beaten path bar (that is technically a shop where you can buy bottles) was selected as the Best Cave à Manger by Le Fooding.
Boasting the very best selection of craft beers on tap in Paris, as well as a bottle collection that brings the total offer up to 150 different beers, La Fine Mousse is certainly one of the city’s most well-stocked beer bars. It’s also one of the most expensive. French craft beers share real estate with lesser-known Belgians and German brews, with room left over for the USA, the Netherlands, and less-represented places like Norway and Italy to show off their brewing prowess.
This shop sells organic fruits and vegetables direct from small farms, many of them local.
A small, thoughtful collection of natural wines lines the wall at this Oberkampf shop, where you can snack on charcuterie and cheese while enjoying a bottle, at zero corkage. There’s more space at the second location, in the 20th.
An alimentation génerale turned beer shrine, this tiny shop still carries convenience food alongside its floor-to-ceiling shelves of good beer. A refrigerated case promises cold beer to go, and the shop is open until very late on weeknights, just in case.
Baker Alexandre Chavin’s baguette finished 3rd in the 2012 Grand Prix de la Baguette.
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.
Across from his bistro Le Chardenoux, media-loving chef Cyril Lignac now has a pâtisserie/boulangerie in his roster.
This charming cookbook store also holds workshops and classes.
Make a pot of mint tea or strong black coffee and bite into these fragrant, sticky-sweet Algerian pastries.
The fact that it’s named for a Nick Cave song hints that this is a crêperie that’s cooler than most. Cool? Yes. And tasty.
The “bistrot” in question is carnivore-heaven Paul Bert, just next door. But at L’Ecailler the focus is on seafood, including a gorgeous array of Belon, Utah Beach, and Spéciales.
Practical information Address: 70 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Nearest transport: Alexandre Dumas (2), Rue des Boulets (9) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday & Saturday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 40 09 79 20
NOTE: Change is in the air after a brief closure and the prospect of new chefs coming in at the end of 2016. We’ll update this descriptions after we’ve revisited. Our description from 3 years ago follows. This spot from Bertrand Auboyneau is just a few
Daniel Baratier and Alexandre Céret have deserted Le Sergent Recruteur where they were the chef and sommelier respectively and created their own fresh, modern bistro in the space that used to be Giovanni Passerini’s Rino.