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Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer

After a series of pop-ups, Top Chef finalist Pierre Sang Boyer has an address in Oberkampf, an open-kitchen showcase for his colorful, modern cooking.

Practical information

Address: 55 rue Oberkampf, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Friday; dinner only on Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: not accepted
Telephone: no phone
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: open kitchen
Type of crowd: foodies
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2012) “Our first course consisted of gambas with a caviar of eggplant and slices of frozen bananas – Whoa! – and our second a joue de boeuf with ginger, sliced carrots, corn polenta, pickled vegetables, lettuce and a sauce that looked all the world like catsup but couldn’t have tasted more different.”

Caroline Mignot (2012) “Au fil du repas, je dirais que j’ai senti que le chef s’amusait avec ses compositions spontanées, gaies et amusées. Parfois, ça marchait bien et parfois, je ne pouvais m’empêcher de revoir ces scènes télévisées où le chef se laissait embarquer par son enthousiasme et ses envies de puncher les produits en tirant le tout par les cheveux.”

Sophie Brissaud (2012) “…le repas s’est maintenu à une altitude constante  — et élevée…Les vins proposés par Max sont choisis avec autant de passion et de chaleur que Pierre-Sang en met à cuisiner…un repas sublime…”

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Pizza dei Cioppi

The much adored and hard to book Caffé dei Cioppi has branched out into pizza with pleasing results. The long, rectangular pizza al taglio with a springy foccacia base is available by the slice for roughly 6.50€. Offerings include pizzas like the Calabrese (spicy N’duja sausage spread, dollops of sheep’s milk ricotta, mozzarella and tomato sauce), Focaccia farcie (cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and an unruly mound of arugula) or the Vegetariana (sheep’s milk ricotta, eggplant, roasted red peppers and mozzarella), alongside some salads and a handful of desserts. There’s Birra del Borgo to wash it all down. You can eat onsite at one of the few Formica tables, but you can also get your giant slice to go, too.

Practical information

Address: 44 rue Trousseau, 75011
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8),
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Not accepted
Telephone: 09 84 48 14 58
Average price for lunch: under 10€
Average price for dinner: under 10€
Style of cuisine: Italian & pizza

Reviews of Interest

Emmanuel Rubin (2014) “Une classique, la Calabrese (ricotta, saucisse pimentée, fromage de brebis): fournie. En prime, quelques soupes, charcuteries et des cannellonis frais du jour.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue Valentine

A sweetheart of a modern French bistro (open on Sundays!) with charming service and pedigreed ingredients.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue de la Pierre Levée, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Goncourt (11), République (3,5,8,9,11)
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday
Reservations: Book a couple days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 38 34 72
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: modern French
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Reviews of Interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014)“A clumsy attempt to ride contemporary restaurant trends without understanding any of them. Cocktail service, a magnum-only, mostly natural wine list, rock music, and a market menu helmed by a Japanese chef… The result is a pitifully inauthentic experience, one of the most embarrassing meals I’ve had in years. I felt like the intended target of seduction by a college freshman.”

Lindsay Tramuta (2014) “Otherwise recognizable bistro favorites – roasted pigeon, gigot d’agneau, etc. – are elevated to a more inventive register. The chef plays up pedigreed market-fresh ingredients from top purveyors like Terroirs d’Avenir and Coq St. Honoré for a meal of both unassuming elegance and refreshing originality.”

Alexander Lobrano (2014) “Cooking was so precise and unassumingly original that it would probably have seemed even more impressive in a fancier setting…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2014) “Blue Valentine est un restaurant où l’on se sent tout de suite bien. Les plats réalisés par le Chef Saïto Terumistu, un ancien du Mandarin Oriental à Paris, sont des œuvres d’art colorées, ponctuées de fleurs sauvages et d’herbes aromatiques.”

Le Fooding (2014) “L’endroit est un puissant antidépresseur… Notamment, un poulpe mariné, huile d’herbes, coulis de mangue, oignons en pickles et jeunes pousses ; un cube de poitrine de porc basque kintoa fièrement dressé, cuit à basse température, avec condiment pomme et polenta crémeuse ; et un mont-blanc que nous épargnâmes par crainte de surdose.”

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6036

Subtle, inexpensive Japanese bites from a former chef at Abri. Small plates in a small place with a nice list of natural wines. There are only 14 seats so be prepared to queue.

Practical information

Address: 82 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Nearest transport: Couronnes (2), Parmentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Thursday for dinner and Friday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance. The table d’hôte can also be reserved for a minimum of 10.
Telephone: 01 73 71 38 12
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “6036 bills itself as izakaya, or Japanese bar food, but this is a ruse: it’s actually a modest and sincere gastronomic experience, helmed by chef Haruka Casters, formerly sous-chef at 10ème arrondissement tasting-menu destination Abri.”

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Astier

This classic, checkered tablecloth bistro is famous for its cheese tray.

Practical information

Address: 44 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 57 16 35
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2011) “…we were thoroughly pleased with chunky block of house-made foie gras sprinkled with fleur de sel, with toasted brioche and chutney alongside. Warm brandade (whipped salted fish and potatoes) was a good rendition of the classic…”

Patricia Wells (2010) “A lovely, old-time bistro dinner in Paris last night at Astier, a longtime favorite… I opted for a starter of rabbit rillettes, moist, flavorful…The roasted codfish wrapped in ham and bathed in fresh white shell beans and a touch of tomato offered a lovely, light touch, and the dessert of poached quince hit the spot.”

Mark Bittman for The New York Times (2009) “The cheeses are splendid, but equally important is supporting the old tradition (before worries about sanitation overtook the world) at your table, where you can pick it to death until someone else asks for it…”

Le Figaro (2008) “Bistrot de tradition bien repris en mains…”

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Aux Deux Amis

A truly mixed crowd packs this Oberkampf wine bar, for natural wine and small plates.

Practical information

Address: 45 rue Oberkampf, 75011
Nearest transport: Oberkampf (5, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 58 30 38 13
Average price for lunch:  10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas

Reviews of interest

Isabelle Legeron (2014) “…crowded, jovial joint. The extensive list is entirely natural, with bottles bought directly from growers, and by-the-glass options are written up on old mirrors around the place.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Quelques betteraves croquantes assaisonnée de Gouda, des poireaux de fourneaux pas blaireaux…Et toujours, le meilleur spot pour prendre un verre le soir.”

Chroniques du Plaisir (2010) “Mais la surprise est dans l’assiette. On vous y sert une cuisine de produits, peu sophistiquée mais respectueuse, maligne et rigoureusement sélectionnée…D’autant plus que le liquide a du répondant (superbe Macon-Villages Domaine Valette frais et parfumé).”

Meg Zimbeck (2010) “…plates of food that look simple, are made with foodie approved ingredients (Thiebault veggies), and taste a little like love.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “A bargain prix-fix lunch gives way to a tapas-style dinner…white asparagus swimming in piquant olive oil; a burrata that could barely contain itself; beets with cod liver…and a plate of sweetbreads…”

John Talbott (2010) “…a real throwback bar/cafe…Incredibly good products, cooked well and simply – with no bullshit, at reasonable prices.”

Bruno Verjus (2010) “Petit café comptoir bénéficiant d’une agréable terrasse…la liste des vins nature couvre une vigneronne géographie du bon goût…Quelques tapas et autres pintxos … “

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Bistrot Paul Bert

The menu at this perennial favorite is seasonally-minded, and a carnivore’s paradise. Not for the faint of heart, or appetite.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Paul Bert, 75011
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 72 24 01
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2011) “…rapport simple au produit et ce culte de la gourmandise. Même soin apporté à la terrine de campagne maison qu’aux envolées plus fines (pigeon rôti et petits légumes ; lotte au gingembre…) et aux incontournables, dont le mythique paris-brest.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Ici l’on tâte et gâte le gourmand. Alors dérive et file le temps au gré de nourritures terrestres. Les desserts, par leurs énormes tailles créent un rapport d’enfance – tendre prodigalité. Du bon, du très bon, du généreux, un véritable bis trop.”

Patricia Wells (2010) “Last night at one of my favorite little places –Le  Bistrot Paul Bert in the 11th — I adored the addition of thinly sliced raw green asparagus. I’ve always preferred to braise my asparagus, but the earthy flavors of these raw veggies changed my mind!… Worth the journey, for sure.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “…it’s hard to go wrong with anything here. You can order from the fixed price menu or split a Côte de Boeuf (steak for two, which they will not cook further than medium-rare), which includes house made frites.”

Meg Zimbeck via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “For those who are sincere in their desire to taste classic bistro fare, there are few places better than Le Bistrot Paul Bert.”

Alexander Lobrano via David Lebovitz (2009) “This crowded and very popular place is one of my favorite bistros in Paris…”

Barbra Austin (2009) “This one is on many people’s list of favorites, including mine…”

François Simon “Un de mes adresses préférées. Gourmand, puissant avec une carte des vins à perdre la nacre de vos yeux…”

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “…one of my hands-down favorite bistros…”

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Cooperative Latte Cisternino

The source for some of the best burrata in town, and other products direct from Italy.

Practical information

Address: 46 rue du Faubourg Poissonière, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonière (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 70 30 36

Additional Locations

Address: 108 rue Saint Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 38 54 54

Address: 17 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Address: 37 rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 06 74 91 66 58

 

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Yard, Paris

Yard

The former construction yard turned bistro has been around Père Lachaise for years, but the arrival of chefs Shaun Kelly and Eleni Sapera, formerly of Au Passage and Bones, is a breath of fresh air. Expect a lengthy list of natural wines, modern product driven small plates, and a warm welcome from owner Jane Drotter.

Practical information

Address: 6 Rue de Mont-Louis, 75011
Nearest transport: Philippe Auguste (2)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday-Friday; Lunch only on Monday
Reservations: No reservations accepted for lunch, Book a few days in advance for dinner
Telephone: 01 40 09 70 30
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: modern French
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Reviews of Interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Un air de taverne, des cuistots qui s’agitent derrière le passe-plat, je n’ai pas réussi à déterminer exactement quoi, mais il y a dans cette atmosphère quelque chose inconnu de Paris.”

Jerome Berger (2014) “Une cuisine de façade.”

Charles Patin O’Coohoon (2014) “Le chef australien Shaun Kelly réussit le mélange des genres français et Commonwealth dans l’assiette.”

John Talbott (2014) “Another great prix-qualité joint.”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “Under its previous chef, Fabrice Mellado… Yard had a reputation as a pleasant brunch environment. Now, with Kelly and Sapera turning out a starkly sophisticated market menu and a generously priced natural wine list by Drotter, it’s poised to become something more.”

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James Henry to show his Bones

The rumors are true: James Henry, who made a name for himself at Au Passage, will be opening a new restaurant in early December.

Bones – the name was decided upon last night – will combine wine bar and restaurant in a single space at 43 rue Godefroy Caviagnac, enriching what is already a gastronomically blessed corner of the 11th (see also RinoSeptimeCheZ alineRetro’bottegaLa Pulperia and Bistrot Paul Bert).

The wine bar up front will be a no-reservations space featuring elevated snacks and small plates: oysters shucked before your eyes, fish carpaccio sliced to order, and mounds of charcuterie. Beyond a few window seats, Henry envisions this as a casual and standing-room only space.

The restaurant, on an elevated platform in the back, has room for around 25 seats. The precise menu format and pricing are still evolving, but a few things are clear: it will be affordable (35-45 euros), and it will be offal. Not exclusively offal, mind you, but Henry’s long fascination with the odd bits will be given free reign to flourish here at Bones. He wants the freedom to challenge himself and his diners with more adventurous fare – poached brain, horse heart, etc. – but will likely have options for timid eaters, too.

Another aspect which may set Bones apart from the pack is their desire to produce in-house as many ingredients as possible. Like he did at a previous restaurant in Tasmania, Henry plans to churn his own butter, produce his own vinegar, and bake bread from his own sourdough starter. He looks at the cellar and sees a space for curing meats. A cold-smoker is going into the courtyard.

The wine, unsurprisingly, will be on the “extreme” side of the natural wine spectrum. Henry cites Pierre Jancou and his list at Vivant Cave as inspiration, and hopes to bring in wines from beyond the hexagon.  The white marble covering the walls at Jancou’s bar will also be seen on the bar at Bones, along with polished concrete on the floors and vintage (cracked) white tiles on the walls.

Stay tuned for updates, and we’ll let you know closer to time when they announce an opening date.

 

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Le Petit Cheval de Manège (CLOSED)

NOW CLOSED A ruby-red corner bistro, serving a well-priced market menu by chef/owner Xavier Thierry, a vet of Lapérouse and Lucas Carton.

Practical information

Address: 5 rue Froment, 75011 – NOW CLOSED


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Reviews of interest

  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “une vraie pépite de quartier où…une cuisine d’ardoise, vive et volubile…”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Thierry’s food was well-sourced, original and assiduously well-cooked in terms of timing, texture and heat at the table…great for casual dining and a good place to see just how cosmopolitan contemporary French cooking has become…”
  • John Talbott (2011) “He’s got talent. Everybody in Paris these days, says they do a cuisine du marche, but this guy really walks the walk…”

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Les Trois Seaux by Aaron Ayscough

Les Trois Seaux

A no-frills bistro with a great wine list.

Practical information

Address: 58 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Open for dinner only Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 09 54 27 86 86
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: market-based cooking, comfort food, superior wine list
Type of crowd: hipsters, bobos, neighborhood locals
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2011) “Go?  For the wine, charcuterie and cheese, yes; but keep it simple!”
  • Aaron Ayscough (2011) “I can only hope everyone else in the neighborhood finds the basic ideas as charming as I do: natural wines, informal service…Les Trois Seaux will be serving more bistro-style fare…”
  • Le Fooding (2011) “Du coup, la carte des 3 Seaux (5 entrées et 5 plats) fait aussi cours de géo ! Les navets sont du Pardailhan, les carottes de sable du Languedoc et les champignons du Val d’Oise, quand l’agneau est du Limousin…”

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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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