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Jeanne A

Practical information

Address: 42 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Open every day continuously 10am-10:30pm
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 43 55 09 49
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “… we started off with a carafe of wine and some sliced sausage (very good products)… scallops (adequate product) with leeks cooked in an agrume sauce (unusual) and I had the echine of porc (standard) with potatoes dauphinois (great even for my potato-deficient palate) and beet greens.  We ended splitting a “brownie” (extraordinary)…”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2011) “… a very adequate natural wine canteen that serves actual agreeable meals throughout the day on Sundays. This fact alone should make it a Paris destination.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “Our happy crew started with an excellent assortment of charcuterie.. Then a choice between roast Challans chicken or crispy skinned spit-roasted duck from the Basque Country, both served with a delicious little galette de pommes de terre and a mesclun-and-herb salad.”

Le Perchoir

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Crespin du Gast, 75011
Nearest transport: Ménilmontant (2), Rue Saint-Maur (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday 6pm-2am; Open Saturday 4pm-2am
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome for the bar; Book a day or two in advance for the restaurant
Telephone: 01 48 06 18 48
Average price for dinner: 20-39€ for a selection of plates; 40-59€ for the restaurant set menu
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas, Provençal French
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Additional locations

Address: 33 rue de la Verrerie, 75004
Nearest transport: Hotel de Ville (1, 11)
Hours: Open Thursday-Saturday, 8.15pm-2pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: No telephone

Reviews of interest

Note:  These reviews are for the original location on rue Crespin du Gast

Hipsters in Paris (2014) “I’m not 100% sold on the food. There was nothing ‘wrong’ with dinner, but when it comes down to allocating €42-48 for a set menu, I would rather pay…for ‘incredible’, rather than just ‘okay’.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2013) “Le chef popote selon l’humeur, et on n’a rien décelé qui puisse ressembler de près ou de loin à une signature…Le mieux, c’estd ‘oublier la table (menu unique le soir à 48 euros) et de s’aventurer au bar (cocktail du jour, 12 euros), quitte à faire la queue au bas de l’immeuble.”

Figaroscope (2013) “Même si les plats peuvent se partager, l’addition se plaît aux cimes! Menus à 42 et 48 €. Salade de poulpe: aiguisée. Épaule d’agneau, légumes de saison: de bonne facture. Dacquoise aux fruits rouges: pimpante.”

Photo courtesy of Omar Cabbabé

Deux Fois Plus de Piment

This is one Chinese spot that doesn’t cater to the French palate. There are signs above the cash register that attest to this fact and warn about the potential gastronomic woes that could ensue after eating the pepper-laden Szechuan fare. Whether it’s soft Mapo tofu with crumbly pork bits or cold, sesame soaked cucumber salad, everything is slicked in fire oil, with an emphasis on the oil. I like this inexpensive, informal joint all the same (or perhaps because of it). Pork raviolis & spicy cabbage are two perennial favorites, and the broccoli with garlic provides a nice respite from the burn. You can choose your own heat level on a scale of 1-5 on most dishes. Level 3 is usually tongue-searingly warm enough for a spice lover. The restaurant is quite small so a larger group should plan to either eat early, book ahead, or take it to-go.

– Catherine Down, May 2014 Continue reading Deux Fois Plus de Piment


Practical information

Address: 20 rue de la Pierre Levée, 75011
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 48 06 33 02
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Vegetarian
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Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2012) “Une vraie cantine de bobos…95 % de la carte est bio, végétarienne et souvent sans gluten, avec des recettes «fusion» originales et savoureuses à faire pâlir d’envie leurs homologues carnivores…”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2011) “…it is downright astonishing: a vegetarian restaurant with an excellent, well-considered natural wine list.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…we had a pleasant meal in this relaxed, friendly bobo nest in the 11th arrondissement. Among the dishes we liked were their mezze, houmous, soy couscous, lasagna stuffed with tofu, and tofu cheesecake…”

Photo courtesy of Soya’s website

Clown Bar

No clowning around here. A serious 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 revived by Sota Atsumi’s intriguing product focused small plates. Wines are natural, with good options by the glass as well as the bottle.

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A seafood and shellfish-centric joint from Bertrand Grébaut of Septime. Expect small plates of pristine marinated fish, platters of oysters, silky crab fritters (accrabes) and maple syrup pie for dessert. Wines are natural and well-selected, just like at Septime. One of our favorite new restaurants of 2013.

 An absolute favorite

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Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer

Practical information

Address: 55 rue Oberkampf, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Oberkampf (5, 9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 09 67 31 96 80
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Additional Locations

Address: 6 rue Gambey, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Oberkampf (5, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations can be made online a few days in advance, but walk-ins welcome

Reviews of interest

Lost in Cheeseland (2015) The five-course meal is carte blanche which some might consider a tired trend but here I think it works well as an introduction to Sang’s passionate cooking style. He wants nothing more than to give you the best of what he’s got, introduce you to new flavors and share his unwavering passion for cooking with every single guest.”

Sugared & Spiced (2014) “What hasn’t changed is Pierre Sang’s creative cooking driven by market-fresh ingredients, sprinkled with bits of Asian (mainly Korean) touches. What I enjoyed about dining here, other than the fun and delicious food, is that everyone – from the chefs to the waitresses to the diners – seems to be having a good time. It’s a lovely, convivial experience.”

Libération (2014) “Une démarche rare à une époque où la cuisine fusion est devenue aussi désuète que la cuisine moléculaire, surtout dans ce quartier de l’Est parisien où prospèrent les enseignes vantant le terroir franchouillard (Aux deux amis, Au passage…), entre tartare de cheval et tête de veau gribiche.”

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.”

Table à Découvert (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.”

Chez Ptipois (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…”

Pizza dei Cioppi

The much adored and now closed 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.

-Catherine Down, April 2014

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Blue Valentine

Practical information

Address: 13 rue de la Pierre Levée, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Goncourt (11)
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Open Wednesday for dinner and Thursday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 38 34 72
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
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.”

Lost in Cheeseland (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…”

Le Figaro (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.”

Photo courtesy of Alexander Lobrano

Al Taglio

Practical information

Address: 2 bis rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 43 38 12 00
Average price for lunch: Less than 10€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Italian & pizza
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Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “I vote Al Taglio’s pizzas as some of the best in Paris. On a recent weekday we found mouth-watering Margherita; mozzarella and Parma ham; a version topped with truffle cream and thin discs of potato… The crust is thick and airy, the kind of chewy, long-rise dough my Italian mother used to make, and all ingredients are fresh.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “There are some really great pizza places now across Paris serving the real-deal, including Al Taglio…”

Le Figaro (2009) “On aime beaucoup le concept futé de cette pizzeria pas comme les autres…”


Subtle, inexpensive Japanese bites from a former chef at Abri (and so much easier to get in). We ordered second rounds of many of the half dozen small plates on the menu, and found plenty to drink on the compact list of natural wines. It’s a tiny place with only 14 seats, so don’t come with a giant group, and book ahead even though the vibe is humble.  Continue reading 6036

A La Renaissance

Practical information

Address: 87 rue de la Roquette, 75011
Nearest transport: Voltaire (9), Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 43 79 83 09
Average price for lunch:
Average price for dinner:
Style of cuisine:
Classic French

Reviews of interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “Unambitious, mostly unknown establishment serving sincere and reasonably well-informed food and wine… Warm hospitality and a splendid terrace, sunny and un-thronged. Most importantly, for my purposes, you get a seriously impressive list of natural wines at fair prices, almost unanimously sourced domaine direct by longtime owner Régine Robert.”

Aux Deux Amis

There’s a boisterous, fun vibe at this Oberkampf dive, where you’ll find a compelling selection of natural wine, outstanding charcuterie, and a short list of small plates that varies in quality depending on who’ve they’ve got working in the kitchen (it changes a lot). Expect loud music and great people watching. Don’t expect to snag a table. A great place to begin or end an evening, belly pressed against the bar, sharing snacks and bottles.  Continue reading Aux Deux Amis

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


The Green Goose

This may just be the white whale of Parisian bars: good homemade food, good craft beer, friendly service, and big enough to gather a crowd without becoming uncomfortably crowded.  Skip the Green Goose beer (a boring Belgian for happy hour purposes only) and discover the range of O’Hara’s on tap or one of the handful of Irish craft bottled beers – no industrial stout here. Settle in with a pint at one of the comfortable barstools or at a long communal table and don’t miss the lovingly prepared food at this excellent Irish gastropub, including Scotch eggs, a fair burger, and a big Sunday brunch.  Continue reading The Green Goose

Café Chilango

Practical information

Address: 82 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Oberkampf (5, 9)
Hours: Closed Monday-Wednesday for lunch, Thursday-Saturday for lunch & dinner, and Sunday for brunch
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 47 00 78 95
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Mexican, coffee, vegetarian options

Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2015) “Karen, l’autre chef, fait éclore de délicieux tacos: pommes de terre, graines germées, sauce verte; poulet émincé sauté sauce mole, herbes; poulet, maïs bleu, coriandre, oignon rouge; fromage, haricots rouges, crème et chou arrosés de citron vert pétaradant de fraîcheur et de piquant.”

Time Out (2015) “On y découvre avec plaisir de nombreuses spécialités mexicaines faites maison, sans gluten et à un prix plutôt raisonnable (guacamole à 6, tacos à 7, assortiment de quesadillas pour 9€). Disons-le tout net, c’est très bon.”

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.


Le Petit Cheval de Manège

This restaurant is now closed.

Practical information

Former address: 5 rue Froment, 75011

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…”

Les Trois Seaux

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

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

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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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

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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