French bistro food, expertly executed by chef David Rathgeber. Classics like cassoulet, tête de veau and escargot, created with fresh ingredients for local clients.
You can’t talk about “la bistronomie” without mentioning La Régalade.
Practical information Address: 8 rue des Plantes, 75014 Nearest transport: Mouton Duvernet (4), Pernety (13) Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 45 40 40 91 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average
Amid the multitude of crêperies on this little street sits this good old-fashioned beer bar. It’s cozy and bustling, with classic rock on the stereo, beer-friendly eats, and maybe, just maybe, NFL football on TV. Service is speedy and well-informed, and the hooks along the walls and bar are appreciated by purse-carriers and coat-wearers everywhere. In addition to the 13 beers on tap, you’ll find 120 different bottled beers. Prices are a little steep, but the convivial ambiance and tasty Belgian beers are certainly worth a splurge now and then.
Imports rule at this Temple of Beer, where you’ll find a wide range of beers from Belgium as well as lesser-represented countries like Germany, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
With around 1200 references, one of the great natural wine shops in the city.
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.
Dominique Saibron won third place in the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.
A user-friendly (and increasingly omnipresent) olive oil shop featuring a range of top quality oils from small producers in Provence.
Arrive early to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest.
Practical information Address: 4 rue Danville, 75014 Nearest transport: Denfert-Rochereau (4, 12, RER B), Gaîté (13) Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner, plus Saturday dinner. Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 40 47 56 81 Average price
Practical information Address: 108 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Nearest transport: Vavin (4), Edgar Quinet (6) Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 43 35 25 81 Website Book Online What people are saying Not Drinking
The city’s most buttery, authentic crêpes served in an old-school dining room full of dark wood and Breton lace.
Here you’ll find robust, seasonal bistro cooking from a Chez l’Ami Jean alum. Menus at 31€/34€ for lunch/dinner, unless you spring for the Desnoyer côte de veau, seasonal game dishes, or other items that carry a supplement.
Les Bis du Severo was sold in 2011, there is still a restaurant here (Le Bis), but it is no longer affiliated with nearby Le Severo.
Closet-sized La Cerisaie serves southwestern cuisine. Foie gras abounds.