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Patrick Roger by Barbra Austin

Patrick Roger

The clean lines of Roger’s shop show off his bold style and playful displays. Chocolate is just one medium used by this talented sculptor. Contemporary flavors like lemongrass and Sichuan peppercorn mix with classic pralines, dark ganaches, and caramels. A Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 108 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Every day 10:30am-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 43 29 38 42
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 199 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 61 11 46

Address: 12 cité Berryer, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm; Closed Sunday, Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 40 06 99 19

Address: 91 rue de Rennes, 75006
Nearest transport: Rennes (12)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 44 66 13

Address: 45 avenue Victor Hugo, 75016
Nearest transport: Kléber (6)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 01 66 71

Address: 2-4 Saint Sulpice, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Sulpice (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 29 88 25

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Roger is shaking up the art of chocolate-making. Whereas otherchocolatiers aim for gloss, Roger may create a brushed effect on hens so realistic you almost expect them to lay (chocolate) eggs.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “…extraordinary confections and impressive chocolate sculptures…”

Figaroscope (2010) “L’enfant terrible de la ganache…”

Barbra Austin (2009) “You can always count on a seeing something astounding in the windows of this master chocolatier…”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “Buy…something with praline at Patrick Roger, two of the city’s best chocolatiers. “

Maison du Chocolat Paris Photo Maison du Chocolat Facebook

La Maison du Chocolat

International ubiquity might make La Maison du Chocolat easy to overlook on a visit to Paris, but this shop, with its heavenly ganaches, remains a standard bearer.

Practical information

Address: 225 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 42 27 39 44
Website

Additional locations

Address: 52 rue François 1er, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 23 38 25

Address: 8 boulevard de la Madeleine, 75009
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 42 86 52

Address: 19 rue de Sèvres, 75006
Nearest transport: Sèvres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 45 44 20 40

Address: 120 avenue Victor Hugo, 75016
Nearest transport: Victor Hugo (2)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 40 67 77 83

Address: 64 boulevard Haussmann (in Printemps department store)
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 82 61 77

Address: 99 rue de Rivoli (Carrousel du Louvre), 75001
Nearest transport: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (1, 7)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 42 97 13 50

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Robert Linxe opened his first Paris shop in 1977, and has been inventing new chocolates ever since, using Asian spices, fresh fruits and herbal infusions. The apricot-infused truffles, salted caramel macarons and hazelnut pralines are all worth courting a cavity for.”

Figaroscope (2010) “Une institution qui mérite toujours sa réputation.”

David Lebovitz (2007) “…one of the most successful stories in chocolate history….I don’t stop in as often as I should. From now on, that’s going to change.”

Régis

Pralines are the specialty at this fifty-year-old shop in the 16th.

Practical information

Address: 89 rue de Passy, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 45 27 70 00
Website

Reviews of interest

L’Express (2011) “La ganache noire épate les yeux, le nez, les papilles; belle, odorante et longue en bouche. Le reste est honorable, mais moins spectaculaire, on cherche un fruit de la passion trop discret dans la ganache lait, une texture mieux travaillée dans le praliné ou plus d’arôme dans une spécialité au café pourtant bien façonnée…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Seul le classique sûr a ici sa place…On vient quérir là des rochers pralinés à fondre, de jolies bouchées pralinées, de savantes tablettes, de belles ganaches, avec des parfums superbes…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “In case you think candymaking is a lost art, it isn’t, and lots of homemade candies are whipped up daily at REGIS including enormous copper pans of pralined nuts…”

Maison Lohézic

Sébastien and Sylvie Lohézic placed seventh in the 2010 Grand Prix de La Baguette and took home first prize for the Best Almond Galette in Ile de France for 2014.

Practical information

Address: 143 rue de Coucelles, 75017
Nearest transport: Pereire (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 63 66 83
Website

Awards

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 7th place in 2010

Boulangerie La Pompadour

The fourth place finisher in the 2012 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 110 rue de la Tour, 75016
Nearest transport: Rue de la Pompe (9)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 04 74 01
Website

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2013) Dominique Anract et son équipe développent malgré l’ »importance » de leur activité une gamme de produits issus de la panification tout à fait sérieuse. La baguette de tradition aurait pu prendre le nom de cette dame que l’on disait d’une grande intelligence, mais non, elle a conservé sa dénomination habituelle… mais n’a pas manqué d’adopter ces fameuses qualités. Elégante – façonnage appliqué et grignes bien ouvertes -, dorée et craquante, elle sait se parer des meilleurs pour nous séduire.

Androuet Cheese Shop Photo Meg Zimbeck

Androuet

This historic cheese shop (and affineur) has been around since 1909, is still family owned, and has several locations around Paris.

 An absolute favorite 

Practical information

Address: 134 rue Mouffetard, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier-Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am-1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Saturday 9.30 am to 7.30 pm; Sunday 9.30 a.m.-1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 87 85 05
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 37 rue de Verneuil, 75007
Nearest transport: rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Monday 4 pm.-7.30 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 9.30 am.-1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 61 97 55

Address: 93 rue Cambronne, 75015
Nearest transport: Vaugirard (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9.30 am -1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Saturday, 9.30 am -7.30 pm; Sunday 9.30 am -1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 83 32 05

Address: 17 rue des Belles-Feuilles, 75016
Nearest transport: Victor Hugo (2)
Hours: Monday 4-7:30 pm.; Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am-1 pm and 4-7:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am-7.30 pm; Sunday 9.30 am-1.30 pm
Telephone: 01 45 05 11 77

Address: 1 rue Bois le Vent, 75016
Nearest transport: Muette (9)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 am-1 pm and 4-7.00 pm; Saturday 8.30 am-7.00 pm; Sunday 8.30 am.-1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 24 17 52

Address: 23 rue de la Terrasse, 75017
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am to 1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Saturday 9.30- 7.30 pm.; Sunday 9.30 am-1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 64 39 20

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2012) “The ultimate French cheese shop…The historic Androuet fromagerie has been sourcing and maturing exceptional cheeses since 1909. Their shop on rue Mouffetard is staffed by friendly English-speakers who will be happy to explain and vacuum-seal your selections.”

 

 

Pierre Hermé Pastry Paris Photo Meg Zimbeck

Pierre Hermé

Join the hushed masses who queue worship at the altar of pastry demigod Pierre Hermé. Tarts, cakes, chocolates, ice cream and, of course, macarons.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 72 rue Bonaparte, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Sulpice (4)
Hours: Open every day 10am-7pm
Telephone: 01 43 54 47 77
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 185 rue de Vaugirard, 75015
Nearest transport: Pasteur (6, 12)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-7:30pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Telephone: 01 47 83 89 96

Address: 4 rue Cambon, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-7:30pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 54 47 77

Address: 58 avenue Paul Doumer, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Monday 1pm-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-7:30pm, Sunday 11am-7pm
Telephone: 01 43 54 47 77

Address: 18 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004
Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville (1,11)
Hours: Open every day from 10:30am-10:30pm
Telephone: 01 43 54 47 77

Address: 89 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008
Nearest transport: Villiers (2,3)
Hours: Open every day 1oam-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 43 54 47 77

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2013) “Filled the rest of the box with Praline-noisette (caramelized hazelnut), which was delicious, Infiniment caramel which had a cushion of salted butter caramel in the middle (sweet, but with a nice touch of burnt afternotes) and Lemon-speculoos (spice cookie) which I liked, but I was hankering for another one of those raisins-soaked-in-sherry numbers. Jardin dans les bois (Garden in the woods) was a sweet little sandwich, cushioned with cream imbibed with aged rum and a little hint of woody cedar afterward.”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “Have anything — oh, if only you could have everything — at Pierre Hermé, hands-down the best and most exciting patissier in Paris and no, I’m not impartial. If you’ve never had the Ispahan macaron — rose, raspberry and litchi — you must.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “I like Pierre Hermé very much. He’s a genius, and his stuff is gorgeous and the fellow deserves all the accolades that are bestowed upon him. He seems like a nice guy and his shops in Paris are swanky as all get-out.”

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Pierre Hermé Pastry Paris Photo Meg Zimbeck

Pierre Hermé by Meg Zimbeck

Morgan Gantier

This boulangerie finished third in the 2008 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 2 rue Corot, 75016
Nearest transport: Eglise d’Auteuil (10)
Telephone: 01 42 15 14 41

Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) “Cette discrète maison boulangère et pâtissière vaut pour son accueil adorable, comme en province, ses baguettes craquantes, son campagne au levain, mais toutes ses brioches sucrées, comme ses craquants palmiers, sont exquises.”

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 3rd place in 2008.

Aux Merveilleux de Fred via auxmerveilleux.com

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

The specialty at this Lille import are the “Merveilleux” — mounds of crisp meringue enrobed by whipped cream.

Practical information

Address: 129 bis rue Saint Charles, 75015
Nearest transport: Charles Michels (10)
Hours:Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30am.-8pm; Sunday, 7:30 am-7 pm
Telephone: 01 45 79 72 47
Website Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 29 rue de l’Annonciation, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m-7:30 pm
Telephone: 01 45 20 13 82

Address: 7 rue de Toqueville, 75017
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours :Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-8 pm; Sunday, 10 am-7 pm
Telephone: 01 42 27 86 63

Address: 2 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 54 63 72

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2014) “Slathered between two crunchy meringues is a rich cream filling, precisely thick enough to hold the meringues together. The individual cakes are spread with a whisper-thin layer of cream and encrusted with a blizzard of shaved chocolate. The first time I tasted one, I bought a box to share with a friend. But I made the mistake of tasting one before he arrived (or he made the mistake of being late) and by the time he got there, all that was left were a few crumbs of meringue.”

Lindsey Tramuta (2014) “Unlike most on-trend patisseries that perpetually roll out limited-edition flavors, Mr. Vaucamp keeps his meringues focused, offering a compact but beautifully executed selection of six flavors, from the classic, rolled in dark chocolate, to the more original, like cherry and speculoos (spiced Belgian biscuits).”

David Lebovitz (2011) “Each merveilleux is layers of croquant meringue and lightly sweetened whipped cream, and comes in just three flavors: chocolate, coffee, and speculoos (spiced). I think if Aux Merveilleux de Fred decided to open anywhere else, be it the Marais or Dubuque, Iowa, they would have lines around the block.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Certes, c’est sucré, c’est riche, mais finalement assez léger, sorte de nuage de meringue et de crème qui se laisse déguster sans l’ombre d’un remord (surtout le spéculoos).”

Eric Kayser by Meg Zimbeck

Eric Kayser

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 (ranked #1 on our list of Five Great Baguettes in Paris).

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 8 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 44 07 01 42
Website Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 33 rue Danielle Casanova, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 97 59 29

Address: 16 rue des Petits-Carreaux, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 33 76 48

Address: 14 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 07 17 81

Address: 10 rue de l’Ancienne Comedie, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 25 71 60

Address: 87 rue d’Assas, 75006
Nearest transport: Port-Royal (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 54 92 31

Address: 18 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 61 27 63

Address: 85 blvd Malesherbes, 75008
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 22 70 30

Address: 309 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine, 75011
Nearest transport: Nation (1, 2, 6, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 79 01 76

Address: 77 quai Panhard et Levassor, 75013
Nearest transport: Bibliothèque François Mitterand (14, RER C)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 56 61 11 06

Address: 87 rue Didot, 75014
Nearest transport: Plaisance (13)
Hours: Closed Wednesday
Telephone: 01 45 42 59 19

Address: 79 rue du Commerce, 75015
Nearest transport: Commerce (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 44 19 88 54

Address: 79 ave Mozart, 75016
Nearest transport: Jasmin (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 88 03 29

Address: 19 ave des Ternes, 75017
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 80 23 28

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2009) Recommended in The Sweet Life in Paris.

Stephen L. Kaplan (2006) Recommended in Good Bread Is Back.

Boucherie Lamartine par Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

Star butcher Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec took over this historic shop in the 16th in early 2012.

Practical information

Address: 172 avenue Victor Hugo, 75016
Nearest transport: rue de la Pompe (9)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 47 04 03 28
 

Shang Palace

Haute Cantonese cooking comes to Paris.

Practical information

Address: 10 avenue Iéna (in the Shangri-La hotel), 75016
Nearest transport: Iéna (9)
Hours: Thursday-Monday, noon-2pm and 7pm-10:30 pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 53 67 19 92
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Website

Reviews of interest

Le Monde (2013) “Eclat moiré du laquage, croustillant de la peau, moelleux de la chair, subtilité des épices, raffinement du service… Comme un grand vin, le canard laqué à la pékinoise est un plat qui raconte une histoire et plonge ses racines dans un terroir immémorial. Pour en déguster un exceptionnel (ni congelé, ni précuit, ni réchauffé, comme c’est parfois le cas !), on peut se rendre au Shang Palace, situé au niveau inférieur du Shangri-La.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2012) “…ces bouchées frites ou cuites à la vapeur sont ici des petits bijoux aux proportions si parfaites qu’on les croirait factices…”

Chrisos (2011) “Une très belle découverte, en bonne et intéressante compagnie (ils se reconnaitront). Cela donne envie de revenir et de découvrir leur carte plus en profondeur. Le Shang Palace, c’est un ensemble de petits détails (déco, service, cuisine, produits, atmosphère…) qui, mis ensemble, donne un résultat abouti. Le luxe est dans les détails.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “There’s simply no place like this in Paris, both in terms of the cooking and almost as importantly, the atmosphere…flawlessly attentive but exquisitely discreet service…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “…les fils de saveurs en préciosités Paris-Pékin…Canard laqué façon pékinoise : haute couture du genre. Epatante carte de dim sum au déjeuner.”

Sophie Brissaud (2011) “…c’est bon, très bon…Saluons plutôt les efforts du chef et de ses assistants pour reproduire le plus exactement possible la cuisine d’un grand établissement hong-kongais. Maintenant, je sais que ça existe à Paris.”

Les Tablettes

Les Tablettes

In the old La Table de Joël Robuchon location, Les Tablettes reopened with a new chef (Jean-Louis Nomicos) and a pop attitude.

Practical information

Address: 16 avenue Bugeaud, 75016
Nearest transport: Victor Hugo (2)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 56 28 16 16
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Philippe Toinard (2014) “…le menu club au déjeuner (entrée, plat, fromage, dessert, café, vin et amuse-bouches salés et sucrés), combine les deux, du choix et du talent. Subjuguant de créativité et collant parfaitement aux saisons, ce premier menu débute par un velouté de morilles légèrement émulsionné…”

Patricia Wells (2011) “A daurade tartare paired with shiso and mango seemed to have no point and was simply bland. A langoustine broth with a tiny mound of minced langoustines seemed a waste…I think the chef is not aware of what incredible competition he has these days in Paris.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…sunny contemporary French dishes that manage to be sincere and homey and sophisticated at the same time…a well-dressed table with serious cooking and sturdy prices in that niche on the Paris culinary totem pole just below haute cuisine…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “En attendant la virtualisation totale des appétits, du plat de l’iPad au creux de l’assiette, la cuisine trouve encore, ici, à prendre relief autour des compositions de Jean-Louis Nomicos, directement passé, lui, des charmes vieille France du Lasserre aux rectitudes d’un design contemporain, bon geek, bon genre.”

Francois-Régis Gaudry (2011) “Juste, pointilliste, délibérément grand genre…L’addition? Une divine surprise… enfin, pour les anciens clients de chez Lasserre.”

La Grande Cascade via grandcascade.com

La Grande Cascade

This Michelin one-star is in a grand pavilion in the Bois de Boulogne.

Practical information

Address: Allée de Longchamp – in the Bois de Boulogne, 75016
Nearest transport: Porte Dauphine (2) Avenue Foch (RER C)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 27 33 51
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

Philippe Toinard (2014) “Si la maison a du style, le service en salle n’en manque pas…La cuisine est au diapason, élégante et raffinée sans jamais tomber dans le « m’as-tu-vu » à l’instar de ces queues de langoustines saisies à la plancha, escortées d’agnolotti (pâtes farcies) de potimarron et kumquat (agrume), le tout recouvert d’un bouillon des têtes de langoustines à la citronnelle versé à la dernière seconde.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “C’est l’une des terrasses idéales pour les beaux jours, l’un des cadres – champêtres –  les plus chics de Paris…un repas de fête et de luxe au calme…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…brilliant contemporary French dishes with a ballast of classical haute cuisine…exquisite food and service in a grand and romantic setting…Though 85 Euros isn’t pocket change, you get more than your money’s worth at La Grande Cascade, which is, with this menu, a terrific choice for a recession era splurge.”

Le Figaro (2006) “…superbe des jadis de second Empire et de Belle Epoque. Brillante d’être hors du temps…”

Ris de Veau croustillant - photo from Chez Geraud's Facebook page

Chez Géraud

Classic, unfussy comfort food from Ducasse alum Gabriel Grapin at this warm and inviting bistro in an old and moneyed part of town.

Practical information

Address: 31 rue Vital, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Closed Saturday lunch, and all day Sunday
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 20 33 00
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2013) “The place looks pretty much the same, but had many more clients than before when it was moribund, but the carte is still pricy and there’s no lunch ‘menu.’ ”

François Simon (2013) “Ma bonne table de la rentrée: tout simplement, Chez Géraud! La carte est courte mais, bon sang, qu’elle est avenante! Lieu jaune avec perles de caviar, pousses d’épinard et beurre blanc (28 euros); souris d’agneau confite et légumes de pot-au-feu (29 euros); ris de veau croustillant sucrines au lard et pommes Maxim’s.”

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Mets Gusto

A contemporary Mediterranean bistro in the 16th.

Practical information

Address: 79 rue de la Tour, 75016
Nearest transport: Rue de la Pompe (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Monday, and Saturday lunch
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 72 84 46
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Mediterranean
Website

Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…on se rend compte que les tarifs ont fait un solide bond en avant, que le lieu manque d’âme, l’accueil de relief, le service de nerf…Le cadre sobre de bistrot minimaliste manque, à l’évidence, de vie…”

John Talbott (2010) “…scallops were actually very good product and nicely cooked but the veggies, whatever they were, were so-what.  I on the other hand found my sauteed mackerel only so-so…”

Le Fooding (2010) “Un bistrot chic où les prix sont à la hauteur de l’ambition de départ. Et même s’il manque un petit grain de folie dans la cuisine, la selle d’agneau justement cuite aux herbes du maquis et caviar d’aubergines (à éviter avant ou pendant un rendez-vous galant) se laisse déguster. Le jackpot ? Les desserts.”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “Après quelques biscuits au parmesan, sablé et moelleux à la fois, pas mal du tout… Voici donc le pavé de morue poêlé, dont les chairs nacrées simples et délicieuses glissent sous le couteau…”

Photo courtesy of Etude's Facebook page

Étude

Precise and elegant Franco-Japanese fusion food in a zen setting.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue du Bouquet de Longchamp, 75016
Nearest transport: Iéna (9), Boissière (6)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday for dinner and Thursday-Friday for lunch
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 05 11 41
Average price for lunch: 50-100€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Japanese
Website

Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Langoustines crues, gelée d’oursin, émulsion de pamplemousse: dense.  Magret de canard, sauce cassis: superbe travail de cuisson.  Glace au poivron, coulis de chrysanthème: étonnant.”

Le Fooding (2013) “En appel d’offre : crème de cèleri rave effarante, jaune d’œuf onctueux et maracuja cinglant. Tourteau abyssal, écume amère de pamplemousse et sparassis (champignon crépu). Petite croquette lacrymale, caviar et mélisse habillés de chair de rascasse panée. Magistrale et nue, entre cuite et crue, lotte umamiesque et radis blanc, en bouillon de coques. Garrigue et bosquet, le canard rôti sauce vin rouge mêle son sang aux fraises des bois et au thym.”

Akrame by John Talbott

Akrame

After leaving his post at the rococo, subterranean Konfidential, Gagnaire- and Adria-alum Akrame Benallal resurfaced with this eponymous restaurant in the 16th, serving globally-influenced cooking in a no-choice menu format.

Practical information

Address: 19 rue Lauriston, 75016
Nearest transport: Étoile (1, 2, 6, RER A)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 67 11 16
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “His modern, all-grey dining room seats just 20 or so diners, with an open kitchen and a stool-height table d’hotes. His food is spontaneous, light, and both playful and serious at the same time. He is a fan of  sous vide or cooking ingredients vacuum-sealed in a low-temperature water bath. And he loves to get to the essence of an ingredient, turning it into dried powders that work a special magic.”

John Talbott (2011) “…surprise/market menu of the moment, no choices, take it or leave it. The main course was a faux filet of beef with a sweet potato puree, a tiny smear of burnt peanuts…also great…dessert was/were one of the best uses of mango…and some lime ice cream.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Akrame, lui, ne rigole pas. Il pratique le one man chaud pour tous, oeuvre selon le marché et les idées du moment, distillés en menus à tiroir. Peu chers le midi, plus onéreux le soir. C’est ouvert depuis deux mois et cela marche déjà très fort.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…très construites sous l’apparence du spontané, légères comme fil de lin. Même si usé d’avoir trop servi, plaidons ici un talent soudain réenchanté.”

Xavier Doué

This bakery placed in the top ten in the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 163 avenue de Versailles, 75016
Nearest transport: Chardon-Lagache (10)
Telephone: 01 42 88 72 12

Reviews of interest

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 6th place in 2010.

Painrisien (2013) “Les propositions sucrées sont très simples et traditionnelles. Pas de fantaisie côté viennoiseries, parmi lesquelles le croissant manque un peu de vigueur, toutefois rattrapé par la bonne tenue des chaussons aux pommes et pains au chocolat. On se tournera plus volontiers vers les moelleuses brioches et viennoises de la maison. Les pâtisseries présentent quelques reliefs, mais rien de surprenant : un éclair au spéculoos parmi quelques tartes aux fruits, diverses pâtes à choux (religieuses, éclairs)…”

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Maison Desgranges

Yves Desgranges placed fourth in the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue de Passy, 75016
Nearest transport: Passy (6)
Hours: Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 42 88 35 82
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2013) “Pain? Rien de bien intéressant. Les différentes sortes de baguette pourraient offrir un certain choix, mais en réalité, tout cela n’est que très virtuel car la pâte reste la même. Dès lors, les tarifs se justifient difficilement, d’autant plus au vu du caractère aléatoire des cuissons. On retrouve de nombreux petits pains aux graines ou aux fruits secs, quelques pains spéciaux (noix, ciabatta, céréales…) dont les prix s’envolent rapidement et pour lesquels la réalisation reste somme toute très passable.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) “Pourtant, la viennoiserie est sèche, et si la baguette de tradition reste craquante et joliment farinée, avec sa mie crémeuse, celle au levain est trop cuite et carrément duraille, Quand à celle aux céréales, blanche et non aérée, elle est fade et inodore.”

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 4th place in 2010.

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L’Abeille

Housed in in the Shangri-La hotel, this addition to Paris’ haute dining scene set critics abuzz.

Practical information

Address: 10 avenue d’Iéna, 75016
Nearest transport: Iéna (9)
Hours: Dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 53 67 19 90
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Haute Cuisine
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Reviews of interest

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “…chic ultrafrançais…décor très réussi… voilà le chef tout aussi vindicatif sur une poularde de Bresse légèrement fumée, sublimement moelleuse, sertie d’un caviar croquant et chahuté par le mariage amer du sarrasin et du fromage de chèvre.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “I ordered the foie gras, also cooked two ways…this dish was the very definition of ‘haute cuisine,’ or the highest cooking, and eating it, I vacillated between deep pleasure and a profound admiration for the chef…L’Abeille is indeed a haute-cuisine restaurant, and a very fine one which seriously enriches the gastronomic landscape of Paris at that.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…la cuisine d’ici ose le vent contraire d’un dîner comme un soir de concert autour de recettes très construites, portées sur les variations, ajoutant du subtil au subtil jusqu’à déposer la plupart des mets dans l’aristocratie d’un double service.”

 

Patisserie des Reves Paris bakery photo Meg Zimbeck

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

A hit since it opened in 2009, this modern and playful pastry shop from Philippe Conticini has won raves for its Paris-Brest. The rue du Bac location is take-away only, but in the 16th you’ll find a full-service tea salon with outdoor seating.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 93 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Telephone: 01 42 84 00 82
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Additional locations

Address: 111 rue de Longchamp, 75016
Nearest transport: Rue de la Pompe (9)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8am-8pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 04 00 24

Address: 19 rue Poncelet, 75017
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-7:30pm; Saturday 9am-7:30; Sunday 9am-6pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 67 71 79

Address: 12 rue Linois, 75015 (inside Centre Commerciale Beaugrenelle)
Nearest transport: Charles Michel (10)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 45 77 27 49

Reviews of interest

Travel + Leisure (2013) “Offering a unique, yet still Parisian, take on pastries…The tarte Tatin, an upside-down fruit confection, is among the most popular sellers.”

Time Out (2012) “The Saint-Honoré for example (a circular puff-pastry delight filled with whipped cream and caramelised sugar) is rectangular so that you can cut it into slices; the famous Paris-Brest (a praline cream éclair) comes with a runny praline centre; and his Mille-Feuille (vanilla slice) is particularly heavy on the vanilla.”

Dorie Greenspan (2011) “I’d pilgrimage out again for these treats…the gateau Saint-Honoré…was not just gorgeous, but luxuriously delicious.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Le lieu, genre galerie moderne zen, jouant le design néo années 1960 et joliment prolongée d’une  terrasse dégustation sur l’arrière a le chic 16e… On a le loisir ici de jauger et de goûter à loisir les exquis Paris-Brest, l’éclair au café fort, l’épatant saint-honoré…”

Bruno Verjus (2009) “…une boutique élégante, précieuse et subtile…”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “The look of the shop is ultra modern, even space-age-ish…It’s stunning and also a bit disconcerting. The eclair didn’t win me over — I thought its pretty chocolate wrapper made the pate-a-choux soggy, but I did like the chocolate mousse interior. The Tarte Tatin, on the other hand, was a winner, even if there was nothing about it that was true to the original.”

Barbra Austin (2009) “I will happily admit to having been won over by the apple tart with crumbly topping, and the espresso powered coffee éclair. The tart a l’orange will please creamsicle lovers (if not me), and those who like their classics reconstructed will love the amber block of apples on the tarte tatin and the rearranged St. Honoré. The thing that will bring me back, though, is the Paris-Brest.”

 

Carette patisserie photo Carette Facebook

Carette

A beautiful, old-fashioned pastry shop and tea salon, with privileged locations at Trocadero and the Place des Vosges.

Practical information

Address: 4 place du Trocadero, 75016
Nearest transport: Trocadero (6, 9)
Hours: Open every day, 8 a.m.-midnight
Telephone: 01 47 27 98 85
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Additional Locations

Address: 25 place des Vosges, 75004
Nearest transport: Chemin Vert (8) or Saint-Paul (1)
Hours: Open every day, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Telephone: 01 48 87 94 07

Reviews of interest 

Travel + Leisure (2012) “Its éclair au chocolat was voted best in the city in 2007, and although Paris is rife with more well known purveyors of macaroons, to bite into a délice des framboises is to understand why this place remains a favorite among famously low-key habitués such as Philippe Starck.”

François Simon (2009) “102 € pour une salade, un millefeuille et deux cappuccinos, avant l’euro, on se serait étranglé de rire en appelant le patron. Bien sûr, beaucoup trop cher, vu la qualité.”

Tokyo Eat

Casual, cosmpolitan cooking is on the menu at this design-y canteen in the Palais de Tokyo.

Practical information

Address: 13 avenue du Président Wilson (in the Palais de Toyko), 75016
Nearest transport: Iéna (9)
Hours: Every day, noon-2 a.m.
Reservations: not necessary
Telephone: 01 47 20 00 29
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: continuous all-day service, outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: style hounds, tourists
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: bustling

Reviews of interest

  • François Simon – Figaroscope (2009) “Les entrées ont même de l’esprit, comme cette assiette avec le radis de Joël Thiébault, le beurre de Jean-Yves Bordier, aussi enjouée dans son name dropping que la clientèle…

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