Tag Archives: bistros

Les Papilles

Bring some friends to share in Bertrand Bluy’s family style dinner at this cave à manger. Still very well-priced at only 31€ for four courses, and with an excellent selection of bottles sold at caviste prices, either to-go or to open at the table for a modest corkage fee.

 An absolute favorite

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Aux Verres de Contact

This Latin Quarter bistro is the more casual annex of the restaurant Jadis. While it might be fine for certain occasions (if you’re strolling near Notre Dame and want some better-than-average wine and charcuterie), it doesn’t add much to the gastronomic landscape. It’s too expensive to be a neighborhood joint, and too boring to be a cross-town destination. Their selection of snacks and starters mimics the menu of small plates at other wine bars, but they’re less successful and double the price.

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La Cantine du Troquet

Arrive early (doors open at 7pm) to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest. The cooking is generous, there’s a good house red available by the liter for less that 20€, and the clients are almost entirely local.  Continue reading La Cantine du Troquet

Chez Marcel

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Practical information

Address: 7 rue Stanislas, 75006
Nearest transport: Notre Dame des Champs (12) or Vavin (4)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 48 29 94
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Lyonnais, French bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2013) “Voilà le genre de table qui fait aimer Paris des américains. Un restaurant dans son jus dont le calendrier des appétits est resté bloqué quelque part dans les années 60…En cuisine, Pierre laisse aux commandes le chef qui remuait les casseroles dans l’arrière-salle depuis vingt-cinq ans et perpétue, à quelques plats près, le menu labellisé 1961, tapé à la machine, qu’il retrouve dans les archives du restaurant. Ce sera donc ambiance filets de hareng, escargots de Bourgogne, quenelles de brochet, tripes et coq au vin. Une cuisine de répertoire bistrotier, loin du manger-correct de l’époque et délicieusement forte en gueule.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2012) “tabliers de sapeur d’une impeccable blondeur croustillante, quenelles parfaitement dodues et gratinées, saucissons chauds, terrines de campagne… Quitte à lui glisser à l’oreille sa propre recette de tarte à la praline (divine) et à l’entraîner vers la trahison d’une salade de vrais champignons de Paris avec des dés d’un vrai jambon de Paris, assaisonnée de crème et de ciboulette….”

John Talbott (2012) “We both go for classics…Lyon sausage with potatoes – sausage she deems “dry”, I think “flavorless”, potatoes bathed in water, even with mustard, barely finish 1/2; she, eggs mayo, banal, unimaginative, puhlease!”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Le plus charmeur des come-back du printemps!”

Louloucam

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Practical information

Address: 264 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010
Nearest transport: Stalingrad (2, 5, 7)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, lunch and dinner; Saturday, dinner only; Sunday brunch; closed Monday
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 34 76 87
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
Special attributes: open Sunday

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “…a very sincere new bistro with an intriguing two-speed menu, or a mix of French classics and some clever modern dishes…a great neighborhood bolt-hole and a fine coda to those who’d doom-say the French kitchen.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Env. 15-25 € au déjeuner, menu à 31 € au dîner. Linguine aux couteaux: avenant. Volaille bourbonnaise à la crème: bien étoffée. Choux à la crème: gonflés.”

John Talbott (2012) “The 31 € 3-course menu looked great; lots of tasty choices…my new friend had the Bourbonnaise chicken with white sauce and I had (after ensuring it was a thick not thin slice) a piece of veal liver a la Lyonnaise; both were nice, but strangely again, both were lukewarm and came with nicely toasted thin slices of potato…”

Anne-Laure Pham – L’Express (2012) “…un simple et bluffant poireau vinaigrette à la citronnelle, puis un irréprochable foie de veau à la lyonnaise…”