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Our Guide to Paris Restaurants

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75001

À La Marguerite
Beef Club
Café des Abattoirs
Camélia
Fish Club
Issé
Juveniles
Kei
Kunitoraya
Kunitoraya 2
L’Ecume Saint Honoré
La Régalade Saint Honoré
La Dame de Pic
La Tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise
Le Garde Robe
Le Meurice
Le Petit Vendôme
Le Rubis
Les Bistronomes
Les Fines Gueules
Lobster Bar
Macéo
Naritake
Olio Pane Vino
Pinxo
Pirouette 
Racines 2
Spring
Sur Mesure
Verjus
Verjus Bar à Vins
Willi’s Wine Bar
Yam’tcha

75002

Aux Lyonnais
Chez Georges
Coinstôt Vino
Drouant
Entre Deux Rives
Fée Nature
Floyd’s Bar & Grill
Frenchie
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Frenchie to Go 
Goust
Grillé
Gyoza Bar
Hokkaido
Il Campionissimo
Le Bistro Volnay
Legrand Filles et Fils
Les Jalles
Liza
MG Road
Passage 53
Racines
Rice & Fish
Saturne 
Terroir Parisien at the Palais Brongniart 

75003

Al Taglio
Bob’s Kitchen
Breizh Café
Café des Musées
Café Pinson
Candelaria
Chez Omar
Cuisine de Bar
Dessance
Glou
Grazie
Gyoza Bar 2
Happy Nouilles
La Briciola
L’Ami Louis
Le Mary Celeste 
Les Enfants Rouges
Nanashi 2
Pink Flamingo
Rachel’s
Rose Bakery
Soma

75004

Benoit
Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis
Chez Marianne
Claude Colliot
Icho
Isami
Jaja
L’Alimentari
L’Ambroisie
L’As du Falafel
Le Metropolitain
Le Sergent Recruteur
Maison David
Miznon
Mon Vieil Ami

75005

58 Qualité Street
Anahuacalli
Aux Verres de Contact
Café de la Nouvelle Mairie 
Christophe
Dans Les Landes
Desvouges
Itinéraires
La Tour d’Argent
Le Bistro des Gastronomes
Le Porte-Pot
Le Pre Verre
Le Ribouldingue
Lengué
Les Papilles
Les Pâtes Vivantes
Sola
Terroir Parisien 

75006

Allard
Bread & Roses
Café Trama
Cosi
Chez Marcel
Cuisine de Bar
Eggs & Co.
Fish – La Boissonnerie
Fogon
La Salle à Manger d’Hélène(Darroze)
Huîtrerie Régis
Josephine (Chez Dumonet)
Kitchen Galerie Bis
L’Atelier Vivanda
L’Avant Comptoir
L’Epi Dupin
La Cremerie
La Rotonde
Le 21
Le Chardenoux des Prés
Le Comptoir du Relais
Le Relais de l’Entrecôte
Le Timbre
Little Breizh
Moustache
Nanashi
Pizza Chic
Ralph’s
Semilla
Toyo
Yen
Ze Kitchen Galerie 

75007

Alain Milliat
Auguste
Bellota-Bellota
Bistrot Belhara
Café Constant
Chez l’Ami Jean
Coutume
FL
Gaya
Garance
Jean-François Piège
L’Arpège
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
La Ferme Saint-Simon
La Fontaine de Mars
La Laiterie Sainte-Clotilde
La Table d’Aki
Le Cinq Mars
Les Climats
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant
Les Fables de La Fontaine
Le Jules Verne
Lily Wang
Pottoka
Restaurant David Toutain 
Restaurant ES
Rose Bakery (inside Le Bon Marché)
Thoumieux
Treize

75008

Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée
Apicius

Bar Le Passage
Bread & Roses
Caffe
Charbon Rouge
Epicure (formerly Le Bristol)
Garnier
L’Atelier Étoile de Joël Robuchon
L’Instant d’Or
La Maison de l’Aubrac
Lasserre
Laurent
Lazare
Le 39V
Le Cinq
Le Griffonier
Le Marché du Lucas (formerly Bar le Passage)
Le Mini Palais
Le Petit Chablisien
Ledoyen
Les 110 de Taillevent
Napoleone
Neva Cuisine
Okuda
Pierre Gagnaire
Taillevent

75009

Autour d’un Verre
Bistrot la Bruyère
Bourgogne Sud
Braisenville
Buvette
Caillebotte
Chartier
Chez Grenouille
Encore
Hôtel Amour
Ito
L’Office
L’Orient d’Or
La Maison Mère
La Régalade Conservatoire
La Terrasse
La Tute
Le BAT
Le Cul de Poule
Le Dépanneur
Le Garde Temps
Le Pantruche
Le Richer 
Le Vin au Vert
Les Affranchis
Les Canailles
Les Coulisses
Les Pâtes Vivantes
Les Saisons
Maison F
Professore

75010

Abri 
Albion

Au Comptoir de Brice
Big Fernand
Bistro Bellet
Bob’s Juice Bar
Chez Casimir
Chez Michel 
El Nopal
Floyd’s Bar & Grill
Hai Kai
I Cugini
Jules et Shim
Krishna Bhavan
La Cantine de Quentin
La Cave à Michel
La Pointe du Grouin 
La Taverne de Zhao
La Tête dans les Olives
Le Cambodge
Le Conservatoire de Cédric Casanova
Le Galopin
Le Petit Cambodge
Le Verre Volé
Louloucam
Maria Luisa
Nanashi
Philou
Piccoli Cugini
Pink Flamingo
Ratapoil du Faubourg

Saravanaa Bhavan
Sol Semilla
The Sunken Chip
Urfa Dürüm
Vivant Table
Youpi et Voila!

75011

6036
Al Taglio
A La Renaissance
Astier
Au Passage
Aux Deux Amis 
Bistrot Paul Bert
Blue Valentine
Bones 
Caffè dei Cioppi
CheZaline
Clamato 
Clown Bar
Come a Casa 
Deux Fois Plus de Piment
Freddie’s Deli
Jeanne A
L’Auberge Flora
L’Ecailler du Bistrot
La Pulperia
Le 6 Paul Bert 
Le Chardenoux
Le Chateaubriand 
Le Dauphin
Le Perchoir
Le Repaire de Cartouche
Le Servan
Le Sot l’y Laisse
Les Déserteurs
Pizza dei Cioppi
Qui Plume la Lune
Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer
Retro’bottega
Sassotondo
Septime
Soya
Thank You, My Deer
The Green Goose
West County Girl
Yard

75012

À la Biche au Bois
Café Cartouche
La Gazzetta
Le Baron Rouge
Pink Flamingo
Shan Gout
Table
Will

75013

Au Petit Marguery
Délices de Shandong
Green Pizz
L’Auberge du XV
L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon
L’Avant Gout
L’Ourcine
Lao Lane Xang 2
Likafo
Nüba
Pho 14
Simone
Tricotin

75014

Aux Enfants Gâtés
Crêperie Josselin
Jeu de Quilles
L’Assiette
La Cantine du Troquet
La Cerisaie
La Régalade
Le Bistro du Dôme
Le Cornichon
Le Dôme
Le Severo

75015

Axuria
Ciel de Paris
Green Pizz
Jadis
La Cabane à Huîtres
La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix
Le Casse Noix
L’Epicuriste
Le Grand Pan
Le Marcab
Le Pario
Les Trois Garçons
L’Os à Moelle
Ty Breiz

75016

Akrame
Chez Géraud
Étude
L’Abeille
L’Astrance
L’Atelier Vivanda
La Grande Cascade
Les Tablettes
Lili
Mets Gusto
Shang Palace

75017

Agapé Bis
Atao
Coretta
Fréderic Simonin
Guy Savoy
L’Entredgeu
L’Huîtrier
La Fourchette du Printemps
Le Bouchon et L’Assiette
Le Crabe Marteau
Le Dodin
L’Envie du Jour
Les Fougères
Rech
Roca

75018

Au Clocher de Montmartre
Bob’s Bake Shop
Bululu Arepera
Café Burq
Chamarré Montmartre
Cheri Bibi
Guilo Guilo
Il Brigante
Jeanne B
La Table d’Eugène
La Rallonge
Le Bal Café
La Cantine de la Cigale 
Le Coq Rico
Le Grand 8
Le Petit Trianon
Marcel
Miroir
Pink Flamingo

75019

Au Boeuf Couronné
Le Chapeau Melon
Ô Divin 
Quedubon 

75020

Chatomat
Le Baratin
Roseval 

Food Trucks

Le Camion qui Fume
Cantine California

Outside of Paris

Ferme Yamashita (Yveslines)
MaSa (Boulogne Billancourt)

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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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Chatomat

Light and bright, based on pedigreed produce, the cooking at this Ménilmontant is firmly of the moment. So, too, is the exposed brick and industrial lighting in the small dining room. One of the few Modern French tables that offers a choice for every course, rather than a tasting menu.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Victor Letalle, 75020
Nearest transport: Ménilmontant (2)
Hours: Dinner only Tuesday-Saturday plus the first Sunday of every month. Closed Monday and most Sundays.
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 97 25 77
Average price for lunch: closed for lunch
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website 

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011) “…adresse adorable…plats cinglants comme ces œufs mollets, crème de persil, potiron. C’est désarmant au possible (lieu jaune, coques, polenta) et surtout debout dans l’assiette, déjà vainqueurs, délurés, décidés.”

Le Figaro (2011) “…l’aplomb d’une nouvelle génération qui n’a pas froid aux yeux. Le propos est vif et dru et les produits tombent pile au centre de cette danse tonique: céleri-rave en croûte de sel, champignons de Paris et parmesan; cocos de Paimpol, calamars et sorbet poivron rouge…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011) “…une cuisine de sens et de saveur…Service pétillant…”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “…a pokey loser wine list…No identifably natural producers. No especially acclaimed producers, even.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…for a newborn, Chatomat is good, and as the cooks in the kitchen come up to speed and find the confidence to dare more authoritative and inventive seasoning, it’ll surely become even better.”

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Miroir

A neighborhood bistro in the heart of tourist-ville.

Practical information

Address: 94 rue des Martyrs, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, lunch and dinner; Sunday, lunch only; closed Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 46 06 50 73
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2008) “…c’est agréable. Une jeune femme souriante est à son affaire… sa carte présentée sur une ardoise est drôlement bien construite…La salade de légumes (poivrons-courgettes) et coquillages au jus d’herbe arrive tout de suite…Epaule d’agneau et chanterelles…Bonne cuisson, assaisonnement idem.”

John Talbott (2008) “…it’s terrific…I had a superb salad of artichoke hearts and herbs and then scallops which were quite good…but were surpassed by the veggies including divine cepes, beets, navets, etc., served aside.”

L’Entredgeu

This beloved Basque bistro is usually packed with locals.

Practical information

Address: 83 rue Laugier, 75017
Nearest transport: Porte de Champerret (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 54 97 24
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French, Basque

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “De la piperade avec l’œuf mollet, des haricots blancs façon cassoulet avec l’épaule de veau, la tome de brebis qui va bien… L’assiette met bien évidemment le cap au Sud-Ouest…Le tout avec une sincérité désarmante…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “So in spite of the name, and location, L’Entredgeu seems to be thriving and is always packed. The dining room can be a bit cramped, which is part of the charm… a real bargain for food this good, and well-prepared…”

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La Fourchette du Printemps

The setting is no-frills but the food is refined at this small bistro on the edge of the 17th, which earned one Michelin star in 2011.

Practical information

Address: 30 rue du Printemps, 75017
Nearest transport: Malesherbes (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; Saturday, dinner only; closed Sunday
Reservations: book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 27 26 97
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Chrisoscope (2012) “…donné le niveau de l’assiette, c’est une belle prestation, qui vaut bien un peu d’indulgence sur la localisation…”

Thierry Richard (2011) “Les assiettes ont de l’allure : on cherche la nappe blanche et les couverts en argent, le maître d’hôtel aux gants beurre-frais et le seau à glace, mais rien de tout cela ici. Seule une grande cuisine, un savoir-faire de talent sur du bois brut…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…this very pleasant restaurant offers very good food at very reasonable prices…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2009) “…une petite douzaine de plats bienséants, sages, récitant leur petite leçon néoclassique…Produits superbes et forte technique à la réplique…”

John Talbott (2009) “…for firsts a superb creamy soup of cauliflower (DuBarry) and a terrific terrine of foie gras, veal and wrap of leeks…a most tasty piece of cod with fall veggies…boring sounding but more than fine.”

Le Bistrot du Dôme by John Talbott

Le Bistrot du Dôme

The smaller sibling of the grand brasserie Le Dôme, just around the corner.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue Delambre, 75014
Nearest transport: Vavin (4)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually O.K.
Telephone: 01 43 35 32 00
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “…in these 20 or so years, the decor is as bright and semi-nautical, the service as wonderful and the wine as well-priced (although now at 24.10 E a bottle) as ever…”

L'Epicuriste by Barbra Austin

L’Epicuriste

Like a couple who has decided to have kids, the former owners of L’Epigramme have moved to a larger space in the 15th, serving the same generous bistro cooking that brought them notice back in the 6th.

Practical information

Address: 41 boulevard Pasteur, 75015
Nearest transport: Pasteur (6, 12)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 34 15 50
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

  • Barbra Austin (2011) “With L’Epicuriste, the residents of the 15th get lucky yet again, with another solid, reasonably priced bistro.”
  • John Talbott (2011) “Go?  I’d suggest that whenever a restaurant opens whose name starts with a L’Epi and is run by Stéphane Marcuzzi and Aymeric Kräml, one does.”
  • François Simon (2011) “Salle plaisante, service tout en douceurs.  Flacons trapus. Vraiment bien.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin  (2011) ” Pâté en croûte de gibier : confortable. Tripes au vin blanc maison : moelleuses, bien relevées, un petit modèle du genre…”
  • Patricia Wells (2010) “The new space is spare, a bit cold, but the welcome, service, and cuisine easily make up for that. Last night the restauarant was filled with sounds of good times, as diners tucked into the same soothing, earthy fare we loved at L’Epigramme. The Saint Jacques Roties au Beurre Demi-Sel Persillé (fresh scallops roasted with salted butter topped with parsleyed garlic puree) was just as remembered.”
Jeu de Quilles by Barbra Austin

Jeu de Quilles

Benoit Reix packs them into his tiny, bright bistro, watching from behind the counter as diners happily devour dishes from his small, always-changing menu. Meats come from next-door-neighbor Hugo Desnoyer, and the wines are natural.

Practical information

Address: 45 rue Boulard, 75014
Nearest transport: Mouton-Duvernet (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 53 90 76 22
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, French bistro

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “The tiny, friendly, open spot offers Desnoyer’s lamb from Aubrac, beef from the Auvergne and Normandy (photo), succulent pork, as well as fresh langoustines and razor clams, heirloom tomato salad, and a carefully selected list of wines…I’ll go back: The place is too easy, friendly, and generous not to.”

Barbra Austin for Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “…the best ingredients served simply and thoughtfully…”

Bruno Verjus (2009) “…le meilleur des viandes, poissons et légumes…la spontanéité dans le coeur comme dans l’assiette, le naturel mélange terre/mer (délicieuse tortilla de pomme de terre et palourdes tièdes…)”

François Simon (2010) “…tranche de boudin, salade de tarbais, carré d’agneau Desnoyer… boeuf de Galice, faux-filet, San Daniele, burrata, saucisson de l’Ardèche…Tout est dans la netteté et dans l’honnêteté…”

John Talbott (2008) “…we both chose the veal which with sliced veggies and fries were all again (sorry) very good product.  Our dessert was a shared clafoutis of mirabelles and again was quite good.”

Caroline Mignot (2008) “…la noix de veau, tendre, encore un peu rosée à l’intérieur, délicieusement saisie dans ses sucs de cuisson, une pincée d’estragon…Une redescente exquise dans les joies de Paris.”

 

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Axuria

A contemporary gastro-bistro, with an emphasis on fish. Open every day.

Practical information

Address: 54 avenue Félix Faure, 75015
Nearest transport: Boucicaut (8)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 54 13 91
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Bistro, seafood
Website

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “… a really serious, well-drilled, and honest neighborhood restaurant…It’s a place I’d cross town to eat again soon…”

John Talbott (2012) “… on our preferred Sunday list.”

Philippe Toinard (2012) “Le décalage entre la cuisine et les tables serrées au cœur d’une décoration beige brun bleu un poil brasserie est tel que l’assiette perd de sa splendeur….c’est rigoureux et généreux, mais il manque cette étincelle qui peut faire la différence. En revanche, on ne peut que saluer la carte des desserts qui fait la part belle aux nostalgiques gourmandises…”

Jadis by John Talbott

Jadis

Forgotten dishes are given new life at Jadis, where old recipes meet technical rigor and today’s best ingredients.

Practical information

Address: 208 rue de la Croix Nivert, 75015
Nearest transport: Convention (12)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 57 73 20
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2009) “Des parfums de cuisine de jadis certes mais trempant la patte dans l’époque, assez maligne et délurée…”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “…both really good — we all agreed we want to return — and really surprising (the ideal duo).”

Julot (2009) “… unpretentious, and very well mastered cooking.”

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “…one of the best new bistros to have opened in a very longtime.”

John Talbott (2008) “The chef…had an astounding idea – cook today’s best products in yesterday’s style – wow!”

Le Grand 8

Natural wines and simple cooking rule at this low-key Montmartre bistro.

Practical information

Address: 8 rue Lamarck, 75018
Nearest transport: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Hours: Closed Monday; Dinner, Tuesday-Sunday; lunch, Saturday-Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 55 04 55
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro

Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “Le Grand 8’s dining room positively brims with restaurateurs and natural wine folk, on Sunday evenings in particular…the cuisine is unpretentious bistro fare, the sorts of things that are offered in provincial railway stations, only here composed with better ingredients.”

John Talbott (2009) “I ordered the hierloom tomatoes sans the mozzarella and they were simply terrific, wonderful, great. Then I had a rumsteak, cooked to my perfection, which was horrible, tasteless and without redeeming value…Go?  If stuck up on the Mont, I suppose so…”

Le Severo by Barbra Austin

Le Severo

Meat lovers, meet Le Severo, where former butcher William Bernet offers a legendary tartare, honest-to-goodness aged steaks (surprisingly rare in Paris), fat frites, and a great wine list. Included in our list of Five Great Steak Frites in Paris.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 8 rue des Plantes, 75014
Nearest transport: Mouton Duvernet or Alesia (4)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 40 40 91
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “…the best steakhouse in Paris…the charcuterie is one great reason to come here, and the sharp knives and good bread, two others… I come here to eat a pavé de rumsteak from nearby butcher Hugo Desnoyer…with a tiny magic mountain of some of the best frites in the whole world.”

Barbra Austin (2011) “We chose a faux filet and pavé de rumsteak. They arrived beautifully seared, with a dark crisp exterior and pure, purple-red center, a juicy cure for anemia…the thick-cut frites were fantastic, hot and crisp, direct from their second bath in the fryer.”

John Talbott (2011) “Severo/Desnoyer’s beef is not for the faint of heart or wallet, running one 80 E for two – but it is the Gold Standard and the method of making the frites should be required reading for the chefs at the other 39,999 restos in the ville.”

Chrisos (2010) “Un steak frites, c’est tout bêtes, mais, hélas, peu d’adresses arrivent à ce niveau de qualité et de goût.”

Alexander Lobrano via David Lebovitz (2009) “…all will be forgiven when your steak arrives. Owner William Bernet used to work for the Boucheries Nivernaises, one of the best butchers in Paris…”

François Simon “Tout le monde y va pour se tailler une entrecôte, un tartare, un foie de veau… Ici, vous êtes dans le temple du genre…”

Chrisoscope (2008) “Le Severo est classique, il n’y a pas l’air d’y avoir eu énormément de modifications depuis quelques années . Tant mieux…”

David Lebovitz (2006) “…worth the trek for the excellent meal…”

Le Casse Noix by Barbra Austin

Le Casse Noix

Le Casse Noix is helmed by Pierre-Olivier Lenormand, who spent six years at La Régalade. With its old-timey decor and generous cooking (think braised beef cheeks and ile flottante), you can add it to the 15th’s already lengthy roster of solid bistros.

Practical information

Address: 56 rue de la Fédération, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 66 09 01
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “The menu is as interesting as ever.”

John Talbott (2011) “…two months ago I would have pleaded with you to go because this is/was a chef with great talent serving good chow at reasonable prices and one could walk in; but no longer, it’s bursting at the seams; reserve, reserve, reserve.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Générosité, simplicité et un petit truc en plus qui enrobe le tout d’une sincère gourmandise…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “Au bon matelas d’un arrondissement solidement rembourré de plumes bistrotières, un petit nouveau tirant joliment la couverture d’une cuisine troussée à manière sur un impayable décor jadis et pépère.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “I should have ordered the beef cheek pot-à-feu or, better yet, the gorgeous poitrine de cochon, served with an interesting and very tasty choucroute of turnips…Côté sucré, count on the ile flottante to make your head spin.”

John Talbott (2010) “The decor spells out the tone they’re setting right away: old Michelin‘s on a shelf over the kitchen door, faux-stained glass on the door to the kitchen, beautiful but unmatched light fixtures, old coat hooks on the walls…As an amuse bouche, we were served a chicken liver paste with two types of superb bread and that and a delicious piece of sauteed foie gras with wonderful salad and quince slices…”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “I instantly liked this warm pretty dining room and the friendly welcome we received, and also appreciate their really intelligent selection of wines by the glass…Joue de boeuf was prepared pot au feu style, and came as tender chunks of beef with a side casserole of delicious bouillon, poached winter vegetables, mustard and cornichons, a seasonal dish par excellence…”

 

 

Au Petit Marguery

A delightfully unmodernized table, especially good in game season, when you’ll find roast partridge, grouse, wild duck, and lièvre à la royale. Finish with the Grand Marnier soufflé.

Practical information

Address: 9 boulevard de Port Royal, 75013
Nearest transport: Gobelins (7)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, lunch and dinner; Sunday, dinner only.
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 43 31 58 59
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2009) “…what most Americans (including ourselves) must consider ‘the’ quintessential French/Paris restaurant – red velvet banquettes, brass fixtures, waiters in black and white…They had three kinds of game today, including lievre royale and grouse…generous and most excellent…”

Le Figaro (2007) “Lièvre à la royale: plaisir vampire. Soufflé Grand Marnier: incontournable…”

L'Os à Moelle via Facebook

L’Os à Moelle

After working for Christian Constant (along with Yves Camdeborde, Thierry Breton and Rodolpe Paquin), Thierry Faucher made a name for himself more than a decade ago at this casual bistro years. He sold it in 2011 to Stéphane Schmidt, then bought it back in 2014.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Vasco de Gama, 75015
Nearest transport: Lourmel (8)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 57 27 27
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Alsatian

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “…while there is an Alsatian spin to some dishes, the onion amuse gueule, for instance and the Alsatian white wines, it’s not pronounced…soup of cepes, foie gras and chestnuts…sauteed foie gras with pear, chestnuts and a chunk of baby lettuce; both were quite good.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Le cadre est celui d’un bistrot simple et propret, la cuisine affiche son identité. Brioche d’oeuf poché avec sa fricassée d’escargots au persil plat et ail doux, pâté en croûte dit de mon enfance…bien vues, bien mises, nettes et franches.”

 

 

Le Grand Pan by Barbra Austin

Le Grand Pan

Benoit Gauthier’s Le Grand Pan unfussily and deliciously serves up superb meats and market-fresh vegetables.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 20 rue Rosenwald, 75015
Nearest transport: Convention (12)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 50 02 50
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2014) “À force de tourner dans sa roue de hamster, la gastronomie parisienne, régulièrement, nous déniche des petites trouvailles. Des idées limpides sortant du puits en petite tenue. On se dit alors que faire un restaurant est aussi simple qu’un revers au tennis.”

Patricia Wells (2012) “This elbow-to-elbow meat lover’s paradise tucked away in the southern edge of the 15th arrondissement, is a classic of it genre, a bistro where friends gather with two thoughts in mind: Copious food and lots of laughter for the sounds of good times.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “…pedigreed meats—pork from Eric Ospital, veal and beef from Mauléon—all meant for two mouths, all served with thick, golden fries and, if you’d like, a salad of delicate greens from vegetable goddess Annie Bertin…”

John Talbott (2007) “It’s small (40 covers max, including the bar), very welcoming…and all French.”

François Simon (2007) “Il s’agit là d’une cuisine de cuisinier, simple et directe, débarrassée de tout. Il ne reste que l’essentiel.”

Café Cartouche by John Talbott

Café Cartouche

This is the second address from Rodolphe Paquin of Le Repaire de Cartouche.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue de Bercy, 75012
Nearest transport: Dugommier (6)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday lunch
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 19 09 95
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2009) “Terrines, gizzard salad, sausage, ris d’agneau, bavette/frites, pintade, prunes, figs and an apple gratin. And good affordable wine.”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “We ordered à la carte from the chalkboard menu and ate a very good, simple French meal… I loved my faux-filet with an avalanche of freshly made frites…”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “…un patron heureux de vous accueillir, de vous installer et de vous chambrer un peu en passant…”

La Table d'Eugène by Barbra Austin

La Table d’Eugène

Chef Geoffroy Maillard spent five years working under Eric Frechon at the Bristol before opening a place of his own in a gastronomically under-served part of the 18th.

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Eugène Sue, 75018
Nearest transport: Marcadet-Poissonniers (4, 12)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Reserve a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 55 61 64
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “The one great place to eat in Montmartre…the precision and flawless quality of his sophisticated market-driven contemporary French comfort food shows off why Paris still deserves its vaunted gastronomic reputation”

Patricia Wells (2011) “A lovely varied menu that makes you want to try everything; service that is as efficient…Lunch choices might include a stunning millefeuille-like dorade tartare stacked between thin slices of daikon…an ultra-fresh portion of cod topped with thin slices of Pata Negra ham and a vinaigrette of pequillo peppers and chives…”

John Talbott (2010) “…after a half-dozen superb meals at the Table, fate, the odds, whatever, finally caught up with me…I had a lot of fluff covering some gamey raviolis of pheasant which for me consisted of too much pasta and too little finesse.  OK, give’em a break.”

John Talbott (2010) “For a couple of years it’s been outstanding and tonight was no exception. The place, as usual, was packed with our other neighbors…”

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “…excellent and very cosmopolitan contemporary bistro cooking…”

Caroline Mignot (2008) “…les assiettes se révèlent enlevées, les légumes donnent de l’énergie et de l’appétit, les cuissons aussi, il y a du nerf et à prix doux.”

A la Biche au Bois by Barbra Austin

A la Biche au Bois

You’ll find hearty cocottes at this neighborhood favorite, accompanied by piles of purée or frites. Finish with ripe cheese and a gigantic ile flottante, and then roll home.

Practical information

Address: 45 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012
Nearest transport: Gare de Lyon (1, 14, RER A)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday lunch.
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 43 34 38
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

A Tabula (2014) “Au programme : nappes épaisses, lourds couverts dans une ambiance mi populaire-mi bourgeoise. Comptez une vingtaine d’euros pour un menu qui fait la part belle aux terrines, rilettes, gibiers en saison, coq au vin, andouillette… Une jolie adresse dont on ferait volontiers sa cantine.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “…hearty and honest French fare….a very respectable Coq au vin. In the dinged-up casserole, you’ll need to drag the spoon through the thick, dark sauce to pluck out a piece of chicken…The fries are some of the best in Paris.”

John Talbott (2009) “…our friend had coq au vin that was about as good as I’ve had since Chez Rene’s went south, and I reveled in the thickly sliced almost raw biche (cooked to my liking despite no instructions) with a rich sauce and a chestnut puree and a ton of (so so) frites…”

Barbra Austin (2009) “What it is:  A neighborhood restaurant between the Gare de Lyon and Bastille serving generous portions of hearty, traditional dishes, heavy on the game, with deep bowls of potato purée and piles of frites. What it’s not: expensive…”

L’Ecailler du Bistrot

The “bistrot” in question is carnivore-heaven Paul Bert, just next door. But at L’Ecailler the focus is on seafood, including a gorgeous array of Belon, Utah Beach, and Spéciales. Included in our editors’ list of Five Great places for oysters.

Practical information

Address: 22 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 76 77
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “Their Utah Beach oysters are exceptional but their fish dishes are not always on target… at 19€ [for lunch] it’s quite a bargain.”

Aaron Ayscough (2012) “…despite the eyebrow-raising prices I still had – and continue to have – a great deal of confidence in owner Bertrand Aboyneau’s supremely savvy restateurism. It was a lovely meal…”

François Simon (2010) “…calme, apaisé avec son ardoise de poissons du jour.”

Thierry Richard (2009) ” Des Spéciales du Belon n°3 (quasiment introuvables à Paris, avec un parfum de noisette ultra-percutant), des Utah Beach n°3 (iodées, charnues et tendres comme je les adore)…”

François Simon (2008) “Dans le genre, difficile de trouver mieux…”

John Talbott (2008) “Go? Yes for the oysters and white wine.”

Le Sot-l’y-Laisse

This longstanding neighborhood bistro has a new lease on life thanks to Eiji Doihara, a Japanese chef with a classical French resumé.

Practical information

Address: 70 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011
Nearest transport: Alexandre Dumas (2)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Saturday; lunch, Tuesday-Friday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 09 79 20
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French

Reviews of interest

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2012) “Des entrées entre 10 et 19 € et des plats entre 23 et 29 €, le chef se situe clairement au-dessus de la moyenne des additions bistronomiques. Les prix sont-il justifiés ? A voir…”

John Talbott (2011) “…worth every rapidly disappearing Euro.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…le menu du déjeuner mérite l’éloge, le détour, pour sa générosité, son prix, ses produits frais, ses plats nets, leur précision, leur vigueur, leur légèreté grande.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “…une cuisine populaire, française, classique, débarrassée de l’inutile – épurée à l’esprit japonais. Un must eat absolu!”