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Louloucam by John Talbott

Louloucam

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: 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…”

 

Chicken consommé with foie gras and wild mushrooms at Vivant Table in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Vivant Table

Pierre Jancou has relaunched Vivant Table with chef Sota (ex-Troisgros, Robuchon, Stella Maris & Toyo) at the helm and more ambitious menus at 29/39€ at lunch and 55€ at dinner. There’s also a carte blanch menu with 7-8 dishes (no choice). The wine remains all-natural, but the cooking is better than ever. Update: Jancou sold Vivant Table and Vivant Cave in December 2013 to the owners of Racines.

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L'Epi Dupin via www.epidupin.com

L’Epi Dupin

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: 11 rue Dupin, 75006
Nearest transport: Sevres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Friday; lunch, Tuesday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually O.K.
Telephone: 01 42 22 64 56
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: market-based cooking, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2009) “L’ardoise arrive, pas une suggestion qui ne fasse pas envie…Crevettes à peine saisies, au coeur encore fondant et “rosé”, enrobées de quelques grains de sésame…Velouté de Saint-Jacques incroyablement lisse…Le dessert parle de lui-même…”

 

 

Monsieur le Prince by Barbra Austin

Monsieur le Prince

This restaurant is now closed.

Practical information

Former address: 12 rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2010) “They have a plat du jour for 14 E…Ordering off the carte though, is a whole other matter – I did the latter and was socked 38 E, now granted for much better (IMHO) and more inventive stuff…bonbons of oysters with sorrel sauce…a chunk of beef cheek that was so-so but had a great intense black sauce and wonderful teeny/tiny carrots, small potatoes and green sprigs…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “…une jeunesse franchement habile à éclaircir l’affaire sans totalement se départir des conforts patrimoniaux.”

Barbra Austin – Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “The menu is mostly classic bistro fare, updated with a few twists…cod with Camembert sauce is unexpected, and steamed daurade gets a dose of flavor from clams and briny seaweed. For nostalgic locals there is an homage to the old tenants, a cassolette of chicken with morels and vin jaune façon Chez Maître Paul.”

 

 

 

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Playtime

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Practical information

Address: 5 rue des Petits-Hôtels, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 44 79 03 98
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Average price for lunch: 20-34 €
Average price for dinner: 20-34 €
Style of cuisine: Fusion
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: hipsters, foodies, bobos, neighborhood locals
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2011) “The exterior looked like a thousand places in the 1950’s and the interior is “wow-ee,” evoking Jacques Tati’s ‘Playtime’ sets, circa mid-1960’s…innovative cooking, nifty decor, fun choices and oh so easy prices.”
  • Caroline Mignot (2010) “Un décor 50’s, pile dans la tendance annoncée, Mad Men, fashion, design…Un melting pot d’ingrédients, grec, turc, japonais, qui se perdent un peu dans le superflu. En fait, j’ai été déçue, j’y goûtais de la confusion et des plats malhabiles.”
  • Pudlo (2010) “Côté cuisine…de mets ménagers un brin fusion, mitonnés au gré du marché et de la saison. Les menus sont gentils tout pleins, l’unique serveur gambade, sourit, raconte, mais à peine.”
  • François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2010) “Bien sûr, certains plats s’emmêlent un peu les fuseaux, comme ce saumon un rien jetlagué… Mais on préfère encore l’échappée belle d’une vraie cuisine d’auteur… au train-train du énième néobistrot copiant des banalités sur l’ardoise du voisin.”
  • Bruno Verjus (2010) “Une cuisine en devenir, un lieu très Fooding.”

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L'Agrume by Barbra Austin

L’Agrume

Practical information

Address: 15 rue des Fossés St. Marcel, 75005
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7) or St. Marcel (5)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 31 86 48
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, good for solo dining, open Monday
Type of crowd: foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Meg Zimbeck (2011) “L’Agrume is a well-intentioned and often delicious neighborhood restaurant where you can eat five courses for €37. The service is kind, and the interior is entirely without pretension. It should not be a destination for food-minded visitors to Paris.”
  • Phyllis Flick (2010) “…but it’s already getting lots of press, and with good reason.”
  • François Simon (2010) “Vous allez adorer cette adresse toute simple, dépouillée, c’est comme un javelot savoureux.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…the food exhibits all of the astonishing culinary discipline that makes me a doggedly perennial optimist…”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2010) “Jolie cuisine d’éclaircie et d’émotion sincèrement désarmante…”
  • John Talbott (2010) “I take the lunch formula – starting with a trio of starters –  shrimps with seaweed and ginger (delicious), sliced chicken with celery remoulade… and a veloute of leeks…with some infused olive oil it was heavenly”.
  • Caroline Mignot (2010) “Une cuisine au jour le jour que le chef veut résolument fraîche et légère, des produits extra frais, des cuissons sur la longueur et la plénitude (il s’agit de ne surtout pas bousculer les chairs), une cuisine qui a tout compris…”

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Flottes O.Trement via brasserie-flottes.fr

Flottes Ô.Trement

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Practical information

Address: 2 rue Cambon, 75001
Nearest transport: Concorde (1, 8, 12)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 31 15
Website

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Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: valet parking
Type of crowd: style hounds, neighborhood locals
Interior: elegant and luxe
Atmosphere: formal

Reviews of interest

  • Alexander Lobrano (2010) “It’s a good looking place…The welcome we received was truly courtly… If the gelee of my oeuf lacked the punch of beef bouillon with a little Madeira that I’m always looking for, the egg itself was correctly runny, and my blanquette de veau was tender and full of flavor…If it weren’t so expensive, I might even be tempted to go back…”
  • John Talbott (2010) “…major league prices…I had a blanquette of veal where the toughness of the veal was only saved, in fact enhanced, by a terrific sauce with tiny marinated mushroom caps; I made good use of the good bread for finishing it…”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2010) “Huîtres n° 2 spéciales poivre de Madagascar, saucisse grillée : justement, le poivre, quelques grains en moins et c’eut été parfait. Blanquette de veau aux légumes : d’ores et déjà, l’une des rares qui se tiennent à Paris…”

 

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Le Bistrot du 20ème by John Talbott

Le Bistrot du 20e

An old-fashioned bistro, open every day.

Practical information

Address: 203 ave Gambetta, 75020
Nearest transport: St. Fargeau (3bis)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 31 86 07
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2010) “…old bistro cooking with modern sensibilities…”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2010) “…quelques plats débonnaires parviennent à incarner en amusant l’estomac dans un quartier régulièrement inscrit aux appétits absents.”

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Rino by Meg Zimbeck

Rino (CLOSED)

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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Le Bis du Severo by John Talbott

Le Bis du Severo (Closed)

Le Bis du Severo by John Talbott
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.

Practical information

Address: 16 rue des Plantes, 75014
Nearest transport: Alesia (4)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Friday; lunch, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 44 73 09
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro
Special attributes: prix-fixe, prestige ingredients, carnivore’s delight, open Monday
Type of crowd: foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: charming & traditional
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2010) “…we had the cote de boeuf for two; he likes his rare, and me blue, but somehow it came out perfectly for us both and he got the bone to chew on… Frites, which defeat most chefs here and in America, were quite good.”
  • Le Fooding (2010) “Même maison que Le Severo tout court, le Bis fait office de plan B quand le premier est complet (ce qui est souvent le cas…)… les produits sont les mêmes, apprêtés avec une égale rigueur janséniste.”

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