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Hidden Kitchen

Hidden Kitchen (Closed)

Book many weeks in advance for a seat at this fantastic table d’hotes, run by a young American couple in their apartment near Palais Royal. 100€ for ten courses, including bubbly and wine pairings. OCTOBER 2011: Hidden Kitchen is now closed, but you can find the pair at their new venture Verjus.

Practical information

Address: 75001
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Contact: e-mail hkreservations@gmail.com
Website

Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: American
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, prestige ingredients, no-choice menu, communal table
Type of crowd: foodies, tourists
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Le Figaro (2011) “Une quinzaine de convives venus partager un menu-dégustation (10 petits plats bouchées) épousant l’harmonie mets-vins. Plutôt chic, anglophone et visiblement succesfull puisque l’agenda affiche complet jusqu’à la mi-septembre.”
  • The New York Times (2010) “For the proprietors, being out of public view and restricting access offers greater autonomy and much more intimacy with clients. In this private Paris, discretion is valued over ostentation, and a family-like atmosphere is appreciated far more than mass appeal.”
  • Meg Zimbeck (2009) “Reserve well in advance for an inspired dinner, free-flowing wine and the chance to make new friends in a beautiful Parisian apartment.”
  • David Lebovitz (2009) “… impeccably fresh, and inventive.”
  • Travel + Leisure (2008) “The professional chefs from Seattle used their knife skills, and delicious market ingredients, to make new friends in a foreign city. Some 10,000 dinners later, their social circle could fill a small arrondissement.”
  • Food & Wine (2008) “After just 18 months, their dining atelier, which is also their apartment, has seen hundreds of diners, resulting in exponential expansion of their social circle—and buzz.  Dinners, which start with an aperitif and end with petit fours presented in a silver jewel box, are as artful as they are delicious.”
  • Clotilde Dusoulier (2007) “…a highly promising dinner, each dish tastefully plated, well balanced, and clean-flavored, projecting an energy that, to me, epitomizes contemporary American cuisine.”

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Rosa Bonheur by Meg Zimbeck

Rosa Bonheur

The mood goes from picnic to party as the day progresses at this pavillion in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Small plates, straightforward plats du jour and drinks.

Practical information

Address: 2 avenue de la Cascade (Parc des Buttes Chaumont), 75019
Nearest transport: Botzaris (7 bis)
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 00 00 45
Website
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: small plates/tapas
Special attributes: outdoor dining, panoramic view, good for groups, good for solo dining, communal table, late night bites, open Sunday
Type of crowd: hipsters, bobos, neighborhood locals, students, families
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • François Simon (2010) “La nourriture…pas mauvais mais totalement accessoire. En fait, on est venu ici boire un coup, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six,sept, huit, neuf, dix.”
  • Phyllis Flick (2009) “While the food was certainly good, it’s more the feeling of the place that would lure me back…”
  • Phyllis Flick (2009) “It’s the perfect place for a café or an apero with friends en terrace.”
  • Thierry Richard (2009) “Tout le village tranquillement branché du XIXème s’y presse. Pourquoi pas vous ?”

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