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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…”

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Bistrot Paul Bert

The menu at this perennial favorite is seasonally-minded, and a carnivore’s paradise. Not for the faint of heart, or appetite.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 18 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 24 01
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2011) “…rapport simple au produit et ce culte de la gourmandise. Même soin apporté à la terrine de campagne maison qu’aux envolées plus fines (pigeon rôti et petits légumes ; lotte au gingembre…) et aux incontournables, dont le mythique paris-brest.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “Ici l’on tâte et gâte le gourmand. Alors dérive et file le temps au gré de nourritures terrestres. Les desserts, par leurs énormes tailles créent un rapport d’enfance – tendre prodigalité. Du bon, du très bon, du généreux, un véritable bis trop.”

Patricia Wells (2010) “Last night at one of my favorite little places –Le  Bistrot Paul Bert in the 11th — I adored the addition of thinly sliced raw green asparagus. I’ve always preferred to braise my asparagus, but the earthy flavors of these raw veggies changed my mind!… Worth the journey, for sure.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “…it’s hard to go wrong with anything here. You can order from the fixed price menu or split a Côte de Boeuf (steak for two, which they will not cook further than medium-rare), which includes house made frites.”

Meg Zimbeck via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “For those who are sincere in their desire to taste classic bistro fare, there are few places better than Le Bistrot Paul Bert.”

Alexander Lobrano via David Lebovitz (2009) “This crowded and very popular place is one of my favorite bistros in Paris…”

Barbra Austin (2009) “This one is on many people’s list of favorites, including mine…”

François Simon “Un de mes adresses préférées. Gourmand, puissant avec une carte des vins à perdre la nacre de vos yeux…”

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “…one of my hands-down favorite bistros…”

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Le Relais de l'Entrecôte

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

At Le Relais de L’Entrecôte, the choices are steak or steak, and the supply of golden fries is unending. Which is how the line to be seated will seem unless you go early. Included in our list of Five Great Steak Frites in Paris. Three locations.

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Charbon Rouge by Barbra Austin

Charbon Rouge

From Wagyu beef to bacon burgers, this is classy carnivory for the golden triangle set. Included in our list of Five Great Steak Frites in Paris.

Practical information

Address: 25 rue Marbeuf, 75008
Nearest transport: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1, 9)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 70 09 99
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, carnivore’s delight, continuous all-day service, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2011) “…cuisson parfaite, un petit goût de charbon mais juste ce qu’il faut, une matière avec le bon gras qui s’est infiltré dans le muscle, une mâche tendre, du goût, un régal. Les frites, pas mal du tout…”

Chrisoscope (2010) “Qu’elle soit américaine, française, argentine ou Wagyu, la viande est bonne, cuite comme il se doit.”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “It’s a concept restaurant, really, and the concept is simple: high-quality aged beef from good sources around the world…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2009) “Une petite revanche carnassière sur double étage que ce steak-house des beaux quartiers…”

John Talbott (2009) “…the cheapest cut of beef (they had everything from a 19 E French cut, to Argentinean, to American angus to Kobe-type from New Zealand for 73 E)…was chewy and tasty and her frites were way above Paris norms…”

 

 

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L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon

The original L’Atelier, in what’s now a global empire. Known for a particular brand of relaxed fine dining, our contributors nonetheless voted it on to our list of Five Great Steak Frites in Paris. Note: Reservations are ONLY accepted for the first seatings of each service. Otherwise, it’s first-come-first-served.

Practical information

Address: 5 rue Montalembert, 75007
Nearest transport: rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations accepted ONLY for the 11:30 am and 6:30 pm seatings – Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 42 22 56 56
Website
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, small plates, prestige ingredients, haute cuisine, renowned chef, standout seafood, good for solo dining, open Sunday, open Monday, valet parking

Reviews of interest

Chrisoscope (2012) “Bien que la qualité de l’assiette et des produits restent excellents, j’ai été déçu par le reste lors de notre dernier déjeuner…après l’ouverture de l’Atelier de Robuchon au Drugstore Publicis sur les Champs Elysées et des départs/rotations de personnel, les équipes en salle et en cuisine m’ont semblé plus jeunes, moins appliquées et moins rigoureuses… Enfin, la clientèle est très nettement composée de touristes.”

Patricia Wells (2010) “An astonishingly delicious celebratory lunch…Best taste of the day was certainly the sea bream carpaccio, feathery petals of fish marinated in citrus juice, plenty of lime zest, perfectly seasoned with olive oil and salt.”

Food Snob (2009) “Service was very pleasant…Unfortunately, I found the food unimpressive…”

 

 

 

 

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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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