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MaSa

MaSa is short for “manipulateur de saveurs,” and the manipulator in this case is chef Hervé Rodriguez, who is serving modern, cerebral fare at this spot in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Practical information

Address: 112 avenue Victor Hugo, Boulogne-Billancourt
Nearest transport: Marcel Sembat (9)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 48 25 49 20
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Toujours aussi pleine de mots, toujours aussi prodigue au pictural mais désormais moins précieuse et plus précise à tenir les promesses d’un style…Œuf à 62 ° façon frita, caramel de piment d’Espelette: presque une confiserie. Quasi de veau, caramel de lactose, morilles fraîches, échalotes: du corps et de l’esprit…”

John Talbott (2012) “the carte is replete with complicated and intriguing sounding dishes which could easily drive the a la carte bill to more than 80 Euros a person, but luckily at lunch they have a 2-choice one course for 25, two for 35 and three for 42 E…

Chez Marcel by John Talbott

Chez Marcel

A new owner has resuscitated this old time bistro, serving updated Lyonnais classics.

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!”

Lily Wang

Practical information

Address: 40 avenue Duquesne, 75007
Nearest transport: Saint-François-Xavier (13)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 86 09 09
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Special attributes: outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “Alas, 168 euros poorer and barely sated, we left wondering what this place was all about. Food no better than any Parisian Vietnamese carryout. Rubbery pork dumplings, dipping sauces that tasted like ketchup, tasteless shrimp…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Thick velvet curtains…Hoi An style silk lanterns, floral murals and low softly lit tables was attractive….Main courses were excellent…I loved my Iberian pluma (pork tenderloin) marinated in fish sauce, lacquered in spice…Pity it’s so expensive, or I’d likely go back often.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2011) “…les fantasmes d’une Chine glamour. Décor tamisé tendance Lotus bleu (sans Tintin, Chang et l’opium) et nourritures « exochic » bravement cosmétiques.”

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “A chaque clin d’oeil de Lily, ça fait bling-bling. C’est In the mood for Love version Saint-Trop’…La meilleure entrée ? Ces Shangaï jian jiao, des raviolis de porc frits…dont le secret fait toute la différence : ils sont garnis de saucisse de morteau…”

 

 

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L’Epi Dupin

L’Epi Dupin has been attracting a mix of loyal locals and tourists since it opened in 1995.

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…”

 

 

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Fée Nature

Practical information

Address: 69 rue d’Argout, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 21 44 36
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: health food, soups/salads/sandwiches
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Monday, Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2012) “…une cantinette gentille qui propose des petits plats, des salades, des tartes et des desserts appétissants, le tout sans gluten et bio. Pas de quoi affoler tout le quartier, mais si vous êtes dans le coin et que vous avez envie de légèreté…”

 

 

Racines 2

Practical information

Address: 39 rue de l’Arbre Sec, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1) or Les Halles (4)
Hours: Open for lunch & dinner Monday-Friday plus Saturday dinner; closed Saturday lunch & all day Sunday
Reservations: book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 60 77 34
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: classic French
Special attributes: prestige ingredients, open Monday

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2012) “The ‘menu’ is a very reasonable 29 E for 3 courses, but a la carte we’re dealing with double that, and that’s before liquids.  But I rather liked the ‘menu’…a perfectly cooked duck breast with a ton of vegetables…a chocolate mousse…All were much above average…”

Thierry Richard (2012) “La cuisine y est dans le droit fil de ce qui avait fait le succès de son jumeau : des produits de belle extraction, à peine transformés, soigneusement assaisonnés et aux cuissons toujours millimétrées. Mais il y a là un je ne sais quoi en plus qui fait claquer les doigts…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “this restaurant feels very out of place in the rue de l’Arbre Sec…more alarming than the decor or the crowd, however, was the menu. For starters, it was short and difficult, because not only was it rather unappealing, it was also very expensive…if I want to spend 70 Euros on a meal, I can think of a lot of much better places to do so than Racines 2.”

François Simon – Le Figaro (2011) “Voilà des plats travaillant a minima, juste dans le souffle et l’élan…Attention, Racines 2 ne fait pas de la grande cuisine, juste une cuisine de produit, laissant passer celui-ci comme la muleta du torero. Certains risquent d’être déçus et je les entends d’ici : “Ah, ce n’est que ça ?!” Réponse: ce n’est que cela.”

Le Figaro (2011) “…cuisine toujours ciselée, nourrie aux beaux produits…généreuses terrines, salade, comme un tableau, de racines croquantes et arc-en-ciel de l’incontournable Annie Bertin, tendre côte de cochon, fondante tarte au citron…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011)”…un bon spécimen de bistrot urbain nouveau…repas bien découplé entre petits plats de spontanéité et vins nature…Vitello tonnato : tranché un peu trop charnu mais plaisant. Poitrine de cochon, cocos de Paimpol et jus de cresson : beau gras bien relancé par des cocos bien en verve…”

 

 

Cafe de Flore Restaurant Paris Photo Meg Zimbeck

Café de Flore

Cafe de Flore Restaurant Paris Photo Meg Zimbeck

The people watching — if not the food — is fantastic at De Flore, where tourists cram on the patio with fashion people and literary types (real or imagined) for coffee, drinks, and a little piece of Left Bank history.

Practical information

Address: 172 blvd St. Germain, 75006
Nearest transport: St. Germain-des-Pres (4)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 45 48 55 26
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

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Reviews of interest

  • Time Out (2012) “Bourgeois locals crowd the terrace tables at lunch, eating club sandwiches with knives and forks as anxious waiters frown at couples with pushchairs or single diners occupying tables for four… A café crème is €4.60, and the omelettes and croque-monsieurs are best eschewed in favour of the better dishes on the menu (€15-€25).”
  • Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Les bouteilles d’eau (Vichy Saint Yorre, Badoit) sont en version mini, les prix maxi. On est serrés comme des sardines en boîte. Mais il y a de l’air. Et nous sommes à Paris, au Flore…C’est un bout de scène théâtrale sur le thème de l’été à Paris.”
  • François Simon (2010) “Sincerement c’est pas mal du tout…”

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Bang!

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The menu at this absurdly-named Canal resto is centered around meat from around the world (Argentina, the Aubrac, Scotland and…Kansas), supported by an all-natural wine list.

Practical information

Address: 112 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7) or Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday; open Sunday for brunch
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 40 07 11
Website

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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Chrisoscope (2012) “Le boeuf vient d’Aubrac, d’Ecosse, d’Argentine ou du Kansas, fourni par deux très belles maisons : Hugo Desnoyers et les boucheries nivernaises…je garde l’adresse en tête pour la prochaine fois que j’aurais un besoin urgent de rouge et de viande rouge dans le quartier.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “cette mangeoire bobophile ne va pas beaucoup plus loin que l’onomatopée de son enseigne, quelque part entre bof et pfftt…”

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Le Petit Cheval de Manège (CLOSED)

NOW CLOSED A ruby-red corner bistro, serving a well-priced market menu by chef/owner Xavier Thierry, a vet of Lapérouse and Lucas Carton.

Practical information

Address: 5 rue Froment, 75011 – NOW CLOSED


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Reviews of interest

  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “une vraie pépite de quartier où…une cuisine d’ardoise, vive et volubile…”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Thierry’s food was well-sourced, original and assiduously well-cooked in terms of timing, texture and heat at the table…great for casual dining and a good place to see just how cosmopolitan contemporary French cooking has become…”
  • John Talbott (2011) “He’s got talent. Everybody in Paris these days, says they do a cuisine du marche, but this guy really walks the walk…”

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Blend burger

Blend

We had high hopes for this place. With beef sourced from renowned butcher Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, Blend should be better than it is. The “gourmet” hamburger is mushy without any sear, and the fries rarely arrive hot or with the burger.

Practical information

Address: 44 rue d’Argout, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and Monday-Saturday for dinner
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 40 26 84 57
Website
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: American
Special attributes: Open Monday, good beer list, prestige ingredients, comfort food, exceptional desserts
Type of crowd: suits, foodies, hipsters
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Caroline Mignot (2012) “Pain moelleux et légèrement brioché, viande épaisse et goûteuse… Les frites, ah les frites de patate douce, une tuerie!!! Très sucrées, il faut aimer, mais à la croustillance parfaite et grassouilettes comme il faut, j’ai beaucoup aimé.”
  • Chrisoscope (2012) “Niveau qualité, c’est très bien, niveau quantité, j’en aurais bien mangé plus… Si la qualité des produits et le soucis du fait maison sont louables, je regrette deux choses : que les burgers ne soient pas plus copieux, et qu’ils ne soient pas proposés en version plus simple, sans complications inutiles.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2012) “Even though I’d have liked this magnificent mound of meat cooked much rarer, this little baby turned out to be a beauty of a burger, and the fries were terrific, too… And hats off to Camille Malmquist again for those amazingly good hamburger buns.”

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La Compagnie de Bretagne by Barbra Austin

La Compagnie de Bretagne

NOW CLOSED This crêperie brings a little luxury to the genre, plus organic Bréton ingredients, a list of about 20 artisanal ciders, and Olivier Roellinger consulting. Continuous service every day.

Practical information

Address: 9 rue de l’Ecole de Médicine, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Regional: Breton / crêpes
Special attributes: prestige ingredients, comfort food, vegetarian options, continuous all-day service, open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd:  foodies, neighborhood locals, families
Interior: charming & traditional
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

NOW CLOSED

  • Caroline Mignot (2011) “Crêpe au caramel au beurre salé. J’irai droit au but, ce fut l’une des meilleures goûtées dans ma vie de crêpe au caramel au beurre salée addicte.”
  • Sophie Brissaud (2011) “On sent le désir de débarrasser la galette de sa simplicité plébéienne. Mais le plus bête sur l’assiette, ce sont les deux petits rouleaux de jambon, bien séparés de la crêpe. J’ai lu que c’était pour mettre en valeur la qualité du jambon. J’en doute.”
  • Barbra Austin (2011) “This was a sorry specimen, possibly pre-made, without a crisp, lacy border, and with none of the deep golden nuttiness that decent galettes have… There was some redemption in the great list of Breton ciders (and beers and juices), and the excellent, vanilla-laden rhubarb compote that filled a dessert crêpe. But in all this attention to detail — from the pedigreed products to the maritime art on the walls and the Breton translations on the menu — the crêpe itself seems to have been forgotten.”
  • John Talbott (2011) “The menu is simple; galettes, specialties with products such as lobsters and dessert crepes, plus an enormous number of cidersjust a creative creperie, albeit a very, very good one.”
  • François Simon (2011) “L’oeuf le fait bien (l’oeuf) et propose un joli orangé crémeux, le jambon joue la cigarette à coté pour mettre en valeur sa noble extraction porcine, nous épargnant les algues vertes, sous l’assiette. Lui aussi a les papiers conformes aux nouveaux chants de la terre : durables, écologiques, raisonnés. C’est cela la signature Roellinger.”

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Le Floréal

Le Floréal via lefloreal.fr
This mod neighborhood café and brasserie serves fruits de mer, plats du jour, big salads, and a reputedly decent burger. Oh, and le brunch.

Practical information

Address: 73 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Open every day, all day
Reservations: not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 08 81 03
Website

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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French, brasserie
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals, hipsters, bobos
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • François-Régis Gaudry (2011) “….céleri rémoulade et Cobb salad, Cheese burger et plateau de fruits de mer, cheese cake et poire Belle Hélène. Menilmontant et Manhattan, même combat….Floréal aurait droit à un truc du genre : « A des facilités et beaucoup d’imagination, mais ne les exploitent pas jusqu’au bout. Peut mieux faire… »”
  • Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Les gens du quartier, branchés ou débranchés, en terrasse, les bobos curieux à l’intérieur. La maison fait rendez-vous en continue, table aimable….Mais le lieu a des prétentions gourmandes…et tout n’est pas parfait, loin de là…”
  • Phyllis Flick (2011) “The bun was homemade, as were the fries, making it one of the best burgers I’ve had in Paris…This is probably also the only place in Paris where I’ve ever overheard a table of chic looking Parisians order hot-dogs for dinner.”
Song Heng by Barbra Austin

Song Heng

Pho and bo bun are the only things on the menu at this vestpocket Vietnamese, where the seating is very, very tight.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Volta, 75003
Nearest transport: Arts et Metiers (3, 11)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; closed Sunday
Reservations: not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 78 31 70

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Average price for lunch: under 10€
Average price for dinner: n/a
Style of cuisine: Southeast Asian
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: bustling

Reviews of interest

  • Barbra Austin (2010) “if you are hungry, have €10 in your pocket and like bo bun or pho, head to rue Volta.”

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Le Loir dans la Théière

This trés cozy brunch spot and tea salon is known for savory and sweet tarts, including a mile-high lemon meringue. Prepare to queue.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue des Rosiers, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint Paul (1)
Hours: Every day, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Reservations: not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 72 90 61
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: French, brunch, desserts


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Reviews of interest

  • Time Out (2013) “Its squishy sofas are the perfect complement to its comfort food: it specialises in baked goods, and the famed lemon meringue and chocolate fondant are divine. At weekends it’s packed out with tourists in search of brunch; long queues of people looking enviously at your plate, plus occasionally patchy service, can mar the experience.”

Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis

Practical information

Address: 55 quai de Bourbon, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Wednesday; open all other days, noon-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 43 54 02 59
Website
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French – Brasserie
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday, continuous all-day service

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “this was the best choucroute I’d had a in a longtime, and the quality of the cooking was such that I’m planning to go back soon…”

John Talbott (2012) “The menu is classic…it’s fun, as good as 1953 gets and reasonable enough.”

 

 

 

Le Relais Gascon

This place is known mainly for its giant, meaty salads.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue des Abbesses, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Open every day, all day
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 58 58 22
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: French – Southwestern
Special attributes: Open Sunday, open Monday, continuous  all-day service
Type of crowd: Tourists, neighborhood locals
Interior: charming & traditional
Atmosphere: bustling

Reviews of interest – coming soon

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Entre Deux Rives via entre2rives.fr

Entre Deux Rives

Practical information

Address: 1 rue de Hanovre, 75002
Nearest transport: Quatre-Septembre (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 66 15 11
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vietnamese
Special attributes: good for solo dining, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2010)”Not only was the food delicious, but the service was charming and it turned out to be a very good buy to boot.”

Figaroscope (2010) “Difficile de trancher entre la salade de papaye verte (goi du du), les crêpes de riz farcies au porc et champignons (banh cuon), transparentes à force de finesse, et les délicates saucisses de porc à la citronnelle…”

 

 

Les Bistronomes by Barbra Austin

Les Bistronomes

The menu here appears classic enough (barring a salmon tataki), but the presentations are full of surprises.

Practical information

Address: 34 rue de Richelieu, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Saturday lunch and all day Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually O.K.
Telephone: 01 42 60 59 66
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

Trusted reviews

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Nouveau bistrot qui cherche un brin de sophistication…Asperges…avec leur vinaigrette à la truffe qui me donne surtout en bouche un goût de foie gras. Mâche assaisonnée à la même vinaigrette, c’est vif et gourmand, ça se laisse bien déguster…Le café crème à 5 €, on n’apprécie pas et le soir à la carte, ça douille un peu…”

Barbra Austin (2011) “…professionalism is palpable in the welcome, the simple elegance of the room, and on the plate…pâté en croute, and lentils with Morteau sausage, both presented with an elegance that flouted the robustness of these hearty classics.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…a superb and stunningly professional new bistro…pâté en croûte with pickled baby vegetables was a deeply flavored slab of ground pork with a knob of foie gras and a chunk of rare duck breast in a beautifully made pastry crust…lentil salad was garnished with smoky slices of Morteau sausage and a nosegay of mesclun almost invisibly enlivened by a mustard-and-red-wine vinaigrette.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011)  “Pâté en croûte et ses légumes pickles: bon ton. Filet de pigeon rôti en croûte, chou braisé au jus gras: beau travail mais le chou quasi invisible. Mille et une feuilles de banane, flambé au rhum vieux: pas désagréable mais sans liant.” Rating: 2/4 hearts.

John Talbott (2011) “…the scallop soup…did not contain pieces of scallops but rather was a beautifully cuisinarted/mixed/pulverized cream of scallop essence…I had the pied de cochon parmentier…here the pigs’ feet were in a sort of rectangular…the potatoes were not mashed but reduced to almost a cream, most different and delightful.”

Philippe Toinard – A Nous Paris (2011) “Le pied de cochon est effectivement désossé puis recomposé avant d’être entouré d’une crépinette pour être présenté façon andouillette…. remarquable.” Rating: 4/5 dots.

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “…de tout ce qu’on a goûté, il n’y avait rien, absolument rien à jeter. Ni le velouté de butternut superbe, mousseux, légèrement musqué, caressé par une écume de lard fermier et un trait d’huile de pépin de courge ni le poulet des Dombes, son moelleux grandiose qui n’a rien à envier aux volailles de Bresse, sa sauce crémée à l’estragon…”

 

 

Q-Tea (Closed)

The name is cute but the homestyle Chinese cooking is serious at this minuscule address, run by a chef from Shanghai. UPDATE: Q-Tea has closed.

Practical information

Address: 19 rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009
Nearest transport: Saint-Georges (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 55 32 04 68
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: bare bones & minimal
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Barbra Austin (2011) “The place has its charms. Unfortunately, the food is not one of them…Lion’s head meatballs were bland, wrapped in undercooked cabbage leaves and wading in a wan broth. Eggplant with pork was heavy and under-seasoned…”
  • Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…huit tables, un coin de vente à emporter, des couleurs guillerettes, du mur à la banquette, des menus amusants (tout « fondue chinoise » ou tout « marmite d’agneau » à partager), des plats savoureux, parfumés et frais, dénotant un réel doigté.”
  • François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “Le chef est d’origine shangaïenne, sa femme est cantonnaise et ils servent au moins deux plats dont je raffole : les navets au chou, farcis d’une préparation tofu-enoki-pignons ; et la salade de concombre au piment et à la coriandre…”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…a really terrific Chinese place in the ‘hood…I started with excellent Shanghai style grilled dumplings–they were so good and so delicately seasoned with chopped green onion and fresh ginger…”
  • Sophie Brissaud (2010) “…ça sert des plats cantonais légers et bien tournés avec quelques incursions vers le Hunan, c’est décoré vif et acidulé comme une boutique de design thaïlandais (banquette à gros pois), c’est BYOB (apportez votre vin), et ce qui sort des mains du chef d’origine shanghaïenne…est parfumé, savoureux et irréprochable. C’est Q-Tea et dépêchez-vous d’y aller.”
  • John Talbott (2010) “…we had a salad of bitter cucumber and some kind of sliced sweet pear, Shanghai spring rolls with bok choy, fish with slightly hot red pepper on cellophane noodles, a seafood, tofu and XO marmite, chicken croustillant (that I thought was the hit of the evening)…”

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Il Carpaccio

Cucina povera? Not at this high-end Italian in the Royal Monceau.

Practical information

Address: 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 (in the Royal Monceau)
Nearest transport: Étoile (1, 2, 6, RER A)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 99 89 71
Website
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Average price for lunch: more than 100€
Average price for dinner: more than 100€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: style hounds, suits
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: formal

Reviews of interest

  • Thierry Richard (2011) “les assiettes qui s’ensuivent ne décoivent pas dans cette veine italo-sophistiquée qui passe les standards transalpins à la moulinette de la modernité….dans son genre haut du panier, l’une des meilleures tables italiennes de la capitale. Service de palace et prix à l’avenant.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “The remodeled Il Carpaccio is very pretty…Unfortunately, even though Rispoli’s debut dish–mackerel with Italian fatback, preserved lemon and a salad of  bitter greens–was very pretty, it was also monastic and very bland, odd for such a full-flavored fish. Next up, a fancy vegetable minestrone… again, very bland.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “une Italie comme on en croise rarement…Tête de cèpe farcie : si l’automne avait un goût, ce plat lui ressemblerait ! Tortellini de pintade, châtaigne et son bouillon : on en boufferait jusqu’à la porcelaine de l’assiette.”

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Café Salle Pleyel via cafesallepleyel.com

Café Salle Pleyel

Café Salle Pleyel via cafesallepleyel.com
The chefs at Café Salle Pleyel are itinerant, like the musicians who play in the adjacent concert hall. Currently at the podium stove is Mauro Colagreco. Closed for dinner and weekends except when there is a performance.

Practical information

Address: 252 rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner on performance nights only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 75 28 44
Website
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Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Special attributes: open Monday
Type of crowd: suits, foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: polished & modern
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • John Talbott (2010) “Madame L. had the signature Basque dish a piperade with an egg and the two men had something described as cru-cuit mushrooms which we both wrongly assumed would have something warm, not so, the cru, the cuit and the cuisinarted mushrooms were all tiede.   Hummmm.   I wrote down “good but not great” just before he said something similar…”
  • François-Regis Gaudry – l’Express (2010) “…de l’envie, de l’idée, de l’air du temps humé à pleins poumons mais une exécution qui manque un peu de souffle.”
  • Alexander Lobrano – The New York Times (2010) “…some of the best modern French country cooking to be found anywhere in Gaul right now, including such dishes as tartare of maigre (a firm white-fleshed Atlantic fish) with roasted fennel bulb, pumpkin seeds and chickpea puree; a foie-gras “hamburger”; and a sublime brandade made with foie gras and leeks.”

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Konfidential

Konfidential

There’s no menu at Konfidential, hidden in a 15th century cave below a boutique hotel of the same name, only the whim and skill of chef Akrame Benallal, who has worked for Pierre Gagnaire and Ferran Adria. Konsider yourself warned/informed. UPDATE (April 2011): Chef Benallal has moved on to open Akrame.

Practical information

Address: 64 rue de l’Arbre Sec, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 34 40 40
Website
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Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, no-choice menu, open Monday
Type of crowd: suits, style hounds
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: romantic

Reviews of interest

  • Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…our first course–finely sliced scallops in a light seafood bouillon with toasted rice grains…a delicate and very pleasant dish…This was a menu that had been dexterously designed to encourage romance…if you’re shopping a venue for an amusing tete a tete meal with good food, you might like this place…”
  • François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2010) “Un grand talent, caché dans une petite cave…Il n’y a pas grand monde pour faire l’effort de descendre dans cette petite cave aveugle et voûtée pas franchement engageante, avec ses velours beigeasses, ses sets de table dorés, son mobilier néorococo un peu cheap et son feu de cheminée sur écran plat…Akrame Benallal fait l’effet d’un naufragé sur une île déserte qui fait des grands signes face à l’horizon dans l’espoir qu’on le repère.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “Il y a quelque chose de gentiment schizo dans cette table qui, à trop se voir planquée (en cave, sous les pierres voûtées d’un petit hôtel boudoir), se cherche une contenance en surjouant des menus surprises un poil fardés…”

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