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Chamarre Montmartre

Chamarré Montmartre

Chef Antoine Heerah draws from the flavors and ingredients of his native Mauritius — and all around the Indian ocean — and fuses them with French technique.

Practical information

Address: 52 rue Lamarck, 75018
Nearest transport: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 55 05 42
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Fusion
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Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) “Quelques exemples de son talent? La gelée de concombre aux huîtres, oursins et couteaux rafraichis, coquillages aux fèves et jus de yuzu, qu’on accompagne d’un exquis pain brioché au curcuma…Bref, du beau, du bon, du frais, du léger, avec des vins dans le ton.”

François Simon (2009) “Ici, la cuisine garde toujours son tempo chamarré, piochant dans les îles de l’océan ces jolis boosters de saveurs : poivre de Madagascar, huile de café, limequats, chutneys, mangue, vanille….”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…one of the most guileless, intelligent and original fusion cuisines currently available in Paris.”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “…les formules déjeuner annoncent de belles couleurs, des plats tout en nuances de cuisson, de fraîcheur, d’épices et de fruits.”

John Talbott (2009) “…I had the fancy-schmancy wild Garenne rabbit rollatines (6 € supplement) with foie gras and dozens of other ingredients that I could neither keep track of nor cared to. I didn’t finish it, quickly ordering coffee, finishing my wine and deedeemowing out of there.”

Au Boeuf Couronné by Barbra Austin

Au Boeuf Couronné

Meat is king at Au Boeuf Couronné, a restaurant across the street from the Parc de la Villette (previous site of the Paris slaughterhouse). It’s a beautiful old brasserie and a reliable place (open every day) for steak lovers in search of a slab.

Practical information

Address: 188 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019
Nearest transport: Porte de Pantin (5)
Hours: Open every day (including Sunday and Monday)
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 39 44 44
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Steak joint
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Reviews of interest

Hipsters in Paris (2014) “The real showstoppers come from the the grill – rump, sirloin, chateaubriand, ribsteak, côte de bœuf, all sourced from Normandy – served with potatoes three hundred different ways and plump pots of sauce béarnaise.”

Le Fooding (2012) “Institution viandarde rescapée des abattoirs de La Villette, le Bœuf Couronné est resté dans son jus. Paradis perdu de la barbaque, il en remontre encore, avec de beaux restes : banquettes en moleskine, vases et vitraux Art déco, sol en mosaïque martelé par le pas de serveuses en ensemble noir et blanc amidonné. Sous ses hauts plafonds, le Bœuf bruisse et palpite. Ici, le Pavé des mandataires va chercher dans les 300 g, la pièce à la charolaise, dans les 500, le tout servi avec pommes de terre soufflées.”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…this delightful place really is worth the cab fare for diehard carnivores.”

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Au Boeuf Couronné by Barbra Austin

Au Boeuf Couronné by Barbra Austin

 

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…”

Ris de Veau croustillant - photo from Chez Geraud's Facebook page

Chez Géraud

Classic, unfussy comfort food from Ducasse alum Gabriel Grapin at this warm and inviting bistro in an old and moneyed part of town.

Practical information

Address: 31 rue Vital, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Closed Saturday lunch, and all day Sunday
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 20 33 00
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2013) “The place looks pretty much the same, but had many more clients than before when it was moribund, but the carte is still pricy and there’s no lunch ‘menu.’ ”

François Simon (2013) “Ma bonne table de la rentrée: tout simplement, Chez Géraud! La carte est courte mais, bon sang, qu’elle est avenante! Lieu jaune avec perles de caviar, pousses d’épinard et beurre blanc (28 euros); souris d’agneau confite et légumes de pot-au-feu (29 euros); ris de veau croustillant sucrines au lard et pommes Maxim’s.”

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Coutume

Part of the new wave of cafés, Coutume serves serious coffee drinks along with light & healthy lunch fare.

 An absolute favorite

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Bread & Roses

An English-accented bakery, lunch spot and tea salon featuring fresh tarts (savory and sweet), sandwiches, and lively salads, plus flaky scones, serious cheesecake, and a few grocery items.

Practical information

Address: 7 rue de Fleurus, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Placide (4)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm
Telephone: 01 42 22 06 06
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: British
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Additional locations

Address: 25 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 42 40 00

Reviews of interest

Florence Valencourt (2014) “Bread & Roses décident de donner un nouvel élan à leur adresse fétiche du VIème arrondissement en inaugurant un grand salon de thé, attenant à la boulangerie et épicerie de luxe… et dans lequel on se voit bien passer des heures à siroter un thé, tout en grignotant.”

François Simon (2014) “Les pâtisseries ont du coffre (le sticky toffee pudding était scélérat à souhait)… mais j’ai eu du mal avec l’addition. Moi, qui était venu grignoter une salade, fut elle la « grande salade d’été>, j’ai fait un gloups devant la douloureuse: 82,70 euros à deux avec un dessert partagé et cette salade, certes convenable, à 26 euros, mouais.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Fort du succès de la nourriture bio et bonne, Bread and Roses excelle avant tout dans ses pains et sa viennoiserie. ”

Time Out (2012) “Giant wedges of cheesecake sit alongside French pastries, and huge savoury puff-pastry tarts are perched on the counter. Attention to detail shows even in the authentically pale taramasalata, which is matched with buckwheat-and-seaweed bread. Prices reflect the quality of the often organic ingredients, but that doesn’t seem to deter any of the moneyed locals, who order towering birthday cakes here for their snappily dressed offspring.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “The breads are all organic.  The pastries are natural beauties.  The quiches are deep and the savory tarts are filled with bright vegetables and herbs…While I’ve never thought of this place as a bargain, I don’t remember a piece of quiche and a salad costing €17.50 either.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “One of the curious things that’s happening right now in the Paris food scene is a spate of what I consider ‘anglo’-style cafés opening up in various smaller neighborhoods…Places like…Bread and Roses…are all packed at lunchtime not with homesick Brits or Americans, but Parisians. These simple cafés and take-outs are riffs on places in England like Ottolenghi that take care when selecting ingredients.”

Bruno Verjus (2009) “Certes, les prix sont gros, très gros, mais les gâteaux aussi. Ici, la gourmandise saute aux yeux, la qualité exceptionnelle. J’ai un penchant bien naturel pour le pain aux graines, le cheese-cake, le tarama, le pain aux dix farines, la baguette aux raisins, la tartelette d’automne, les scones, … la liste est longue.”

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Les Fougères

Offering modern French cooking in a lovely 30-seat dining room, Les Fougeres manages to be elegant without being stuffy.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Villebois-Mareuil, 75017
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 68 78 66
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “a cozy, happy restaurant, and arriving for dinner in a mood that was almost as foul as the weather the other night, I was instantly disarmed by the friendly welcome of the staff…”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “Une table chic, sereine et à la fois décontractée…”

John Talbott (2008) “But if everything was ‘very, very good’, why not? Answer: Aside from the overpriced wine, there was no ‘wow moment’ “.

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Le Crabe Marteau

Pretend you’re in Brest as you hammer away at fresh crab, oysters, and other shellfish at this seafood shack in the 17th.

Practical information

Address: 16 rue des Acacias, 75017
Nearest transport: Argentine (1)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 44 09 85 59
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: French, Breton, Seafood
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Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “Le tourteau, d’un bon kilo, fraîchement livré tous les matins et cuit au court-bouillon. Il est servi entier, accompagné de petites rattes bio, de mayonnaise maison nature ou aux herbes, de pain au levain et de beurre salé. La meilleure partie ? Se défouler sur les pinces de la bête grâce au marteau de bois mis à disposition…”

Agapé Bistrot by Bruno Verjus

Agapé Bis

An upmarket bistro from the team behind Agapé and Agapé substance. A new chef arrived in May of 2011.

Practical information

Address: 75 avenue Niel, 75017
Nearest transport: Pereire (3)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 27 88 44
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Bruno Verjus (2010) “…des plats élégants aux notes acidulées et précises, aux cuissons parfaites…velouté maraîcher, espuma rafraîchissante, foie gras du sud-ouest, compotée de fruits, pêche de petit bateau…”

John Talbott (2010) “…my naive and misguided expectation was that this offshoot would offer slightly less impressive but slightly less expensive food than at the mothership: WRONG…

Figaroscope (2010) “…table néo-bourgeoise, brillante sous le cossu, macaronée au confort du Michelin.”

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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…”

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Likafo

A favorite for authentic Cantonese cooking.

Practical information

Address: 39 avenue de Choisy, 75013
Nearest transport: Maison Blanche or Porte de Choisy (7)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted except for parties of 8 or more
Telephone: 01 45 84 20 45
Average price for lunch: €10-19
Average price for dinner: €10-19
Style of cuisine: Chinese

Reviews of interest

Sophie Brissaud (2012) “…un des meilleurs cantonais de Paris sinon le meilleur…très séduit par ce porc haché cuit à la vapeur avec une garniture de maquereau salé-fermenté…Tendre, onctueux, savoureux mais éminemment corsé…”

Sophie Brissaud (2011) “Likafo est à ma connaissance le seul restaurant cantonais de Paris dont la qualité est égale à celle que je trouve à Canton.”

Ann Mah (2008) “The shrimp wonton soup (soupe de raviolis aux crevettes, 7.50€, photo above) comes crowded with 10 huge wontons, each stuffed with tender chopped shrimp and seasoned with a judicious burst of pepper.”

 

Lao Lane Xang by John Talbott

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A much-loved address for Laotian, Vietnamese, and Thai specialties.

Practical information

Address: 102 avenue d’Ivry, 75013
Nearest transport: Tolbiac (7)
Hours: Closed Wednesday, Thursday lunch
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 58 89 00 00
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “We ordered and ate “family style” of course, most unFrench, having (from top to bottom) a shrimp and cuttlefish salad, spicy salad with pork bits and pho-like wraps of lettuce, mint and cilantro, fried tripes with a zippy sauce, quail parts and eggs and a huge chicken leg with cukes and regular rice…”

Le Figaro (2009) “…les files d’attente sont souvent longues sur le trottoir, au moins autant pour le décor ethnique et épuré (du bois brut, de l’ardoise…) que pour les bonnes spécialités, essentiellement laotiennes.”

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
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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!”

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Green Pizz

When only organic and environmentally responsible vegetarian pizza delivered on a skateboard or electric scooter will do, there’s Green Pizz.

Practical information

Address: 32 rue Dantzig, 75015
Nearest transport: Convention (12)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 09 66 94 37 48
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vegetarian, Pizza
Website

Additional location

Address: 136 boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013
Nearest transport: Nationale (6)
Telephone: 09 83 88 38 23

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2011) “…parmi les meilleures pizzas de Paris…des ingrédients de belle facture (charcuteries d’Eric Ospital), privilégiant le bio au maximum, des associations inédites et séduisantes (concombres-feta, épinards-chèvre-miel, chorizo-ossau irraty-piquillos…) et surtout, SURTOUT, une pâte incroyable.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…delicious if not exactly a pizza most Neapolitan pizza-makers would ever lay claim to. This place is fun, reasonably priced and good.”

Pudlo (2010) “Les salades (de tomates et lentilles, ou encore les saveurs grecques dites « Sirtaki » et le taboulé), les pizzas fines (celle du jour aux anchois frais et tapenade, la Marguerite, avec mozzarella et tomate, la Crétoise ou l’Euzkadi au pimentos del Piquillo) ont belle mine…”

Chrisoscope (2010) “Pizza correcte et pas mauvaise pour une douzaine d’euros, mais rien de transcendant…”
Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “…les compositions et les garnitures autour du bio et du végétarisme gourmand.”

Le Dôme

Le Dôme

Le Dôme, with its sparkling platters of fruits de mer, remains an address for power lunches and tourists looking to rub shoulders with Hemingway’s ghost while getting their fill of zinc and iodine.

Practical information

Address: 108 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014
Nearest transport: Vavin (4)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 43 35 25 81
Average price for lunch: 50-99€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Brasserie

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2010) “For more than 30 years, we made Le Dome our Sunday lunch restaurant , always loving the ambience of the terrace, the friendly maitre d, Jacques and Stephane. Folllowing the oysters, I had a most intriguing spicy octopus salad (too many red peppercorns) laced with an avalanche of fresh herbs.”

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “Whenever I see a big metal platter with a mound of crushed ice and a pile of oysters, clams, shrimp, langoustines and other precious shellfish, I imagine that I’m in Paris in the 1920s…my favorite place to enjoy this luxury – and is it ever a luxury (especially now with the dollar so weak) – is at Le Dome…”

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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L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon

Hearty yet refined Breton cooking in an upscale setting from Nicolas Castelet, the chef behind L’Auberge du 15.

Practical information

Address: 36 boulevard Arago, 75013
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 35 48 71
E-mail: contact@roigradlon.fr
Average price for lunch: €20-39
Average price for dinner: €60-100
Style of cuisine: French, Breton
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Reviews of Interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Tous les codes bretons (beurre, cidre, sarrasin, homard, langoustine, cochon, galette) à travers une cuisine goûteuse et raffinée.”

Thierry Richard (2014) “Les deux compères remettent à l’honneur des plats de mémoire… ou des saveurs bretonnes peu communes à l’intérieur du périphérique… ce qui nous a fait trembler le palais d’un bonheur enfantin, fut le Kouign Amann servi en un rouleau vertical, tentateur, accompagné de sa petite casserole de caramel tiède au beurre salé. Un pêché absolu de gourmandise, croquant, moelleux, sucré et beurré comme jamais.”

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Ciel de Paris

Recently reopened with a sleek new design, a table at this resto on the 56th floor of the Tour Montparnasse affords sweeping views over Paris.

Practical information

Address: 33 avenue du Maine (in the tour Montparnasse), 75015
Nearest transport: Monparnasse-Bienvenuë (4, 6, 12, 13)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 40 64 77 64
Average price for lunch: 50-100€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “…the menu read rather Business Class, but chef Christophe Marchais delivered a fine surprise…This was well-conceived and executed fun festive food that avoided the pitfalls of being frilly and silly, which is what too often happens in high-altitude settings….desserts are studiously art-directed but also delicious.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Velouté de homard au corail d’oursin servi à la soupière: capiteux. Selle d’agneau rôtie au thym citronné, légumes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui: comme souvent avec le sérieux, un peu ennuyeux. Opéra à l’émulsion d’arabica: probe.”

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
Website

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…”

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Le Marcab

The room feels posh, but the prices are reasonable at Le Marcab. Open every day.

Practical information

Address: 225 rue de Vaugirard, 75015
Nearest transport: Volontaires (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 06 51 66
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2010) “…a place we’ve become accustomed to frequenting Sundays for it’s prix-qualite, good food and great products.”

Emannuel Rubin (2009) “…une adresse désireuse de bien faire même si un peu empêtrée à trop suivre les sirènes de la tendance.”

Croque Camille (2008) “…the kind of attention to detail you would see in any top-tier establishment.”

Photo courtesy of Alexander Lobrano

Le Pario

Modern French food from Brazilian chef Eduardo Jacinto, who trained under Christian Constant at Le Violin d’Ingres. Fejoiada, the hearty Brazilian bean stew, is available every Saturday at lunch.

Practical information

Address: 54 avenue Emile-Zola, 75015
Nearest transport: Charles-Michels (10), Javel-André Citroën (10)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 77 28 82
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “1 Brazilian chef + 3 French menus = 4 superb meals”

Le Fooding (2013) “Au déjeuner, la formule du marché défie toute logique comptable : entrée-plat ou plat-dessert à 17 €. Par exemple? Des cannelloni de morue à tomber (Monsieur a travaillé en Italie), et un sablé au citron onctueux et acidulé qui redonne de la dignité au lemon curd.”

A Nous Paris (2013) “Une entrée décevante, un plat réussi et un dessert qui ne tient pas ses promesses : un sentiment mitigé pour une adresse qui semble néanmoins prometteuse.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “While Jacinto is a good cook, he remains very much a student of his former master. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I’d like to see him reference his Brazilian roots a little bit more… I suspect, however, that Jacinto will become a more authoritative chef a few changes of menu from now, and for the time being he’s working with excellent produce and certainly knows how to run a restaurant well.”

John Talbott (2013) “I began with the veloute of Breton artichokes with artichokes, a cepes ravioli and lardons with a slice of crispy, crunchy, spicy chorizo (wonderful); proceeded to the so-called rabbit fricassee, really a deconstructed rabbit with a compote of cooked figs (pas mal de tout); and for dessert…I got the pear with a sauce bowl of caramel (my oh my).”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Velouté d’artichauts bretons, ravioles de cèpes et lardons: judicieux! Filet de canette de Barbarie, compotée de figues au Porto rouge: l’automne sous la dent. Choux profiteroles: gonflés!”

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…”

Marcel by Barbra Austin

Marcel

Another brunch spot with an Anglo accent, in this case both British (porridge, scones, an English breakfast) and American (fluffy blueberry pancakes, a BLT).

Practical information

Address: 1 villa Léandre, 75018
Nearest transport: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 46 06 04 04
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: British, American

Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “On se régale à la new-yorkaise de choses exquises et bonnes: oeufs Benedict, pancakes, gaufres au sirop d’érable et fraises, plus crème foeuttée maison, salade Caesar ou COBB…”

Le Fooding (2011) “Rien à reprocher… à cette nouvelle lubie anglosaxonophile en cuisine : fish & chips qui mériterait un peu plus de chair et de saisissement, ribs à la sauce blue cheese, « daily specials », sandwichs au pastrami, pudding, cheesecake…”

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…”

Les Delices de Shandong

A well-regarded Chinese table, run by a Qingdao native, specializing in the cuisine of the Shandong province, in eastern China.

Practical information

Address: 88 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013
Nearest transport: Campo Formio (5)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Thursday-Tuesday; closed Wednesday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 45 87 23 37
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Website

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) ” I’d say that if you were only going to go to a single Chinese restaurant in Paris, it should be Les Delices de Shandong…”

Julie Gerbet – L’Express (2011) “…anguille ou crabe sautéau piment, soupe de raie mijotée et tofu, vermicelles au porc mijoté, raviolis vapeur aux légumes, au porc, au boeuf ou aux crevettes…Les mets jouent l’équilibre parfait entre exotisme et authenticité, dépaysement et excellence…”

Figaroscope (2008) “Il en faut plus pour effrayer la clientèle à 95 % asiatique qui attaquera ensuite avec plaisir des intestins de porc frits ou des langues de canard… Optez de votre côté plus prudemment pour les remarquables pousses d’ail sautées au porc…”

Table Restaurant in Paris from Bruno Verjus

Table

We stayed away from Table for quite some time, fearing that it would be terrible. With a food writer (Bruno Verjus) in the kitchen and seemingly unlimited funds for decor and product sourcing from the guy that founded L’Occitane, it seemed like the sort of place that would be long on concept, high on prices, and short on soul. In recent months, however, we’ve become devoted fans of the 3-course lunch for 25€. Prices are much higher at dinner, but the lunch is one of the best deals in town. – MZ in 2014

Practical information

Address: 3 rue de Prague, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 43 12 26
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “A la carte, les prix sont tout de suite plus élevés. Il y a les sublimes produits d’artisan comme le jambon sec de vache blonde d’Aquitaine de Polmard, la tomme des bois noirs de Mons… bref, rien que de très beaux produits pour une addition qu’il faut compter aux alentours de 60 € (entrée, plat et dessert).”

Aaron Ayscough (2013) “I salute Bruno Verjus for his justifiably high regard for his food suppliers. And Table does makes sense as a place of refuge for fine palates at those moments when time or accessibility is more an object than money…But to seduce an appreciable portion of comparatively thrifty east Parisians, Table may need some polishing.”

Philippe Toinard (2013) “Certes mais le point fort de cette carte courte (2 entrées, 2 plats et 2 desserts), c’est la recherche du produit exceptionnel. Les noms des fournisseurs ne sont pas tous affichés mais on sait qu’ils sortent des sentiers battus et du traditionnel name-dropping car Bruno Verjus a pour lui, cette connaissance pointue du patrimoine agricole.”

John Talbott (2013) “A menu that is long on good products and spare on choices.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Il y a là une cuisine travaillée comme un éloge du simple (pas de la simplicité) autour de recettes de moderne paysannerie, mélange de saisonnalité soucieuse et de produits sourcilleux. Ni épure ni esbroufe mais une radicalité gourmande à militer le cuisiner juste (portion, cuisson, liaison).”

Gilles Pudlowski (2013) “Soyons net: tout ce que propose notre Bruno national relève de l’exceptionnel. Le boeuf blonde d’Aquitaine signé Polmard, le porc noir gascon de St Géry, la fourme de Valcivière des Hautes Chaumes, le beaufort d’alpage de Mons, sans omettre les légumes et champignons d’Annie Bertin ou de Joël Thiébault tiennent lieu ici de viatique. On est là ici en pèlerinage gourmand.”

Camille Labro (2013) “Les poissons sont grillés entiers, les asperges juste blanchies, la pintade, le paleron et l’ananas rôtis à la broche. Le produit est roi, et l’assiette est aussi minimale que radicale – de belles portions, et à peine une huile infusée au laurier, quelques herbes sauvages ou un condiment acidulé pour assaisonner. Tout cela accompagné de beaux flacons de vins nature, concoctés par des petits artisans que l’homme, en bon-vivant qu’il est, fréquente depuis longtemps.”

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!”