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Le Mayflower

This comfortable pub at the top of rue Mouffetard pours a rotating selection of well-known Belgian beers like Chimay, Maredsous, and Delirium. If you’re feeling peckish, you can order one of an array of dried sausages, which are served with a cutting board and a knife. It’s a good place to stop for a cheap (for that hood) pint after a day exploring the Arènes de Lutèce, or for an irresponsible late night after bowling.

Practical information

Address: 49 Rue Descartes, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10), Place Monge (7)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-2:00am,  Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-5:00am. Happy hour 4:00pm-9:30pm.
Telephone: 01 56 24 27 21
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints. 5.50€ during happy hour.
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 4.50€
Food options: sausages
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Le Vin en Tête

This user-friendly shop, open every day, features mostly organic and natural wines, as well as a selection of big, classic names. For French speakers, Le Vin en Tête offers an extensive schedule of classes.

Practical information

Address: 48 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 75009
Nearest transport: Saint-Georges (12)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 53 21 90 17
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Additional Locations

Address: 30 rue des Batignolles, 75017
Nearest transport: Rome (2)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 44 69 04 57

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Not content with stocking more than 1200 wines and spirits, ‘Le Vin en Tête’, also takes a teaching role, seeking to educate and to make the science behind wine-making interesting to as many as possible.”

Pierrick Jegu (2009) “Dans le genre bio-nature mais sans dogmatisme outrancier, cette maison pleine d’esprit dresse un catalogue assez palpitant…”

Wine Terroirs (2007) “They offer some 1000-1200 wines from all the french regions. A favorite ? Domaine Guillot-Broux, with the Macon-Cruzille (30 Euro) and the Macon-Villages (8 Euro)…And an italian (they also have a few foreign wines) organicly-farmed Sangiovese Rosso Del Gello 2004.”

Featured in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris

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Ô Divin

What started off as a small natural wine bar near the Parc des Buttes Chaumont became in 2013, with the recruitment of chef Mathieu Moity, a more ambitious restaurant serving a Modern French tasting menu on Tuesday-Friday nights. Saturday night reverts to the old wine bar formula – excellent cheese and charcuterie plus oysters and other simple fare. Monday nights are exceptionally fun when the kitchen serves nothing but couscous de porc – an untraditional version with crispy suckling pig and vegetables that haven’t been simmered into oblivion. Owner and natural wine lover Naoufel Zaïm maintains a lengthy list of interesting bottles, but he’ll also pour glass by glass to let you discover new wines. The dining room is tiny, but in nice weather the doors open onto an interior courtyard that makes for one of Paris’ most charming outdoor patios. A local and friendly vibe, thanks to the out-of-the-way location.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 35 rue des Annelets, 75019
Nearest transport: Botzaris (7bis)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for dinner and Tuesdays-Fridays for lunch; Closed Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 40 79 41
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Franck Pinay-Rabaroust (2014) “Une très belle cohérence. Rien ne vient briser ce sentiment d’harmonie qui émane dès que l’on entre : service amical, rapide et précis, vins nature à gogo et assiettes pleines de saveurs, franches et fraîches.”

Le Fooding (2013) “Bistrot fragile perché au-dessus des Buttes-Chaumont, Ô Divin dealait déjà tapas et vins nature dans un recoin du Studio Talk Over, l’ancien Studio Plus 30 où Gainsbourg, Bowie et Joe Cocker gravèrent jadis de jolis scuds… En ce mois de mai 2013, changement de braquet : aidé de son frérot Redha Zaïm, proprio du mythique studio, Naoufel, le taulier, attaque les travaux et recrute Mathieu Moity – ex-Bras, Aizpitarte et Papilles Insolites à Pau.”

John Talbott (2013) “A fine natural wine place opened about 3 years ago…reconfigured the place…and brought in Mathieu Moity–whose CV looks like he moved through some of the great kitchens in Europe – Noma, Chateaubriand, Bras, etc.  The carte is limited but, as you will see, good and 3 courses for 20 E and reminds me of what Eric Frechon did for 190 FF around the corner a few years ago.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “Ô Divin is home to a great selection of offbeat, inexpensive, 100% natural wines, and precisely none of the self-seriousness or pretension that can at the worst of times accompany their service… Ô Divin’s modest but engaging menu consists of one aced dish after another, all at 19ème arrondissement prices.”

Meg Zimbeck (2011) “I treasure this little spot near the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and come often for the selection of natural wines and simple food. It’s neither expensive nor ambitious nor crowded, and the welcome from Nafouel is always sweet.”

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Le Verre Volé (Cave)

This Verre Volé location is only a wine shop. For info on the resto – where you can also buy bottles – go here.

  An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 38 rue Oberkampf, 75011
Nearest transport: Oberkampf (9)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 43 14 99 46
Website

Reviews of interest

Wine Terroirs (2007) “Le Verre Volé is where you can check the heartbeat of the natural-wines world.”

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La Derniere Goutte

La Dernière Goutte

Terroir-driven, estate-bottled, organic and biodynamic wines from small producers are the specialty at this beloved shop, run for almost 20 years by Juan Sanchez. Especially strong in their selection of growers’ Champagnes and bottles from the Rhone Valley. Stop by on Friday nights for their free “wine down” tastings from 5-7:30pm, as well as free Saturday tastings with winemakers from 11am-7:30pm. Check our calendar of Paris food & wine events to find out which winemakers they’ll be hosting this week.

An absolute favorite 

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Bourbon le Chateau, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm
Telephone: 01 43 29 11 62
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Reviews of interest

Jancis Robinson for The Financial Times (2014) “But if I lived alone in Paris I would probably head for Juan Sanchez’s La Dernière Goutte on the Left Bank. It has the cosy air of a friendly club built around wine, open seven days a week with free tastings on Friday and Saturday, conducted in English as well as French. It was, incidentally, the only wine shop I visited where I was offered a taste.”

Lettie Teague (2012) “Saturday mornings are the best and worst times to visit the wine shop La Dernière Goutte: the best because there is inevitably a great free wine tasting taking place—and the worst, for the very same reason.”

Pierrick Jégu (2009) “…une sélection remarquable et affûtée en provenance du Languedoc, du Rhône, de Bourgogne, de Loire, d’Alsace et d’ailleurs…”

Dr Vino (2007) “a small but well-chosen selection of wines from the growers themselves, including Champagnes. He has weekly tastings with visiting producers on Saturday afternoons…”

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Shang Palace

Haute Cantonese cooking comes to Paris.

Practical information

Address: 10 avenue Iéna (in the Shangri-La hotel), 75016
Nearest transport: Iéna (9)
Hours: Thursday-Monday, noon-2pm and 7pm-10:30 pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 53 67 19 92
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
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Reviews of interest

Le Monde (2013) “Eclat moiré du laquage, croustillant de la peau, moelleux de la chair, subtilité des épices, raffinement du service… Comme un grand vin, le canard laqué à la pékinoise est un plat qui raconte une histoire et plonge ses racines dans un terroir immémorial. Pour en déguster un exceptionnel (ni congelé, ni précuit, ni réchauffé, comme c’est parfois le cas !), on peut se rendre au Shang Palace, situé au niveau inférieur du Shangri-La.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2012) “…ces bouchées frites ou cuites à la vapeur sont ici des petits bijoux aux proportions si parfaites qu’on les croirait factices…”

Chrisos (2011) “Une très belle découverte, en bonne et intéressante compagnie (ils se reconnaitront). Cela donne envie de revenir et de découvrir leur carte plus en profondeur. Le Shang Palace, c’est un ensemble de petits détails (déco, service, cuisine, produits, atmosphère…) qui, mis ensemble, donne un résultat abouti. Le luxe est dans les détails.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “There’s simply no place like this in Paris, both in terms of the cooking and almost as importantly, the atmosphere…flawlessly attentive but exquisitely discreet service…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “…les fils de saveurs en préciosités Paris-Pékin…Canard laqué façon pékinoise : haute couture du genre. Epatante carte de dim sum au déjeuner.”

Sophie Brissaud (2011) “…c’est bon, très bon…Saluons plutôt les efforts du chef et de ses assistants pour reproduire le plus exactement possible la cuisine d’un grand établissement hong-kongais. Maintenant, je sais que ça existe à Paris.”

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Chéri Bibi

An arty haven on the east side of Sacre-Coeur. Flea-market decor, traditional French cooking and easy prices.

Practical information

Address: 15 rue André del Sarte, 75018
Nearest transport: Barbes-Rochechouart (2,4)
Hours: Dinner only, Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 54 88 96
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2009) “Arty flea market decor sets a warm scene for the rustic country cooking. All-you-can-eat terrine followed by crotch-grabbing masculine faves: boudin noir, andouillette, steak-frites.

John Talbott (2008) “It’s edgy, it’s hip, it’s happening, no doubt….But the food…”

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Les Tablettes

Les Tablettes

In the old La Table de Joël Robuchon location, Les Tablettes reopened with a new chef (Jean-Louis Nomicos) and a pop attitude.

Practical information

Address: 16 avenue Bugeaud, 75016
Nearest transport: Victor Hugo (2)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 56 28 16 16
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Philippe Toinard (2014) “…le menu club au déjeuner (entrée, plat, fromage, dessert, café, vin et amuse-bouches salés et sucrés), combine les deux, du choix et du talent. Subjuguant de créativité et collant parfaitement aux saisons, ce premier menu débute par un velouté de morilles légèrement émulsionné…”

Patricia Wells (2011) “A daurade tartare paired with shiso and mango seemed to have no point and was simply bland. A langoustine broth with a tiny mound of minced langoustines seemed a waste…I think the chef is not aware of what incredible competition he has these days in Paris.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…sunny contemporary French dishes that manage to be sincere and homey and sophisticated at the same time…a well-dressed table with serious cooking and sturdy prices in that niche on the Paris culinary totem pole just below haute cuisine…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “En attendant la virtualisation totale des appétits, du plat de l’iPad au creux de l’assiette, la cuisine trouve encore, ici, à prendre relief autour des compositions de Jean-Louis Nomicos, directement passé, lui, des charmes vieille France du Lasserre aux rectitudes d’un design contemporain, bon geek, bon genre.”

Francois-Régis Gaudry (2011) “Juste, pointilliste, délibérément grand genre…L’addition? Une divine surprise… enfin, pour les anciens clients de chez Lasserre.”

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Au Clocher de Montmartre

An easy-going, all-day spot from Antoine Heerah.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Lamarck, 75018
Nearest transport: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Hours: Open every day 12-10:30pm; Sunday brunch 11am-3pm.
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 64 90 23
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: French bistro, Small plates
Website

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2012) “…a break-through for the (Mont)montagnards; like Hillary planting a flag atop Everest, the existence of decent food on the top of our hill is noteworthy…my only beef with this place is that its menu has too much tilt towards club sandwiches, salads and brunch stuff and too few traditional French food offerings.”

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “This is an intensely customer-friendly restaurant that has been very shrewdly conceived to appeal to the time-short life and times of both tourists–this place is right behind the Sacre Coeur, and Parisians, since you can eat what you want, when you want and in any quantity or sequence that makes you happy.”

Caroline Mignot (2012) “Le quartier peu occupé un mardi à midi pourrait, sans vouloir tomber dans le cliché, vous faire croire avoir été projeté dans une autre époque, un peu à l’image du film de Woody Allen Minuit à Paris… Côté prix, les entrées varient de 7 à 13 €, les plats de 12 à 23 €, les desserts sont à 8 €. On peut donc s’en tirer très bien pour 20 €, comme pour 35 €. Ouvert 7 jours et 7 et en continu de 12h à 22h30 (salon de thé l’après-midi), bref, une bonne pioche de quartier.”

John Talbott (2012) “Le Clocher de Montmartre is Antoine Heerah’s third place (after Chamarré Montmartre & Moulin de la Galette, neither of which I liked much) and will become, I predict, the only restaurant over 100 meters on the Mont worth visiting in short order.”

Philippe Toinard (2012) “Au Clocher, on picore un peu à toute heure. On ne pousse pas la porte pour suivre le schéma entrée, plat et dessert. Une envie d’œufs? Pas de souci, à la crème et aux morilles. Vous êtes plutôt tarte salée ? Au choix, au crabe ou à la betterave et à la ricotta. A moins que vous ne préfériez une soupe? Noodles et ravioles ou courge à l’huile de truffe et sa part de  brioche au curcuma.”

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La Fourchette du Printemps

The setting is no-frills but the food is refined at this small bistro on the edge of the 17th, which earned one Michelin star in 2011.

Practical information

Address: 30 rue du Printemps, 75017
Nearest transport: Malesherbes (3)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; Saturday, dinner only; closed Sunday
Reservations: book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 27 26 97
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Chrisoscope (2012) “…donné le niveau de l’assiette, c’est une belle prestation, qui vaut bien un peu d’indulgence sur la localisation…”

Thierry Richard (2011) “Les assiettes ont de l’allure : on cherche la nappe blanche et les couverts en argent, le maître d’hôtel aux gants beurre-frais et le seau à glace, mais rien de tout cela ici. Seule une grande cuisine, un savoir-faire de talent sur du bois brut…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…this very pleasant restaurant offers very good food at very reasonable prices…”

Emmanuel Rubin (2009) “…une petite douzaine de plats bienséants, sages, récitant leur petite leçon néoclassique…Produits superbes et forte technique à la réplique…”

John Talbott (2009) “…for firsts a superb creamy soup of cauliflower (DuBarry) and a terrific terrine of foie gras, veal and wrap of leeks…a most tasty piece of cod with fall veggies…boring sounding but more than fine.”

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Roca

A highly praised neo-bistro from Le Richer alum Alexandre Giesbert who presents fresh products creatively with a slightly international bent.

Practical information

Address: 31 rue Guillaume-Tell, 75017
Nearest transport: Porte de Champerret (3), Pereire (3)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 64 86 04
Average price for lunch
10-19€
Average price for dinner
20-34€
Style of cuisine:
Modern French

Reviews of interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “Precisely what Parisians wish to eat these days: sweetly accessible variations on menu staples, finessed to a sheen and enlivened with the odd exotic ingredient (seaweed tapenade, kumquat). Prices are extremely reasonable. But Giesbert’s cuisine is hobbled by the restaurant’s far-flung location, and an almost punitively boring wine list.”

John Talbott (2014) “If you like breakout, edgy, pushing-the-envelope food with wonderfully strange combos that work – go!”

Time Out (2013) “On cerne aussi vite l’esprit de cette cuisine, à la fois simple, créative et soignée, que l’on tombe sous son charme…Ici, la gourmandise se récite tout en finesse.”

Thierry Richard (2013) “De la cuisine jaillissent des plats surprenants, frais, percutants, jonglant avec les assemblages inattendus (des algues kombu en contrepoint d’un agneau laiton rosé et de sa purée de topinambours/poires), affinant leur présentation (cevice de mulet noir, concombre, oxalis, huile de pistache, pimpant comme un jardin à Giverny) et soignant leur vocabulaire (œuf basse température, crème de maïs, bœuf séché, espuma beurre noisette, tout en douceur).”

Le Fooding (2013) “Se fout royalement de la politique, préférant envoyer des bons petits plats: tataki de thon, laqué d’une pâte de sésame noir, rafraîchi de quartiers de pamplemousse et humecté d’une huile de figuier; burrata dynamisée par une escabèche de légumes acidulés et une crème d’olives noires de Kalamata; tagliatelles de blé noir acoquinées avec des cèpes, shitakés, oignons rouges et feuilles de mizuna; suprême de cannette au savoureux jus corsé, avec petites girolles et purée d’agria (pomme de terre) au goût de noisette, etc.”

A Nous Paris (2013) “Œuf basse température, crème de maïs, bœuf séché, espuma beurre noisette (10 €) – joli mais un tantinet éteint –, suprême de canette, girolles, fruits rouges et purée (19 €) – vif, précis, addictif –, tarte aux figues, crème diplomate au foin, meringue au citron vert (8 €) – délicat, mais, encore une fois, un peu sage.”

L’Express (2013) “La cible du jour? La fraîcheur d’un tataki de thon au sésame noir et pamplemousse, arrosé à l’huile de figuier, la rusticité des tagliatelles de blé noir aux champignons et oignon rouge confit, et le fondant d’une daurade au chou de Pontoise, adouci à l’écume de gingembre et fouetté à la pomme verte.”

John Talbott (2013) “Pretty much perfect…The menu doesn’t look all that exceptional but what comes out sure is.”

Le Journal du Dimanche  (2013) “Voilà une cuisine parfaitement dans l’air du temps, délicate et bien pensée.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2013) “Œuf cuit basse température, crème de maïs et bœuf séché: gourmande langueur.  Volaille fermière au saté, espuma de galanga, purée de haricots jaunes: maniérée dans l’appellation, nettement plus gouailleur sous le palais.”

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La Rallonge

A casual wine bar from Chef Geoffroy Maillard serving Spanish-ish small plates, just down the street from La Table d’Eugene. Don’t miss the risotto–elbow noodles with a creamy truffled mushroom sauce and served in a tiny Staub casserole.

Practical information

Address: 16 rue Eugène-Sue, 75018
Nearest transport: Marcadet-Poissonniers (12), Jules Joffrin (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for dinner
Reservations: Reservations not required
Telephone: 01 42 59 43 24
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2013) “The only exciting dish was/were the tempura’d langoustines; the quail was pathetic.”

Colette Monsat (2013) “Les portions sont petites mais fines, à l’instar des ravioles de gambas au bouillon thaï, du délicieux risotto de coquillettes cèpes et huile de truffe, de la joue de bœuf au vin rouge ou, pour les becs sucrés, du riz au lait caramel beurre salé. Tarifs doux (6-8 €) qui permettent de goûter et comparer, sans affoler le portefeuille.”

Le Fooding (2013) “Des croquettes de serrano, un croustillant de canard, des ravioles de volaille au foie gras, des chipirons à la plancha, une délicieuse joue de bœuf et cappuccino de patate… Plus du pain à la soubressade de Majorque, des huîtres de Normandie et des planches de saucisson des Abruzzes, chorizo Extra Magno, cecina, épaule de pata negra, jambon de porc noir de Bigorre…De ce côté de la Butte Montmartre, c’est pain béni!”

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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
Website

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.”

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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
Website

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

 

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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…”

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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

Practical information

Address: 47 rue Babylone, 75007
Nearest transport: Vaneau (10) or Saint François Xavier (13)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Recommended for brunch
Telephone: 01 45 51 50 47
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Soups, salads & sandwiches
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Reviews of interest

Lindsey Tramuta-Morel (2013) “A Franco-Australian duo is behind this mega successful coffee operation which swells with both neighborhood regulars and out-of-towners the second the doors open. You can also find their house-roasted coffee…in many restaurants across the city. Siphon is one of their many claims to fame.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “…cafés (et variations) pleins de sentiment. Petites et pimpantes nourritures sucrés-salées…”

Charles Patin O’Coohoon (2012) “…rustique mais rudement bon. Le gâteau de carottes est un space cake juste épicé et garni d’une formidable crème vanillé…Avec le grand cru du Kenya, extrait par dépression au siphon, on la boit bien volontiers…”

Croque Camille (2011) “…something of a coffee-geek’s paradise, with single-origin beans roasted to perfection on the premises, and your choice of any brewing method…The breakfast formule, with three mini-viennoiseries, hot beverage of your choice, and a glass of freshly-squeezed juice, is a decent buy, especially for this neighborhood.”

Barbra Austin (2011) “The coffee is the big draw at Coutume, but it’s become one of my favorite spots for a light lunch…The attention to detail and freshness carries over into the colorful menu of organic salads and soups.

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La Regalade by Meg Zimbeck

La Régalade

You can’t talk about “la bistronomie” without mentioning La Régalade.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 49 Avenue Jean Moulin, 75014
Nearest transport: Alesia or Porte d’Orléans (4)
Hours: Monday, dinner only; Tuesday-Friday, lunch and dinner; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 39 71 54
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “A course in restaurant archaeology. Somewhere, amid the incompletely obsequious service and the fossilized wine lists and the scattered décor, lay the bones of a pioneering restaurant concept.”

Food Snob (2009) “I thought the dishes, were on the whole, conceptually good, filled with decent flavours and visually pleasant. However, there were some simple errors in execution…”

Le Fooding (2009) “C’est familial, c’est familier, comme la savoureuse terrine de campagne à volonté…”

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Bread & Roses cafe Paris photo Barbra Austin

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
Website

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
Website

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…”

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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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La Cantine du Troquet by Meg Zimbeck

La Cantine du Troquet

Arrive early (doors open at 7pm) to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 101 rue de l’Ouest, 75014
Nearest transport: Pernety (13)
Hours: Dinner, Monday – Friday
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 45 40 04 98
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2009) “…a generous table where you can eat and drink big for €30-35 and with restraint for around €20. Safe choices like roasted chicken and steak frites coexist with more adventurous nose-to-tail preparations.”

Thierry Richard (2008) “Dans l’assiette, la candeur des intitulés rejoint le bonheur de saveurs claires et de produits de belle origine. L’œuf-mayo un peu corsé devrait rentrer direct dans le palmarès de Claude Lebey et de l’ASOM (Association de Sauvegarde de l’Oeuf-Mayonnaise), la terrine de boudin et sa petite salade relevée d’une vinaigrette au basilic vous arrache des soupirs, la poitrine de porc craque sournoisement sous la dent…”

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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.”

 

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Lao Lane Xang by John Talbott

Lao Lane Xang 2

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.”

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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
Website

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.”

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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…”

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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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