Important note: this is our post from 2016, which we’re in the process of updating. But since we’ve received so many emails asking about options, we wanted to provide last year’s information as a starting point, and we’ll publish our update before the end of
Christophe Vasseur’s breads are worth crossing town for, and many people do.
Unless you’re on an all-chocolate diet, this can be a frustrating food neighborhood. Prices are high, quality is questionable. But with a batch of new openings over the past year to add to our old favorites, we’re no longer stumped by the (frequently asked) question: “I’m staying in the 6th arrondissement. Where should I eat?”
With excellent shopping, unique art & architecture and a vibrant gallery scene, the Marais attracts a huge number of visitors. There are some outstanding food & wine options within this maze of fashionable streets, and we’ve selected our favorites for you here.
Sleigh bells are ringing, snow is glistening, and restaurants are closing. With a good number of Paris restaurants shuttered from before Christmas until after New Year’s, it can be a challenge to find good places to eat during the festive period. To help you out, we’ve compiled
Bones announced yesterday on Facebook that they will be permanently closing their doors on August 7th. According to Florent Ciccoli, one of the restaurant’s owners, it was simply time for many of the key players to move on to different projects.
Between September-December 2014, we anonymously tested all nine of the Paris restaurants that hold three Michelin stars, along with seven others that are considered to be shining examples of haute cuisine.
Haute cuisine is not exclusively about what’s on the plate. Elaborately choreographed service, the spectacular number of dishes, the depth of a wine cellar and sumptuous surroundings – these are arguably the elements that separate restaurants with two and three Michelin stars from their starless competitors. If we look
Trying to find a restaurant for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? We’ve rounded up the best options for you here.
The vast majority of Paris restaurants will be closed through January 2, but a few will be open to help you celebrate the New Year. There are no bargains at this time of year, but we’ve broken down your options, most ranging from 90€ to (gasp!) 700€.
Pierre Jancou, the force behind La Cremerie, Racines, Vivant has signed on to open a new restaurant called Heimat on January 12.
Loving the night of Beaujolais Nouveau in Paris is like loving country music. One is constantly obliged to explain oneself. No other genre of wine has been so rightly derided by the international wine press for its superficiality. And yet, as in country music, there
“Boissons vivantes & épicerie funk” announces the tagline on this small, brightly decorated storefront. Inside, you’ll find nearly 200 different bottled craft beers from Europe and North America, many kept chilled for immediate consumption. The colorful interior is cheerful and inviting, and the enthusiasm of
Lots and lots of different beers, served inexpensively and without pretense – that’s the draw at this welcoming, convivial bar in the far reaches of Eastern Paris. The selection is predominantly Belgian, as the name would suggest, but you’ll find a handful of French and
Revolutionary for Paris, this shoebox-sized bar just north of the lively Oberkampf district has a lot to offer lovers of craft beer… and their natural wine-drinking friends, too. French beer is well-represented both on the eight rotating taps and in the 80 or so bottles
Situated in the increasingly lively Marché Saint Quentin, this shop is home to a wide variety of French and international craft beers, with particularly good selections from Italian and English breweries. Prices are very fair, and service is as chatty (or not) as you want
Our clients, after we bribe them with cheese and chocolate, really seem to love us. Here’s what some recent guests, including Ruth freaking Reichl, have said about our new food tours.
The folks at L’Express have created a handy guide to navigating this, the 5th edition of Tous au Restaurant. Just like Restaurant Week celebrations in other cities, Tous au Restaurant (September 22-28) aims to bring more people into restaurants by offering discounted meals – in this case,
Quite possibly the best happy hour in town, this pub pours 5€ pints from 6-8 pm every day, even weekends.
Long a favorite among students, the bustling “Beer Academy” is a worthwhile stop for any enthusiast of Belgian beer. Food is served at all hours of the day, and the two large patios are covered and heated in the winter.
Boasting the very best selection of craft beers on tap in Paris, as well as a bottle collection that brings the total offer up to 150 different beers, La Fine Mousse is certainly one of the city’s most well-stocked beer bars. It’s also one of the most expensive. French craft beers share real estate with lesser-known Belgians and German brews, with room left over for the USA, the Netherlands, and less-represented places like Norway and Italy to show off their brewing prowess.
A true beer geek’s paradise, Cécile Delorme’s shop near the tourist- and student-friendly rue Mouffetard stocks hundreds of different beers from traditional Belgian and German to cult favorite Danish and Norwegian.
Don’t be discouraged by the bog-standard beers on tap at this dark, European-style sports bar. The bottled beer selection is extensive, with brews from France and Belgium dominating the options, and a small collection of vintage beers is a unique addition to the menu.
Far off the beaten path, this place is one of Paris’ very best beer bars. The three rotating taps include two French craft beers and one bière ordinaire, and the bottle menu presents five pages of small-production craft beers brewed in France.
If you have only one ice cream cone in Paris, make sure it comes from Berthillon, the long-standing grande dame of glaces. The tea salon is worth a visit, too.
A frozen yogurt shop with seasonal kiosks popping up all over Paris.
Hipster beer geekiness pervades this shop just off the Place de la Bastille, with a record player spinning the blues, a faux phone box housing the English beers, and a periodic table of beer styles on the wall. Prices are very fair, and Guillaume, the friendly young owner is rightly proud of his ever-growing collection which boasts 500 beers from all over the world.
An alimentation génerale turned beer shrine, this tiny shop still carries convenience food alongside its floor-to-ceiling shelves of good beer. A refrigerated case promises cold beer to go, and the shop is open until very late on weeknights, just in case.
With a host of international beers, a speedy bottle-chilling machine, and a row of chess tables at patrons’ disposal, Guillaume Lucas’ shop is a welcome addition to the rue des Martyrs. A good place to pick up something on the way to a party or picnic, but you can also pass a few hours here, playing chess and sipping quality beer.
Located just inside the covered market at Place d’Aligre, this little shop is easy to miss, nearly hidden behind its own refrigerated snack case. But it’s a gem, with a solid assortment of Belgian, German, and French beers at very low prices.