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Eating & Drinking in Montreuil

Don’t get excited: Paris has no Brooklyn. Due to short-sighted urban planning in mid-century, Paris is cinched into its ring-road, le péripherique, like a dress it wore sixty years ago and never removed. The sheer impracticality of crossing this eternally congested ring-road has long prevented, in les banlieues, development of establishments Parisians might consider destinations. For Parisians, you’re either within city limits, or you’re way, way out.  Continue reading Eating & Drinking in Montreuil

The Best Modern French Restaurants in Paris

Top 9 Favorite Modern French Restaurants

By Neighborhood

75001

Pirouette
Spring
Verjus
Yam’tcha

75002

Frenchie
Saturne

75003

Les Enfants Rouges

75004

Le Metropolitain
Mon Vieil Ami

75005

Itinéraires
Le Pre Verre
Sola

75006

Fish – La Boissonnerie
Le Timbre
Semilla
Ze Kitchen Galerie

75007

Garance
La Ferme Saint-Simon
La Table d’Aki
Restaurant David Toutain
Thoumieux

75008

Le Marché de Lucas
Le Mini Palais
Neva Cuisine

75009

Braisenville
Caillebotte
Encore
Le Pantruche
Le Richer
Office

75010

52 Rue du Faubourg St. Denis
Abri
Albion
Au Comptoir de Brice
Hai Kai
Le Galopin
Porte 12
Ratapoil du Faubourg
Vivant Table

75011

Au Passage
Blue Valentine
Clown Bar
Fulgurances L’Adresse
Le 6 Paul Bert
Le Chateaubriand
Le Dauphin
Le Servan
Le Sot l’y Laisse
Les Déserteurs
Qui Plume la Lune
Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer
Septime
Yard

75012

Table
Will

75013

Simone

75014

75015

Le Clos Y

75016

Akrame
Étude
Hexagone
Pages

75017

Coretta
Fréderic Simonin
Gare au Gorille
Le Bouchon et L’Assiette

75018

Chamarré Montmartre
La Table d’Eugène

75020

Chatomat

Le Barav’

This friendly upper Marais wine bar serves simple charcuterie, cheese, salads, and sandwiches to go along with 5€ glasses, or a bottle from their cave next door. The plate of truffled ham is always a good bet.  In the summer, there’s a great terrace on the street.

-Catherine Down, September 2015

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Lily Wang

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

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

Reviews of interest

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

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

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

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

L’Epi Dupin

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 11 rue Dupin, 75006
Nearest transport: Sevres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Dinner, Monday-Friday; lunch, Tuesday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually O.K.
Telephone: 01 42 22 64 56
Website
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: market-based cooking, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2009) “L’ardoise arrive, pas une suggestion qui ne fasse pas envie…Crevettes à peine saisies, au coeur encore fondant et “rosé”, enrobées de quelques grains de sésame…Velouté de Saint-Jacques incroyablement lisse…Le dessert parle de lui-même…”

 

 

Our Guide to Normandy

Normandy-Cow

Activities for Food Lovers

Musée de Camembert (in Vimoutiers)

Delicious Normandy Food Tours (in Bayeux)

Restaurants

Le Vauban (in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain)

Auberge le Clos Saint Julien (in Saint-Julien-sur-Calonne)

Manoir de la Drôme (in Balleroy)

Restaurant La Sapinière (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)

La Rotonde (in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain)

Cheese & Dairy

La Fromagerie Graindorge (in Livarot)

Coopérative Isigny Sainte-Mère (in Isigny-sur-Mer)

La Fromagerie de Bayeux (in Bayeux)

Wine & Cider

Cave Cidricole Lecornu (in Bayeux)

La Ferme de la Sapinière (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer)

Le Volet Qui Penche (in Bayeux)

Markets

Saturday Market in Bayeux

Sweets

Biscuiterie Les Sablés d’Asnelles (in Asnelles-sur-Mer)

Pâtisserie la Reine Mathilde (in Bayeux)

 

 

Eating & Drinking Saint-Germain

Unless you’re on an all-chocolate diet, this can be a frustrating food neighborhood. Prices are high and quality is sometimes questionable. But with a batch of new openings over the past two years to add to our old favorites, we’re no longer stumped by the (frequently asked) question: “I’m staying in Saint-Germain. Where should I eat?”

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Our Guide to Game Season in Paris

Game season is a special time in Paris restaurants, with gibier à plumes (wild birds) arriving in late Autumn and gibier à poils (hare, boar or deer) turning up in the early winter. For those who aren’t quite sure how to play the game, we’ve compiled some resources to help guide you through the forest of options:

 

 

Le Floréal

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

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

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

Reviews of interest

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

Le Relais Gascon

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

Practical information

Address: 6 rue des Abbesses, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Open every day, all day
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 42 58 58 22
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: French, Southwestern
Website

Konfidential

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Practical information

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

Reviews of interest

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

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Goumard

This historic spot is known for oysters and grand platters of fruits de mer, as well as its classified, Louis Majorelle – designed art deco toilettes.

Practical information

Address: 9 rue Duphot, 75001
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 60 36 07
Website
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Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, brasserie, seafood
Special attributes: standout seafood, late night bites, continuous all-day service, open Sunday, open Monday, valet parking
Type of crowd: suits, foodies, neighborhood locals
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: formal

Reviews of interest

  • Figaroscope (2009) “Goumard a aménagé au rez-de-chaussée un petit comptoir de ­dégustation d’huîtres (29,10 € les 12 huîtres dont 3 belons n° 3) ouvert en continu de midi à ­minuit… Au menu ? De très belles huîtres plates ou creuses, spéciales ou fines de claire dont les ­remarquables huîtres d’Yvon Madec à Prat-ar-Coum.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2009) “Gourmard has slimmed down a lot for this new century, and I’d certainly be willing to give it another go for the good value menu, but I couldn’t help but regretting what it once had been…”
  • John Talbott (2009) “I went today with a trusted palated friend and he and I were thoroughly pleased with the all inclusive menu (3 courses, 1/2 btle wine, 1/4 btle water and coffee) for 49 Euros.”

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