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Our Guide to Paris Restaurants

Below are all of the restaurants in our listings, by location. To search these addresses by additional criteria such as price and style of cuisine, use the search tool in the sidebar.

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75001

À La Marguerite
Beef Club
Café des Abattoirs
Camélia
Fish Club
Issé
Juveniles
Kei
Kunitoraya
Kunitoraya 2
L’Ecume Saint Honoré
La Régalade Saint Honoré
La Dame de Pic
La Tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise
Le Garde Robe
Le Meurice
Le Petit Vendôme
Le Rubis
Les Bistronomes
Les Fines Gueules
Lobster Bar
Macéo
Naritake
Olio Pane Vino
Pinxo
Pirouette 
Racines 2
Spring
Sur Mesure
Verjus
Verjus Bar à Vins
Willi’s Wine Bar
Yam’tcha

75002

Aux Lyonnais
Chez Georges
Coinstôt Vino
Drouant
Entre Deux Rives
Fée Nature
Frenchie
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Frenchie to Go 
Goust
Grillé
Gyoza Bar
Hokkaido
Il Campionissimo
Le Bistro Volnay
Legrand Filles et Fils
Les Jalles
Liza
Passage 53
Racines
Rice & Fish
Saturne 
Terroir Parisien at the Palais Brongniart 

75003

Al Taglio
Bob’s Kitchen
Breizh Café
Café des Musées
Café Pinson
Candelaria
Chez Omar
Cuisine de Bar
Dessance
Glou
Grazie
Gyoza Bar 2
Happy Nouilles
La Briciola
L’Ami Louis
Le Mary Celeste 
Les Enfants Rouges
Nanashi 2
Pink Flamingo
Rose Bakery

75004

Benoit
Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis
Chez Marianne
Claude Colliot
Icho
Isami
Jaja
L’Alimentari
L’Ambroisie
L’As du Falafel
Le Metropolitain
Le Sergent Recruteur
Maison David
Miznon
Mon Vieil Ami

75005

58 Qualité Street
Anahuacalli
Aux Verres de Contact
Café de la Nouvelle Mairie 
Christophe
Dans Les Landes
Desvouges
Itinéraires
La Tour d’Argent
Le Bistro des Gastronomes
Le Porte-Pot
Le Pre Verre
Le Ribouldingue
Lengué
Les Papilles
Les Pâtes Vivantes
Sola
Terroir Parisien 

75006

Allard
Bread & Roses
Café Trama
Cosi
Chez Marcel
Cuisine de Bar
Eggs & Co.
Fish – La Boissonnerie
Fogon
La Salle à Manger d’Hélène(Darroze)
Huîtrerie Régis
Josephine (Chez Dumonet)
Kitchen Galerie Bis
L’Atelier Vivanda
L’Avant Comptoir
L’Epi Dupin
La Cremerie
La Rotonde
Le 21
Le Chardenoux des Prés
Le Comptoir du Relais
Le Relais de l’Entrecôte
Le Timbre
Little Breizh
Moustache
Nanashi
Pizza Chic
Ralph’s
Semilla
Toyo
Yen
Ze Kitchen Galerie 

75007

Alain Milliat
Auguste
Bellota-Bellota
Bistrot Belhara
Café Constant
Chez l’Ami Jean
Coutume
FL
Gaya
Garance
Jean-François Piège
L’Arpège
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
La Ferme Saint-Simon
La Fontaine de Mars
La Laiterie Sainte-Clotilde
La Table d’Aki
Le Cinq Mars
Les Climats
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant
Les Fables de La Fontaine
Le Jules Verne
Lily Wang
Pottoka
Restaurant David Toutain 
Restaurant ES
Rose Bakery (inside Le Bon Marché)
Thoumieux
Treize

75008

Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée
Apicius

Bar Le Passage
Bread & Roses
Caffe
Charbon Rouge
Epicure (formerly Le Bristol)
Garnier
L’Atelier Étoile de Joël Robuchon
L’Instant d’Or
La Maison de l’Aubrac
Lasserre
Laurent
Lazare
Le 39V
Le Cinq
Le Griffonier
Le Marché du Lucas (formerly Bar le Passage)
Le Mini Palais
Le Petit Chablisien
Ledoyen
Les 110 de Taillevent
Napoleone
Neva Cuisine
Okuda
Pierre Gagnaire
Taillevent

75009

Autour d’un Verre
Bistrot la Bruyère
Bourgogne Sud
Braisenville
Buvette
Caillebotte
Chartier
Chez Grenouille
Encore
Hôtel Amour
Ito
L’Office
L’Orient d’Or
La Maison Mère
La Régalade Conservatoire
La Terrasse
La Tute
Le BAT
Le Cul de Poule
Le Dépanneur
Le Garde Temps
Le Pantruche
Le Richer 
Le Vin au Vert
Les Affranchis
Les Canailles
Les Coulisses
Les Pâtes Vivantes
Les Saisons
Maison F
Professore

75010

Abri 
Albion

Au Comptoir de Brice
Big Fernand
Bistro Bellet
Bob’s Juice Bar
Chez Casimir
Chez Michel 
El Nopal
Floyd’s Bar & Grill
Hai Kai
I Cugini
Jules et Shim
Krishna Bhavan
La Cantine de Quentin
La Pointe du Grouin 
La Taverne de Zhao
La Tête dans les Olives
Le Cambodge
Le Conservatoire de Cédric Casanova
Le Galopin
Le Petit Cambodge
Le Verre Volé
Louloucam
Maria Luisa
Nanashi
Philou
Piccoli Cugini
Pink Flamingo
Saravanaa Bhavan
Sol Semilla
The Sunken Chip
Urfa Dürüm
Vivant Table
Youpi et Voila!

75011

6036
Al Taglio
A La Renaissance
Astier
Au Passage
Aux Deux Amis 
Bistrot Paul Bert
Blue Valentine
Bones 
Caffè dei Cioppi
CheZaline
Clamato 
Clown Bar
Come a Casa 
Deux Fois Plus de Piment
Freddie’s Deli
Jeanne A
L’Auberge Flora
L’Ecailler du Bistrot
La Pulperia
Le 6 Paul Bert 
Le Chardenoux
Le Chateaubriand 
Le Dauphin
Le Perchoir
Le Repaire de Cartouche
Le Sot l’y Laisse
Les Déserteurs
Pizza dei Cioppi
Qui Plume la Lune
Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer
Retro’bottega
Sassotondo
Septime
Soya
Thank You, My Deer
The Green Goose
West County Girl
Yard

75012

À la Biche au Bois
Café Cartouche
La Gazzetta
Le Baron Rouge
Pink Flamingo
Shan Gout
Table
Will

75013

Au Petit Marguery
Délices de Shandong
Green Pizz
L’Auberge du XV
L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon
L’Avant Gout
L’Ourcine
Lao Lane Xang 2
Likafo
Nüba
Pho 14
Simone
Tricotin

75014

Aux Enfants Gâtés
Crêperie Josselin
Jeu de Quilles
L’Assiette
La Cantine du Troquet
La Cerisaie
La Régalade
Le Bistro du Dôme
Le Cornichon
Le Dôme
Le Severo

75015

Axuria
Ciel de Paris
Green Pizz
Jadis
La Cabane à Huîtres
La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix
Le Casse Noix
L’Epicuriste
Le Grand Pan
Le Marcab
Le Pario
Les Trois Garçons
L’Os à Moelle
Ty Breiz

75016

Akrame
Chez Géraud
Étude
L’Abeille
L’Astrance
L’Atelier Vivanda
La Grande Cascade
Les Tablettes
Lili
Mets Gusto
Shang Palace

75017

Agapé Bis
Atao
Coretta
Fréderic Simonin
Guy Savoy
L’Entredgeu
L’Huîtrier
La Fourchette du Printemps
Le Bouchon et L’Assiette
Le Crabe Marteau
Le Dodin
L’Envie du Jour
Les Fougères
Rech
Roca

75018

Au Clocher de Montmartre
Bob’s Bake Shop
Bululu Arepera
Café Burq
Chamarré Montmartre
Cheri Bibi
Guilo Guilo
Il Brigante
Jeanne B
La Table d’Eugène
La Rallonge
Le Bal Café
La Cantine de la Cigale 
Le Coq Rico
Le Grand 8
Le Petit Trianon
Marcel
Miroir
Pink Flamingo

75019

Au Boeuf Couronné
Le Chapeau Melon
Ô Divin 
Quedubon 

75020

Chatomat
Le Baratin
Roseval 

Food Trucks

Le Camion qui Fume
Cantine California

Outside of Paris

Ferme Yamashita (Yveslines)
MaSa (Boulogne Billancourt)

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Kunitoraya 2

Slurp your udon in style at this new branch of the rue Sainte Anne classic, housed in a renovated brasserie. Menus range from 18€ at lunch to a hefty 70€ at night.

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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. In the summer, there’s a great terrace on the street.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Charles François Dupuis, 75003
Nearest transport: République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 48 04 57 59
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest 

Paris Bouge (2013) “Parce qu’il fait à la fois office de bar, de restaurant, de cave à vin et d’épicerie, le Barav et sa cave mitoyenne offrent tout ce dont on peut rêver pour un apéritif bien français.”

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Le Porte-Pot

Le Porte-Pot

An address for a decent glass of wine in the Latin Quarter, and bottles to go, too.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Boutebrie, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny – La Sorbonne (10)
Hours: Evenings, Tuesday-Saturday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 43 25 24 24
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Wine bar / small plates / tapas

Reviews of interest

The Guardian (2010) “There’s an old-fashioned zinc bar, and an ancient vaulted cellar transformed into a dining room…The cuisine is a mix between exotic fusion – imagine whelks with wasabi mayonnaise – and traditional rural food…”

Figaroscope (2008) “…cinquantaine de vins plutôt nature mais sans excès…de simples assiettes bistrotières et des tartines généreuses à partir de bons produits…”

Pierre Jégu (2008) “…la maison cueille ses fromages, sa cochonnaille, son andouille fumée au lard ou ses sardines millésimées chez quelques pointures d’artisans. Aucun danger non plus côté cave, bio-naturo-dynamique.”

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Juveniles

What used to be a friendly wine bar run by the inimitable Tim Johnston is now a friendly wine bistro run by Tim’s daughter Margaux and her boyfriend Romain. The inspired cooking from Romain (formerly at Le Comptoir and La Régalade Saint-Honore) goes well beyond the satisfying sausage & mash of the old carte and Margaux’s service and wine selections make this a place where you’ll want to become a regular. The shelves of wine near the entrance contain many lovely bottles that can be purchased to go.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 47 rue de Richelieu, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 97 46 49
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Jancis Robinson for The Financial Times (2014) “Tim Johnston’s Juveniles wine bar has been offering hand-picked bottles from outside France since it opened in 1987 – particularly from Spain and, currently, the southern hemisphere… primarily a wine bar and an increasingly serious restaurant…”

Laura Adrian in New York Magazine (2014) “Every time I eat here, it gets better and better. Try the gnocchi with poached chicken and fava beans, and beautiful cod with piquillo peppers and potatoes.”

Nicholas Lander (2014) “Too many French chefs see vegetables as second-class – but not 26-year-old Romain Roudeau” who “kept certain dishes from the previous menu, notably the Macsween haggis and a couple of English cheeses” but also “composed an intriguing, great-value menu.”

François Simon (2014) “La maison a juste reçu un petit coup de plumeau. On a rangé les étagères, retapé la cuisine avec une bonne nouvelle pour le fan-club de l’adresse : dorénavant, on y mange plus que bien.”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “They were quite good cheeses. But two cheeses is two cheeses, a pair, not an assortment by any stretch of the imagination. At 14€ for the plate, it was the sort of thing to make one regret not being a tourist, shortly to quit the country forever. The insulting cheese plate, however, is intimately connected to what I did love about Juveniles, and what may someday induce another visit: the sherry list. A sherry list!

François Simon (2008) “..les gens se sentent bien chez Tim Johnston. Ils prennent leurs aises, parlent, reculent leur chaise… Magret de canard grillé au miel et gratin daupihois était gentiment bon à l’instar d’un gratin aux clémentines au sabayon onctueux.”

Chrisoscope (2008) “Malgré du (très) bon vin, qu’on ne trouve pas facilement partout ailleurs, les tarifs pratiqués, le cadre (quelconque/moche) et l’ambiance (même s’il n’est pas encore 20h), ne m’ont pas emballé.”

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2008) “Towering Scotsman pushing haggis along with more traditional bar à vinsfare. Simple plates are really just padding for the new & old world wines – ask the man with the red cheeks (Tim Johnston) what to drink. Ignore the guidebooks on the tables, drink way too much, and make out afterward in the nearby garden of the Palais Royal.”

John Talbott (2007) “…crostini with a lovely sauce and melon slices with ham with some wine and had a nice quick bite to eat.”

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Willi’s Wine Bar

Mark Williamson’s landmark wine bar turned 30 in 2010. It’s packed with suits from the Bourse at lunch, and an Anglo-heavy crowd in the evenings.

Practical information

Address: 13 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14) or Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 61 05 09
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “A bit odd, reminiscent of middling French-themed restaurants in London or New York. It contains croque monsieurs, a burger, and some pitifully amateurish crab-cakes, alongside more identifiably Parisian staples like duck breast and Charolais steak.”

Alexander Lobrano for The Guardian (2012) “…Mark Williamson, who has probably had a bigger influence on what Parisians drink today than almost anyone else, is completing a major expansion. What’s unlikely to change is the international crowd, the brilliant selection of wines by the glass and a menu that follows the seasons with dishes such as quail breast on salad leaves with spiced nectarines.”

Patricia Wells (2012) “…still going as strong as ever. My last meal was a revelation: food with character and history, a chef with a classic education at the stove, a wine list that’s hard to beat anywhere in the world…food that seems intent on satisfying the customer, a place that is what it is (fabulous!) and not trying overtly to prove anything…”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “My favorite way to eat at Willi’s is to sit at the bar…perfect for trying out some of the wines by the glass, and great for a solo meal or last-minute get-together.”

Figaroscope (2010) “On y retrouve huit à dix personnes sur les tabourets hauts, en fonction de l’affluence. D’abord pour goûter les épatantes propositions de vins au verre et souvent pour poursuivre autour d’une bouteille (sélection tout aussi qualitative, notamment dans le Rhône) et de plats, piochés sur le menu-carte.”

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Le Rubis

With its zinc bar, hearty home cooking, and colorful local clientele, this beloved wine bar (and its Turkish toilet) seems impervious to change. Meals are served only at lunch; the rest of the day you can stop for a glass of Morgon or Brouilly and a snack.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Marché Saint Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1) or Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 61 03 34
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2013) “Les Rubis is one of the few places in Paris that I can think of that still exudes that old French charm; it’s got a very convivial atmosphere, the café chairs and table are worn but shiny from years of use, and no-nonsense service that’s cheerful, yet professional.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “Today the hangout remains virtually unchanged, just as boisterous, pushy, and old-fashioned, the spot for a bargain 11-euro platter of confit de canard (duck cooked in fat) and a thick potato gratin; meaty petit salé aux lentilles (braised salted pork with brown lentils), as well as a roborative and succulent tête de veau.”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “A 1930s-era bar à vin that seems to have changed little since then…The food is as unpretentious as the wine…a kind of high-cholesterol home cooking that will put you in a good mood…”

Pudlo (2010) “Sur le coup de 19h15, prendre un verre au Rubis, c’est opérer un ludique et judicieux retour en arrière. Ce bistrot sis au coeur du coeur de Paris est un lieu immuable.”

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2008) “Just off the super-posh rue Saint-Honoré, Le Rubis is full of burgundy banquettes, a few pricey bottles from that region, plus plenty of inexpensive glasses from the Beaujolais region. The good ones, of course, not that Nouveau crap. Proper lunch during the daytime or planches of cheese and charcuterie at night. The after-work crowd always spills out onto the sidewalk.”

David Lebovitz (2006) “I like to go at lunchtime, especially in the cold winter months, where the friendly owners will squeeze you into a seat at one of the tiny tables covered with crisp white paper, a folded napkin, some utilitarian silverware, and an overturned wine glass, ready to be filled. After lunch of later in the afternoon, Parisians gather outside by the wine barrels…”

 

 

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Mon Vieil Ami

A contemporary bistro on the Ile Saint-Louis from noted chef Antoine Westermann, where vegetables rule.

Practical information

Address: 69 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 46 01 35
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: modern French
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Reviews of interest

Franck Pinay Rabaroust (2014) “Quand une enseigne commence à confondre quantité et qualité, la confiance fout le camp et c’est le début de la fin. C’est également donner la pire image de notre gastronomie – qui se veut amicale par-dessus le marché ! – à des touristes qui continuent de se faire avoir avec un menu en trois services facturé 47,50 euros. À ce tarif-la, ça fait chère l’assiette mal fagotée.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “..the menu was loaded with fresh, seasonal produce: meaty girolles mushrooms, new carrots and heirloom tomatoes, new potatoes and last-of-season asparagus. Avocados, first-of-season ratatouille, fresh white cocos blancs, zucchini and fennel all starred. I ended up feasting on  a stunning and satisfying all-vegetarian meal…”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “I’ve had such a deluge of negative remarks about the reservations process and the service at Mon Vieil Ami that I’ve decided it’s not a restaurant I feel comfortable sending people anymore, which is a shame, because the food is often delicious…”

Figaroscope (2010) “Les légumes continuent d’occuper une place prépondérante à la carte, version chic et fraîche avec une crème glacée de chou-fleur ou tendre et chaleureuse avec la cocotte de légumes de saison. On aime les jeux de textures, entre cru et cuit, du chef Frédéric Crochet, qui donne à ses légumes de l’exubérance…”

François Simon (2009) “Le service. C’est sans doute l’esprit alsacien de Westermann que l’on retrouve ici… L’assiette. J’avais commandé un canard rôti avec une choucroute caramélisée. C’était bon, copieux (servi dans une petite cocotte) mais on n’est pas forcé d’aimer le canard lorsqu’il est livré en gros morceaux…

John Talbott (2009) “Let’s dispense with the petty complaints – first: their shoving us, despite my reservation assurance, into that dreadful American-zone on the banquette…But to the food.  I had the 41 Euro menu, starting with a bone-dry home-made terrine with two garnishes (that I’ve had before and was moist and tasty).  OK…”

David Lebovitz (2008) ” The house specialty is vegetables, but the rest of the food is terrific…”

 

 

 

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Chatomat

Light and bright, based on pedigreed produce, the cooking at this Ménilmontant is firmly of the moment. So, too, is the exposed brick and industrial lighting in the small dining room. One of the few Modern French tables that offers a choice for every course, rather than a tasting menu.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Victor Letalle, 75020
Nearest transport: Ménilmontant (2)
Hours: Dinner only Tuesday-Saturday plus the first Sunday of every month. Closed Monday and most Sundays.
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 97 25 77
Average price for lunch: closed for lunch
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011) “…adresse adorable…plats cinglants comme ces œufs mollets, crème de persil, potiron. C’est désarmant au possible (lieu jaune, coques, polenta) et surtout debout dans l’assiette, déjà vainqueurs, délurés, décidés.”

Le Figaro (2011) “…l’aplomb d’une nouvelle génération qui n’a pas froid aux yeux. Le propos est vif et dru et les produits tombent pile au centre de cette danse tonique: céleri-rave en croûte de sel, champignons de Paris et parmesan; cocos de Paimpol, calamars et sorbet poivron rouge…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011) “…une cuisine de sens et de saveur…Service pétillant…”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “…a pokey loser wine list…No identifably natural producers. No especially acclaimed producers, even.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…for a newborn, Chatomat is good, and as the cooks in the kitchen come up to speed and find the confidence to dare more authoritative and inventive seasoning, it’ll surely become even better.”

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Roseval restaurant Paris - contemporary tartare

Roseval

Young chefs Michael Greenwold and Simone Tondo worked previously at Le Chateaubriand and Rino, and the influence of those kitchens can be felt at their joint venture in Ménilmontant. Modern French  cooking, like this take on beef tartare with horseradish granita (photo above), can be found throughout the no-choice menu for 40€. Consider springing for the wine pairings (77€ total) – there’s a very interesting wine list with an emphasis on les naturels from sommelière Ericka Biswell. There’s an insider (but not exclusive) feeling here in the bare bones dining room that’s enlivened by a very fashionable young clientele in a corner of Paris ignored by most tourists.  NOTE: As of September 2014, Michael Greenwold has left the restaurant.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 1 rue d’Eupatoria, 75020
Nearest transport: Ménilmontant (2)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30-10pm; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a week in advance
Telephone: 09 53 56 24 14
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2012) “La Meilleure Table 2013″ – best table of the year.

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2012) “The creative team at Roseval – chefs Michael Greenwold and Simone Tondo and sommelier Erika Biswell – formerly worked at some of these places (Le Chateaubriand, Rino, and Le Chateaubriand, respectively), and to judge by the results of their collaboration, they learned all the right moves. Roseval is the best value of its too-small category: a place where those who work outside the financial sector can experience inventive food and thrillingly obscure wines served by people who believe in what they do.”

The Independent (2012) “That we were in playful but skilled hands was made clear by the starter: a salted ricotta soup with mackerel and heirloom tomatoes, prettily sprinkled with chive flowers and lemon breadcrumbs, took the bright flavours of a salad into unexpected forms…. It was a great meal by any measure, but at a prix fixe of €35 (just shy of £28), it was jaw-dropping.”

Adrian Moore (2012) “The food is tonic and pretty, simple and complex from the starter of smoked burratta and smoked puréed eggplant with grilled onions, to the nearly perfect sushi quality bonita with blet and an amazing spider crab mayo to the strawberry “crumble” which was actually grated madeleines, accompanied by the laid ribaut ice cream. A tight little menu, funky well curated natural French and Italian wines, bread from Christophe Vasseur.. Run pretty little foodistas and bobos and soon, international gastro tourists, run to the best little new table in town.”

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “… there was an immediate warm and spontaneous welcome, and not a single note of pretension or attitude…thunder struck with a dish made from the restaurant’s namesake spud–a sublime puree of smoked potatoes with sauteed onions, baby clams and a garnish of buttered bread crumbs. This one was so good that conversation died completely…this is a delightful restaurant.”

Le Nouvel Observateur (2012) “Mine de rien, les deux larrons font un sans-faute et sortent – l’air de pas y toucher – des plats de virtuose d’une Arte Povera avançant tête haute. Des tomates Rasta rouges/vertes/jaunes, ricotta liquide et maquereau brûlé et plein de miettes craquantes de pain d’anchois frites. Des Ravioles de sardines au raifort ‘wasabesque’ dans un bouillon acidulé au vinaigre de vin rouge et poutargue à volonté. Ou, sous une sauce pilpil émulsionnée en mayo, une pomme de terre rôtie, à l’instar du cabillaud et de ses lamelles de moelle fondantes. Une tuerie, comme on dit.”

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Roseval restaurant Paris dinner on the terrasse razor clams and ricotta

Roseval restaurant Paris dining room

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La Grande Cascade

This Michelin one-star is in a grand pavilion in the Bois de Boulogne.

Practical information

Address: Allée de Longchamp – in the Bois de Boulogne, 75016
Nearest transport: Porte Dauphine (2) Avenue Foch (RER C)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 27 33 51
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Haute cuisine
Website

Reviews of interest

Philippe Toinard (2014) “Si la maison a du style, le service en salle n’en manque pas…La cuisine est au diapason, élégante et raffinée sans jamais tomber dans le « m’as-tu-vu » à l’instar de ces queues de langoustines saisies à la plancha, escortées d’agnolotti (pâtes farcies) de potimarron et kumquat (agrume), le tout recouvert d’un bouillon des têtes de langoustines à la citronnelle versé à la dernière seconde.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “C’est l’une des terrasses idéales pour les beaux jours, l’un des cadres – champêtres –  les plus chics de Paris…un repas de fête et de luxe au calme…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…brilliant contemporary French dishes with a ballast of classical haute cuisine…exquisite food and service in a grand and romantic setting…Though 85 Euros isn’t pocket change, you get more than your money’s worth at La Grande Cascade, which is, with this menu, a terrific choice for a recession era splurge.”

Le Figaro (2006) “…superbe des jadis de second Empire et de Belle Epoque. Brillante d’être hors du temps…”

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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…”

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Coutume by Barbra Austin

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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Jeu de Quilles by Barbra Austin

Jeu de Quilles

Benoit Reix packs them into his tiny, bright bistro, watching from behind the counter as diners happily devour dishes from his small, always-changing menu. Meats come from next-door-neighbor Hugo Desnoyer, and the wines are natural.

Practical information

Address: 45 rue Boulard, 75014
Nearest transport: Mouton-Duvernet (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 53 90 76 22
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, French bistro

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “The tiny, friendly, open spot offers Desnoyer’s lamb from Aubrac, beef from the Auvergne and Normandy (photo), succulent pork, as well as fresh langoustines and razor clams, heirloom tomato salad, and a carefully selected list of wines…I’ll go back: The place is too easy, friendly, and generous not to.”

Barbra Austin for Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “…the best ingredients served simply and thoughtfully…”

Bruno Verjus (2009) “…le meilleur des viandes, poissons et légumes…la spontanéité dans le coeur comme dans l’assiette, le naturel mélange terre/mer (délicieuse tortilla de pomme de terre et palourdes tièdes…)”

François Simon (2010) “…tranche de boudin, salade de tarbais, carré d’agneau Desnoyer… boeuf de Galice, faux-filet, San Daniele, burrata, saucisson de l’Ardèche…Tout est dans la netteté et dans l’honnêteté…”

John Talbott (2008) “…we both chose the veal which with sliced veggies and fries were all again (sorry) very good product.  Our dessert was a shared clafoutis of mirabelles and again was quite good.”

Caroline Mignot (2008) “…la noix de veau, tendre, encore un peu rosée à l’intérieur, délicieusement saisie dans ses sucs de cuisson, une pincée d’estragon…Une redescente exquise dans les joies de Paris.”

 

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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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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 (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…”

 

 

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La Table d'Eugène by Barbra Austin

La Table d’Eugène

Chef Geoffroy Maillard spent five years working under Eric Frechon at the Bristol before opening a place of his own in a gastronomically under-served part of the 18th.

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Eugène Sue, 75018
Nearest transport: Marcadet-Poissonniers (4, 12)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Reserve a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 55 61 64
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “The one great place to eat in Montmartre…the precision and flawless quality of his sophisticated market-driven contemporary French comfort food shows off why Paris still deserves its vaunted gastronomic reputation”

Patricia Wells (2011) “A lovely varied menu that makes you want to try everything; service that is as efficient…Lunch choices might include a stunning millefeuille-like dorade tartare stacked between thin slices of daikon…an ultra-fresh portion of cod topped with thin slices of Pata Negra ham and a vinaigrette of pequillo peppers and chives…”

John Talbott (2010) “…after a half-dozen superb meals at the Table, fate, the odds, whatever, finally caught up with me…I had a lot of fluff covering some gamey raviolis of pheasant which for me consisted of too much pasta and too little finesse.  OK, give’em a break.”

John Talbott (2010) “For a couple of years it’s been outstanding and tonight was no exception. The place, as usual, was packed with our other neighbors…”

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “…excellent and very cosmopolitan contemporary bistro cooking…”

Caroline Mignot (2008) “…les assiettes se révèlent enlevées, les légumes donnent de l’énergie et de l’appétit, les cuissons aussi, il y a du nerf et à prix doux.”

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West Country Girl by Meg Zimbeck

West Country Girl

The fact that it’s named for a Nick Cave song hints that this is a crêperie that’s cooler than most. Cool? Yes. And tasty.

Practical information

Address: 6 passage Saint-Ambroise 75011
Nearest transport: Saint-Ambroise (9) or Parmentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday night (open Sunday brunch) and all day Monday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 47 00 72 54
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Breton/crêpes
Website

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2014) “Crêperies are a dime a dozen in Paris, but this one stands out. The owners—a young French couple—put so much care into every dish. The ingredients are impeccably sourced; the dark, musky buckwheat honey comes from Brittany, as do the sparkling-fresh oysters, which arrive daily.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “Galettes can be leaden or ethereal, and here in this small, 50’s-style diner they are truly outstanding — parchment-paper thin and golden. (The selection is huge, including mimolette and spinach; Camembert and bacon; goat cheese and spinach; bacon and mushrooms.)”

David Lebovitz (2009) “…an address I’m happy to travel to…”

Thierry Richard (2009) “…une crêperie reliftée nouvelle vague…et une clientèle gentiment branchée et cosmopolite…”

Meg Zimbeck (2009) “…carefully made crêpes with a side order of indie cool…”

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Le Dauphin by Meg Zimbeck

Le Dauphin

This wine bar next door to (and run by) Le Chateaubriand boasts food by Inaki Aizpitarte, a smooth marble design by Rem Koolhaas and Clement Blanchet, and a great selection of affordable vins naturels.

Practical information

Address: 131 avenue Parmentier, 75011
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; lunch, Tuesday-Friday; Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 55 28 78 88
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2012) “C’est très ludique, allusif. Parfois, on voudrait que le morceau dure plus longtemps. Mais l’air du temps se veut ainsi : concis, net, sans ambages. Allusif. Il y eut dans cette soirée multitude de petits éclairs.”

John Talbott (2011) “One day I adore IA’s cooking and the next time I don’t ‘get it.’  Colette says she’s had it.  Maybe I have too.”

Bruno Verjus (2011) “La précision des assaisonnements instille les mets de puissantes vagues jouissives. Soupe de champignons de Paris dressée comme un cobra. Mordant des champignons/condiments au vinaigre, de l’anguille fumée et de la poudre de trompettes de la mort.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Bref, voilà de la cuisine vive, drôle, amusante, intuitive, mi-moderne, mi-ménagère, qui craque et croque, se révélant simplement savoureuse, légère, sapide, bien faite, sans bavure d’aucune sorte…”

François-Regis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “Au moins deux choses merveilleuses à la carte du Dauphin…Le risotto à l’encre de seiche électrisé par un zeste de cédrat…[et] Un boulgour « massé » dans un pesto roquette-cresson, chair de crabe et pointes de crème au raifort…”

Barbra Austin for Girls’ Guide to Paris (2011) “…in the evenings the menu is built for grazing, with an ever-changing roster of small plates, some simple (ham, chorizo), some less so. There was a brandade that had been deconstructed into a brothy concoction, light, loose and delicious. A bowl of boeuf bourguignon was topped with crisp carrots and curvy crosnes…”

The Paris Notebook (2011) “…even when Aizpitarte misses, I like what he’s trying to do…turning out his own style of inventive cooking, using exceptional ingredients, at affordable prices.  In doing so, he makes avant-guard cooking, a little more accessible to all.

Chrisoscope (2010) “Ce marbre blanc me fait penser aux WC des invités chez mes parents au Liban (appartement achevé fin 1996).”

Aaron Ayscough (2010) “…there are simply no disappointing glass pours…the menu is the work of a real overachiever…the other night when I dropped by with my friend F, we shared a plate of pousse-pieds, or goose barnacles…”

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2010) “…Put a bar in the middle and serve the most pedigreed natural wines at ridiculously low prices – €5 per glass. Line the counter with pretty Belleville girls and dangle long strips of Iberian ham in front of their noses. Put some foam on the sea scallops with salsify, some blood sausage on the oyster tapioca. Call it the most hyped (and rightly so) wine bar in Paris.”

Food Intelligence (2010) “Une boite de marbre de Carrare, un bar boisé et vernis comme un Riva, une mise en abîme, quelques éléments probant à découvrir à partir de la fin novembre au Dauphin dans un décor signé Rem Koolhaas et Clément Blanchet.”

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Profiteroles at Chardenoux by Barbra Austin

Le Chardenoux

Celebrity chef Cyril Lignac took over this historic bistro in 2008.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue Jules Vallès, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 43 71 49 52
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, French bistro
Website

Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2014) “One of the very rare restaurants with which I’ve had a long and consistently happy relationship during the more than twenty-five years I’ve lived in Paris… still so good.”

François Simon (2011) “…gentil dans ses efforts, louable dans l’assiette, mignon mais sans percussion…”

Figaroscope (2011) “Dans un décor classé, d’étain, bois et moulures, il revisite à sa façon quelques classiques (hachis parmentier, ris de veau, crêpe Suzette) en proposant aussi des compositions contemporaines…Efficace.”

John Talbott (2008) “The place is its old charming self…I then had the cassolet and this is where Cyril’s inventiveness, creativity and pushing-the-envelope puzzled me… This is not my, Escoffier’s, Mark Bittman’s, the Auberge Pyrenees-Cevennes’, etc., cassoulet, but the beans were super and the sauce got my attention.”

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “…about as classic a bistro menu as I’ve seen in a very longtime. Things got off to a good start…terrine de campagne was excellent and pleasantly garnished with a small salad of Bibb lettuce and marinated mushrooms in an excellent Xeres vinegar dressing…Our mains were excellent, too…if the kitchen turns-out cookbook perfect food, it’s oddly lacking in the lusty passion of truly great bistro cooking.”

Caroline Mignot (2008) “…une perle de bistro bourgeois parisien…La carte de ce ‘restaurant de tradition’, elle évoque les cocottes, les plats bien mitonnés, les côtes pour deux, bref, que du bon, mais à un certain prix.”

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Soya

The vegetarian landscape in Paris continues to improve. In the airy, minimally decorated dining room at Soya, you’ll find the usual suspects (salads, curries, savory tarts, soy in all its forms), all organic, and a thoughtful winelist.

Practical information

Address: 20 rue de la Pierre Levée, 75011
Nearest transport: Goncourt (11)
Hours: Closed Sunday dinner
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 48 06 33 02
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vegetarian
Website

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2012) “Une vraie cantine de bobos…95 % de la carte est bio, végétarienne et souvent sans gluten, avec des recettes «fusion» originales et savoureuses à faire pâlir d’envie leurs homologues carnivores…”

Aaron Ayscough (2011) “…it is downright astonishing: a vegetarian restaurant with an excellent, well-considered natural wine list.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…we had a pleasant meal in this relaxed, friendly bobo nest in the 11th arrondissement. Among the dishes we liked were their mezze, houmous, soy couscous, lasagna stuffed with tofu, and tofu cheesecake…”

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Caffé dei Cioppi

Almost universally adored, this tiny spot, hidden from the street, is the Italian restaurant everyone wishes were in their neighborhood. Booking imperative.

Practical information

Address: 159 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine, 75011
Nearest transport: Ledru Rollin or Faidherbe Chaligny (8)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Friday; available for private parties on Saturdays and Mondays
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 46 10 14
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Italian
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Reviews of interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “Chef-owner Fabrizio Ferrara has for the past four years been garnering great reviews merely for offering actual serious Italian food to Parisians at fair prices, accompanied by well-chosen honest wines. The menu changes at the pace of a glacier; nothing is controversial; everything runs like a dream.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Derrière le comptoir, la petite équipe s’affaire, pas plus souriante que ça, mais efficace et aimable. Carte courte et fraîche, quelques entrées, végétales, charcutières, un risotto aux artichauts, deux pasta et les desserts à 5,50 € toujours aussi tentants.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “ette mini-trattoria fait vite le coup du charme…On se délecte de soupe de lentilles de Castellucio relevée d’une huile d’olive divine, burrata et caponata sicilienne, salade de fenouil avec crevettes à l’orange sanguine. C’est frais, vif, léger, sans esbroufe..”

Phyllis Flick (2010) “…with the atmosphere you get the perfect neighborhood restaurant with simple, yet good, food…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “My only regret as we went off into the night after a truly fine feed was that this place isn’t in my neighborhood.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2009) “un binôme masculin-féminin prodigue à faire mozzareller, risotter, vongoler, parmigianiser le plus simple (et donc le meilleur) de l’Italie…”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “La carte ? C’est un problème, on a envie de tout commander, en fait, on ne sait pas ce qu’on ne veut pas prendre.”

François Simon (2009) “Si j’habitais dans le coin, j’y aurais mon rond de serviette. Délicieux, chaleureux, voila l’adresse qui réconcilie avec les restaurants.”

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Au Passage by Meg Zimbeck

Au Passage

Small plates range from the standard charcuterie and now-obligatory burrata to more light and creative fare, based on great products from the likes of Terroirs d’Avenir and Joël Thiébault. The vibe is relaxed, the prices are right, and the wines are natural. Note: James Henry, the chef mentioned in most of these reviews, has left and is now at Bones.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 1 bis passage de Saint-Sebastien, 75011
Nearest transport: Saint-Sebastien Froissart (8)
Hours: Dinner only, Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 55 07 52
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, small plates & tapas
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Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin (2011) “Décor de zinc popu à classer d’urgence et petits plats goûtus, boutiqués avec énergie sous couvert de désinvolture.”

Wine Terroirs (2011) “All the wines here are chosen with care…The bottle wine-list is quite good for a restaurant of this size…”

Pierrick Jégu (2011) “…spécimen de bistrot local qui popote avec malice…Une bonne surprise derrière des airs de nonchalance.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “A perfect example of one of the most welcome recent trends in Paris–relaxed and affordable wine bars serving interesting small plates and ‘natural’ or organic wines.”

Meg Zimbeck (2011) “…most of the small plates could have easily been starters at Spring – they featured pristine produce…and were bright with both color and acid. Flavor pairings were unexpected and, for the most part, successful… Prices are low, there enough tables and turnover to make booking a real possibility, and the menu changes every day. All this will probably add up to a habit.”

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Frenchie Bar à Vins by Meg Zimbeck

Frenchie Bar à Vins

If you want a taste of Gregory Marchand’s cooking without the challenge of scoring a reservation at Frenchie, this is where to go.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 6 rue du Nil, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7p.m.-10:30p.m.
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: No phone
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

François Simon – Figaroscope (2012) “j’ai réussi à décrocher une salade de carotte, orange, avocat et cacahuètes. Pas mauvais, un peu court: trois feuilles de salade extraites du Tupperware, un croissant d’avocat…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011) “…épatante à chahuter l’idée du petit plat, à raffiner le canaille et à affûter le propos ménager. Tellement habile côté assiette qu’on en oublierait presque une cave tout aussi percutante.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “…the food is just as good as the main restaurant across the alley…The wine list is so compelling that the next morning when I woke up, I realized that the four of us had gone through four bottles of wine.”

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “Le générique des vins est oecuménique, déjouant le diktat du tout nature via le Nouveau Monde…tapas après tapas, on a retourné toute la carte…une burrata crémeuse dopée par une huile d’olive ardente et une concassée de petits pois frais à la menthe; un exceptionnel filet de truite fumée caressé par le velours d’une purée d’avocat et électrisé par une rafale de concombre vinaigré…”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…a terrific small-plates menu that comes from the kitchen across the street and offers delicious cameos of Marchand’s talent…I loved the wine list here, too…it not only suits Marchand’s cooking to a T but pushes out the walls a bit by including wines from other countries…”

 

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What’s Open in August? Our 2014 Calendar of Restaurant Closures

For many years, we’ve been assembling a calendar to show you which restaurants (those already included in Our Paris Guide) will be open in August. This year, we’ve been extra annoying on your behalf, making repeated calls and emails to more than 400 restaurants to confirm their exact plans. The good news for diners: holiday closures have shortened dramatically compared with past years, and many restaurants are staying open all summer. Whether you want to search for the schedule of a particular restaurant, or find out what’s open by date, you’ll have plenty to choose from this season.

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75001 (Louvre, Palais Royal, Opéra)

Summer picnic along the SeineSummer picnic along the Seine

75002 (Sentier)

Lunch in the Marché des Enfants RougesLunch in the Marché des Enfants Rouges

75003 (Northern Marais)

75004 (Southern Marais)

Sitting along the SeineBack to back, along the Seine

75005 (Latin Quarter)

On the edge of the Ile Saint LouisOn the edge of the Ile Saint Louis

75006 (Saint-Germain)

Luxembourg Gardens Paris summerLuxembourg Gardens in the summer

75007 (Western Saint-Germain, Invalides, Eiffel Tower)

Cobblestone Rollerskate along the SeineCobblestone rollerskate along the Seine

75008 (Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Madeleine)

75009 (Pigalle, Grands Boulevards)

 75010 (Canal Saint-Martin)

Paris PlagesSummer spray at Paris Plages

75011 (Bastille, République, Voltaire)

75012 (Aligre, Nation)

Flowers at the Aligre marketFlowers at the Aligre market

75013 (Chinatown)

75014 (Montparnasse)

Jardin de l'Observatoire Jardin de l’Observatoire

75015 (Eiffel Tower)

Parc des Buttes ChaumontThe Parc des Buttes Chaumont

75016 (Trocadéro, Bois de Boulogne)

75017 (Arc de Triomphe, Batignolles)

Summer terrasse in MontmartreSummer terrasse in Montmartre

75018 (Montmartre)

75020 (Belleville, Ménilmontant)

  • Chatomat – closed from June 22- July 14 and from August 17-September 4
  • Le Baratin – closed from August 17-mid September

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Boules along the Bassin de la VillettePétanque along the Bassin de la Villette

Open on Friday August 1

Open on Saturday August 2

Open on Sunday August 3

Rock en Seine summer concert seriesRock en Seine summer concert series

Open on Monday August 4

Open on Tuesday August 5

Canalside caféCanal side café

Open on Wednesday August 6

Open on Thursday August 7

Dancing at Paris PlagesDancing at Paris Plages

Open on Friday August 8

Open on Saturday August 9

Tourists on the bridgeSummer tourists on the bridge

Open on Sunday August 10

Open on Monday August 11

On the slope of the Sacre CoeurOn the slope of the Sacre Coeur

Open on Tuesday August 12

Open on Wednesday August 13

Summer wedding near the CanalSummer wedding near the Canal

Open on Thursday August 14

Open on Friday August 15

Today is a national holiday (Assumption) and many restaurants, even if they have otherwise told us they will be open, may actually be closed. Make sure to call ahead before you head out. 

Flower seller at the Raspail marketFlower seller at the Raspail market

Open on Saturday August 16

Open on Sunday August 17

Summer legs in the Luxembourg GardensSunning in the Luxembourg Gardens

Open on Monday August 18

Open on Tuesday August 19

Sidewalk café in MontmartreSidewalk café in Montmartre

Open on Wednesday August 20

Open on Thursday August 21

Herbs at the Aligre marketFresh herbs at the Aligre market

Open on Friday August 22

Open on Saturday August 23

Picnic along the SeinePicnic along the Seine

Open on Sunday August 24

Open on Monday August 25

Hidden garden near the Canal (Café A)Hidden garden near the Canal (Café A)

Open on Tuesday August 26

Open on Wednesday August 27

Café 28° Est on the Bassin de la VilletteCafé 28° Est on the Bassin de la Villette

Open on Thursday August 28

Open on Friday August 29

Love Wall, MontmartreLove Wall, Montmartre

Open on Saturday August 30

Open on Sunday August 31

Summer sips along the CanalSummer sips along the Canal

 

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Anahuacalli

A well-regarded Mexican address in the 5th, serving specialties like huitlacoche quesadillas, tortilla soup, mole and tamales.

Practical information

Address: 30 rue des Bernardins, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Dinner everyday; Lunch, Sunday only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 26 10 20
Website
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Mexican
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2007) “…un accueil délicieux et 100 % mexicain, et surtout des assiettes qui ont un sens et une vraie personnalité. Les tortillas au maïs servies tièdes développent les mêmes parfums qu’à Oaxaca..”

 

 

 

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Bob's Juice Bar by Meg Zimbeck

Bob’s Juice Bar

Bob’s is the place to detox with fresh juices, veggie sandwiches on homemade bagels, soups and salads.

Practical information

Address: 15 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 09 50 06 36 18
Website
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Health food
Special attributes: vegetarian options, good for solo dining, continuous all-day service, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2006)”…une série de jus, soupes, smoothies et autres « junkeries » simples, sincères et mieux que saines.”

 

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