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The Best Modern French Restaurants in Paris

Top 10 Favorite Modern French Restaurants

By Neighborhood

75001

Pirouette
Spring
Verjus
Yam’tcha

75002

Frenchie
Saturne

75003

Les Enfants Rouges

75004

Le Metropolitain
Le Sergent Recruteur
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
Bistro Bellet
Hai Kai
Le Galopin
Porte 12
Ratapoil du Faubourg
Vivant Table
Youpi et Voila!

75011

Au Passage
Blue Valentine
Clown Bar
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

75019

Le Chapeau Melon
Ô Divin

75020

Chatomat

Au Passage

 One of our 50 Favorite Restaurants in Paris. It’s so nice when a restaurant delivers more than they need to, more than you expect to receive. When looking at a chalkboard menu filled with cheap small plates, one rarely hopes for anything more than simple products. But here at Au Passage, your 8€ octopus dish has undergone three days of preparation. There’s a quiet ethos at work beneath the blaring bustle of the dining room: staples are homemade (butter, bread, stock, charcuterie), vegetables and fish receive priority attention, and meat is served in a nose-to-tail spirit with every last offaly bit turning up on the menu. So much heart and creativity for so little money. Au Passage is not for everyone, nor is it trying to be. If the loud music, frenzied service, and worn-out interior turn some people away, that leaves more space for me.  Continue reading Au Passage

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
Website Facebook

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.”

Photo via Le Barav’s Facebook

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

 

Pink Flamingo

We have not yet reviewed this restaurant, but you’ll find practical information about location and hours on this page, along with links to other reviews. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Continue reading Pink Flamingo

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…”

Vivant Table

Pierre Jancou has relaunched Vivant Table with chef Sota (ex-Troisgros, Robuchon, Stella Maris & Toyo) at the helm and more ambitious menus at 29/39€ at lunch and 55€ at dinner. There’s also a carte blanch menu with 7-8 dishes (no choice). The wine remains all-natural, but the cooking is better than ever. Update: Jancou sold Vivant Table and Vivant Cave in December 2013 to the owners of Racines.

Continue reading Vivant Table

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?” Continue reading Eating & Drinking Saint-Germain

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

View a map of all of our restaurants here.
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
Website
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Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: French – Southwestern
Special attributes: Open Sunday, open Monday, continuous  all-day service
Type of crowd: Tourists, neighborhood locals
Interior: charming & traditional
Atmosphere: bustling

Reviews of interest – coming soon

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Konfidential

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: 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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