We’re falling more in love with Tomy & Co. with each visit, and have elevated this to our #1 favorite Paris restaurant for modern & creative cuisine. Chef Tomy Gousset’s cuisine is thrillingly modern, and he’s a master of using herbs, acidity and texture to elevate sometimes humble ingredients like beef tongue or tête de veau.
Chef Philippe Damas is showcasing the season’s best ingredients (porcinis, partridges) at this this bistro near the Canal Saint-Martin.
Le Repaire de Cartouche is a great place to sit at the bar without reservations, order wine with a slab of terrine, and wait for your table to open up at Au Passage. It’s still great fun as a wine bar, even if it can no longer deliver as a restaurant.
You can only reserve for the first seating at Le Chateaubriand. After that, you’ll have to wait in line with everyone else for a stab at Iñaki Aizpitarte’s unique menu.
We have not yet visited Le Bel Ordinaire, which combines an épicerie (grocery and wine shop) with a wine bar and cave à manger. Scroll down to read some of the early reviews. Practical Information Address: 54 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday. Open for lunch
French bistro food, expertly executed by chef David Rathgeber. Classics like cassoulet, tête de veau and escargot, created with fresh ingredients for local clients.
A return visit in July, after more than ten visits, prompted us to remove Spring from our list of favorite tasting menus. it seems that Rose’s departure to focus on Le Coucou in New York has left his flagship Paris restaurant in a state of hibernation.
The many fans of Café Oberkampf will rejoice at the opening of a sister restaurant with longer hours and online reservations. With its light and airy interior, friendly staff, and an addictive breakfast roll, Café Méricourt is currently our #1 favorite place for breakfast or brunch in Paris.
Chez la Vieille is an interesting, if ultimately confusing place to eat. Daniel Rose’s 2016 takeover of this beloved institution was motivated by love and respect for its history (read more about that here), and for the kind of classic bistro cooking that seems to
Practical information Address: 31 rue Lepic, 75018 Nearest transport: Abbesses (12), Blanche (2) Hours: Open every day from 8:30am Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 84 79 23 40 Average price for lunch: Less than 10€ Style of cuisine: Baked goods, soups/salads/sandwiches Website Facebook Photo via
Practical information Address: 25 rue Chanzy, 75011 Nearest transport: Rue des Boulets (9), Charonne (9) Hours: Open every day from 8am-7pm Telephone: 01 55 87 21 40 Website Facebook Reviews of interest Paris Bouge (2016) “L’incroyable (inégalable même!) chocolat chaud aux notes biscuitées et pralinées,
It appears to be run by bike messengers,” was what a friend said of charming, wood-paneled épicerie and greengrocer Le Zingam when it opened by Voltaire in 2014. And lo, indeed it is. But who says bike messengers can’t also have impeccable taste and wallet-friendly
Practical information Address: 60 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Nearest transport: Rennes (12), Vaneau (10) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 06 88 88 48 23 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of
Practical information Address: 21 rue Keller, 75011 Nearest transport: Voltaire (9), Bastille (1,5,8), Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Open every day Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 48 06 03 95 Website Facebook Instagram What people are saying Hipsters in Paris (2015) “Excellent drinks made without any pretension, at reasonable
Here’s our annual calendar to show who will be staying open during the summer holidays, based on information that we’ve confirmed directly with the restaurants. Whether you want to search for the schedule of a particular restaurant, or find out what’s open by date, you’ll
Astrance is included among our favorite Tasting Menus over 100€. Practical information Address: 4 rue Beethoven, 75016 Nearest transport: Passy (6) Hours: Closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday. Reservations: Book many weeks in advance Telephone: 01 40 50 84 40 Website Facebook Instagram Astrance
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.
Clown Bar currently holds the #5 spot in our list of favorite restaurants for small sharable plates. The team from Saturne has taken over the historic bar near Cirque d’Hiver. The beautiful Belle Epoque space remains (tastefully) decorated with clowns, but the menu has been seriously revived
Le Grand Restaurant currently holds the #3 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus over 100€. Practical information Address: 7 rue d’Aguesseau, 75008 Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few weeks
A truly mixed crowd packs this Oberkampf wine bar, for natural wine and small plates.
The Bistrot Paul Bert currently holds the #4 ranking in our list of favorite Classic Bistros in Paris. The Bistrot Paul Bert boasts of the most charming dining rooms and patrons in town, appearing to first-time visitors like the Paris bistro of their dreams. Their menu is torn