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Emily Monaco

Emily Monaco reviews restaurants for Paris by Mouth and also leads food & wine tours.

Burrata at Reyna restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Reyna

You’ll find Reyna included among our 50 Favorite Restaurants for Fall 2022. Read our full review of Reyna 41 Rue de Montreuil, 75011Open Wed-Sat for dinner, plus Sun lunchClosed Mon & Tues, and Sun eveningReservations online or at +33 1 40 09 06 82

Shabour restaurant in Paris | Paris by MOuth

Shabour

With seats arranged around the central kitchen, Israeli Chef Assaf Granit’s Shabour is as much a theater as it is a culinary experience blending French and Mediterranean flavors. One recent lunchtime “Voyagette” tasting menu built around repurposed French art de la table saw a langoustine and lobster appetizer dusted with pandan from a French sugar spoon. Dessert was inspired by the dinner menu’s signature black tea-infused haminados egg, reimagined to unite tea-soaked genoise, tahini cream, and cured egg yolk within a hand-painted… Read More »Shabour

Norma Italian restaurant in Paris

Norma

When you’ve eaten your fill of French fare, give the fresh pasta from Norma a try. This Italian restaurant in the heart of the North Marais boasts a menu rich in both filled and non-filled pastas, including the paccheri alla norma with fried aubergines. A great choice for vegetarians that’s open for dinner on Monday nights (and lunch on both Sundays and Mondays). Norma is also famous for its egg “alla milanese” – an anchovy-scented Scotch-egg-like concoction comprised of a battered and… Read More »Norma

Candide restaurant in Paris

Candide

In a city dominated by kitchens that send shared small plates out the instant they’re ready – even if that means diners must resort to balancing the bread basket on their knees – rare is the gem that gets the category right: service that’s casual but still attentive, with plates that are simple yet surprising. Candide strikes that balance marvelously: a small plates restaurant that feels like a restaurant, from the expert service to the delightful, creative dishes. The small dining room… Read More »Candide

Early June restaurant in Paris

Early June

A restaurant run by a chef-in-residence is a difficult thing to review, but we’re gonna try. Welcoming a slate of visiting chefs from across the world, Early June is an airy, no-reservations restaurant just off the Canal Saint-Martin boasting a robust natural wine “list” (Yes, this is the sort of place where you’ll have to fight – hard – to see what’s on offer and may just have to capitulate and trust the somm). The funky-or-funkier wines accompany a selection of seasonal small plates… Read More »Early June

Le Grand Bain restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Grand Bain

Despite Chef Ed Delling-Williams’ departure, Le Grand Bain is much as it was when he was in the kitchen, offering one of the most comprehensive menus of small plates in the capital on the vibrant rue Denoyez, just off the rue de Belleville. With Canadian Chef Emily Chia (ex-St. John) now at the helm, some things remain the same: a funky list of natural bottles; friendly service that’s present without ever being obtrusive; a lengthy menu of offerings encompassing options… Read More »Le Grand Bain

Celery root with cream sauce at Milagro restaurant near the Eiffel Tower in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Milagro

In a neighborhood that isn’t necessarily known for fresh flair, Milagro bears its miraculous name well. Steps from his popular Zia, which brought craft coffee and brunch to this street overlooking the Eiffel Tower, Chef Justin Kent (ex-Arpège and Agapé Substance) is serving a creative mashup of the New Mexican flavors of his childhood and the techniques gleaned from his French training. Think Peruvian bass ceviche with leche de tigre or a truly excellent celery root steak served with broccolini… Read More »Milagro

Petit Navire

Lovers of natural wine and plant-driven small plates positively bursting with flavor have found their home at Petit Navire – a tiny, nautically-themed restaurant near the Parc de Belleville. This restaurant serves a panoply of internationally-inspired dishes that skew Mediterranean: Think accras with turmeric yogurt, zucchini “meatballs” with fresh herbs and lemon, or slow-cooked lamb with Paimpol beans. Roasted eggplant is a frequent flier, thanks to mastery of the nightshade by Canadian Chef Lily Hu (ex-Ellsworth); no matter its topping… Read More »Petit Navire

Marso et Co restaurant in Paris 75013 from Tomy Gousset | Paris by Mouth

Marso et Co

Following his Michelin-starred Tomy & Co and much acclaimed 5th arrondissement Hugo & Co, Chef Tomy Gousset brings his internationally-inspired flair to the 13th, where Mediterranean flavors reign supreme. Behind its bright blue awning, in this spacious spot not far from the picturesque Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood, flavors from Italy, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa are accompanied by natural and sustainable wines hailing from all over the Mediterranean basin. The menu (39 for three courses, 32 for two) wends its way through… Read More »Marso et Co

Paris Restaurants Close Due to Coronavirus

Restaurants in Paris have all closed until further notice in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This category also includes bars and cafés. Supermarkets, pharmacies, and bakeries will be allowed to remain open.

Boulangerie Bo

Behind its deceptively old-fashioned storefront, Boulangerie Bo boasts a combination of Japanese-inflected pastries and French classics.

L’Avant-Poste

This mission-driven restaurant gives local farmers top billing and finally offers Paris a restaurant where omnivores are happy but vegetarians are king.

Mokonuts

Husband-and-wife team Omar Koreitem and Moko Hirayama have conquered the 11th arrondissement lunch scene with the Middle Eastern flavors and phenomenal cookies at this restaurant.

Mesa vegan restaurant in Paris

Mesa

This vegan restaurant in the HOY hotel offers an enticing menu of Latin American-accented dishes.

Dirty Lemon in Paris

Dirty Lemon

Without overtly marketing itself as a lesbian bar, Dirty Lemon seeks to create a space where queer women can eat and drink safely, comfortably, and happily.

Arpège restaurant in Paris

Michelin Spotlights Sustainable Gastronomy

In addition to its star ratings, in 2020, Michelin launched a new initiative: a Gastronomie Durable or “Sustainable Gastronomy” distinction bestowed upon fifty restaurants in France to reward their attention to the environment in their practices.

Aux Bons Crus

Read an old travel guide to France, and you’ll likely find mention of les routiers. At these roadside restaurants catering to truckers, grub was classic, cheap, and good. And despite the absence of any highway running through the trendy 11th arrondissement, Aux Bons Crus evokes these restaurants of yore.

Michalak

This renowned pastry chef is known for his ultra-contemporary plays on French classics.

Contraste

Two chefs – one captivated by the sea, the other by land – unite at this contemporary, creative restaurant in the ritzy 8th arrondissement.

Le Bon la butte

Le Bon La Butte

This bistro is a standout in a neighborhood often defined by industrial cuisine.