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Frenchie restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Frenchie

Frenchie currently holds the #5 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus under 100€. Frenchie was wonderful – so good that you felt you were getting away with something – back when it opened in 2009. Then the tiny restaurant landed on every journalists’

La Bourse et la Vie restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

La Bourse et La Vie

La Bourse et la Vie currently holds the #1 ranking in our list of favorite Classic Bistros in Paris. Come to celebrate, or come on a date. Come for the best steak-frites in Paris, or for the selection of after-dinner armagnacs. Come because you still remember the

Restaurants open during the holidays

Important note: this is our post from 2016, which we’re in the process of updating. But since we’ve received so many emails asking about options, we wanted to provide last year’s information as a starting point, and we’ll publish our update before the end of

Papillon restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Papillon

Papillon currently holds the #2 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. Practical information Address: 8 rue Messonier, 75017 Nearest transport: Wagram (3) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a month in advance Telephone:

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Paris’ Best Baguette in 2016: La Parisienne

Results from the annual competition to name the city’s best baguette – the Grand prix de la baguette de tradition française de la Ville de Paris – have just been announced. This year’s winning baguette was made by bakers Mickaël Reydellet and Florian Charles from La

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Where to Find the Best Baguettes in Paris

Where can you find a great baguette in Paris? Below we’ve listed and mapped the bakeries who have placed among the top ten winners in the city’s annual competition to determine Le Meilleur Baguette de Paris. Look for the bakery that’s nearest to you, or focus your efforts

Mensae restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Mensae

Mensae currently holds the #3 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. In a simple dining room, way up on the Belleville hill and not far from the sprawling Buttes-Chaumont park, some of the best bistro fare in Paris is being served.

Michelin Announces Stars for 2016

The Michelin Guide has just released its 2016 designations, and for the first year in a while there’s actually something to discuss. Here’s a quick summary of the wins and losses, with a few choice words about Ducasse and links to reactions from other writers.

Chez la Vieille in Paris from Daniel Rose | parisbymouth.com

Daniel Rose to take on Chez la Vieille & New York

Chez la Vieille occupies an unassuming corner at the intersection of two quiet streets, Bailleul and l’Arbre Sec, between the Louvre and what’s left of Les Halles. It was opened by the formidable Adrienne Biasin back in 1960 and catered – like most restaurants in this neighborhood

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2015

The annual ranking of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants has just been announced. El Cellar de Can Roca in Girona (Spain) now wears the crown and Copenhagen’s Noma has fallen to #3 with Osteria Francescana in Modena (Italy) sneaking up to grab second place. Here’s a

Fox News No-Go zones Paris

Eating & Drinking in the No-Go Zones

The reliably cynical Fox News network has been broadcasting an interview with Nolan Peterson (photo at right), a supposed security expert and confirmed bozo who has declared Paris to be dotted with “No-Go Zones” where “in just a ten-minute cab ride from the Eiffel Tower, you can be walking through streets

Au Passage Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Au Passage

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

Restaurants in France sue for negative comments

Lawsuits and threats for negative reviews

Update December 16 Following his (really very) negative review of Le Verre Volé sur Mer, writer Aaron Ayscough (Not Drinking Poison in Paris) received this comment from chef Laurent Julien: your gonna review only soups restaurants after you cross my way motherfucker.You need a good reminder of

The Beast BBQ in Paris | Paris by Mouth

The Beast is Born: Texas BBQ in Paris

Last night in Paris, a Frenchman opened an authentic BBQ joint. His name is Thomas Abramowicz and his restaurant The Beast is the culmination of a year spent training and tracking down everything he would need (meat, wood, Bourbon) to open the first authentic smokehouse

L’Avant Comptoir

Push back beyond the crêpe window up front and and you’ll find a convivial and crowded counter packed with elbows, charcuterie boards, communal pickle jars, and wine glasses. It’s standing room only at Yves Camdeborde’s small plates wine bar, a hit since it opened in

Interior at Ledoyen restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

On the Menu at: Ledoyen

Here’s a snapshot of we tasted as part of our (lowest price) lunch tasting menu soon after the arrival of Yannick Alleno. Total price for two at lunch including wine, water and coffee: 448€

Ryst Dupeyron

The real specialty at this classic, luxe shop is Armagnac, with vintages dating back to 1868. Don’t know the first thing about Armagnac? Just ask, and one of the friendly staff will pour you a taste. The back room houses an impressive collection of first growth Bordeaux (Margaux, Latour) and Chateau d’Yquem, and R-D bottles their own lines of port and Scotch, too.

La Dernière Goutte

Terroir-driven, estate-bottled, organic and biodynamic wines from small producers, are the specialty at this beloved shop, run by Juan Sanchez. Stop by on Saturdays for informal tastings.

Semilla restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Semilla

Semilla currently holds the #5 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. Semilla is a very useful restaurant: it’s open every day, and it’s large enough that you can usually book a table on the same day (walking in without a reservation

Much Ado About Munster: Cheese Names Do Matter

There are a lot of inflammatory stories in the media about how Europe is trying to bully the US in trade talks into “giving back” its cheese names. Should producers in Vermont be able to name their cheese after a French or Italian village? Are

2014 Winner for Paris’ Best Baguette

For the second year in a row, the winner of the Best Baguette in Paris competition comes from the 14th arrondissement. Congratulations to Antonio Teixeira from the Délices du Palais for placing first in the annual Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de