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Le Cheval d'Or restaurant in Paris

Le Cheval d’Or

Since September 2023, Le Cheval d’Or has been revived by a new team that includes Hanz Gueco (Verjus & Ellsworth), Luis Andrade (Clown Bar), Nadim Smair (David Toutain) and Crislaine Medina, whose wine and service we adored at Le Rigmarole. We revisited in early 2024 and published a review – click the red link below to read more. Le Cheval d’or 21 rue de la Villette, 75019Open Monday to Friday for dinner only Closed Saturday & SundayReservations online or at… Read More »Le Cheval d’Or

Auberge Bressane restaurant in Paris

Auberge Bressane

Auberge Bressane is a very traditional French restaurant that serves classic dishes like escargots, frogs’ legs and coq au vin. They do these dishes incredibly well, along with regional classics like oeufs en meurette, quenelles de Brochet and chicken with morels and vin jaune, in a typical bistro setting that looks like a postcard. Despite being within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, this place hasn’t been taken over by tourists. We were surrounded by locals on our recent visit… Read More »Auberge Bressane

Pantagruel

At Pantagruel, a modern & creative restaurant in the Sentier district, each main dish is actually a parade of three smaller ones. Meaty options abound, but vegetables are given star treatment here. Balance and precision are the hallmarks of chef Jason Gouzy’s cuisine at Pantagruel, one of our favorite Paris restaurants.

Steak au poivre at Le Severo restaurant in Paris

Le Severo

Book one of the ten tables at Le Severo when you’re craving beef, whether that’s in the form of tartare, haché, filet, tataki, bavette, onglet, or côte de boeuf. These are selected and aged by owner / butcher William Bernet, served with excellent fries, and accompanied by one of the best wine lists in town (Beaujolais and Rhone, in particular). Le Severo has been here forever, welcoming visitors and regulars to its little corner of the 14th arrondissement for what… Read More »Le Severo

Where to Eat on Sunday in Paris

Did you know that the majority of Paris restaurants are closed on Sunday? There are still plenty of great options, but it helps to have a guide for where to eat on Sunday in Paris.

Benoit

Open since 1912, this picture-postcard Paris bistro serves elevated and expensive French classics.

La Bourse et La Vie

La Bourse et la Vie is one of our favorite Classic Bistros in Paris. It’s a place where you come to celebrate, to bring a date, and to devour one of the best steak-frites in Paris.

Dilia

Dilia is a Paris bistro from Italian chef Michele Farnesi. He makes great pasta, but don’t expect a stereotypical roster of Italian dishes here. You’re much more likely to be offered roasted pigeon than puttanesca. Dilia sits on a pretty square in the 20th arrondissement and feels like an off-the-beaten-track charmer. Tables are set with candles and on top of one another. There’s an excellent wine list (and shop next door) that leans Italian and natural. Keep it in mind… Read More »Dilia

Les Enfants du Marché restaurant in the Marais in Paris

Les Enfants du Marché

Les Enfants du Marché, a modern & creative restaurant located within the open-air Marché des Enfants Rouges market in the upper Marais, is a dining counter known for natural wine and avant-garde cuisine. While the seating on bar stools in the bustling market might suggest a more lowbrow offering, the unforgettable plates evoke a far more fine dining affair (an evocation reflected in the highbrow prices). It is one of our favorite Paris restaurants.

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Le Grand Bain

Le Grand Bain was founded by chef Ed Delling-Williams (Au Passage, St-John) and has been reliably offering one of the most comprehensive menus of small plates in the capital on the vibrant rue Denoyez, just off the rue de Belleville. There have been many chef changes (his successor Emily Chia has also passed on), but some things seem remain the same: a funky list of natural bottles; friendly service that’s present without ever being obtrusive; a lengthy menu of offerings… Read More »Le Grand Bain

Chez l'Ami Jean restaurant in Paris

Chez L’Ami Jean

Chef Stéphane Jego was an early star of the bistronomie movement, elevating traditional bistro fare with the sort of techniques and emphasis on quality ingredients that one might expect from finer dining. His simple, cheerful dining room at Chez l’Ami Jean has not wavered in quality, even though the dining room is filled with visitors expressing delight in foreign tongues. Meat and fish options abound (vegetarians beware), but wild game is the star when in season.  CHEZ L’AMI JEAN 27 rue Malar,… Read More »Chez L’Ami Jean

Colorova in Paris

Colorova

Colorful pastries (and some savory goods, too) at this vibrant and playful tea salon.

Pompette restaurant in Paris

Pompette

Pompette is a small plates restaurant boasting a natural wine list from Australian sommelière Jess Hodges. Chef Jordan Robinson’s modest menu is mostly pescatarian with international and North American influences ranging from curry-spiked cockles to fried chicken with white barbecue sauce. Reservations are a must, whether for one of the 28 indoor seats or the dozen on the terrace.

Jacques Genin

Madman Jacques Genin crafts some of the city’s most exquisite chocolate, but he’s almost equally known for his caramels and pâtes de fruits. You might mistake his shop in the northern Marais for a luxury jeweler. The airy space is filled with stunning floral arrangements and white-gloved assistants assembling chocolate boxes. Favorite chocolates include the menthe fraîche (fresh mint), the noisette-feuilleté (crispy hazelnut praline) and fève tonka (tonka bean). The mango-passion fruit caramels are stunning, but we love his anything-but-plain nature version. Expect his pâtes de fruits to change with the seasons, but keep an eye out for orange sanguine (blood orange) in winter and berry flavors like fraise and framboise (strawberry and raspberry) in summer. 

Androuet

This historic cheese shop has several locations around Paris.

Sauvage restaurant in Paris

Sauvage

Sauvage is boisterous and fun. It has the feeling of a friendly neighborhood wine bar that just happens to have real talent (chef Sébastien Leroy) in the kitchen. Sauvage caters to a local St-Germain clientele that doesn’t bat an eye at relatively high prices, resulting in luxurious dishes like quail with foie gras and black truffle. The wine list leans natural, and contains treasures. We included Sauvage among our favorite restaurants in Saint-Germain. SAUVAGE 60 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006Open… Read More »Sauvage

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Le Cinq

Le Cinq is a fine dining restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel George V. It currently holds three Michelin stars and is led by chef Christian Le Squer. When I anonymously tested every three-star restaurant in Paris (plus a handful of two-stars) in 2014, Le Cinq was my favorite. Christian Le Squer was poached from Ledoyen in order to win the elusive third star for Le Cinq and there was a sense of urgency in his cooking. He was going for… Read More »Le Cinq

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Dessance

Dessance restaurant in the Marais is becoming a destination for vegetarians, thanks to the “Irresistible Vegetarian” tasting menu for 64€. Omnivores have plenty of options, too, including their own tasting menu for 72€. It’s a pretty two-level space that’s filled with plants, very near the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, one of our favorite spots in Paris. Recommended for Great Vegetarian Food in Paris. 74 Rue des Archives, 75003 Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner (closed Sunday & Monday)Reservations online or… Read More »Dessance

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L’Éclair de Génie Café

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 L’Éclair de Génie Café’s Facebook

La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac

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, la tablette «grand cru» au lait et noisettes, l’entremet noisettes avec crème de noisettes, ganache gianduja nappé d’une couche chocolat/amande. Vous le sentez ce goût de l’enfance? Addictif, sucré et craquant, lacté et boisé, c’est… Read More »La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac

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Lone Palm

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 prices, with a great vinyl-only soundtrack to get you through the night.” World’s Best Bars (2015) “Witness the cocktail list, a short but inventive thing, populated in the main by American classics with a few… Read More »Lone Palm

Paris by Mouth boycotts Caves Augé

Marc Sibard, manager of Caves Augé and wine buyer for Lavinia, was found guilty on July 6, 2017 of multiple counts of criminal sexual assault, sexual harassment and psychological harassment against his female employees.

Verjus Bar à Vins

This tiny space near the Palais Royal functions functions both as a neighborhood wine bar and as a holding tank for those waiting for their table at the restaurant upstairs. The printed wine list is filled with so many interesting bottles, and the ever-changing chalkboard list has plenty of options by the glass. The food options have changed several times over the years. Options on the menu might include fried chicken, veal tartare, house-made pork and duck terrine with pistachios, and warm Mont d’Or cheese with pickled mushrooms. Groups of more than two will have a hard time squeezing in, but the intimate space is perfect for an apéro before dinner upstairs or elsewhere in the neighborhood.

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Gare au Gorille

Just steps from the train tracks leading to and from the Saint-Lazare train station, Gare au Gorille is the new project from two Septime alums, Marc Cordonnier (Grébaut’s former sous-chef) and his front-of-house partner Louis Langevin. With a hip hop soundtrack and aspirations no grander than to be a good bistro, the quality of food they are putting out will nonetheless attract the sort of globetrotting gastronome crowd that they are fleeing from at Septime. Lunch on a cold December day was a study in simplicity and… Read More »Gare au Gorille

Bistrot Belhara

A recent visit didn’t live up to the hype in which Thierry Dufroux’s Basque-inflected bistrot was declared “one of the revelations of 2013.” With the exception of a vanilla millefeuille with fresh strawberries, every dish was fine but forgettable. The wine list was uninspired and service was brisk and joyless. Three years ago, when most of this restaurant’s reviews were written, Belhara may have stood out as more exciting. It may have actually been more exciting back then. But today, when Paris is experiencing a renaissance of old-fashioned cuisine bourgeoise, Belhara doesn’t quite make it to Our Top 50 Paris Restaurants. Its saving grace: three courses for 38€ is still a great value for dinner in the 7ème near the Eiffel Tower. Read More »Bistrot Belhara

Lucas Carton

Practical information Address: 9 place de la Madeleine, 75008 Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance Telephone: 01 42 65 22 90 Average price for lunch: 60-100€ Average price for dinner: More than 100€ Style of cuisine: Haute Cuisine Website   Facebook   Book Online Reviews of interest L’Express (2015) “Il dégaine des asperges vertes de Roques-Hautes superbes de croquant et de profondeur végétale, et les chatouilleavec une… Read More »Lucas Carton

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Pain Pain

Address: 88, rue des Martyrs, 75018Hours: Open Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday 7am-7pm. Closed Monday & Thursday.Telephone: +33 1 42 23 62 81Website / Facebook / Instagram Sébastien Mauvieux’s baguette was chosen as the best in Paris in 2012. In Other Words Le Figaro (2016) “Sa jolie boutique située au cœur des Abbesses arbore une devanture bleue élégante et propose quelques tables pour déguster sur place ses pâtisseries «classiques mais très bonnes». Très attentif à la qualité de ses ingrédients, notre lauréat prépare ses chouquettes avec du lait entier… Read More »Pain Pain

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La Cave du Paul Bert

Practical information Address: 16 rue Paul Bert, 75011 Nearest transport: Rue des Boulets (9), Charonne (9), Faidherbe-Chaligny (8) Hours: Open every day Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 58 53 50 92 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Small plates A photo posted by Paris by Mouth (@parisbymouth) on May 25, 2016 at 7:47am PDT Reviews of interest Le Figaro (2016) “À la Cave Paul Bert, les coudes contemporains trouvent à lever les classiques et les inattendus de cette vigne dite… Read More »La Cave du Paul Bert

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Pastificio Passerini

Address: 65, rue Traversière, 75012Hours: Open Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30-7:30pm. Open Thursday-Saturday 11am-1pm, 2-7:30pm. Open Sunday 11am-2pm. Closed Monday.Telephone: +33 1 44 74 67 84Website / Facebook We have not yet reviewed this shop, but you can read more about the concept here. 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. In Other Words Table à Découvert (2016) “Quant aux recettes,… Read More »Pastificio Passerini

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CopperBay

The bright, expansive bar at CopperBay is a nice antidote to the cramped, dark speakeasies that make up much of the Parisian cocktail scene. It’s unpretentious and accessible, from the perspective of pricing – cocktails start at 10, which is far lower than most other spots of comparable quality – and of service. Before ordering at the bar, clients are given a deck of cards as the menu. Each one explains a beverage and breaks down the ingredients and flavor profile into a pie chart. Servers are easygoing and attentive. They care about the presentation, potentially too much, and you may find yourself being served a cocktail inside of a plastic bag that roughly resembles a bouquet of flowers, but it’s fun.

A recent favorite during this chilly winter was the “Hot Butterhead” of fragrant calvados, rum, Velvet Falernum, and liberal chunks of still melting butter, served warm in a mug wearing its own woolly sweater. The drinks menu has a good selection of pastis in all its forms, classic drinks, and CopperBay’s own original creations which are complex, multilayered and memorable (even if in the case of some, like the cauliflower-banana rum cocktail, perhaps for the wrong reasons). By way of eats, there’s a small menu of impeccable if typical products (burrata, rillettes). Although CopperBay appears to have gone through a few soul searching iterations since opening in late 2014 – the vaguely nautical bar no longer brands itself as “Mermaids & Magic Potions” for example – it’s hitting its stride right now.

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Faggio

Practical information Address: 72 rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Nearest transport: Anvers (2) Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 40 37 44 02 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Italian & pizza Website   Facebook Reviews of interest Alexander Lobrano (2015) “At Faggio, it wasn’t that anyone was unfriendly, but rather that no one was going to acknowledge that you’d had a long wait before being fed. And of course… Read More »Faggio

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Maison Plisson

Address: 93, boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003Hours: Open Monday 9:30am-9pm. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-9pm. Open Sunday 9am-8pm. Telephone: +33 1 71 18 19 09Website / Facebook / Instagram This sprawling 500m² space on the edge of the trendy Northern Marais does double duty. On one side, it’s an upscale market, boasting fresh fruits and vegetables, high quality cheeses, charcuterie, and deli items, as well as a bakery, an excellent selection of wines and a range of luxury local and imported grocery items. On… Read More »Maison Plisson

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Fromagerie Goncourt

This fromagerie is a welcome addition in the 11th where there’s an abundance of quality restaurants, but a serious lack of places to buy great cheese. Don’t miss the fresh dairy bar by the door where you can buy fromage frais, ricotta, and housemade cervelle de canut (a tangy cheese dip from Lyon flavored with fresh herbs and shallots) in bulk. Clément Brossault did a Tour de France of fromage on his bicycle to meet and build relationships with artisanal cheese producers before he opened his beautiful shop near Goncourt. The trip paid off and the shop is stocked with a wide variety of competitively priced cheeses.  Raw milk, which can be hard to find due to its short shelf life, is delivered here from Normandy twice weekly.

— Catherine Down, September 2015Read More »Fromagerie Goncourt

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Laurent Favre-Mot

Between the chocolate mustache-topped sable sandwich cookies that resemble an inside-out Oreo, the “f*cking dark” chocolate tarts topped off with chocolate skulls, or a lemon cream in between sesame madeleines disguised as a hamburger, this pastry shop can feel a bit too self-consciously cool. Thankfully, the sweets mostly deliver, and the tattooed and bearded eponymous pastry chef is present most days, and gracious. The deconstructed cheesecake inside of a Camembert box is an interesting take on a ubiquitous dessert, and the fresh fig tart with dragées rich with an intensely vanilla cream in a crisp, not-too-sweet shell. Pastries taken to-go are packaged in reusable plastic pencil cases adorably slapped with a robot sticker. In yet another departure from his peers, Laurent Favre-Mot will be offering a limited savory lunch and brunch in the back room of the pâtisserie.

— Catherine Down, October 2015 

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Gilles Marchal

The giant madeleine door handle and the tiny seashell shaped sweets printed on the wallpaper are a good indicator of what lies within. The classic childhood treat is here elevated to a work of art in a variety of flavors. Delicately perfumed with crisp, buttery edges, the lemon glazed and salted caramel were particularly excellent. Madeleines were invented in Alsace where pastry chef Gilles Marchal hails from, and, while his are more expensive than most, they’re superlative within their category. It’s no surprise given that Marchal was the pastry chef for a number of years at Le Bristol, Plaza Athénée, and La Maison du Chocolat before striking out to open his own neighborhood bakery.  The madeleines might be the stars of the show, but there are numerous other options including breakfast pastries, after school snacks, an ice cream cart in summer, and artfully presented tarts, such as a piquant lemon tart garnished with meringue cigarettes. There’s even occasionally a solid gluten-free option in the form of a “sacher cake” which resembles a chocolatey tiramisu. There’s no space to sit so plan on taking your pastries to-go and snacking on the steps of Sacre-Coeur.

— Catherine Down, September 2015 

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Gravity Bar

Practical information Address: 43 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday Reservations: Not Accepted Telephone: 06 11 84 21 76 Average price for a cocktail:12€ Average price for dinner:10-19€ Style of cuisine: Small plates Facebook Reviews of interest Le Figaro (2016) “Un comptoir arrondi derrière lequel des barmen à casquette s’affairent à préparer des mixtures bien dosées, à base de gentiane notamment (12€ le verre). La clientèle de jeunes barbus et belles bohèmes apprécient… Read More »Gravity Bar

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Une Glace à Paris

The  ice creams and sorbets here are made fresh, on-site, each day from quality ingredients, and they’re some of the best in Paris. That’s no surprise given that Emmanuel Ryon is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) glacier, a title that indicates outstanding achievement in an artisanal trade. There are creative surprises like blackcurrant with cinnamon and mint, the shockingly good carrot with orange and ginger sorbet, or Medovick, a flavor inspired by the Russian buckwheat cake sweetened with honey and Ryon’s background as the chef pâtissier at Café Pouchkine. Vanilla here isn’t boring and comes in three varieties, as does the chocolate, and both classics are available in ice cream flights. It’s a glace to rival Berthillon and, unlike Berthillon, it stays open late on the weekends and in August when you need it most.Read More »Une Glace à Paris

Hakata Choten

While the focus of this cheap and cheerful Japanese franchise is ostensibly the authentic tonkatsu ramen, the real highlight is the gyoza with a thick, crisp, seared crust and a juicy pork filling. The parent restaurant won the Prix du Concours National of Gyoza in Japan in 2004, and the dumplings truly are winners. The dining room is busy and the lines can be long, but the steaming bowls of ramen come out fast and are worth the wait. The counter seating on the bottom floor makes this a nice option for dining alone.

— Catherine Down, September 2015

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Little Breizh

Practical information Address: 11 rue Gregoire de Tours, 75006 Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 43 54 60 74 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: French, Breton & Crêpes Facebook [slideshow_deploy id=’58080′] Reviews of interest David Lebovitz (2014) “This friendly Breton café offers crêpes and buckwheat galettes that are delicious, and generous. I had an… Read More »Little Breizh

Boulangerie Bo

Address: 85 bis rue de Charenton, 75012Hours: Open Thursday-Tuesday 7am-6pm. Closed Wednesday.Telephone: +33 1 43 07 75 21Website / Facebook / Instagram Boulangerie Bo won 3rd place in our Five Great Paris-Brest competition. In Other Words Table à Découvert (2016) “Quand j’ai eu fini, la première chose que j’ai pensé, ça a été : c’est peut-être mieux que la Boulangerie Bo soit un peu loin. Les prix, comme je vous l’ai déjà dit, sont bien raisonnables, gâteaux à moins de 4… Read More »Boulangerie Bo

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Le Moulin de la Croix Nivert

Address: 39, rue de la Croix Nivert, 75015Hours: Open Thursday-Tuesday 6:30am-8:30pm. Closed Wednesday.Telephone: +33 1 47 83 30 10Facebook This bakery came in fourth place in our Five Great Paris-Brest competition. In Other Words 1st prize in the Paris-Brest Trophée de la Meilleure Pâtisserie Francilienne 2015.

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Sébastien Dégardin

Practical information Address: 200 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Nearest transport: Luxembourg (RER B), Place Monge (7) Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday Telephone: 01 43 07 77 59 Website   Facebook Reviews of interest 5th place in our Five Great Paris-Brest competition Table à Découvert (2015) “Voici le Paris-Brest de la maison. Gargantuesque, défiant les lois de la nature en dose de praliné, il n’est pas à mettre dans toutes les bouches tant il est copieux. Une pâte à chou fraîche, des éclats de… Read More »Sébastien Dégardin

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Maison Rostang

Address: 20, rue Rennequin, 75017Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday & Saturday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinnerTelephone: +33 1 47 63 40 77Book Online / Website / Facebook / Instagram In 2019, this restaurant was purchased by restaurateur Stéphane Manigold (Substance, Contraste) and changed its name from Michel Rostang to Maison Rostang. Maison Rostang in Pictures In Other Words Critique Gastronomique (2012) “On pourra visiter le restaurant de Michel Rostang si l’on s’intéresse à l’histoire de la… Read More »Maison Rostang

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Le Pré Catelan

Practical information Address: Bois de Boulogne, Route de Suresnes, 75016 Nearest transport:  La Muette (9) or Avenue Henri Martin (RER C), then a 5-minute cab ride or half-hour walk Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a month or more in advance Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 14 41 14 Average price for lunch: More than 100€ Average price for dinner: More than 100€ Style of cuisine:  Modern French, Haute Cuisine Website [slideshow_deploy id=’61884′] Reviews of interest L’assiette dans… Read More »Le Pré Catelan

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Le Syndicat

Oh, that papered over and possibly abandoned storefront? That’s Le Syndicat. Cleverly hidden in plain sight, it doesn’t consider itself a bar per se, but rather, an “Organization in Defense of French Spirits,” where Romain Le Mouëllic and Sullivan Doh (last seen at Sherry Butt) are revisiting and reviving old-fashioned French spirits as the base for unusual cocktails aimed at a fashionable, younger audience. The bar is pegboard and concrete warmed up and made gritty-glamorous by the addition of gold… Read More »Le Syndicat

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Lulu White

Start your Pigalle bar crawl off at this intimate absinthe-focused speakeasy named after a legendary New Orleans madame. This signless spot, from the team behind Little Red Door, joins Dirty Dick and Glass on the increasingly bar-lined rue Frochot. It’s an elegant space in which to explore a variety of absinthes, whether in cocktails or in a flight of three served with water or seasonal syrups. The frozen Carmen Miranda with Four Roses bourbon, strawberry cordial, and Pernod absinthe whirled together in a slushy machine was a hit. The bartenders are unpretentious and friendly, and will make you an off-list cocktail without the green fairy if you are so inclined.

-Catherine Down, January 2015

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Glaces Glazed

Glazed started out as an ice cream delivery service and food truck and, thankfully, have finally branched out into their own retail space in Pigalle. Cheeky names like “Pussy Griottes” (sour cherry with bits of cassis), “Cococaine” (coconut with pomelo) or “Black Sugar Sex Magic” (chocolate with wasabi and ginger) make it clear that this isn’t your average ice cream shop. A seemingly basic flavor like raspberry sorbet is laced with sumac, while peach is paired with miso. Not all the experimentation pays off though, as the texture is sometimes a little off, but it’s nice to find an ice cream shop with personality.

— Catherine Down, September 2015

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La Cave à Michel

There is no real “Michel” behind La Cave à Michel – the name of this lively, standing-room-only Belleville wine bar uses the name in its French sense of “everyman.” And indeed, the bar is as welcoming and informal as its product standards are rigorous and precise. The product of a friendly collaboration between caviste Fabrice Mansouri and Romain and Maxime Tischenko, the brothers behind next door tasting-menu restaurant Le Galopin, La Cave à Michel rivals the Left Bank’s L’Avant Comptoir for the best Parisian cuisine you’ll eat standing up. Romain Tischenko reins in his more maximalist impulses in the bar’s tiny kitchen, and turns out small plates of jewel-like delicacy: beef tartare beneath ricotta salata, bass céviche, or mozzarella with salmon roe. Mansouri’s selection of natural wines is well-considered and well-priced. If service can become a little sluggish at times, it’s because the bar is reliably packed with restaurant industry regulars and Mansouri has a gift for banter. Serious cuisine is rarely this fun.

— Aaron Ayscough, January 2016

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Naritake

Practical information Address: 31 rue de Petits-Champs, 75001 Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14) Hours: Closed Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Monday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 42 86 03 83 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Japanese Facebook [slideshow_deploy id=’53272′] Reviews of interest L’Express (2011) “…nouvelle cantine de Little Japan qui place très haut la barre du ramen parisien…nouilles fraîches maison, bouillon de porc à la recette tenue secrète, miso de qualité, viande… Read More »Naritake

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A Noste

Practical information Address: 4 bis rue du 4 Septembre, 75002 Nearest transport: Bourse (3) Hours: Open every day Reservations: Reservations not accepted for the tapas bar, but book a few weeks in advance for the upstairs restaurant Telephone: 01 47 03 91 91 Average price for lunch: 10-19€  at the tapas bar and 20-39€  in the restaurant Average price for dinner: 20-39€ at the tapas bar or 60-100€ in the restaurant Style of cuisine: Basque, small plates & tapas Website   Facebook [slideshow_deploy… Read More »A Noste

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La Crèmerie

Practical information Address: 9 rue des Quatre-Vents, 75006 Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10) Hours: Closed Sunday and for Monday lunch. Open for wine sales and as a wine bar from 11am-2:30pm and from 6-10:30pm. Reservations: Strongly recommended for dinner because the small, intimate space often fills up Telephone: 01 43 54 99 30 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 20-34€ Style of cuisine: classic French, small plates Website Reviews of interest Le Fooding (2013) “The little bites are… Read More »La Crèmerie

La Cave des Abbesses

In front, a wine shop with a good selection of estate-bottled wines. In back, a place to drink them, accompanied by charcuterie and cheese.

Ma Cave Fleury

Inexpensive couples of quality grower’s champagne served on a nice outdoor terrace overlooking… a gritty street lined with sex clubs and prostitutes. It’s quite a combo. The charcuterie and cheese plates are standard, but it’s the warm, witty personality of the proprietor and former comedienne Morgane Fleury that is the main draw for those looking for affordable, natural wine.

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Willi’s Wine Bar

Willi’s Wine Bar has been a Paris institution since 1980, when Mark Williamson opened up near the Palais Royal. If you’ve come to Paris to drink wine, this is a great place to stop in for a glass (or bottle) and some simple food. It’s also a good place to book for larger groups. Open Saturday, open Monday, good for groups, vegetarian friendly, excellent wine, near the Louvre 13 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinnerClosed SundayReservations online… Read More »Willi’s Wine Bar

Raimo

Raimo is one of the oldest ice cream shops in Paris, and one of the best. Now with locations in the 5th and 4th, along with the original shop and tea salon in the 12th.

Ten Belles

Just steps from the Canal Saint-Martin, this shoebox-sized café is serving beautiful coffee with Anglo-inspired breakfast and lunch bites like scones, healthy sandwiches and sausage rolls.

Grom

Grom uses only the best ingredients, from Italy and elsewhere (Sfusato lemons, Pizzuta almonds, Syrian pistachios, Venezuelan chocolate) to make their world class gelato.

Pozzetto

Head to Pozzetto for seriously good gelato, made daily in small batches. And for an added bonus, some of the best espresso in Paris. Two locations – zoom and click on the map for details.

Maison POS

This shop sells organic fruits and vegetables direct from small farms, many of them local.

Bar 228 at Le Meurice

You don’t need to be a guest at the grand Le Meurice hotel to enjoy the luxury of having tuxedoed waiters serve you solidly made classic cocktail in the intimate, clubby den. But you may need to be a millionaire. The atmosphere might be retro, but at 25 euros a pop, the prices certainly are not.

Patrick Roger

The clean lines of Roger’s shop show off his bold style and playful displays. Contemporary flavors like lemongrass and Sichuan peppercorn mix with classic pralines, dark ganaches, and caramels. A Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

La Maison du Chocolat

International ubiquity might make La Maison du Chocolat easy to overlook on a visit to Paris, but this shop, with its heavenly ganaches, remains a standard bearer.

Harry’s New York Bar

Famous for being a Hemingway haunt, Harry’s is responsible for the invention of the (now) classic cocktails the Bloody Mary, the French 75, and the Sidecar.  Stiff, white coat clad bartenders keep a strict dress code in check so shorts aren’t going to cut it. Pants (sigh) are required if you’d like to make it through the door of this historic bar.

— Catherine Down, July 2013

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Little Red Door

The tiny red door leads to a tiny dark bar with cozy couches, cushy bar stools, and an elevated nook that is ideal for people watching. The bar menu is short, sweet and well-curated.

Prescription Cocktail Club

Just what the doctor ordered: another reliable standby from the ECC team. Two floors of creative cocktails, dark lounge-y space, and too many fashionable people packed into one space.

Deliziefollie

The gelato comes in many colors at Deliziefollie, including some not found in nature. Two locations.

Le Bonbon au Palais

The tall glass jars in this bright and airy shop are filled with colorful artisanal candies from around France — pastilles, calissons, pâtes de fruit, chocolates — and plenty of nostalgia.

Henri Le Roux

Master chocolatier and “caramelier” Henri Le Roux has set up shop in Paris. Salted butter caramel fans, rejoice.

Dirty Dick

This cheekily named Polynesian themed rum bar has a congenial international crew behind the bar, reasonably priced tropical cocktails, flaming scorpion bowl beverages for a crowd, and interesting craft beers to boot. Tiki chic.

Au Nouveau Nez

A small, thoughtful collection of natural wines lines the wall at this Oberkampf shop, where you can snack on charcuterie and cheese while enjoying a bottle, at zero corkage. There’s more space at the second location, in the 20th.

À la Mere de Famille

A charming shop with multiple locations, selling all manner of chocolates and candies. A fine spot for ice cream in the warmer months.

Franck Kestener

This Lorraine-based chocolatier (a Meilleur Ouvrier de France) opened a boutique in Paris in late 2010.

Puerto Cacao

This shop off the marché Aligre features fair trade chocolates, and serves breakfast and brunch, too.

Moonshiner

Skip the pizza at Da Vito and head directly for the refrigerator in the center of the room. The walk-in fridge filled with beer kegs and hanging hams is an entrance to this elegant but unpretentious speakeasy. Get a seat at the bar if you can–both to ogle the impressive collection of vintage barware and because the service leaves a little much to be desired. The drink menu runs heavy on whiskey and mezcal (in a good way) and includes a fresh, seasonal punch for only 6€ each day.

— Catherine Down, July 2013

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Fouquet

This historic shop, in the Chambeau family for five generations, produces old-fashioned, handmade chocolates and candies.

Le Bac à Glaces

This charming shop near Le Bon Marché has been spinning ice creams and sorbets since 1982. A menu of savory crêpes is also available in the small dining room, should you feel the need to have a more balanced diet.

Pierre Marcolini

Brussels-based Pierre Marcolini is known for his carefully sourced, small estate, single origin tablets, but there’s plenty to please here, from macarons to chocolate-covered marshmallows.

Fragments

Black Market, a well loved cafe with great coffee, is adapting and transforming–into a bigger and better coffee shop set in a building that was formerly stables. This is an upcoming opening and we’ll update our description and trusted reviews as soon as we know more.

Red House

Red House is where your bartender hangs out on his/her night off. An easygoing dive with really solid, inexpensive cocktails.

Fondation Café

A tiny spot with tiny terrasse near the Marche des Enfants Rouges from Australian barista Chris Nielsen. This is an upcoming opening and we’ll update our description and trusted reviews as soon as we know more.

Martine Lambert

The best of Normandy’s lactic bounty is put to good use at this ice cream shop, the Paris outpost of a Deauville classic.

Debauve & Gallais

Sulpice Debauve was the chocolatier to Marie Antoinette, and you’ll pay a queen’s ransom for a box of her preferred pistoles. She ate them as medicine, and this shop retains its original apothecary display case. A Paris chocolate landmark.

Régis

Pralines are the specialty at this fifty-year-old shop in the 16th.

Josephine Vannier

Near the Places des Vosges, Vannier offers playful chocolate sculptures and a range of bon bons.

Foucher

This chocolate shop has had a presence on the rue du Bac for nearly 200 years. There’s a tea salon, too, for tasting on the spot.

Pralus

This Roanne-based shop is known for their bean-to-bar chocolate tablets – packaged in unmistakable, multicolored stacks – and Praluline, a praline-studded brioche.

La Caféothèque

Beans are roasted right before your eyes at this excellent coffee boutique. Take a bag home, or take a seat in the back room and order a drink from the expert barista.

Christian Constant

Not to be confused with the guy with several restaurants on rue Sainte Dominique, this Christian Constant is a chocolatier and full-service traiteur. In warm months, this is a good shop for ice cream; the glaces here are freshly made, with no stabilizers or additives.

Télescope

Télescope was one of the first in a collection of cafés that are changing the way the capital caffeinates. With only a few tables, no wi-fi and scant food options, the focus is squarely on the nectar inside your cup.

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Mora

This professional-grade kitchenware supplier has been around since 1814.

Verlet

In business since 1880, Verlet roasts and sells single origin coffee beans, house blends, and fine teas, with a salon for on-the-spot drinking upstairs.

Loustic

Perhaps better known for its open armed embrace of kale (in salad and chip form), Loustic also has quite good coffee. Beans are sourced from Caffènation and prepared with care. The stylish space, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon, is a bit of a place to see and be seen, but the bobo is balanced out by free wifi and friendly staff.

Julhès

In the heart of the colorful rue Faubourg Saint-Denis, this full service traiteur has an excellent cheese department, and boasts an impressive collection of Champagnes, whiskies, and other spirits.

Gontran Cherrier

Baker Gontran Cherrier is making some of the most interesting breads in Paris, including a rye loaf with miso.

Pascal Beillevaire

Pascal Beillevaire is not just a shop, but a producer of cheeses, plus excellent butters and other dairy treats.

Arnaud Delmontel

A perpetual contender for the best baguette in Paris, Delmontel makes a wide variety of loaves, and gorgeous pastries, too.

La Ferme Saint Hubert

“All the cheeses of France,” boasts the website of this shop. Not quite, but a huge variety all the same.

Salon du Fromage Hisada

This cheese shop has an tasting room upstairs for light meals based either on cheese, or the silky house-made tofu. Madame Hisada, a master of French cheeses, is Japanese.

A La Flûte Gana

“Gana” is founder Bernard Ganachaud, who won the “Meilleur Ouvrier de la France” title in 1979. This bakery was opened by his daughters in 1989.

Pâtisserie Viennoise

This unassuming bakery and pastry shop offers Viennese specialties like sachertorte and strudel, but is also known for its extra-bitter chocolat chaud.

Stéphane Secco

A fantastic bakery in the location formerly owned by another master, Jean-Luc Poujauran

Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the highest designation for a cheesemonger and affineur in France. Especially strong in their selection of aged Comté, brebis from the Pyrenées, and small production chèvres. In the caves below the shop, Dubois ages a few cheeses well past the point where other affineurs (and the AOC system) are willing to go – a Sainte-Maure de Tourraine at 100 days, for example, and an extra old Fourme d’Ambert. In-house creations like Roquefort layered with quince paste and Camembert stuffed with marscapone and apples macerated in Calvados make for the perfect dessert.

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Fromagerie Quatrehomme

Mistress of cheese Marie Quatrehomme received the M.O.F. designation — Meilleur Ouvrier de France — in 2000.

Marie-Anne Cantin

One of the most elegant cheese shops in Paris, Marie-Anne Cantin also offers cheese tasting classes.

La Petite Rose

This charming patisserie near Parc Monceau is run by Miyuki Watanabe, who worked with Gerard Mulot.

Our Guide to Bakeries & Pastry Shops

Here you’ll find all of our bakery and pastry listings, organized by arrondissement. Some of them do only pastry, some do only bread, but most do both. Click on the name for more information. 75001 Angelina Eric Kayser  Hugo & Victor Jean-Paul Hévin Julien La Bague de Kenza Pierre Hermé 75002 Eric Kayser  Gaetan Romp Régis Colin Stohrer 75003 Café Pouchkine Gerard Mulot Jacques Genin La Bague de Kenza Maison Plisson Meert Pain de Sucre  Poilane  Popelini Profiterole Chérie Tout… Read More »Our Guide to Bakeries & Pastry Shops

Gérard Mulot

This traiteur/pâtisserie/boulangerie offers a visual feast of grand cakes and tarts, tiny and tempting petit-fours, chocolates, savory prepared foods, and baguettes to boot.

Liberté par Benoît Castel

A stylish new pâtisserie and boulangerie from Benoît Castel serving sandwiches, salads, stuffed savory breads and more. The “bobo au rhum” is very aptly named for the neighborhood.

Jean-Pierre Cohier

This bakery, known for its excellent baguettes, also makes a fine range of pastries, including what Gilles Pudlowski calls the best baba in Paris.

Sacha Finkelsztajn

Since 1946, this bakery and traiteur has been offering Jewish and eastern European specialties, from cheesecake and strudel to pastrami, to a loyal clientele in the heart of the Marais.

Jean-Paul Hévin

Whether you go for a pastry and a custom-flavored chocolat chaud or a box of perfect bonbons and truffles, Jean-Paul Hévin is a must for any chocolate lover.

Dalloyau

This historic traiteur and patisserie invented the oft-imitated Opera Cake.

Pierre Hermé

Join the hushed masses who queue worship at the altar of pastry demigod Pierre Hermé. Tarts, cakes, chocolates, ice cream and, of course, macarons.

Sadaharu Aoki

Master pâtissier Sadaharu Aoki combines French techniques and Japanese flavors.

Régis Colin

Always a strong contender for the city’s best baguette, Colin is also known for his galette des rois.

Popelini

This bakery — named for the Italian cook who supposedly invented pâte à choux — sells only cream puffs. Tiny, adorable cream puffs.

Fauchon

One of the most recognizeable gourmet food brands in the world, with a sprawling shop selling all manner of condiments, chocolates, plus a pâtisserie and café.

Julien

Dorie Greenspan gives you permission to cut in line for a baguette at Julien.

Boulangerie Pichard

Frédéric Pichard’s baguette placed in the top ten in the 2009 Grand Prix de la Baguette but we adore his buttery breakfast pastries most of all. Keep an eye out for his award-winning croissants and the assortment of flavored escargots (spiral shaped breakfast pastries).

Tholoniat

Pascal Guerreau now runs this longstanding bakery, pastry, and chocolate shop.

Maille

The Maille boutique is a must for any mustard lover.

Comme à Lisbonne

A charming, sliver of a shop, peddling prettily packaged Portuguese products, and pasteis de nata – the classic egg tarts found in Lisbon.

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

The specialty at this Lille import are the “Merveilleux” — mounds of crisp meringue enrobed by whipped cream.

Eric Kayser

Don’t let the multiple locations fool you into thinking that this is some kind of mediocre chain bakery: The breads at Kayser are excellent.

Sébastien Gaudard

Sebastien Gaudard, formerly of Delicabar — has taken over this longstanding rue des Martyrs pâtisserie, where he’s sticking with the classics.

Le Couteau d’Argent

This butcher shop in Asnieres is where self-proclaimed “meilleure boucher du monde” Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec plies his trade. Call in advance (and save your centimes) if you want his famous, dry-aged côte de boeuf.

Lecureuil

This colorful pâtisserie puts a playful modern spin on the classics.

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Shang Palace

Practical information Address: 10 avenue Iéna (in the Shangri-La hotel), 75016 Nearest transport: Iéna (9) Hours: Closed Tuesday & Wednesday; Open Thursday-Monday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a week or two in advance Telephone: 01 53 67 19 92 Average price for lunch: 52€ or 78€ Average price for dinner: More than 100€ Style of cuisine: Chinese, Haute cuisine Website   Facebook   Book Online Reviews of interest Figaroscope (2015) “En provenance directe de Canton, nouveau chef pour la table chinoise du palace.… Read More »Shang Palace

Georges Larnicol

Larnicol is known for his whimsical chocolate centerpieces and sculptures, as well as his signature kouignettes, a miniature, deeply caramelized version of the classic kouign amann.

La Librairie Gourmande

A serious bookstore specializing in gastronomy and oenology, stocking not just cookbooks but academic and historical texts as well.

La Maison de la Truffe

Truffles in every form (fresh, preserved, in oils, vinegars, cheeses…) line the shelves of this luxury boutique, in business since 1932.

La Maison du Whisky

Whether you favor whisky or whiskey, LMDW has you covered, with an wide international selection of both, plus almost every other kind of hard stuff.

LMDW Fine Spirits

Stock your bar with boutique rums, obscure gins, and artisan Armagnac from this high-proof shop at Odéon.

Ladurée

The grande dame of Paris pâtisseries, and where Macaron Mania began.

La Bague de Kenza

Make a pot of mint tea or strong black coffee and bite into these fragrant, sticky-sweet Algerian pastries.

Pain de Sucre

At this wild pâtisserie/boulangerie, you’ll find multicolored marshmallows, square-shaped tarts, and a baba that receives its dose of rum from a hypodermic needle.

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Coutume

Part of the new wave of cafés, Coutume serves serious coffee drinks along with light & healthy lunch fare.

Rémi Flachard

Collector Rémi Flachard offers a treasure trove of out-of-print and antique cookbooks, plus restaurant and banquet menus from bygone eras. A delight.

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Blé Sucré

Fabrice Le Bourdat makes some of the most beautiful — and acclaimed — desserts, viennoisserie, and breads in Paris.

Belleville Brûlerie

A brand-new roastery from the Parisian coffee powerhouses David Flynn (formerly of Telescope), Thomas Lehoux (Ten Belles), Anselme Blayney (Ten Belles and Le Bal Cafe). The roastery and accompanying tasting space are geared towards production and professional trainings during the week, but will be open to the public for cuppings and coffee on Saturdays.

Café Lomi

One of the few professional roasters in Paris is also a warehouse-y coffee shop open to the eager public willing to trek to the 18th. It’s worth the journey for coffee geeks, or freelancers looking for a casual place to camp out. Coffee offerings change all the time based on what’s being freshly roasted on-site.

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G. Detou

G. Detou supplies pastry makers — both professional and amateur — with everything they need, from chocolates and nuts to preserved fruits and special sugars.

Izraël

This narrow shop assaults the senses with aromatic spices and shelves stacked mainly with pan-Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products, plus plenty of hard-to-find global groceries.

Akrame

Address: 7 rue Tronchet, 75008Hours: Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner. Closed Saturday & Sunday.Telephone: +33 1 40 67 11 16Book Online / Website / Facebook / Instagram In Other Words The following reviews pertain to Akrame’s former location in the 16th before moving to the rue Tronchet Patricia Wells (2011) “His modern, all-grey dining room seats just 20 or so diners, with an open kitchen and a stool-height table d’hotes. His food is spontaneous, light, and both playful and serious at… Read More »Akrame

Japanese Knife Company

After 16 years in London, where it was hailed as a “shrine to the knife” (The Guardian) offering “the finest selection of culinary blades we have ever come across” (Financial Times) that is “awesome, amazing and the very best available” (The Wall Street Journal), the Japanese Knife Company established its first Paris shop in May 2014. With backing from a team that includes the owners of Au Passage and Bones, its already become a magnet for chefs to browse and buy knives (so far, we’ve spotted chefs from Verjus, Roseval, CheZaline) and for restaurants to get their kitchen and table knives sharpened (Le Servan and Septime, among others). Soon to come: sushi and butchery workshops, chef demonstrations, and other cutting edge (sorry) event

Au Coeur du Marché

This small fromager and affineur can sometimes get hidden by the all the hustle and bustle of market life just outside, but duck in. The quality is high, the service is friendly (and bilingual), and they will happily sous-vide (vacuum seal) your cheese for travel. Notable offerings include a wide selection of foreign cheeses (quite rare in Paris), goat milk yogurts, and a good variety of butters.

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Le Dôme

Practical information Address: 108 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Nearest transport: Vavin (4), Edgar Quinet (6) Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 43 35 25 81 Website   Book Online What people are saying Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2015) “The upside of a city that trades on history, however, is the persistence of such majestic creations as Le Dôme’s airy millefeuille, gargantuan portions of which are hacked off a tree-trunk-sized… Read More »Le Dôme

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L’Ourcine

Practical information Address: 92 rue Broca, 75013 Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 47 07 13 65 E-mail: ourcine@free.fr Average price for lunch:  20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Classic French Website   Facebook   Book Online Reviews of interest Time Out (2013) “«Bons produits» ne rime pas toujours avec « repas réussi ». Si les éléments semblaient réunis pour s’offrir un dîner goûtu et audacieux– de… Read More »L’Ourcine

Café Craft

Serious coffee served in a library-like environment. Pleasantly, the back section of the cafe is a designated co-working space with a strong wireless signal and plenty of plugs for freelancers to camp out. Irritatingly, the staff change the pricing system for said space just about every week.

Café Pouchkine

Nineteenth century Russian nobles spoke French, but the French pastries at this salon de thé in the Printemps department store have a Russian accent.

KB Café Shop

Forget about café crème and go for a flat white at this Aussie-inspired shop, one of the new wave of serious coffee places popping up in Paris. Also on order are fresh juices, sandwiches, and house-made tea cakes and scones.

Au Levain d’Antan

Pascal Barillon, who has been baking since 1976, was awarded 1st prize in the 2011 competition for the Best Baguette in Paris.

Hugo & Victor

Pastry chef Hugues Pouget gives classic and seasonal flavors dueling personalities – the innovative Hugo and more classic Victor – in this sleek boutique. Macarons, chocolates, and breakfast treats are on offer, too.

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Bob's Bake Shop

Bob’s Bake Shop

Bob (aka Marc Grossman)’s mini empire continues to expand with American style diner and bakery complete with pecan or lattice-topped cherry pie, Belleville Brulerie coffee, hand-rolled bagels and even their elusive brethren bialys. There’s a pretty lovely outdoor terrasse, too.

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A la Biche au Bois

Practical information Address: 45 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012 Nearest transport:  Gare de Lyon (1, 14, RER A), Quai de la Rapée (5) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Monday & Saturday for dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 43 43 34 38 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Classic French Facebook Reviews of interest Atabula (2014) “Au programme: nappes épaisses, lourds couverts dans une ambiance mi populaire-mi bourgeoise.… Read More »A la Biche au Bois

Maison Claudel Vin et Whisky in Paris

Maison Claudel Vin et Whisky

This wonderful place is both a shop and tasting space for the Claudel’s dual obsessions, wine and whisky. The shop sells 300 references for each, and those who want to sip on the spot can choose between 24 wines and 80 whiskeys by the glass. Leather club chairs and a selection of small bites make this a great stop before dinner nearby. Read More »Maison Claudel Vin et Whisky

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Le Perchoir

The sunset over Sacré-Coeur is hard to beat from this perch. Queue early for drinks and bar snacks on the stellar roof deck with a stand-out 360° view of Paris (and packs of hipsters). Or, alternately, avoid the lines by booking a reservation for a prix-fixe dinner in the restaurant below.

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Le Dauphin

This wine bar next door to Le Chateaubriand boasts a smooth marble design by Rem Koolhaas and Clement Blanchet, and a great selection of affordable vins naturels. It was recently sold by Iñaki Aizpitarte. 131 avenue Parmentier, 75011 Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinner Open Saturday for dinner only Closed Sunday & Monday REVIEWS OF INTEREST Simon Says (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… Read More »Le Dauphin

Carette

A beautiful pastry shop and tea salon, with privileged locations at Trocadero and the Place des Vosges.

Meert

This ornate pastry shop has a long legacy in Lille dating back to 1761. Their thin waffle cookies stuffed with a variety of creams have only been available in Paris since 2010, however.

Lafayette Gourmet

Many of the best and most luxurious Paris names are represented at this impressive food hall of the Galeries Lafayette department, where you can also lunch or snack at one of the freestanding kiosks.

Thierry Renard

Formerly located in the 13th, award-winning baker Thierry Renard set up shop on rue de Cherche Midi in early 2012.

La Grande Epicerie

The food hall of department store Le Bon Marché, offering fresh food and fine groceries for chic one-stop shopping.

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Cosi

The sandwiches at this shop — run by Juan Sanchez and Drew Harré of Fish — are made with a focaccia-like bread, right from the oven, with fresh fillings and plenty of vegetarian choices. Open every day.

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The Green Goose

This may just be the white whale of Parisian bars: good homemade food, good craft beer, friendly service, and big enough to gather a crowd without becoming uncomfortably crowded.  Skip the Green Goose beer (a boring Belgian for happy hour purposes only) and discover the range of O’Hara’s on tap or one of the handful of Irish craft bottled beers – no industrial stout here. Settle in with a pint at one of the comfortable barstools or at a long communal table and don’t miss the lovingly prepared food at this excellent Irish gastropub, including Scotch eggs, a fair burger, and a big Sunday brunch. Read More »The Green Goose

Drouant

Facing a very pretty square, Drouant has been around since 1880. Now run by Antoine Westermann, the menu offers elegantly updated classics with an emphasis on seafood.

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Urfa Dürüm

This is no ordinary kebab joint: The bread at this Kurdish sandwich shop is made before your eyes, split and filled with lamb, beef, or chicken that’s been grilled to order, garnished simply with a few greens, red onion, sliced tomato and herbs.

L’Ecume Saint-Honoré

Practical information Address: 6 rue du Marché St.-Honoré, 75001 Nearest transport: Tuileries (1), Pyramides (7, 14) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-7pm & Friday-Saturday from 11am-10pm Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 42 61 93 87 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price for dinner: 40-59€ Style of cuisine: Seafood, oysters & shellfish Book Online [slideshow_deploy id=’57654′] Reviews of interest Le Figaro (2011) “Lorsque l’Écume Saint-Honoré, l’un des meilleurs poissonniers de la capitale, se dote d’un espace dégustation, cela donne… Read More »L’Ecume Saint-Honoré

Chez Georges

A popular, old school bistro serving classics like frisée au lardons, jambon persillée, escargot, and tarte tatin.

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El Nopal

A crowd queues at this sliver of a taqueria off the canal for Claudia and Alejandro’s tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There are only two stools in the tiny place, so plan on taking it to go.

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Garnier

Practical information Address: 111 rue St. Lazare, 75008 Nearest transport: Saint-Lazare (3, 12, 13) Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 43 87 50 40 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price for dinner: 60-100€ Style of cuisine: Classic French, oysters/shellfish, seafood Reviews of interest Time Out (2012) “Some loyal patrons never get beyond the oyster bar or the fresh shellfish buffet, while others reliably order the lobster from the tank or salad with balsamic vinegar and lightly spice… Read More »Garnier

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Les Pâtes Vivantes

Practical information Address: 46 rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009 Nearest transport: Le Peletier (7) Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 45 23 10 21 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Chinese Website   Facebook Additional location Address: 3 rue de Turbigo, 75001 Nearest transport: Étienne Marcel (4) Hours:  Open every day for lunch and dinner Telephone: 01 40 13 08 04 Reviews of interest Table à Découvert (2013) “Tout est mélangé et… Read More »Les Pâtes Vivantes

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Le Petit Vendôme

Practical information Address: 8 rue des Capucines, 75002 Nearest transport: Opéra (3, 7, 8), Madeleine (8, 12, 14) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday 8.30am-3.30pm; Open Tuesday-Friday 8.30am-2am; Open Saturday 8.30am-5pm Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 42 61 05 88 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Classic French Facebook   Book Online Reviews of interest David Lebovitz (2011) “The place is packed full of locals…dim, noisy, and chaotic; you pull up a chair wherever if you… Read More »Le Petit Vendôme

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L’Atelier Etoile de Joël Robuchon

Joël Robuchon’s empire expands again with the opening of another Atelier, this time on the Champs Elysées. This one is bigger than the left bank outpost, with an actual dining room in addition to the trademark counter seating.

Le Bon Georges

It’s all about the bon produits at Le Bon Georges: beef from Alexandre Polmard, sustainable seafood from small-scale fishermen, market fresh veg from Joël Thibault, and vins de propriétés. The menu changes each day at this brand new, but classically beautiful bistro.

Délices du Palais

Antonio Teixeira won first prize in the 2014 and 1998 Grand Prix de la Baguette. He’ll be keeping the Elysées Palace in bread all year long. His pastries have won multiple prizes, too.

Our Guide to Paris Specialty Shops

Cookware & Supplies E. Dehillerin G. Detou Japanese Knife Company Mora Generalists (a bit of everything) Fine L’Épicerie de Belleville La Cantine du Quentin La Grande Èpicerie Lafayette Gourmet La Graineterie du Marché Les Papilles Maison Castro Maison Plisson Maison POS Terroirs d’Avenir Epiceries – Spices Epices Roellinger Izraël Le Comptoir Colonial Regional French Products Le Garde Manger Première Pression Provence Terra Corsa Italian Products Cooperative Latte Cisternino La Tête Dans les Olives La Conservatoire de Cédric Casanova Mmmozza Pastificio… Read More »Our Guide to Paris Specialty Shops

Michel Cluizel

The Cluizel family starts from the bean to make their range of bonbons and bars.

Sherry Butt

Serious cocktails in an unpretentious lounge near the Bastille with good bar snacks to boot. The attention to detail, chill atmosphere and intriguing menu make this an industry darling.

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Grazie

Practical information Address: 91 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Nearest transport: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (8) or Chemin Vert (8) Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 42 78 11 96 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Italian, pizza, vegetarian options Website [slideshow_deploy id=’57417′] Reviews of interest Le Fooding (2015) “On vient autant chez Grazie pour les cocktails de folie, secoués derrière le massif comptoir par Ricardo et… Read More »Grazie

Mococha

Chocolate fanatic Marie-Hélène Gantois is selling the creations from not one but three master chocolatiers, including Fabrice Gillotte (an MOF from Dijon), Jacques Bellanger (an MOF from Le Mans) and Johann Dubois. You can fill a box with chocolates from all three if you want, or take a sachet to nibble on the go. In winter, there’s a bar for hot chocolate and in summer, ice cream cones. Follow her on Facebook to keep up with her wonderful schedule of seminars, ateliers and tastings.

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Candelaria in Paris

Candelaria

With its bright, bare-bones kitchen, crowded counter, communal table, and addictive salsas — all mercifully un-Frenchified — this upper Marais spot has officially changed the game, and people are lining up for tacos and agua fresca. Go through the unmarked door next to the stove and you’ll find a serious bar, staffed by Experimental Cocktail Club grads.

Eggs & Co Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Eggs & Co.

Practical information Address: 11 rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Nearest transport: St. Germain-des-Pres (4) Hours: Open every day from 10am-6pm Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 45 44 02 52 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Eggs, classic French, vegetarian options Website Reviews of interest Le Figaro (2009) “… des œufs sous toutes leurs formes: mollets, brouillés, au plat…il ne reste plus qu’à choisir le fond, la façon de les accommoder: herbes, jambon, fromages, champignons, au total ­29 possibilités…” Food &… Read More »Eggs & Co.