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Ellsworth restaurant in Paris

Ellsworth

Ellsworth has had many different iterations since it opened, but all have been delicious. Sahin Erdal is currently leading the kitchen and serving seasonal dishes like mussels with fennel cream or fried tomatoes with capers and parmesan. The natural-leaning wine list, organized by ace sommelier Sara Pettersdotter, is well-priced and contains treasures. A great place for dinner near the Louvre or Palais Royal. ELLSWORTH 34 rue de Richelieu, 75001Open for dinner Tuesday through SaturdayClosed Sunday & MondayReservations online or at… Read More »Ellsworth

bar at A l'Epi d'Or restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

A l’Epi d’Or

A l’Epi d’Or is a second spot for classic French food from Jean-François Piège, and about half the price of its nearby sibling, La Poule au Pot. A daily two- or three-course menu (37€ or 46€) makes this a good deal for central Paris, and the à la carte menu contains kid-friendly classics like croque monsieur (17€) and hachis parmentier (27€). It’s not inexpensive compared to Bouillon République, but it’s inexpensive for Jean-François Piège. We love the steak tartare – served simply… Read More »A l’Epi d’Or

Juveniles bistro in Paris

Juveniles

The casual neighborhood bistro we all dream about, complete with a charming host (Margaux) who remembers your previous visit, and her chef-husband Romain who makes beautiful bistro food in a tiny kitchen. The atmosphere is friendly and familial, despite the posh location near the Louvre. The wine cellar that began with Margaux’s father Tim Johnston remains one of the most delightful and well-priced in the city. The house-made terrine and rice pudding are recommended book-ends to your meal.  JUVENILES 47… Read More »Juveniles

Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc rooftop restaurant in Paris

Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc

Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc is an ephemeral restaurant on the roof of the Cheval Blanc hotel that runs from June 2 to October 1. The space is lush with trees and other plantings, and the red and white theme – which extends from the table settings to the staff uniforms – feels like holiday. The red theme also extends to the food – Arnaud Donckele (the chef of the three-star restaurant downstairs) supposedly collaborated with chef William Béquin to… Read More »Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc

Verjus restaurant in Paris

Verjus

Verjus is a light and airy restaurant near the Louvre that serves a seasonal tasting menu inspired by ingredients from their garden outside of Paris. When I revisited in late May, there was a tasting menu based around the bounty of this garden with six courses (well, really it’s five courses plus an explosion of six canapés to start) for 98€. There’s an extensive and well-priced carte des vins if you want to get a bottle, but I always like… Read More »Verjus

Twenty-Two Club in Paris

Twenty-Two Club

Twenty-Two Club is a supper club in a spectacular apartment overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal. It began as a pivot, when Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian learned that they would need to close their restaurant Verjus for time-consuming building renovations. They decamped to this beautiful spot with their Verjus team and began serving their blow-out tasting menu several times a week in a jaw-dropping private residence. The menus are inspired by and built around the fresh produce that… Read More »Twenty-Two Club

Palais Royal Restaurant

Palais Royal Restaurant

The Palais Royal Restaurant is tucked into the northeast corner of the Palais Royal gardens near the Louvre. The interior looks like a hotel restaurant (it is), and doesn’t hold much charm. During the summer months, however, white linen tables are set up outside under the same lovely arcades that hosted Paris’ first restaurants (and prostitution) centuries ago. It seems like an amazing place to have a meal on a summer night. When I arrived for my dinner in late… Read More »Palais Royal Restaurant

YamTcha restaurant in Paris

yam’Tcha

After working for Pascal Barbot at Astrance, Adeline Grattard opened yam’Tcha in 2009 in a tiny space in Les Halles. Combining influences and ingredients from Hong Kong with her French training, and offering tea pairings by Chi Wah Chan, yam’Tcha become a major sensation. A Michelin star followed, along with an episode of (the Netflix show) Chef’s Table. Yam’Tcha was, for a time, the hardest table to book in Paris. The hype has (somewhat) abated, and it’s now possible to… Read More »yam’Tcha

Loulou restaurant in Paris - outdoor dining near the Louvre

Loulou

Loulou is a restaurant based inside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (part of the Louvre) with outdoor seating that looks upon the architecture of that building, the Tuileries garden, and the Eiffel Tower just beyond. The Italian menu includes dishes that are surprisingly good (artichoke salad, small pizzas) and others that are merely passable (veal chop à la Milanese). But the food isn’t why you come to Loulou. Come to drink rosé or on one of the loveliest terraces in… Read More »Loulou

Macéo

Macéo is a light and airy restaurant near the Palais Royal from Mark Williamson (Willi’s Wine Bar), serving creative dishes with plenty of vegetarian options. It’s a good place to book for large groups, and for dinner on Monday. The wine list is incredible. MACÉO 15 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinnerOpen Saturday for dinner onlyClosed SundayReservations online or at +33 1 42 97 53 85 OUR PHOTOS OF MACÉO IN OTHER WORDS Figaroscope (2008) “De très… Read More »Macéo

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Pirouette

At this beautiful restaurant in the underserved district just north of Les Halles, serious technique is brought to bear on beautiful veggies and offal alike. The consistently delicious dishes, the polished room and the very good wine list all add up to something that’s much greater than the bargain prices should allow. There’s a prix fixe at lunch for only 15€, and diners can go à la carte at lunch or dinner for 36€. Chef Tomy Gousset departed in 2016 to open Tomy & Co, but Pirouette remains a solid bet.

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Le Poule au Pot restaurant in Paris - Piege at Les Halles - cherry clafoutis

La Poule au Pot

La Poule au Pot is chef Jean-François Piège’s revival of a classic Les Halles institution. The menu is full of classic French dishes like frog’s legs, merlan frit colbert, and clafoutis. It’s a pricey affair, but a good option to keep in mind near the Louvre, especially on Saturday when many spots for classic French are closed. LA POULE AU POT 9 Rue Vauvilliers, 75001Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinnerClosed Sunday & MondayReservations online or at +33 1 42 36… Read More »La Poule au Pot

Naritake restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

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

Willi's Wine Bar in Paris | parisbymouth.com

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. WILLI’S WINE BAR 13 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinnerClosed SundayReservations online or at +33 1 42 61 05 09 OUR PHOTOS OF… Read More »Willi’s Wine Bar

Le Meurice

Le Meurice is a Michelin two-star restaurant headed by Alain Ducasse and run by executive chef Amaury Bouhours. Currently, the main attraction is pastry chef Cédric Grolet and his stunning desserts. The other star is the opulent room itself, designed by Philippe Stark and inspired by Versailles. At the time of my visit in 2014, Le Meurice held three Michelin stars and offered a relatively inexpensive lunch service (2 courses for 85€ or the whole lunch menu for 130€). While… Read More »Le Meurice

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

Kei restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Kei

After working for Ducasse for seven years, Kei Kobayashi has opened an eponymous restaurant in the old Gerard Besson space, offering four or five courses at lunch (38/48€) and six or eight (75/95€) at dinner.