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The Beast BBQ in Paris | Paris by Mouth

The Beast

Frenchman Thomas Abramowicz spent a year training in central Texas and tracking down everything he would need (meat, wood, Bourbon) to open the first authentic smokehouse in Paris. Beef is king here, in the form of slow and low smoked brisket and gigantic ribs, but barbecued chicken, baby back ribs and pulled pork also feature on the short menu. Vinegary cole slaw and steamed vegetables instead of baked beans or mac & cheese, but you can still expect to finish with pecan pie. Or just have another Bourbon – there are more than 50 to choose from – including impossible to find Pappy Van Winkle’s and a 22-year Elijah Craig – plus a handful of craft beers and natural red wines. Read the backstory here. >> Read More

Baton Rouge

Bayou-themed Baton Rouge is a high-end dive that’s strategically manufactured, but still thoroughly enjoyable. It’s rowdy, rollicking good fun; the tone is set by the twangy soundtrack and good-natured staff, who set down a bowl of peanuts immediately upon your arrival and actively encourage you to throw your shells on the floor.

The atmosphere, ripe with plastic alligators, could potentially feel silly, but it’s saved by the cocktails which are anything but. Partners Joseph Biolatto of Le Forum and Julien Escot of noted bar Papa Doble in Montpellier have curated a mixture of pricey bottle-aged cocktails, unusual (for Paris) milk punches, classic American highballs, a variety of old-fashioneds, a cherry-tinged take on New Orleans staple the sazerac, and an original Baton Rouge creation of cognac, absinthe, and vermouth topped with champagne. The cheeky presentation features red Solo cups garnished with paper umbrellas for true American frat party style, or a stroop waffle on top of a bottle for a milk punch.

It’s interesting to see a Parisian bar delve into regionally specific American comfort foods such as shrimp poboys, muffaletta sandwiches and BBQ ribs.  While I wouldn’t exactly call the po boy authentic, as that would require the shrimp to be deep-fried and served on an actual hoagie roll, it was tastier than a hot mayonnaise sandwich with a few seared shrimp has any right to be. It’s sloppy, fun, drunk food that didn’t cost a fortune and although not perfect, it does the trick to sop up all the sazeracs.

Catherine Down, January 2016

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Lobster rolls at Les Pinces restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Les Pinces

Practical information

Address: 29 rue Bourg-Tibourg, 75004
Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)
Hours: Open Friday-Sunday for lunch and dinner; Open Monday-Thursday for dinner only
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 09 83 56 47 93
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: American, lobster, cocktails
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2015) “The lobsters, flown in from the US or Canada (ours today) were done to perfection and broken up so not a lot of effort had to be expended.  The fries and wine were surprisingly good although a green salad does not work with lobsters – get some coleslaw folks.  We shared a delicious cheesecake and were mighty happy.”

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Burger and Fries

As the name implies, burgers and fries. It’s no In-N-Out Burger, which it clearly mimics from the basic concept to the red & white décor right down to the “double double” menu slang and secret sauce, but it certainly scratches the itch. It’s a decent burger, made from quality ingredients, that doesn’t cost a fortune which (sadly) is still a novelty in Paris. Plus, they’re open all day, every day. >> Read More

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Flesh

Practical information

Address: 25 rue de Douai, 75009
Nearest transport: Blanche (2)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner and Sunday for brunch
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 81 21 93
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: American BBQ
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

The Washington Post (2016) “Fantastic carnitas taco with pineapple salsa. Delicious rosy-red chuck flap (part of the bottom sirloin), a tasty, if untraditional, barbecue meat. Hand-cut, triple-fried French fries.”

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Rachel’s

Practical information

Address: 25 rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003
Nearest transport: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (8)
Hours: Open Monday & Tuesday 12pm-6pm; Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-10.30pm; Friday & Saturday 12pm-11pm; Sunday 11am-4pm
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 44 61 69 68
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: American
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Reviews of Interest

Table à Découvert (2015) “… le sandwich au poulet mariné au lait ribot et frit dans une panure dorée et très appétissante qui fait penser à des flocons de maïs. Le poulet est très, très moelleux et la panure croustillante. Le filet est surmonté d’un coleslaw, le meilleur jamais goûté… Oignon rouge, chou blanc, pomme fruit, carotte, coriandre à gogo, malossol, sauce pimentée (et pas avec le dos de la cuillère) et peut-être d’autres choses encore. Le pain, tel un bun américain, est moelleux à souhait. Les frites sont pas mal du tout et la salade de pousses tendres est là pour rafraîchir un peu. Je me régale.”

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Café Pinson

Practical information

Address: 6 rue du Forez, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday for brunch
Reservations: Walk-ins welcome, but book a day or two in advance for brunch
Telephone: 09 83 82 53 53
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vegetarian & vegan, soups/salads/sandwiches, healthy eating
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Additional Locations 

Address: 58 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonnière (7), Cadet (7)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast & lunch and Sunday for brunch
Telephone: 01 45 23 59 42

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Bob’s Bake Shop

The mini empire  of benevolent Bob (aka Marc Grossman) continues to expand with this latest offering – an American style diner and bakery complete with apple, pecan, lattice-topped cherry or rhubarb pies, Belleville Brulerie coffee, hand-rolled bagel sandwiches and even their elusive brethren, bialys. There’s a pretty lovely outdoor terrasse, too.

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Marcel restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Marcel

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

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gluten free waffles at Thank You My Deer cafe in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Thank You, My Deer

Practical information

Address: 112 rue Saint Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Couronnes (2)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm; Open Saturday & Sunday 12pm-6pm
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 71 93 16 24
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Gluten-free, soups & salads & sandwiches, cakes
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2013) “Tiny gluten-free bakery and café with very good coffee.”

Photo via Thank You, My Deer’s Facebook page

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Nüba

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

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Hamburger at Big Fernand restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Big Fernand

Practical information

Address: 55 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009
Nearest transport: Poissonnière (7)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 73 70 51 52
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: American, hamburgers
Website   Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 32 rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3), Réaumur-Sébastopol (3, 4)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Telephone: 09 67 22 40 06

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Ribs at Floyds in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Floyd’s Bar & Grill

At first glance, Floyd’s appears to simply be a bar with craft cocktails and snacks. Keep wandering past the kitchen though and you’ll find the back half of the building is a modern Gallic update on the classic American steakhouse from the team behind Pink Flamingo. The menu features Franco-American fusion items like fried rabbit & waffles or buffalo frog’s legs, plus Kansas City style ribs. Sunday brunch is an Anglo-style roast with Yorkshire pudding and veg for 18€.

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Frenchie to Go Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Frenchie To Go

Just down the street from the impossible to get into Frenchie, you can complete the Gregory Marchand hat trick at the latest outpost from the renowned Frenchie chef. The Anglo-inspired eatery features excellent Reubens, flavorful fish and chips, sweet treats like cheesecake and doughnuts, housemade ginger beer, pickles & maple smoked bacon, and a great beer list. Unless you like cold meat and a greasy bag, we suggest actually eating on-site at the 15 seat space rather than taking the goods to go as suggested.

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Lobster Bar

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 41 rue Coquillière, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Not accepted
Telephone: No phone, only email – contact@lobsterbar.fr
Website
Average price for lunch: €20-34
Average price for dinner: €20-34
Style of cuisine: American (lobster rolls)

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Blend

With beef sourced from renowned butcher Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, Blend should be better than it is.

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Hidden Kitchen (Closed)

Book many weeks in advance for a seat at this fantastic table d'hotes, run by a young American couple in their apartment near Palais Royal. Ten courses, including bubbly and wine pairings. OCTOBER 2011: Hidden Kitchen has closed, but you can find the pair at their new venture, Verjus.

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