Category Archives: Classic Bistro

Sole Dieppoise with spinach at Lazare restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Lazare

NOTE: This restaurant is closed for renovations until April 2, 2016. The bustling Saint-Lazare train station is home to this eagerly anticipated new restaurant from chef Eric Fréchon (L’Epicure and Mini Palais). Open seven days a week but requiring advance reservations and suffering, by many accounts, from atrocious service that undermines Fréchon’s delicious Norman-inflected cooking.

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Le Barav’

This friendly upper Marais wine bar serves simple charcuterie, cheese, salads, and sandwiches to go along with 5€ glasses, or a bottle from their cave next door. The plate of truffled ham is always a good bet.  In the summer, there’s a great terrace on the street.

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Les Papilles

Bring some friends to share in Bertrand Bluy’s family style dinner at this cave à manger. Still very well-priced at only 31€ for four courses, and with an excellent selection of bottles sold at caviste prices, either to-go or to open at the table for a modest corkage fee.  >> Read More

Le Rubis wine bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Le Rubis

With its zinc bar, hearty home cooking, and colorful local clientele, this beloved wine bar (and its Turkish toilet) seems impervious to change. Meals are served only at lunch; the rest of the day you can stop for a glass of Morgon or Brouilly and a snack.

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Aux Verres de Contact restaurant in Paris

Aux Verres de Contact

This Latin Quarter bistro is the more casual annex of the restaurant Jadis. While it might be fine for certain occasions (if you’re strolling near Notre Dame and want some better-than-average wine and charcuterie), it doesn’t add much to the gastronomic landscape. It’s too expensive to be a neighborhood joint, and too boring to be a cross-town destination. Their selection of snacks and starters mimics the menu of small plates at other wine bars, but they’re less successful and double the price.

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L'Atelier Vivanda restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

L’Atelier Vivanda

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Lauriston, 75016
Nearest transport: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (1, 2, 6)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 67 10 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, steak joint
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Additional Locations

Address: 20 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006
Nearest transport: Sèvres-Babylone (10, 12), Saint Sulpice (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Telephone: 01 45 44 50 44

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Restaurant Miroir restaurant in Paris photo via Facebook | parisbymouth.com

Miroir

Practical information

Address: 94 rue des Martyrs, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 46 06 50 73
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Ce bistrot moderne et accueillant fait partie des meilleures découvertes de ce quartier où les restaurants d’un bon rapport qualité/prix se font rares.”

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beef at L'Entredgeu restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

L’Entredgeu

Practical information

Address: 83 rue Laugier, 75017
Nearest transport: Porte de Champerret (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 54 97 24
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Basque, classic French
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Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2015) “Mais chez les Tredgeu, ça va tout de suite mieux: l’affaire est familiale, les enfants font leurs devoir à la table d’à côté, et le couple aux commandes de l’institution accueille à cœur ouvert dans la petite salle au décor pâlichon. Visiblement passionnés de tauromachie, ils rendent hommage à leurs origines dans leur cuisine néo-basque…”

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Le Bouchon et l'Assiette | Paris By Mouth

Le Bouchon et L’Assiette

Practical information

Address: 127 rue Cardinet, 75017
Nearest transport: Malesherbes (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 27 83 93
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2013) “A friendly bistro where the honest work of the people running it is palpable, with wines from small winemakers and plates that get wiped clean.”

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Au Boeuf Couronné

Meat is king at Au Boeuf Couronné, a restaurant across the street from the Parc de la Villette – the previous site of the Paris slaughterhouse. It’s a beautiful old brasserie and a reliable place for steak lovers in search of a slab. Open every day.

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Jeanne B restaurant epicerie in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Jeanne B

A cheerful clone of Jeanne A for the underserved Montmartre neighborhood - this casual eatery and take-out epicerie is open seven days a week with continuous service.

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Ris de Veau croustillant restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Chez Géraud

Practical information

Address: 31 rue Vital, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 20 33 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2013) “The place looks pretty much the same, but had many more clients than before when it was moribund, but the carte is still pricy and there’s no lunch ‘menu.’ ”

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Le Crabe Marteau restaurant in Paris via crabemarteau.fr | parisbymouth.com

Le Crabe Marteau

Practical information

Address: 16 rue des Acacias, 75017
Nearest transport: Argentine (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 44 09 85 59
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French, Breton, Seafood
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Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “Le tourteau, d’un bon kilo, fraîchement livré tous les matins et cuit au court-bouillon. Il est servi entier, accompagné de petites rattes bio, de mayonnaise maison nature ou aux herbes, de pain au levain et de beurre salé. La meilleure partie ? Se défouler sur les pinces de la bête grâce au marteau de bois mis à disposition…”

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La Cantine du Troquet

Arrive early (doors open at 7pm) to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest. The cooking is generous, there’s a good house red available by the liter for less that 20€, and the clients are almost entirely local.  >> Read More

Le Dome Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

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
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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 whole that the servers parade around the restaurant with justifiable pride.”

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L'Ourcine bistro in Paris photo via facebook | parisbymouth.com

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
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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 la devanture qui annonce « Cuisine de cuisinier, vins de vignerons » (on n’en attendait pas moins) à la réputation du lieu–, c’est au final un peu précipitamment et surtout très déçus que l’on quitte le 92 rue Broca.”

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La Cabane à Huitres

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015
Nearest transport: Montparnasse-Bienvenuë (4, 6, 12, 13)
Hours: Closed Sunday-Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 45 49 47 27
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, oysters

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2011) “Chaque semaine, il monte d’Arcachon avec sa propre production d’huîtres, mais aussi des cannelés et d’autres babioles gourmandes estampillées Sud-Ouest. Pour profiter d’un pique-nique sans façons autour de l’épatante formule à 18€ (une douzaine d’huîtres + foie gras ou saumon fumé), débrouillez-vous pour arriver avant 22h30, le patron ne joue pas les prolongations!”

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Auberge du Roi Gradlon restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon

Practical information

Address: 36 boulevard Arago, 75013
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 35 48 71
E-mail: contact@roigradlon.fr
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Breton
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Reviews of interest

Table à Découvert (2014) “Tous les codes bretons (beurre, cidre, sarrasin, homard, langoustine, cochon, galette) à travers une cuisine goûteuse et raffinée.”

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Ciel de Paris restaurant in Paris via cieldeparis.com | parisbymouth.com

Ciel de Paris

Practical information

Address: 33 avenue du Maine (in the Montparnasse tower), 75015
Nearest transport: Monparnasse-Bienvenue (4, 6, 12, 13)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 40 64 77 64
Average price for lunch: 20-39€ for the set menu & 60-100€ à la carte
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “… the menu read rather Business Class, but chef Christophe Marchais delivered a fine surprise…This was well-conceived and executed fun festive food that avoided the pitfalls of being frilly and silly, which is what too often happens in high-altitude settings…. desserts are studiously art-directed but also delicious.”

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Le Casse Noix Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Le Casse-Noix

Practical information

Address: 56 rue de la Fédération, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 66 09 01
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “The menu is as interesting as ever.”

Table à Découvert (2011) “Générosité, simplicité et un petit truc en plus qui enrobe le tout d’une sincère gourmandise…”

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Au Petit Marguery restaurant in Paris photo via Facebook | parisbymouth.com

Au Petit Marguery

Practical information

Address: 9 boulevard de Port Royal, 75013
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins welcome
Telephone: 01 43 31 58 59
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2009) “… what most Americans (including ourselves) must consider ‘the’ quintessential French/Paris restaurant – red velvet banquettes, brass fixtures, waiters in black and white…They had three kinds of game today, including lievre royale and grouse… generous and most excellent…”

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L'Os à Moelle restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

L’Os à Moelle

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Vasco de Gama, 75015
Nearest transport: Lourmel (8)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 57 27 27
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “… while there is an Alsatian spin to some dishes, the onion amuse gueule, for instance and the Alsatian white wines, it’s not pronounced…soup of cepes, foie gras and chestnuts… sauteed foie gras with pear, chestnuts and a chunk of baby lettuce; both were quite good.”

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