Category Archives: Classic Bistro

Le Grand Pan Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Le Grand Pan

Benoit Gauthier’s Le Grand Pan unfussily and deliciously serves up superb meats and market-fresh vegetables.

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Café Cartouche

Practical information Address: 4 rue de Bercy, 75012 Nearest transport: Dugommier (6), Cour Saint-Émilion (14) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Saturday for dinner Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 40 19 09 95 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner:

Le Baron rouge wine bar in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Baron Rouge

Join the rest of the neighborhood here on Sunday afternoons for a post-market glass of wine (direct from the barrel), a plate of cheese or charcuterie or, in winter, a dozen oysters. Bottles to go, 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

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L’Ecailler du Bistrot

The “bistrot” in question is carnivore-heaven Paul Bert, just next door. But at L’Ecailler the focus is on seafood, including a gorgeous array of Belon, Utah Beach, and Spéciales.

Benoit bistro from Alain Ducasse | parisbymouth.com

Benoît

Open since 1912, this picture-postcard Paris bistro is part of the Ducasse group.

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Jeanne A

Practical information Address: 42 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Nearest transport: Parmentier (3) Hours: Open every day continuously 10am-10:30pm Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 43 55 09 49 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Classic French Website   Facebook   Book Online Reviews

L’Auberge Flora

Flora herself does the cooking at this urban inn, offering a range of shareable small plates, or a heftier menu (at higher prices).

Café des Musées Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Café des Musées

Practical information Address: 49 rue de Turenne, 75003 Nearest transport: Chemin Vert (8), St. Paul (1) Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinning Reservations: Walk-ins welcome Telephone: 01 42 72 96 17 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 40-59€ Style of cuisine:

Rech Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Rech

Practical information Address: 62 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Nearest transport: Ternes (2) Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 58 00 22 03 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price for dinner: 60-100€

Astier restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Astier

This classic, checkered tablecloth bistro is famous for its cheese tray.

A la Renaissance Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

A La Renaissance

Great natural wines by the glass, fresh well-prepared food, and congenial service at this simple bistro near Bastille.

La Fontaine de Mars

The Obamas ate here! The Obamas ate here! This perpetual favorite, a mainstay on the crowded rue Saint-Dominique, offers classic cooking with a southwestern tilt. Open every day.

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Le Cornichon

Here you’ll find robust, seasonal bistro cooking from a Chez l’Ami Jean alum. Menus at 31€/34€ for lunch/dinner, unless you spring for the Desnoyer côte de veau, seasonal game dishes, or other items that carry a supplement.

Drouant restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

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.

Cul de Poule restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Cul de Poule

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.

La Ferme Saint Simon Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

La Ferme Saint-Simon

Practical information Address: 6 rue de Saint Simon, 75007 Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12), Solférino (12) Hours: Closed Sunday all day and Saturday lunch; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Saturday for dinner only Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 45

Pork belly at La Regalade Conservatoire restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

La Régalade Conservatoire

This newest Régalade outpost is serving classic Bruno Doucet bistro fare like house-made terrine, pork belly with lentils, sea bream with fennel, rice pudding, and a Grand Marnier soufflé. Affordably priced with prix-fixe menus at lunch (26€) and dinner (35€).

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Le Comptoir du Relais

Yves Camdeborde’s beloved bistro, once neo and now classic. Book months in advance for weeknight, no-choice dinner, or just queue up at lunch or weekends for the so-called “brasserie menu”.

L'Ami Jean Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Chez L’Ami Jean

Brash, Basque, and belly-filling, a meal at l’Ami Jean can be coma-inducing. Reserve in advance, and plan on walking home.

Laurent Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Laurent

Practical information Address: 41 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Nearest transport: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (1, 13) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 42 25 00 39 Average price for lunch: More

L'Ambroisie Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

L’Ambroisie

Practical Information Address: 9 place des Vosges, 75004 Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1), Chemin Vert (8) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book many weeks in advance Telephone: 01 42 78 51 45 Average price for lunch: More than 100€

La Rotonde Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

La Rotonde

Practical information Address: 105 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Nearest transport: Vavin (4) Hours: Open every day 6am-2am Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 43 26 48 26 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price for dinner: 40-59€ Style of cuisine: Classic French Website   Facebook Reviews of interest Alexander

Le Relais de l'Entrecôte restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

At Le Relais de L’Entrecôte, the choices are steak or steak, and the supply of golden fries is unending. Which is how the line to be seated will seem unless you go early. Three locations.

Les Fables de la Fontaine Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Les Fables de la Fontaine

Practical information Address: 131 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), Pont de l’Alma (RER C) Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 44 18 37 55 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price

Chez Georges restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Chez Georges

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