Category Archives: Classic Bistro

Café Cartouche restaurant in Paris via John Talbott | parisbymouth.com

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: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2009) “Terrines, gizzard salad, sausage, ris d’agneau, bavette/frites, pintade, prunes, figs and an apple gratin. And good affordable wine.”

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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 34 38
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Atabula (2014) “Au programme: nappes épaisses, lourds couverts dans une ambiance mi populaire-mi bourgeoise. Comptez une vingtaine d’euros pour un menu qui fait la part belle aux terrines, rilettes, gibiers en saison, coq au vin, andouillette… Une jolie adresse dont on ferait volontiers sa cantine.”

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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.

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Jeanne A restaurant in Paria | parisbymouth.com

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
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “… we started off with a carafe of wine and some sliced sausage (very good products)… scallops (adequate product) with leeks cooked in an agrume sauce (unusual) and I had the echine of porc (standard) with potatoes dauphinois (great even for my potato-deficient palate) and beet greens.  We ended splitting a “brownie” (extraordinary)…”

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Café des Musées

We’ve visited and will be publishing a full review soon. In the meantime, you can scroll to see our photos and what others are saying about the Café des Musées.  >> Read More

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€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Oysters & Shellfish, Seafood
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Reviews of interest

Condé Nast Traveler (2015) “Eight years ago, Alain Ducasse bought this 1920s brasserie, which he restyled as a sort of Zen temple to seafood. It’s simply the best fish in Paris.”

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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 restaurant in paris | parisbymouth.com

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.

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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.

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Scallops at Le Comptoir in Paris | parisbymouth.com

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”.

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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 than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Chroniques du Plaisir (2010) “La bonne nouvelle, côté assiettes, c’est aussi qu’ici on « cuisine ». Si la cuisine d’assemblage, même fort bien faite vous lasse, vous trouverez ici le plaisir de goûter des plats dont on connaît la complexité de réalisation.”

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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€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, haute cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Bruno Verjus (2012) “J’admire Bernard Pacaud pour son obsession de la qualité, son exigence dans le choix des fournisseurs et des produits qui honorent la haute cuisine française. À l’Ambroisie l’on croise, pour le service et pour les mets, tradition et élégance, classicisme et modernité. ”

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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
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2015) “Served with charm and a deep professional knowledge of proper table service, this meal was the kind of feed upon which the good reputation of French cooking was originally constructed, because what this food says is that you can eat well even when you’re not interested in making a fuss about it or spending too much money.”

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Taillevent Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Taillevent

We have visited and will be posting a review soon. In the meantime, scroll to see photos and what others have said about Taillevent.  >> Read More

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 for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French,
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2015) “… cooking that’s as vivid, joyous and inventive as Julia Sedefdjian’s served in a lively dining room where everyone was clearly having a great time. One way or another, the inspired and very hard working Sedefidjian is very much a young chef to sample, savour, sample again and keep an eye on.”

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Cafe Constant restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Café Constant

Christian Constant is the unofficial mayor of rue St. Dominique. His casual, no-reservations café is open all day, starting at 8 in the morning.

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