Category Archives: Classic Bistro

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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Garnier restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Garnier

Practical information

Address: 111 rue St. Lazare, 75008
Nearest transport: Saint-Lazare (3, 12, 13)
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 43 87 50 40
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, oysters/shellfish, seafood

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Some loyal patrons never get beyond the oyster bar or the fresh shellfish buffet, while others reliably order the lobster from the tank or salad with balsamic vinegar and lightly spice d tomato sauce, or the pan-fried Dover sole, and others go off-piste onto the excellent meat menu with herb-crusted rack of lamb. Excellent wines and desserts and sprightly, professional service.”

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Les Cocottes restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Les Cocottes

Practical information

Address: 135 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), Pont le l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day, 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: no phone
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website   

Additional Locations

Address2 avenue Bertie Allbrecht, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours:  Open every day, 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone:  01 53 89 50 53
Website

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chartier restaurant in paris | parisbymouth.com

Chartier

Practical information

Address: 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 47 70 86 29
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Ann Mah (2015) “The food at Bouillon Chartier isn’t that bad. But the truth is, no one comes here for the food… 1) We wanted to meet near les Grands Boulevards; and 2) It’s open on a Monday. Oh, and 3) It’s historic. And 4) It’s cheap (bonus!).”

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Le Griffonier Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Le Griffonnier

A place to eat classic French bistro food (oeufs mayo, steak frites, celery remoulade), drink from an excellent wine list, and be surrounded (still, for now) by actual French people.

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Le Petit Vendôme restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Petit Vendôme

Practical information

Address: 8 rue des Capucines, 75002
Nearest transport: Opéra (3, 7, 8), Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday 8.30am-3.30pm; Open Tuesday-Friday 8.30am-2am; Open Saturday 8.30am-5pm
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 42 61 05 88
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2011) “The place is packed full of locals…dim, noisy, and chaotic; you pull up a chair wherever if you want to eat more than a sandwich.”

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Allard restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Allard

The sepia-toned dining room at this historic bistro remains the same, but Alain Ducasse and protégé Laëtitia Rouabah have taken over the kitchen and the accompanying carte of classic Burgundian dishes. Reviews are mixed.

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Le Pantruche Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Le Pantruche

Franck Baranger’s modern bistro near Pigalle is turning out dishes like celery root soup, oyster tartare, and a standout côte de cochon. Two courses at lunch for 17€, three at dinner for 32€.

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Chez 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.

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Stanislas, 75006
Nearest transport: Notre Dame des Champs (12) or Vavin (4)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 48 29 94
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Lyonnais, French bistro
Special attributes: open Monday

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2013) “Voilà le genre de table qui fait aimer Paris des américains. Un restaurant dans son jus dont le calendrier des appétits est resté bloqué quelque part dans les années 60…En cuisine, Pierre laisse aux commandes le chef qui remuait les casseroles dans l’arrière-salle depuis vingt-cinq ans et perpétue, à quelques plats près, le menu labellisé 1961, tapé à la machine, qu’il retrouve dans les archives du restaurant. Ce sera donc ambiance filets de hareng, escargots de Bourgogne, quenelles de brochet, tripes et coq au vin. Une cuisine de répertoire bistrotier, loin du manger-correct de l’époque et délicieusement forte en gueule.”

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Bourgogne Sud | Paris By Mouth

Bourgogne Sud

Practical information

Address: 14 rue de Clichy, 75009
Nearest transport: Liège (13) or Trinité-d’Estienne d’Orves (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins welcome
Telephone: 01 48 74 51 27
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Review of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “… even though the cooking lacks precision, it’s still solidly good, and this is a recommendable if rather plain address for anyone looking for a Burgundian feed in the heart of Paris.”

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Epicure at le Bristol Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Epicure

Practical information

Address: 112 rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Miromesnil (9, 13)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 53 43 43 40
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, haute cuisine
Website

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2015) “Pastry chef Laurent Jeannin isn’t the household name other French pastry chefs are… But if I have any say in the matter, judging from the desserts that we had that afternoon, he’s quite possibly the best pastry chef in Paris.”

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Le Cinq Mars Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Le Cinq Mars

Practical information

Address: 51 rue de Verneuil, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 44 69 13
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, bistro
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Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2013) “The menu has us drooling, from the “nicely runny” omelet to the sausage “from Conquet”… For dessert, it’s a tough call between the floating island, French toast with brioche and maple syrup, and the rice pudding.”

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Les 110 de Taillevent

Practical information

Address: 195 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 74 20 20
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2013) “Very nice…a place to send American friends to.”

Figaroscope (2012) “…une centaine de crus au verre se dispose selon affinités autour de nourritures citadines…Le tourteau aneth et fenouil: rafraichissant…Le vol-au-vent à la financière: comme une 3D gourmande… Le beignet au chocolat coulant: délicieuse vacherie…”

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Les Canailles Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Les Canailles

Practical information

Address: 25 rue la Bruyère, 75009
Nearest transport: Saint Georges (12)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 48 74 10 48
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: French bistro, Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “As part of a 33 Euro dinner menu, I was impressed by the quality of the produce that Le Pevedic cooks with and again by the way we were so generously served…”

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Lasserre restaurant in Paris via restaurant-lasserre.com | parisbymouth.com

Lasserre

Practical information

Address: 17 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008
Nearest transport: Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open for dinner only Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; Open for lunch and dinner Thursday and Friday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 59 02 13
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

Philippe Toinard (2013) “Une institution qui a toujours su jongler entre tradition et innovation, entre plats d’hier et plats de demain.”

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Josephine Chez Dumonet restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Josephine (Chez Dumonet)

Bring your appetite and wallet to this bistro – a perennial favorite for old-fashioned dishes like boeuf bourguignon, duck confit and gigot d’agneau. It’s the French bistro you’ve always imagined right down to the communal pot of pickled herring, the gruff waiters and red gingham toilet. They make a mean Grand Marnier soufflé as big as your head that must (and should) be ordered at the beginning of the meal. The millefeuille is worth saving room for, too. When half portions are available, order those as they tend to be the size of any other restaurant’s normal portions. There’s an excellent selection of Armagnac and other digestifs to help wash down all the duck fat.

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La Maison de l'Aubrac Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

La Maison de l’Aubrac

Practical information

Address: 37 rue Marbeuf, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Open every day, 24 hours a day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 43 59 05 14
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2012) “… du bon goût de la province… l’aligot­, traditionelle purée au fromage et starlette locale, s’agrémente d’une bonne bête aveyronnai­se (tartare, faux filet, entrecôte, saucisse, côte de bœuf, pièce du boucher)…”

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Le Bon Georges

It's all about the bon produits at Le Bon Georges: beef from Alexandre Polmard, sustainable seafood from small-scale fishermen, market fresh veg from Joël Thibault, and vins de propriétés. The menu changes each day at this brand new, but classically beautiful bistro.

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Racines restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Racines

Founding chef Pierre Jancou has moved on, but the roots remain. New chef Renaud Marcille is bringing a touch of elegance to the product-driven, market cooking, served, as always, with natural wine, inside the city’s oldest covered passage.

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Croque Monsieur with truffle salt at Cafe Trama in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Café Trama

Practical information

Address: 83 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Placide (4), Vaneau (10)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 48 33 71
E-mail: trama.marion@gmail.com
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

The Financial Times (2014) “… more of a restaurant than a bar but guests are welcome to pop in for a drink. The list is largely natural and the team behind it are veterans of the scene. Owners Marion Trama, part of a French culinary dynasty, and Paul Hayat, who runs natural wine magazine Le Rouge et Le Blanc, make a formidable duo. Behind the bar is Frank Carré, who’s been hanging out with natural wine producers for the best part of 30 years. You’re definitely in capable hands.”

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Les Jalles Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Les Jalles

Practical information

Address: 14 rue des Capucines, 75002
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14), Opéra (3, 7, 8)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday 9am-11.30pm; Open Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 66 71
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
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Reviews of Interest

Les Grands Ducs (2014) “Après un départ un peu chahuté, des ambitions d’étoiles complexes et un changement de chef, voici Les Jalles revenues à ce que Magali sait faire de mieux : un bistrot chic et gourmand, balayant avec esprit le répertoire de la cuisine bourgeoise remise au goût du jour.”

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