Category Archives: Classic Bistro

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Le 21

Practical information

Address: 21 rue Mazarine, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 46 33 76 90
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: French, seafood

Reviews of interest

Food Intelligence (2012) “Fréquenté par quelques palais remarquables, la table de Mr Paul (Minchelli) fait dans le simple. L’excellence des produits, l’ultime du poisson et puis rien d’autre qu’un tour de main et un savoir-faire hors du commun…une table essentielle.”

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Goumard

This historic spot is known for oysters and grand platters of fruits de mer, as well as its classified, Louis Majorelle - designed art deco toilettes.

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Oysters from Huitrerie Regis in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Huîtrerie Régis

Régis’ fantastic oysters come from the Marenne-Oleron and are available for dégustation on the spot in the pale blue and white dining room, or to take home. >> Read More

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L’Avant Gout

Practical information

Address: 26 rue Bobillot, 75013
Nearest transport: Place d’Italie (5, 6, 7)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 53 80 24 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

Le Figaro (2008) “… il est toujours aussi difficile de trouver une table dans ce petit bistrot moderne…”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2003) “The restaurant is airy and bright, with red chairs and orange walls, very warm… I went for the Tarte fine aux poireaux, Foies de volaille confits, a thin and biscuity crust, topped with strips of leek, a delicious layer of crumbled duck liver and salad leaves.”

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Chez Michel

This Breton bistrominique near the Gare du Nord serves a four course feast featuring dishes that are baked in a massive dining room oven.  >> Read More

Eggs & Co Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Eggs & Co.

Practical information

Address: 11 rue Bernard Palissy, 75006
Nearest transport: St. Germain-des-Pres (4)
Hours: Open every day from 10am-6pm
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 45 44 02 52
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Eggs, classic French, vegetarian options
Website

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2009) “… des œufs sous toutes leurs formes: mollets, brouillés, au plat…il ne reste plus qu’à choisir le fond, la façon de les accommoder: herbes, jambon, fromages, champignons, au total ­29 possibilités…”

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Bistro Volnay Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Bistro Volnay

Practical information

Address: 8 rue Volney, 75002
Nearest transport: Opéra (3, 7, 8 )
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 06 65
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

A Nous Paris (2015) “Passation en toute discrétion pour cette institution du bien manger et du bon boire. Magali et Delphine, à la tête de cette maison depuis 2009 ont confié les clés à Philippe Marques dont le CV ravira les amateurs de bouteilles: chef sommelier au Mandarin Oriental à Londres puis chez Senderens, place de la Madeleine, pendant dix ans et plus récemment au Prince de Galles. Excusez du peu.”

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Le Timbre

We haven’t yet been to Le Timbre since chef Charles Danet took it over in 2014, but you can scroll down to read reviews from other critics.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Sainte-Beuve, 75006
Nearest transport: Vavin (4), Notre-Dame-des-Champs (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 49 10 40
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What people are saying

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David Lebovitz (2017) includes this among his Favorite Paris Restaurants and says “Every time I eat at Le Timbre, I wonder why I don’t eat at this petit restaurant more often. It’s very small (hence the name, which means “the stamp”) and features very fresh food.”

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