Category Archives: Modern & Creative

Will restaurant in Paris photo via facebook |


This is the first restaurant for globe trotting chef William Pradeleix who has worked in London under Hélène Darroze, in Bora Bora with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and most recently, headed up the kitchen at Manger. His precise, Asian-inflected cuisine is drawing diners to the Aligre market area.

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Yard restaurant in Paris |


The former construction yard turned bistro has been around Père Lachaise for years, but the arrival in Spring 2014 of chefs Shaun Kelly and Eleni Sapera, formerly of Au Passage and Bones, brought new attention to the place. They’re both gone now, and we haven’t been back since Nye Smith took over the stove.

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Le Pre Verre restaurant in Paris |

Le Pré Verre

You’ll see ginger and lemongrass in the mix at this popular bistro. Note: The restaurant is under new management after the departure of the Delacourcelle brothers. 

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Bouillon at Les Enfants Rouges restaurant in Paris |

Les Enfants Rouges

Practical information

Address: 9 rue de Beauce, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday; Open Thursday-Monday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 48 87 80 61
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2015) “Amazing, astonishing… loved the veal brains with beans and pimento strips.  This guy knows his offal!”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “Les Enfants Rouges under Shinozuka points no new directions in Paris dining, and at first glance manages to underwhelm despite terrific cuisine and serviceable hospitality. But Shinozuka, evidently no fool, has made all criticism moot by opening on Sundays and Mondays, which instantly renders Les Enfants Rouges one of the most useful addresses in Paris, let alone the quality-starved Marais.”

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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: 112 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7) or Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday; open Sunday for brunch
Reservations: last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 40 40 07 11

Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: neighborhood locals
Interior: quirky & playful
Atmosphere: casual

Reviews of interest

  • Chrisoscope (2012) “Le boeuf vient d’Aubrac, d’Ecosse, d’Argentine ou du Kansas, fourni par deux très belles maisons : Hugo Desnoyers et les boucheries nivernaises…je garde l’adresse en tête pour la prochaine fois que j’aurais un besoin urgent de rouge et de viande rouge dans le quartier.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “cette mangeoire bobophile ne va pas beaucoup plus loin que l’onomatopée de son enseigne, quelque part entre bof et pfftt…”

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Kei restaurant in Paris |


After working for Ducasse for seven years, Kei Kobayashi has opened an eponymous restaurant in the old Gerard Besson space near Les Halles, offering four or five courses at lunch (38/48€) and six or eight (75/95€) at dinner. His cooking is spare and delicate, like the room that surrounds you, and service is formal. They’re clearly shooting for the (Michelin) stars here.

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Le Gaigne

At this small, contemporary bistro near the Centre Pompidou, Chef Mickael Gaigner shows off his skills -- honed in high end kitchens -- at reasonable prices.

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Café Salle Pleyel

The chefs at Café Salle Pleyel are itinerant, like the musicians who play in the adjacent concert hall. Currently at the stove is Mauro Colagreco. Closed for dinner and weekends except when there is a performance.

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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

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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This contemporary bistro was seriously hyped in its early days, thanks in part to the 37€, five-course menu and a young chef with a great resumé, and perhaps the novelty of a middle-of-nowhere location, deep in the fifth.

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Passage 53 restaurant in Paris |

Passage 53

Chef Shinishi Sato and his Japanese team make precise, poetic use of pristine French ingredients, and have earned a second Michelin star.

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Chef Christophe Pélé sold and left Bigarrade in early 2012. Chef Yasuhiro Kanayama is running things now, to much acclaim.

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Glou restaurant in Paris |


Pedigreed and organic ingredients rule the menu, and pretty waitresses run the loft-like, two-level, room. Open every day.

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