David Toutain currently holds the #5 position in our ranking of favorite Tasting Menus over 100€. David Toutain, who brought acclaim to Agapé Substance before jumping ship back in December 2012, returned to the Paris scene with this signature restaurant in 2013. His meticulous and conceptual cooking highlights seasonal produce,
An offshoot of one our absolute favorites L’Office, you can stop by this former corner café at all hours of the day and night (sans reservation) for snacks, small plates, decent coffee, cocktails, or an evening meal.
This popular restaurant and wine bar run by Drew Harre and Juan Sanchez is a sort of Anglo haven, excellent for a quick glass, a solo dinner at the bar, or for those times when you’re just tired of speaking French.
After L’Office and Le Richer (one of our favorite new openings of 2013), Charles Compagnon is back with another gift for the Faubourg. If he has run out of ideas for restaurant names, the same cannot be said for the dishes coming out of his kitchen. The compact menu
One of our Top 40 Paris Restaurants (small sharable plates). Boasting one of the city’s best selections of wine by the glass, Freddy’s is a great call when you want to share some delicious nibbles while perched on a stool, especially at odd hours or on
If you want a taste of Gregory Marchand’s cooking without the challenge of scoring a reservation at Frenchie, this is where to go.
Pancakes, poached eggs and hearty seasonal fare served alongside excellent coffee sourced from Belleville Brulerie in a sunny space along the Canal St. Martin. An international array of coffee preparations (flat whites, espressos, long blacks, cappuccinos, and very good “real deal” filtered coffee) are accompanied by hot chocolate made from homemade chocolate syrup and a selection of teas from Le Parti du Thé.
Frenchie currently holds the #5 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus under 100€. Frenchie was wonderful – so good that you felt you were getting away with something – back when it opened in 2009. Then the tiny restaurant landed on every journalists’
East meets west at William Ledeuil’s much-lauded Ze Kitchen Galerie.
La Bourse et la Vie currently holds the #1 ranking in our list of favorite Classic Bistros in Paris. Come to celebrate, or come on a date. Come for the best steak-frites in Paris, or for the selection of after-dinner armagnacs. Come because you still remember the
The small plates have big flavors at this no-reservations wine bar from the couple behind Hidden Kitchen. For something more formal, book the restaurant upstairs.
Practical information Address: 5 rue saint Bernard, 75011 Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday 8:45am-6pm Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 09 80 81 82 85 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Baked goods, Middle Eastern, modern French Facebook Reviews of interest Le
We first discovered Quina Lon during her pastry chef days at Au Passage and then Martin. Her pastries, never too sweet and always utilizing the freshest ingredients, were evidence of time spent in some of the best kitchens in the world (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mugaritz).
Worth a trip for the gorgeous terrace alone (at lunchtime only). The excellent all-Burgundy wine list and fresh, albeit somewhat underseasoned, modern French dishes don’t hurt either.
Papillon currently holds the #2 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. Practical information Address: 8 rue Messonier, 75017 Nearest transport: Wagram (3) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a month in advance Telephone:
Practical information Address: 159 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8), Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Open Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-10pm Reservations: Walk-ins welcome, but book a day or two in advance for lunch or dinner Telephone: 01 43 46 10 14 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of
A recent visit didn’t live up to the hype in which Thierry Dufroux’s Basque-inflected bistrot was declared “one of the revelations of 2013.” With the exception of a vanilla millefeuille with fresh strawberries, every dish was fine but forgettable. The wine list was uninspired and
Mensae currently holds the #3 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris. In a simple dining room, way up on the Belleville hill and not far from the sprawling Buttes-Chaumont park, some of the best bistro fare in Paris is being served.
Practical information Address: 2 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Nearest transport: Kléber (6), George V (1) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance for dinner only; Reservations not accepted for lunch Telephone: 01 47 20 10 45 Average
Practical information Address: 4 rue Biscornet, 75012 Nearest transport: Bastille (1, 5, 8), Ledru-Rollin (8) Hours: Closed Wednesday & Thursday; Open Monday-Tuesday & Friday-Sunday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 09 50 80 93 80 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price
Practical information Address: 9 place de la Madeleine, 75008 Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance Telephone: 01 42 65 22 90 Average price for lunch: 60-100€ Average price for
Practical information Address: 42 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Nearest transport: Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9) Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance for breakfast and lunch; Book a few weeks in advance for dinner Telephone: 01 58 36 60 60 Average
Practical information Address: 79 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Nearest transport: La Tour-Maubourg (8), Invalides (8, 13, RER C) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Thursday & Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday for dinner only Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance Telephone: 01 47 05
Practical information Address: 3 carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006 Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10) Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 42 38 47 55 Average price for lunch: 10-19€ Average price for dinner: 10-19€ Style of cuisine: Seafood & oysters,
Practical information Address: 30 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Nearest transport: Temple (3), République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinner and Monday & Saturday for dinner only Reservations: Book a week in advance Telephone: 01 43 56 22 95
Practical information Address: 43 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011 Nearest transport: Voltaire (9) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12am Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 09 80 75 32 08 E-mail: email@example.com Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Small plates Website
On a busy street lined with touristy pubs near Saint Sulpice, Tiger is a cocktail-focused breath of fresh air. Gin & tonics are the specialty here, with more than six variations on the standard available, all made with Tiger’s homemade tonic. Other gin-based cocktails make up a strong part
Bayou-themed Baton Rouge is a high-end dive that’s strategically manufactured, but still thoroughly enjoyable. It’s rowdy, rollicking good fun; the tone is set by the twangy soundtrack and good-natured staff, who set down a bowl of peanuts immediately upon your arrival and actively encourage you to
Grilled cheese seems like the epitome of spontaneous late-night eats, yet you’ll want to make a reservation at Mabel if you’d like yours washed down with a cocktail. The small speakeasy-style bar nestled behind a family-friendly grilled cheese sandwich shop requires clients to be seated, which is great
Practical information Address: 118 rue Amelot, 75011 Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8), Oberkampf (5, 9) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a couple days in advance Telephone: 01 47 00 90 18 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: