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Gyoza Bar

Practical info

Address: 56 passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8, 9), Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 44 82 00 62
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Japanese, dumplings
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Reviews of interest

Table à Découvert (2014) “Le reste de la pâte est moelleuses, la farce assez goûteuse, à base de porc et de je ne sais quoi. Je la trouve peut-être un peu moins nuancée que lors de ma première fois (que je vous encourage à aller regarder, je trouve qu’ils n’ont pas trop la même allure). Ils sont cependant bien agréables à manger et à tremper dans la sauce assez acidulée et différente de ce que l’on connaît (rien à voir avec une simple sauce soja, ici c’est un mélange de différents ingrédients et de parfums d’agrume).”

Kei

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.

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.”

La Briciola

Practical information

Address: 64 rue Charlot, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 42 77 34 10
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Italian & pizza, vegetarian options
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2008) “… des petits vins biens sentis et des pizzas en série, craquantes, habillées de frais, relevant le niveau du genre.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “The Napoletana was fine, although would’ve been better with top-quality olives; my pizza topped with sausage was the winner of the two. With a chilled carafe of rosato, we were happy…”

Candelaria

With its bright, bare-bones kitchen, crowded counter, communal table, and addictive salsas — all mercifully un-Frenchified — this upper Marais spot has officially changed the game, and people are lining up for tacos and agua fresca. Go through the unmarked door next to the stove and you’ll find a serious bar, staffed by Experimental Cocktail Club grads.

Icho

Practical information

Address: 3 rue des Tournelles, 75004
Nearest transport: Bastille (1, 5, 8 )
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 44 78 03 92
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Japanese & sushi
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “We both went with the assorted sushi and sashimi plate, which was beautiful to behold… It was a guilty pleasure to eat some silky red tuna sashimi, and the yellow tail and scallop sashimi were excellent, too. Right away, we were impressed with the quality of the produce here…”

François Simon (2010) “L’assiette avait du nerf, mais un peu trop de véhémence dans sa fuite énervée. Mais bonne, risquée (fraise avec le saumon en réhausseur de goût)…”

Il Carpaccio

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: 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 (in the Royal Monceau)
Nearest transport: Étoile (1, 2, 6, RER A)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, every day
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 99 89 71
Website

Average price for lunch: more than 100€
Average price for dinner: more than 100€
Style of cuisine: Italian
Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday
Type of crowd: style hounds, suits
Interior: elegant & luxe
Atmosphere: formal

Reviews of interest

  • Thierry Richard (2011) “les assiettes qui s’ensuivent ne décoivent pas dans cette veine italo-sophistiquée qui passe les standards transalpins à la moulinette de la modernité….dans son genre haut du panier, l’une des meilleures tables italiennes de la capitale. Service de palace et prix à l’avenant.”
  • Alexander Lobrano (2011) “The remodeled Il Carpaccio is very pretty…Unfortunately, even though Rispoli’s debut dish–mackerel with Italian fatback, preserved lemon and a salad of  bitter greens–was very pretty, it was also monastic and very bland, odd for such a full-flavored fish. Next up, a fancy vegetable minestrone… again, very bland.”
  • Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “une Italie comme on en croise rarement…Tête de cèpe farcie : si l’automne avait un goût, ce plat lui ressemblerait ! Tortellini de pintade, châtaigne et son bouillon : on en boufferait jusqu’à la porcelaine de l’assiette.”
  • 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
    Website

    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.”

    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…”

    Food & Wine (2008) “… cozy two- story shrine to eggs in St.-Germain-des-Prés…”

    Photo courtesy of Eggs & Co.’s Facebook Page

    Les Fines Gueules

    On a lovely corner near the Place des Victoires, Les Fines Gueules serves quality product in simple-but-good preparations. One of the best hand cut steak tartares in the city. The wine list is overwhelmingly natural, and there’s a handful of tables outside for sipping on the sidewalk on warm summer nights. Warning: many readers have raised concerns about the service (see comments below).

    – Meg Zimbeck, 2013

    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.”

    These reviews are from the previous owner

    Le Figaro (2012) “… ce bistrot d’élite valse régulièrement avec les chefs. En espérant donc que se maintienne le petit dernier, puisé au filon nippon, ancien de l’excellent Stella Maris et fameux de maîtrise dans son genre néoclassique.”

    Alexander Lobrano (2010) “Aside from Dufroux’s very good contemporary French bistro cooking… what I love about this place is that it proves that hip young Parisians really do know and like good food beyond the identikit menus at the Costes Brothers tentacular empire.”

    John Talbott (2010) “The Bistro Volnay is a place I’ve been to 3 times in as many years under 3 different chefs…”I approached the place with trepidation – fancy entry, all suits and ties and all men, most (around us) speaking English, an imposing menu, with hefty supplements for anything not on the “menu.”

    Le Figaro (2010) “… un bistrot que nous avions adoré lors de son lancement…”

    Le Figaro (2010) “… une vraie belle allure de bistrot qui tamise en volumes contemporains le Paris des années 1920-1930-1940…”

    Le Timbre

    Photo from Le Timbre's Facebook page

    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

    Have you been? Leave your own opinion about Le Timbre in the comments!

    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.”

    Le Fooding (2015) says that Le Timbre has “a swinging ambiance and a young chef by the name of Charles Danet in the kitchen who sends out a lunch menu of spiced and caramelized quail breast, wrapped up in cured ham to keep it tender, roasted hake with thyme, shiso leaves and borlotti beans… and a satisfying scoop of chocolate ganache, almond genoise and citrus confit. At night, the menu is even more copious. And more importantly, the wines always hit it out of the park at both lunch and dinner”

    Figaroscope (2014) reports that after the departure of Le Timbre’s British chef, the new iteration has a more intimate feeling, supported by a more delicate cuisine. Expect dishes like duck breast with mashed cauliflower and onion confit.

    John Talbott (2014) revisits Le Timbre after the departure of chef Chris Write and calls this “a very soft, successful landing in a cherished old spot… you won’t be disappointed by the change.”

     

    Chez Marianne

    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: 2 rue des Hospitaliéres St. Gervais, 75004
    Nearest transport: St. Paul (1)
    Hours: Open every day
    Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
    Telephone: 01 42 72 18 86
    Average price for lunch: 10-19€
    Average price for dinner: 10-19€
    Style of cuisine: Jewish
    Special attributes: small plates, vegetarian options, outdoor dining, continuous all-day service, open Sunday, open Monday

    Reviews of interest

    David Lebovitz (2008) ” If you’re craving something other than French food, the middle eastern combination salads here offer a bit of a respite…”

     

     

     

    Hokkaido

    Practical information

    Address: 14 rue Chabanais, 75002
    Nearest transport: Quatre Septembre (3), Bourse (3) or Pyramides (7, 14)
    Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
    Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
    Telephone: 01 42 60 50 95
    Average price for lunch: 10-19€
    Average price for dinner: 10-19€
    Style of cuisine: Japanese
    Website

    Reviews of interest

    Time Out (2013) “Les incontournables ? Le généreux râmen, bol de bouillon aux pâtes (environ 8 euros) et les gyoza, raviolis au porc, au chou blanc et au gingembre, grillés sur le dessus et moelleux en dessous (environ 5 euros les 6).”

    Alexander Lobrano (2009) “… the best noodle-gyoza restaurant in Paris…”

    Chez Omar

    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: 47 rue de Bretagne, 75003
    Nearest transport: Arts et Metiers (3, 11)
    Hours: Closed Sunday lunch
    Reservations: Reservations not accepted
    Telephone: 01 42 72 36 26
    Average price for lunch: 20-34€
    Average price for dinner: 20-34€
    Style of cuisine: North African
    Special attributes: open Sunday, open Monday, vegetarian options

    Reviews of interest

    David Lebovitz (2008) “Terrific couscous and the best roast lamb in town…”