Did you know that at least half of Paris restaurants are closed on Sunday? We’ve put together this list to help you find a great meal on this very tricky day of rest.
In Paris, where restaurants are tiny and can sometimes contain only a handful of tables, dining en masse requires a certain level of strategy. If you’re trying to book dinner for a large group (more than six people) or are […]
In a depressing, semi-apocalyptic year defined by reactionary responses to globalism, it’s fair to ask ourselves what, exactly, we are celebrating, when we celebrate the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday. Is Beaujolais Nouveau a symbol […]
Booking restaurants in Paris can be a nightmare. Even for those who speak French, simply getting a human being on the other end of the phone can be a challenge.
The French have had a love affair with chocolate since 1615, when Anne of Austria (confusingly, actually Spanish) married Louis XIII of France and packed cocoa beans for drinking chocolate in her Paris-bound valise. 400 […]
The giant madeleine door handle and the tiny seashell shaped sweets printed on the wallpaper are a good indicator of what lies within. The classic childhood treat is here elevated to a work of art […]
Selected addresses for gluten-free goods: Thank You, My Deer – It’s a silly name but they’re serious about gluten-free goods, good coffee, and good service. This little café bakes their own doughy bread, has soups, […]
To save the 13 million travelers who visit Notre Dame each year from the 13 million terrible restaurants that surround it, we present you with our 13 favorite places to eat near the great cathedral. […]
The Champs-Élysées is one of the most historic and beautiful promenades in all of Paris. Chestnut trees line the streets, as do some of the best (and most astronomically expensive) restaurants in the city, but the high-rent real estate also means that there is an abundance of large, mediocre multinational chain restaurants. It’s slim pickings, but these are our pickings for what’s actually worth seeking out along la plus belle avenue du monde. […]
It can be a struggle to decipher the coffee menu before you’ve actually had your coffee. We get it. We’re here to help you understand how to order exactly what you want in a corner café or specialty coffee shop. […]
Can’t distinguish your colvert from your crapaudine? No need to grouse – we’ve created a glossary for all the gibier (wild game) jargon that you’ll find on Paris menus in the fall. Bécasse we love you. […]
Montmartre is a neighborhood which, like all tourist centers, presents a challenge to anyone hoping to eat well. We can’t help you avoid the pickpockets around the Sacré-Cœur, but we can help you bypass the tourist trap eateries. […]
We don’t recommend visiting the Eiffel tower without a solid plan for eating, whether to fortify yourself for the wait or to restore your sanity after the harrowing elevator ride. Here are some tables to consider that don’t require a crosstown trip. […]
It’s truffle season in Paris, and the knobby tubers are turning up on restaurant menus all over town. Many people, however, don’t know their Alba from their elbow, and can’t understand why a kilo of fungus might sell for thousands of euros. Are are some basics, with a little help from truffle maven Patricia Wells. […]