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Le Barav’

This friendly upper Marais wine bar serves simple charcuterie, cheese, salads, and sandwiches to go along with 5€ glasses, or a bottle from their cave next door. The plate of truffled ham is always a good bet.  In the summer, there’s a great terrace on the street.

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Charles François Dupuis, 75003
Nearest transport: République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 48 04 57 59
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest 

The Guardian (2015) “But it is difficult to find a better spot than friendly Le Barav, which still has the feel of a neighbourhood hangout rather than the latest bourgeois bohème (bobo) flavour of the week. At first, Barav looks like a classic bistrot as, apart from a host of tapas-style plates, it does a range of main dishes such as duck shepherds pie or grilled sausage with lentils. A dozen wines by the glass can be chosen from the blackboard but if you ask for a bottle you’ll realise this is a unique cave à manger as the waitress asks you to go next door and choose from one of the 300 vintages stocked in its cellar.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Parce qu’il fait à la fois office de bar, de restaurant, de cave à vin et d’épicerie, le Barav et sa cave mitoyenne offrent tout ce dont on peut rêver pour un apéritif bien français.”

Photo via Le Barav’s Facebook

1 thought on “Le Barav’”

  1. My experience there last night left a bad taste in my mouth, so here goes.
    I arrived around 6.30 for an aperitif. After my first glass I discovered a far more interesting wine list on the ardoise of the cave next door, so I moved over to one of the two tables on the sidewalk (after the waitress had told me that the terrace is not shared).
    I ordered a glass of Meursault (€9 for 10cl) and received hardly more than a drop. And with that drop (not before) I was asked to order something to eat as somehow their license was not good just for drinking. I still don’t know why I agreed to this and ordered some Comté – I should have gotten up and left at that point. And predictably, the cheese portion matched the amount of wine in my glass. It was priced at €10.
    I don’t mind paying a lot of money for good food and wine. But how did one great French restaurant critic express this? Soyez genereux.

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