Paris Restaurants

This selection focuses on restaurants offering (in normal times) a sit-down experience where you can linger and take your time. You might also be interested in our selection of fast casual options for a quick bite, or wine bars where you can perch on a stool and share some small plates.

During this new strange new reality, we are attempting to update individual restaurant pages with information about what they’re offering during the pandemic, and we’re summarizing your best options here.

La Marée Jeanne

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Mandar, 75002
Nearest transport: Étienne Marcel (4), Sentier (3)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 58 34
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Seafood, Oysters & Shellfish
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Reviews of interest

Time Out (2016) “Avec une cuisine fraîche et enlevée, un accueil et un cadre sympathiques, cette belle adresse s’avère, sans hésiter, une très bonne pêche du quartier.”

Télérama (2015) “De bons plats de poissons et de fruits de mer ultrafrais à prix de bistrot : voilà une promesse qui parle à la Méditerranéenne que je suis, souvent dépitée par les tarifs parisiens.”

Table à Découvert (2015) “S’il y a bien des huîtres (accompagnées de condiments), un poisson grillé (dos de maigre et graines de fenouil) et un poisson entier en croûte de sel, tout le reste est cuisiné, inspiré et audacieux, avec une grande partie des suggestions proposé en petits et grands formats, à partager ou non et j’avoue qu’il est assez difficile de faire son choix. Tout est savamment orchestré, de la cuisine ouverte sur la salle au service mené avec gentillesse et professionnalisme.”

John Talbott (2015) “On balance, yes, but it will take another visit to decided if this will be a regular on my food route.”

Alexander Lobrano (2015) “A lively restaurant that offers a winning French take on the casual good-value sea-shack style seafood restaurants… It happily navigates between tradition, as in mousseline soufflée, sauce homardine  (pike-perch dumplings, in creamy lobster sauce) and more modern French favorites, including marinated monkfish with Kalamata olives and citrus vinaigrette. And it also implicitly favors the admirable recent local restaurant trend towards privileging fish from sustainable fisheries; to wit, there’s whiting on the menu but not turbot and grilled croaker instead of sole.”

Le Figaro (2015) “Et la cuisine de balancer, sur le même mode, autour d’une carte bien chaloupée, délestant petites recettes de chic cambuse (friture d’éperlans, croque-homard) et plats nettement plus accastillés (quenelle de brochet sous brume émulsionnée de Nantua, rouget barbet et chorizo en feuilletage…). Laissez voguer les petits pavés car Montorgueil se rêve un bord de mer…”

Le Fooding (2015) “A cool brasserie at that, and one that’s not too expensive, a mix between the experimental Clamato and the classic Montparnasse institutions… You can rest assured that the house is trustworthy, given that it’s run by Frédéric Hubig (Astier, Jeanne A and Jeanne B). So keep the (small or large) plates of cooked fish coming.”

Paris Bouge (2015) “À table, commandez les assiettes de pêcheurs (en “petite portion” ou en version “grande portion”): poisson entier en croûte de sel, “Comme une Bouillabaisse”, Croq’Homard de Jeanne, merlan frit en colère, dos de maigre, rouget barbet, lotte…”

Photo via La Marée Jeanne’s Facebook page

Gare au Gorille

Just steps from the train tracks leading to and from the Saint-Lazare train station, this is the new project from two Septime alums, Marc Cordonnier (Grébaut’s former sous-chef) and his front-of-house partner Louis Langevin. With a hip hop soundtrack and aspirations no grander than to be a good bistro, the quality of food they are putting out will nonetheless attract the sort of globetrotting gastronome crowd that they are fleeing from at Septime.

Septime Cave

Septime’s Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat converted a shoe-repair shop to open this intimate, impeccably-designed wine bar just around the corner from their renowned restaurant. The well-informed staff serve a limited menu of exquisite small plates (ranging from cheeses and cured meats to foie gras stuffed with smoked eel) alongside a sizeable selection of well-priced natural wines from France and abroad.

On any given evening a mixed crowd of locals and tourists – some waiting for tables at Clamato, others just enjoying apéro-hour – perch on bar stools and repurposed grocery crates, mingling to a soundtrack of reggae and vintage jazz classics. For years more a way-station than an outright destination, Septime Cave has since summer 2015 been open for business on Sundays, rendering it all the more indispensable to the rue de Charonne neighborhood.

Favorite New Restaurants of 2013

Among the hundreds of debuts in 2013, we added more than 50 new openings to our guide to Paris restaurants. But what did we really love? To narrow it down, we asked our contributing editors – a diverse group of Paris-based food and wine writers – to nominate their favorite new openings of 2013. Among their top picks, a few trends are clear: half are helmed by young foreigners (Canadian, Australian, Japanese, Italian), more than half include a bar for drinks and nibbles, and most are second or third offerings from an already-popular restaurant group.