Le Mary Celeste is a venture from the people behind Candelaria and Glass. Accordingly, there’s a solid cocktail program and two Brooklyn beers on tap. Another creative and beautiful (now nautical) interior from David Rager, Cheri Messerli and Gilles Tombeur. These get a lot of attention, as do the rotating cast of mostly wild oysters sold seasonally by the piece for 2-5€.
Pho and bo bun are the only things on the menu at this vestpocket Vietnamese, where the seating is very, very tight.
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
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…”
This lunch spot is run by the Poilâne people, and features tartines - open faced sandwiches, hot and cold - on their famous bread. Locations in the 6th and 3rd.
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.
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
Pedigreed and organic ingredients rule the menu, and pretty waitresses run the loft-like, two-level, room. Open every day.