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Chef Philippe Damas is showcasing the season's best ingredients (porcinis, partridges) at this this bistro near the Canal Saint-Martin.

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Le Bel Ordinaire in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Bel Ordinaire

We have not yet visited Le Bel Ordinaire, which combines an épicerie (grocery and wine shop) with a wine bar and cave à manger. Scroll down to read some of the early reviews.

Practical Information

Address: 54 Rue de Paradis, 75010
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday. Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 
Telephone01 46 27 46 67
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What people are saying

  • Le Fooding (2017) appreciates the selection of natural wines but say that “there were some ups and downs the day we went for lunch, seated around the lone, long oak table… overcooked penne with leeks and haddock; Morteau sausage couscous with hints of butternut squash and daikon radish, seasoned with a spellbinding veal-harissa broth.”
  • TimeOut (2017) raves about the silky œufs mayo, the plump duck croquettes with Chinese cabbage, and a delicious but overpriced minestrone of vegetables with stracciatella. They find the to-go groceries, particularly the cheese, to be overpriced as well.
  • Atabula (2017) interviews Sébastien Demorand, who explains that many of their products come from his sourcing work for the failed Jeune Rue project, including the vinegars of Laurent Agnès and duck from Basque producer Jean Michel Berho. He also shares his hope to open another Bel Ordinaire in the 17th arrondissement.
  • Le Figaro (2017) calls this one of the best tables for Summer 2017 and says not to miss the salade piémontaise.
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    Pancakes, poached eggs and hearty seasonal fare served alongside excellent coffee sourced from Belleville Brûlerie in a sunny space along the Canal St. Martin. An international array of coffee preparations (flat whites, espressos, long blacks, cappuccinos, and very good “real deal” filtered coffee) are accompanied by hot chocolate made from homemade chocolate syrup and a selection of teas from Le Parti du Thé. The exceptionally friendly service is notable. Also notable, the lines for weekend brunch. Get there early.

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    Ravioli Chinois Nord-Est

    You’re not here for the bare-bones space or the bare-bones service, you’re here for the fresh dumplings, pure and simple. They’re cheap, abundant, and most importantly, good.

    There are usually 10 varieties on the menu including beef and turnip, pork and celery, shrimp & chive, and a great vegetarian mushroom option, all priced around €5 for a plate of 10, and served either grilled or boiled. The cucumber, peanut or noodle side salads are a good complement. Space inside is cramped, so plan on a short wait for a table, and don’t let the length of the queue put you off: Most are waiting for their goods to-go, no surprise when 100 frozen dumplings can be purchased for as little as €20.

    — Catherine Down, January 2016

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    Practical information

    Address: 4 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010
    Nearest transport: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis (4, 8,9)
    Hours: Open every day noon-midnight
    Reservations: Reservations not accepted
    Telephone: 01 40 37 69 43
    Average price for lunch: 10-19€
    Average price for dinner: 10-19€
    Style of cuisine: Kebab and falafel
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    Reviews of interest

    Le Fooding (2015) “Un «fine kebab»… Servie en gamelles rondes avec des frites de petit calibre, la viande qui tourne débarque en trois versions: agneau broche (épaule et poitrine marinées citron/épices, oignon nouveau, caviar d’aubergine et sauce curry), cochon broche (échine de porc orange/moutarde) et agneau braisé (viande cuite au jus pimenté, pickles, harissa…), plus un kebab fallafels (boulettes de pois chiches, chou vinaigré, yaourt à l’ail et salsa d’herbes).”

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    Lentils at Le Triangle bar in Paris photo via FB | parisbymouth.com

    Le Triangle

    In an exciting step forward for the craft beer scene in Paris, Le Triangle has opened its doors to become Paris’ first-ever gastrobrewpub. With brewing kettles on display behind the bar, an excellent selection of guest beers on tap (house-made brews are slated for early 2015), and enticing seasonal dishes coming out of the kitchen, the respect for good product is evident. The welcome is warm, the staff enthusiastic, the prices reasonable, and the menu changes daily – what more can a beer-loving foodie ask for?  >> Read More


    Practical information

    Address: 59 rue des Petites Écuries, 75010
    Nearest transport: Poissonnière (7), Château d’Eau (4)
    Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and Thursday for lunch & dinner
    Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
    Telephone: 09 80 43 58 85
    Average price for lunch: 10-19€
    Average price for dinner: 10-19€
    Style of cuisine: Indian

    Reviews of interest

    Le Figaro (2015) “Cette chic échoppe entièrement dévouée au curry et à l’authentique naan, galette roulée, farcie à l’envi d’épices et de malice. Très sain!”

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    Chicken bao burger at Siseng in Paris | parisbymouth.com


    Burgers are ubiquitous in Paris, but the unique ones at Siseng are worth seeking out. The house specialty is bao burgers: five spiced beef patties with tamarind and tempura onion or a crispy chicken filet with coconut milk & basil on steamed Chinese buns. It’s pan-asian fusion that (mostly) works. Cocktails & sides were uneven. Crunchy risotto balls infused with a lingering lemongrass flavor were a surprising success while the sweet potato fries could have stood another round in the fryer. An evening visit on a weekend found the tiny, Canal-side space slammed with a young, international crowd, but service stayed funny & warm under pressure albeit somewhat forgetful. There are no reservations so it’s better to go in small groups and be prepared to wait.

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    Porte 12

    Overseen by Singapore starred chef André Chiang, Porte 12 opened during the rentrée season of 2014 with Vincent Crepel commanding the open kitchen and Thibault Passinge directing the dining room. Passinge’s enthusiasm for his budding wine list is infectious, and the dishes were some of the best we’ve had in a long time: chinchard draped over Ratte potatoes was visually reminiscent of sashimi, and smoked basil tied it all together in an unexpected way. The volaille with fermented corn was overwhelmingly vulvar in presentation but/and absolutely delicious. With a lunch menu priced at 28 or 35€ we expect door number 12 to be a revolving one. >> Read More

    Chez Casimir restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

    Chez Casimir

    This bustling annex of Chez Michel offers hearty seasonal cooking and a heavy dose of old Paris charm. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner with menus at 22€ and 29€, and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with 25€, all-you-can-eat brunch.

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    Kouign Amann at La Pointe du Groin restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

    La Pointe du Grouin

    Named for a pig’s snout (and not its other end), this dirt-cheap Breton wine bar is sandwiched between Thierry Breton’s two other eateries Chez Michel and Chez Casimir.  Don’t worry if you don’t understand the system–it’s not clear that there is one. Just sidle up to the bar, let them know how hungry you are, and wait for the small plates to roll out. >> Read More

    Bierissime craft beer shop in Paris


    Situated in the increasingly lively Marché Saint Quentin, this shop is home to a wide variety of French and international craft beers, with particularly good selections from Italian and English breweries. Prices are very fair, and service is as chatty (or not) as you want them to be.

    Address: Inside the Marché Saint Quentin at 85 bis boulevard Magenta, 75010
    Nearest transport: Gare de l’Est (4, 5, 7)
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm, Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm
    Telephone: 01 44 79 02 97

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    Abri Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth


    We have never been disappointed by the excellent modern bistronomy at Abri, but the only way that we have been able to go in the last year has been when someone else had a reservation they couldn’t use. No, they will not answer their phone. No, there is no secret strategy. Even if you go in person and ask for a reservation, any reservation, at lunch or dinner for any number of people at any time in the futurethe answer will be no. So take it off your list, it’s not a functional restaurant if you can’t ever go.

    — Meg Zimbeck, November 2014

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    Cave a Michel Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

    La Cave à Michel

    There is no real “Michel” behind La Cave à Michel – the name of this lively, standing-room-only Belleville wine bar uses the name in its French sense of “everyman.” And indeed, the bar is as welcoming and informal as its product standards are rigorous and precise. The product of a friendly collaboration between caviste Fabrice Mansouri and Romain and Maxime Tischenko, the brothers behind next door tasting-menu restaurant Le Galopin, La Cave à Michel rivals the Left Bank’s L’Avant Comptoir for the best Parisian cuisine you’ll eat standing up. Romain Tischenko reins in his more maximalist impulses in the bar’s tiny kitchen, and turns out small plates of jewel-like delicacy: beef tartare beneath ricotta salata, bass céviche, or mozzarella with salmon roe. Mansouri’s selection of natural wines is well-considered and well-priced. If service can become a little sluggish at times, it’s because the bar is reliably packed with restaurant industry regulars and Mansouri has a gift for banter. Serious cuisine is rarely this fun.

    — Aaron Ayscough, January 2016

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    Cafe Pinson in Paris | parisbymouth.com

    Café Pinson

    Practical information

    Address: 6 rue du Forez, 75003
    Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
    Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday for brunch
    Reservations: Walk-ins welcome, but book a day or two in advance for brunch
    Telephone: 09 83 82 53 53
    Average price for lunch: 10-19€
    Average price for dinner: 10-19€
    Style of cuisine: Vegetarian & vegan, soups/salads/sandwiches, healthy eating
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    Additional Locations 

    Address: 58 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010
    Nearest transport: Poissonnière (7), Cadet (7)
    Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast & lunch and Sunday for brunch
    Telephone: 01 45 23 59 42

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    In the heart of the colorful rue Faubourg Saint-Denis, this full service traiteur has an excellent cheese department, and boasts an impressive collection of Champagnes, whiskies, and other spirits.

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    Liberté par Benoît Castel

    A stylish new pâtisserie and boulangerie from Benoît Castel serving sandwiches, salads, stuffed savory breads and more. The "bobo au rhum" is very aptly named for the neighborhood.

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    Café Craft

    Serious coffee served in a library-like environment. Pleasantly, the back section of the cafe is a designated co-working space with a strong wireless signal and plenty of plugs for freelancers to camp out. Irritatingly, the staff change the pricing system for said space just about every week.

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    Hai Kai Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

    Hai Kai

    There has been a need for less casual sit-down dining near the Canal Saint Martin and Hai Kai delivers on the food front with a delicate, minimalist menu from chef Amélie Darvas. The room, the clients and the staff are all very pretty, but service is spotty and undermines what is otherwise an elegant but unpretentious restaurant. Still, it’s a good Canal-side option for the fashion crowd.

    Catherine Down, March 2014

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    La Galopin restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

    Le Galopin

    We have visited and will be posting a review soon. In the meantime, you can scroll to see photos and what other reviewers have said about Le Galopin.

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    Bob's Juice Bar in Paris | parisbymouth.com

    Bob’s Juice Bar

    Practical information

    Address: 15 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010
    Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
    Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast & lunch
    Reservations: Reservations not accepted
    Telephone: 09 50 06 36 18
    Average price for lunch: 10-19€
    Style of cuisine: Soups/salads/sandwiches, vegetarian, healthy eating
    Website   Facebook

    Reviews of interest

    Le Fooding (2015) “Dans la cabane boisée-carrelée du pape brooklynite de la healthy food, Marc Grossman… on se signe au jus pressé à froid Bob Cold Press, centrifugé (pomme-carotte-betterave-gingembre) ou mixé (banane-mangue-fraise, de 4 à 6,50€), avant de partager un top rouleau de futomaki fourré de riz complet, avocat, mangue, concombre et ciboulette, relevé d’une pointe de wasabi.”

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    Urfa Dürüm kebab in Paris photo by Phyllis Flick | parisbymouth.com

    Urfa Dürüm

    This is no ordinary kebab joint: The bread at this Kurdish sandwich shop is made before your eyes, split and filled with lamb, beef, or chicken that's been grilled to order, garnished simply with a few greens, red onion, sliced tomato and herbs.

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    Nanashi restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com


    Practical information

    Address: 57 rue Charlot, 75003
    Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
    Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
    Telephone: 09 60 00 25 59
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    What people are saying

    Journal du Dimanche (2013) “Les produits sont frais, travaillés simplement. Pris par l’ambiance “santé”, on se fait du bien au corps et à l’esprit, en terminant avec un cake matcha (6 euros) pour le corps et un thé pour l’esprit. Ou bien alors l’inverse. Service souriant et sympathique. Le lieu idéal pour un déjeuner de copines entre deux averses.”

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