Le 116

Practical information

Address: 2 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016
Nearest transport: Kléber (6), George V (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance for dinner only; Reservations not accepted for lunch
Telephone: 01 47 20 10 45
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas, Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2015) “Cuisine foisonnante misant sur la braise (poulpe, poulette et ventrèche de porc en brochettes, grillés au barbecue japonais) et la malice: burger de bœuf wagyu, blé façon risotto, calamars en tempura…”

Le Gabriel

Practical information

Address: 42 avenue Gabriel, 75008
Nearest transport: Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance for breakfast and lunch; Book a few weeks in advance for dinner
Telephone: 01 58 36 60 60
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Haute Cuisine
Website   Book online

Reviews of interest

Le Monde (2015) “L’hôtel La Réserve abrite, près des Champs-Elysées, un beau restaurant dont le chef cultive une verve culinaire à tomber par terre.”

Maison Rostang

Address: 20, rue Rennequin, 75017
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday & Saturday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Telephone: +33 1 47 63 40 77
Book Online / Website / Facebook / Instagram

In 2019, this restaurant was purchased by restaurateur Stéphane Manigold (Substance, Contraste) and changed its name from Michel Rostang to Maison Rostang.

Maison Rostang in Pictures

In Other Words

Critique Gastronomique (2012) “On pourra visiter le restaurant de Michel Rostang si l’on s’intéresse à l’histoire de la gastronomie en France.”

Pages

Practical information

Address4 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016
Nearest transport: Kléber (6), George V (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 47 20 74 94
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2015) “Avec un tel bagage, on a parfois le dos qui plie. Ce serait plutôt le contraire. Le chef y a trouvé du  poumon. Sa cuisine ramassée est un concentré se saveurs, sautillant avec talent et déroulant une cuisine chromatique de haute lignée: boeuf de Kobé avec un jus court, des grenailles et des giroles, lotte de l’ile d’Yeu avec un sabayon fumé au bois de pommier; pinta de Pâtis; tartare de veau du limousin  avec poudrage et anchois. C’est bigrement bon, pas donné mais mémorable.”

John Talbott (2015) “This is the best pork I’ve ever had… but it’s the worst everything else.”

The New York Times (2014) “… refined and continuously evolving tasting menus. Recent plates included a single flash-grilled langoustine with a yuzu-spiked sabayon and shavings of celery root, all baked in a crust of bread; and a luscious composition of slow-cooked guinea hen breast garnished with a custardlike egg yolk, charred onions and a rich sauce of deeply reduced chicken stock.”

Goût de News (2014) “Le respect pour les produits d’excellence qu’il déniche se lit dans les yeux de Teshi penché sur une assiette prête à partir en salle. En l’occurrence, un foie gras poêlé et sa déclinaison de maïs, en cromesquis (croquette), en crème et en poudre. Une belle entrée en matière toute en finesse avec un joli contraste de textures. Parfaitement cuit, le lieu jaune accompagné d’un risotto et livèche (plante) a moins de personnalité, presque trop convenu.”

Alexander Lobrano (2014) “The best new restaurant of La Rentrée 2014… This was a deeply enjoyable meal and a beautiful demonstration of how a Japanese chef can sublimate French technique and produce into a cuisine that reflects both his roots and personality.”

Les Grands Ducs (2014) “Dans l’assiette on retrouve ce qui fait le charme de nos tables franco-japonaises préférées… une forme de sophistication dépouillée, un raffinement discret, des portions de juste proportions. Un menu unique, dicté par les arrivages du jour, où s’enchainent les émotions les plus diverses.”

Le Fooding (2014) “Teshi orchestrates it all like clockwork, using the crème de la crème of products from all the terroirs. In his open and scintillating kitchen, the exuberant chef lights the sunny embers of a rare Binchotan charcoal to smoothly cauterize his chuck steak of real Kobe beef, the star of the €65 menu, served with a jus court, new potatoes and chanterelle mushrooms. But the €40 menu is not far behind.”

Photo via Pages’ Facebook page

Bellota-Bellota

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Jean-Nicot, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 53 59 96 96
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Spanish, small plates
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Additional Locations

Address: 11 rue Clément Marot, 75008
Nearest transport: Alma – Marceau (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 47 20 03 13

Address: 64 rue de Seine, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Open every day all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone01 46 33 49 54

Reviews of interest

These reviews are from the rue Clément Marot location:

Le Fooding (2012) “At this small tasting bar where a few tables are squeezed between the walls lined with wine bottles and the meat in the windows, the said leg of great quality is sliced thin in little pieces, tenderly warmed by a central candle, before melting on the palate, served with crushed tomatoes and bread from Kayser or Poujauran. The other crushed dish, the mashed potatoes with bits of chorizo, is excellent, presented in a small heart-shaped plate that gives a somewhat weird romantic twist to the cocktail-dinner between friends…

These reviews are from the rue Jean-Nicot location:

David Lebovitz (2010) “The ham is sublime and goes great with the other Spanish appetizers they serve at this casual restaurant.”

Le Figaro (2009) “… le plus accueillant des points de chute en début de soirée, avec son long comptoir et ses tables hautes, ses jambons extraordinaires pour lesquels nous sommes nombreux à avoir traversé Paris, son pain de chez Poujauran, ses assiettes de chorizo…”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2005) “It is always cause for elation to discover a new source for superior sandwich indulgence…”

Photo by loran via Flickr

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
Website   Facebook

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

Address: at Le 66, 66 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008
Nearest transport: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule (9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) “Risotto champignons, potimarron, échalotes confites et kale: plus un riz cuisiné qu’un risotto mais pas désagréable. Galette de pomme de terre, épinards, pesto de kale: sans grande finesse. Cake citron-pavot: carré.”

Lost in Cheeseland (2013) “American chef Cameil Kaundart swaps refined sugar for agave syrup or non-refined sugar to sweeten up desserts and uses almond or hazelnut milk for all coffee and spiced tea beverages. A rainbow of fresh savory dishes changes regularly and you can expect a hearty range of salty-sweet treats for weekend brunch (that is, if you were wise enough to reserve a spot).”

Le Figaro (2013) “Archétype sans  faux pli de la dînette «Marais»  où, sous le motif d’un décor  rétro-minimaliste, le régime naturopathe (du bio, du veggie,  du sans gluten) se glamourise dans l’instant de recettes  pleines de jugeote.”

Unlock Paris (2013) “The daytime cafe has a seasonal, daily-changing menu of mostly vegan dishes, made without dairy and without gluten, such as kale, lentil and tofu salad, or beetroot and alfalfa tart, available in a fixed menu including a starter, main course and dessert for €17. Vitamin-packed fresh juices are made to order and cafe from Coutume is also on the menu for those needing even more of a boost.”

Photo via Café Pinson’s Facebook

Le Crabe Marteau

Practical information

Address: 16 rue des Acacias, 75017
Nearest transport: Argentine (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 44 09 85 59
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French, Breton, Seafood
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “Le tourteau, d’un bon kilo, fraîchement livré tous les matins et cuit au court-bouillon. Il est servi entier, accompagné de petites rattes bio, de mayonnaise maison nature ou aux herbes, de pain au levain et de beurre salé. La meilleure partie ? Se défouler sur les pinces de la bête grâce au marteau de bois mis à disposition…”