It should come as no surprise that the Parisian craft beer pioneers behind La Fine Mousse bar would be the first to open a restaurant dedicated to beer and food pairings. Slightly more surprising is just how refined, inventive, and delicious the food here is.
Light and bright, based on pedigreed produce, the cooking at this Menilmontant is firmly of the moment (as is the exposed brick and industrial lighting of the room).
Practical information Address: 70 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Nearest transport: Alexandre Dumas (2), Rue des Boulets (9) Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday & Saturday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a day or two in advance Telephone: 01 40 09 79 20
The sunset over Sacré-Coeur is hard to beat from this perch. Queue early for drinks and bar snacks on the stellar roof deck with a stand-out 360° view of Paris (and packs of hipsters). Or, alternately, avoid the lines by booking a reservation for a prix-fixe dinner in the restaurant below.
The former construction yard turned bistro has been around Père Lachaise for years, but the arrival of chefs Shaun Kelly and Eleni Sapera, formerly of Au Passage and Bones respectively, is a breath of fresh air. Expect a lengthy list of natural wines, fresh & modern product driven small plates, and a warm welcome from owner Jane Drotter.