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Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

For the wine-indifferent, Café de la Nouvelle Mairie is merely a timeless, picturesque terraced café on a shady lane beside the Panthéon. Wines are inexpensive and available by the carafe, like in the old days. The café’s simply-executed bistrot cuisine is well-sourced and agreeable: oeufs mayonnaise, chicken liver terrines studded with grapes, and hearty Angus steaks for pressure-free meals on long summer evenings.

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Maison Plisson

This sprawling 500m² space on the edge of the trendy Northern Marais does double duty. On one side, it’s an upscale market, boasting fresh fruits and vegetables, high quality cheeses, charcuterie, and deli items, as well as a bakery, an excellent selection of wines and a range of luxury local and imported grocery items. On the other, it’s a café, serving a small range of dishes made from ingredients sold next door. In a neighborhood surprisingly devoid of good grocery purveyors, the store is a revelation: The boulangerie turns out the best croissants for several blocks, the charcuterie is excellent and this is the go-to spot for top-notch pickles or proper English tea. With the Bastille market just around the corner customers might balk at the price of produce here, but if only kale will do, this is the store for you. In the café, the concise lunch menu offers very good – if overpriced – simple French classics. At a lower price point, and for smaller appetites, there’s also a nice selection of quiches, tartines and sandwiches.

— Emily Brookes, November 2015

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Grand Cœur

Practical information

Address: 41 rue du Temple, 75004
Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville (1, 11), Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner and Sunday for lunch
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 58 28 18 90
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2015) “Par esprit de contrariété, j’avais choisi un tartare histoire de voir si les pneus étaient bien dessinés. Impeccable, il fut. Volontaire et déluré, parfait pour dissoudre une mélancolie matinale.”

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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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Simone

Practical information

Address: 33 Boulevard Arago, 75013
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only
Telephone: 01 43 37 82 70
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 30-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2013) “Assiettes néo-popu pas trop mal bossées.”

John Talbott (2013) “All the critics love it, the locals too, so much that they were turning people away even with outside tables but I’ll never get my gang to return.”

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A Noste

Practical information

Address: 4 bis rue du 4 Septembre, 75002
Nearest transport: Bourse (3)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not accepted for the tapas bar, but book a few weeks in advance for the upstairs restaurant
Telephone: 01 47 03 91 91
Average price for lunch: 10-19€  at the tapas bar and 20-39€  in the restaurant
Average price for dinner: 20-39€ at the tapas bar or 60-100€ in the restaurant
Style of cuisine: Basque, small plates & tapas
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Chamarré Montmartre Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Chamarré Montmartre

Practical information

Address: 52 rue Lamarck, 75018
Nearest transport: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 55 05 42
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, fusion
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2009) “Ici, la cuisine garde toujours son tempo chamarré, piochant dans les îles de l’océan ces jolis boosters de saveurs: poivre de Madagascar, huile de café, limequats, chutneys, mangue, vanille…”

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Bread & Roses

Practical information

Address: 62 rue Madame, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Placide (4), Rennes (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday 8am-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 42 22 06 06
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: British, soups/salads/sandwiches
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Additional locations

Address: 25 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 10am-8pm
Telephone: 01 47 42 40 00

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Le Dome Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Le Dôme

Practical information

Address: 108 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014
Nearest transport: Vavin (4), Edgar Quinet (6)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 35 25 81
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What people are saying

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2015) “The upside of a city that trades on history, however, is the persistence of such majestic creations as Le Dôme’s airy millefeuille, gargantuan portions of which are hacked off a tree-trunk-sized whole that the servers parade around the restaurant with justifiable pride.”

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Bob’s Bake Shop

The mini empire  of benevolent Bob (aka Marc Grossman) continues to expand with this latest offering – an American style diner and bakery complete with apple, pecan, lattice-topped cherry or rhubarb pies, Belleville Brulerie coffee, hand-rolled bagel sandwiches and even their elusive brethren, bialys. There’s a pretty lovely outdoor terrasse, too.

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MaSa

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 112 avenue Victor Hugo, Boulogne-Billancourt
Nearest transport: Marcel Sembat (9)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 48 25 49 20
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Website

Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Toujours aussi pleine de mots, toujours aussi prodigue au pictural mais désormais moins précieuse et plus précise à tenir les promesses d’un style…Œuf à 62 ° façon frita, caramel de piment d’Espelette: presque une confiserie. Quasi de veau, caramel de lactose, morilles fraîches, échalotes: du corps et de l’esprit…”

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Drouant restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Drouant

Facing a very pretty square, Drouant has been around since 1880. Now run by Antoine Westermann, the menu offers elegantly updated classics with an emphasis on seafood.

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Jaja Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Jaja

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004
Nearest transport: Hotel de Ville (1, 11), Saint Paul (1)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 42 74 71 52
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “She had what was advertised as a wok’d chicken…  with a timbale of rice (we both thought this was really boring) and I had a croustillante of pigs’ feet that was beyond boring. Summary: none of us finished our portions.”

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Lily Wang

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 40 avenue Duquesne, 75007
Nearest transport: Saint-François-Xavier (13)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 53 86 09 09
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Special attributes: outdoor dining, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “Alas, 168 euros poorer and barely sated, we left wondering what this place was all about. Food no better than any Parisian Vietnamese carryout. Rubbery pork dumplings, dipping sauces that tasted like ketchup, tasteless shrimp…”

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