Skip to content

Little Breizh

Practical information

Address: 11 rue Gregoire de Tours, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 60 74
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: French, Breton & Crêpes
Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2014) “This friendly Breton café offers crêpes and buckwheat galettes that are delicious, and generous. I had an excellent buckwheat galette, flecked with little nubbins of dark, toothy buckwheat embedded in the batter. I chose from the reasonable lunch menu that included a glass of cider and another crêpe for dessert, for less than €10.”

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
Website   Facebook

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

L’Atelier Vivanda

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Lauriston, 75016
Nearest transport: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (1, 2, 6)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 67 10 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, steak joint
Website   Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 20 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006
Nearest transport: Sèvres-Babylone (10, 12), Saint Sulpice (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Telephone: 01 45 44 50 44

Restaurant ES

Practical information

Address: 91 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: Solférino (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday for dinner only; Open Wednesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 25 74
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Japanese
Website

Reviews of interest

The New York Times (2015) “The chef Takayuki Honjo improvises with simple, market-driven dishes, such as roast pigeon in cocoa sauce, which are as delicate in flavor as they are graphic in presentation.”

Semilla

Semilla currently holds the #5 ranking in our list of favorite Modern & Creative Restaurants in Paris.

Semilla is a very useful restaurant: it’s open every day, and it’s large enough that you can usually book a table on the same day (walking in without a reservation is a riskier proposition). The menu is large enough to make most people happy, including vegetarians. The wine list, including a lengthy selection available by the glass, is well-priced and always full of wines I want to drink. The generous air-conditioning has saved more than one sweaty summer night. The staff, led by jovial owners Juan Sanchez and Drew Harré are kind and professional. However, to focus only on these practical matters is to ignore the delightful fact that food here is really, really good. One winter evening, I tasted four different dishes based on a biche (deer) brought in by hunters. Last week during the heat wave I swooned for bright green beans with nectarines, and many other dishes tailored made for summer ingredients and sweltering temperatures. Rarely does a restaurant respond so well to both the season and the needs of their customers. For that reason, I find coming back year after year. 

Café Trama

Practical information

Address: 83 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Placide (4), Vaneau (10)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 48 33 71
E-mail: trama.marion@gmail.com
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

The Financial Times (2014) “… more of a restaurant than a bar but guests are welcome to pop in for a drink. The list is largely natural and the team behind it are veterans of the scene. Owners Marion Trama, part of a French culinary dynasty, and Paul Hayat, who runs natural wine magazine Le Rouge et Le Blanc, make a formidable duo. Behind the bar is Frank Carré, who’s been hanging out with natural wine producers for the best part of 30 years. You’re definitely in capable hands.”

Le 21

Practical information

Address: 21 rue Mazarine, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 46 33 76 90
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: French, seafood

Reviews of interest

Food Intelligence (2012) “Fréquenté par quelques palais remarquables, la table de Mr Paul (Minchelli) fait dans le simple. L’excellence des produits, l’ultime du poisson et puis rien d’autre qu’un tour de main et un savoir-faire hors du commun…une table essentielle.”

Eggs & Co.

Practical information

Address: 11 rue Bernard Palissy, 75006
Nearest transport: St. Germain-des-Pres (4)
Hours: Open every day from 10am-6pm
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 45 44 02 52
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Eggs, classic French, vegetarian options
Website

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2009) “… des œufs sous toutes leurs formes: mollets, brouillés, au plat…il ne reste plus qu’à choisir le fond, la façon de les accommoder: herbes, jambon, fromages, champignons, au total ­29 possibilités…”