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During the decade we’ve been writing about this, we’ve seen a trend toward shortened summer holidays. Restaurants in 2010 were likely to close for a full summer month, but in 2019 there were so many restaurants staying open that we wondered whether a post like this was even necessary.

The pandemic has reversed this trend. In 2021, the majority of restaurants are closing for a full three weeks, with the majority reopening around August 24. This makes sense: Paris restaurants across the board are short staffed and exhausted. More importantly, while tourism has rebounded, there aren’t enough visitors to fill a dining room when all the locals are on holiday. 

And so we celebrate the restaurants who are open to welcome us, and we wish bonnes vacances to everyone taking a much-needed break! If you do find yourself hungry in August, our food and wine tours are still going strong, and we’d be more than happy to feed you.

 

OUR FAVORITES OPEN IN AUGUST

Louvre/Les Halles (1st & 2nd)

Juveniles for modern bistro fare (one of our favorites)

Pantagruel except for August 15-23

Frenchie in the 2nd half of August (closed 1-17)

Juveniles restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Marais (3rd & 4th)

Breizh Café Marais for crêpes, galettes & artisanal cider

Candelaria for tacos and cocktails

Grand Cœur for Mediterranean on a gorgeous terrasse

Le Mary Celeste for wine, cocktails & small plates

Vins des Pyrénées for bistro fare

East Paris (11th, 12th, 20th)

Amarante for super-classic bistro cooking near Bastille

Au Passage for small plates, wine & a bustling scene

Breizh Café Paul Bert for crêpes, galettes & artisanal cider

The Green Goose for all your Irish gastropub (and brunch!) needs

Yard for modern bistro fare and natural wine

Sweetbreads in Paris restaurants | parisbymouth.com

Near Saint-Germain (6th)

Breizh Café Odéon for crêpes, galettes & artisanal cider

Le Comptoir du Relais & L’Avant Comptoir du Marché are open 

Josephine – Chez Dumonet for classic French

Freddy’s for great wine and small plates

Treize for brunch, salads & cocktails on a beautiful terrace

Grands Bvds & Canal (9th, 10th)

Brasserie Bellanger for classic bistro fare

Breizh Café Canal for crêpes, galettes & artisanal cider 

Le Bon Georges for steak and tartare

Holybelly for brunch at both locations

Miznon at Grands Boulevards & Canal for fresh Israeli (& vegetarian)

Office for bistronomy

Cornichon amuse bouche at Alain Ducasse at le Plaza Athenée | Paris by Mouth

South Paris (13th, 14th, 15th)

L’Ourcine for classic French 

Le Cornichon for classic French

North Paris (18th, 19th)

Le Coq Rico for roast chicken on the terrasse in Montmartre

Le Cadoret will close its kitchen but remain open as a bar in August

Le Grand Bain for small plates and a bustling Belleville scene

Le Grand Bain restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLOSURES

75001 (Louvre, Palais-Royal, Les Halles)

75002 (Sentier, Bourse)

75003 (Northern Marais)

75004 (Southern Marais)

75005 (Latin Quarter)

75006 (Saint-Germain)

75007 (Eiffel Tower & Invalides)

75008 Champs-Élysées & Madeleine

75009 (Grands-Boulevards to Pigalle)

75010 (Canal St-Martin, Faubourg St-Denis)

75011 (Oberkampf, Voltaire, Charonne)

75012 (Aligre, Bercy)

  • Restaurant Passerini will be open for dinner only from August 2-7 and will close from August 9-23
  • Table will close from August 7-23
  • Will will close from August 2-24

75014 (Montparnasse, Alésia)

75015 (Eiffel Tower, Javel)

75017 (Ternes, Batignolles)

75018 (Montmartre, Clichy, Goutte d’Or)

75019 & 75020 (La Villette, Buttes-Chaumont, Belleville, Père Lachaise)

  • Le Cadoret will close its kitchen from August 8-23 but remain open as a bar with small finger food
  • Dilia will close for holiday from August 3-25
  • Mensae will reopen on August 24
  • Quedubon will close from August 7-30

OTHER CLOSURES

75001 (Louvre, Palais-Royal, Les Halles)

  • Chez la Vieille closed during the pandemic and has not announced a reopening date
  • Ellsworth closed temporarily for renovation and has not announced a reopening date
  • Verjus closed temporarily for renovation and has not announced a reopening date

75002 (Sentier, Bourse)

75003 (Northern Marais)

  • Carbón closed transformed their restaurant into a market during pandemic; they have not announced a date for reopening the restaurant 

75004 (Southern Marais)

  • Benoit closed during the pandemic and has not announced a reopening date
  • Bofinger has permanently closed

75006 (Saint-Germain)

  • Clover Green closed during the pandemic and has not announced a reopening date

75007 (Eiffel Tower & Invalides)

75008 Champs-Élysées & Madeleine

  • Taillevent closed during the pandemic and plans to reopen in September 2021

75009 (Grands-Boulevards to Pigalle)

  • Le Bel Ordinaire rive droite closed during the pandemic and has not announced a reopening date (left bank is open)

75010 (Canal St-Martin, Faubourg St-Denis)

75011 (Oberkampf, Voltaire, Charonne)

75016 (Chaillot, Trocadéro)

  • Astrance closed for renovation and has pushed their reopening date to 2022
  • L’Abeille has permanently closed
  • Histoires has permanently closed
  • Shang Palace closed during the pandemic and plans to reopen September 1, 2021

75017 (Ternes, Batignolles)

75018 (Montmartre)