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Louvre/les Halles (1st and 2nd arr.)

 

Marais (3rd and 4th arr.)

 

Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin 5th arr.)

 

Saint-Germain-des-Prés (6th arr.)

 

Les Invalides (7th arr.)

 

Opéra/Pigalle (9th and 10th arr.)

Bastille (11th, 12th arr.)

 

Montparnasse/Place d'Italie (13th, 14th, 15th arr.)

 

Trocadero/Monceau (16th, 17th arr.)

 

Montmartre (18th arr.)

 

Belleville (19th, 20th arr.)

 


There are many restaurants that I have removed because neither I nor readers have retried them in the past couple of years. Doing this, I can make room for many new suggestions.

Be sure to send in your recommendations! Merci!  

 

Vocabulary:

 

What do you say at the end of a good meal when you are full?

 

C'était excellant (masculin plural)

C'est très copieux! (say tray copyu)

 

Badoit is a natural sparkling water--not artificially carbonated as is Perrier

Aubergine means eggplant.

Pichet means carafe -- used for housre wines

7/7 means open seven days a week

means Métro

Formule means 2 choices: entrée and main course or main course and cheese/dessert or 3 choices entrée, main course and either cheese or dessert

Carte means individual items off the menu

Entrée means appetizer – not the American main course!

Plat means main course

Frommage means cheese

Midi means lunch

Ardoise means blackboard

Zinc Sometimes you will go into a bar/brasserie/bistro and see a silver countertop. Most likely it is a zinc countertop.  There are only a few left in Paris. During the second world war, the Germans removed the bar counters (as well as many of the city’s stautes), sent them to Germany and melted them to aid their cause. The ones that survived were covered with wood or disguised someway to fool the Germans.

Carafe d'eau ordinary water. If you ask for "robinet" or "nature" that could sound a bit touristy.

cassoulet - white bean stew with meat

 

Difference between a brasserie and a bistrot

 

The traditional opening times of a brasserie are 8 a.m. to midnight 12 p.m. Big on beer and wine and quick meals.

The traditional opening times of a bistrot are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; big on drinks and coffee.

Here are other websites that I found helpful:

 

 

The Paris Tourist Office has a web page called "Good to know". On it you will find answers to the following questions:

 

What time do we eat? How to pay? Inside or out? To tip or not to tip? Beer or whisky? Happy hour! Snug for smokers? Our four-legged friends. Do you speak English?

 


The following is a selection of small, typical places, good price quality ratio, non-touristy restaurants and wine bars in Paris.

 

I am accepting recommendations. Please, send me your own comments to keep this page appealing to fellow wine amateurs and gourmets. (E-mail Colleen)

 

I am working on restaurants open on Sunday. If you know of any please let me know (e-mail Colleen)

 

Prices are always approximate.

 

Always put your handbag on the floor between your legs or your leg through the handle.

 

Always make a reservation.

 

Summertime in Paris is August -- many restaurants are closed for vacation.


 

 

Latest recommendations

 

Lavinia

"...the food is excellent and for the quality and service- a great buy and experience!  They will uncork any bottle you purchase there, or you can choose from the huge variety of wines served.  During the week, lunch there is almost like eating in the 4 Seasons in New York- you are surrounded by the titans of business, and if you pay attention, may even pick up a few stock tips !!!!...." -- Christine 2007

 

Lavinia

Monday to Saturday noon to 3:30 p.m. (Restaurant)

 

the Tasting Bar is open every afternoon except Sunday until 8 p.m. with tapas

 

Breakfast, brunch, meetings or tastings are held in the Lavinia store

 

3, boulevard de la Madeleine 75001 Paris

Metro: Madeleine
01 42 97 20 27
 

Les Fêtes Galantes

17, Rue Ecole Polytechnique  75005

Telephone : 01 43 26 10 40

Closed Sundays

Google map 

 

Les Fêtes Galantes, is my favorite restaurant in the world. It seats just 26 people, is not glamorous with only a few tables. What Bibi, an Egyptian who is a master French chef, and his wife, Isabelle, do is serve one the best valued French meals you will ever eat. The restaurant is on a small side street in the 5th arr. just down from the Pantheon.

 

A bit hard to find, but worth it. Get there before 7:30pm or a line will form. Or call ahead to reserve. Open for lunch too. Bibi is passionate about life and food. It shows.

 

Go for one of his various priced 3 course set meals (starter, main, dessert). His desserts are to die for. You will swear you had a meal costing 3x the price.… Success comes from word of mouth.


I have eaten here probably 10x after a hotelier recommended it. Have even taken the train into Paris to dine at Les Fetes Galantes when stuck at an airport hotel overnight. … Back this Thanksgiving. Can taste Bibi's food now.
Craig – Autumn 2007

 

Mini-Palais Restaurant Lounge at the Grand Palais

Open seven days a week - Daily: 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Weekends: 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Entry is facing the Pont Alexandre III, of the Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill 75008

Reservations: 01 42 56 42 42

 

The chef in charge is Gilles Choukroun.

 

He brought over his crème brulée of foie gras and dill (yummm!) and added peanuts (cacahuètes) from l'Anglopera. The mignon de veau was tender and delectable with a touch of tuna, black radish and sprouts seasoned with cinnamon. We also enjoyed the cabillaud (cod)  with sliced almonds, and courgette (zucchini) and poppy seeds. There is no set menu during the weekend.

 

For the à la carte selection, the prices will range from 10 euros for an appetizer to 18 euros for a main course.

 

The weekday lunch menu is 20 euros for a plat du jour, glass of wine and coffee.

 

Their breakfast is 8 euros for a hot beverage, toast, fruit juice, butter and jam.

 

I would highly recommend making a reservation, especially for nice weather and the terrace. We reserved for 1 p.m. on a Sunday, and a great choice of seating preferences before the crowds arrived. The bench seat with the cushion and colored throw pillows was my favorite -- with a good view of the high ceiling, mosaics, and relief sculptures. Instead of Erik facing me, he turned his chair at a 90° angle to me, which made it even more cozy.

 

Due to surgery, our waiter was very accommodating to provide me with a box covered in linens on which to rest my feet.

 

I also noticed that our waiter was very patient with the Oriental girls sitting next to us. He explained the difference between a weekend menu and a weekday menu and the menu selections that they asked about.

 

Mini-Palais Restaurant Lounge at the Grand Palais

Open seven days a week - Daily: 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Weekends: 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Entry is facing the Pont Alexandre III, of the Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill 75008

Reservations: 01 42 56 42 42

 

le Quinze

Restaurant cosy et neo-traditionnel

 

Open 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Closed Monday

reservations:  01 43 22 77 52

15 rue Roger 75014/metro Denfert-Rochereau/Gaité

 

"It was fabulous! It was a Saturday so I had made reservations. They were turning people away.

The owner's name is Jean Louis and is very nice and friendly. His wife is the chef and his children work there as well. They live in the neighborhood.

 

The food was very good and the service was wonderful!

Also, Jean Louis speaks fluent English and Spanish as well.

The restaurant is très charming and with beaucoup of ambiance! It is closed on Mondays."--Maria

 

Chez Léna et Mimile

rue Tournefort/Place Lucien Herir in the 5th

0147077247

 

Great food, great atmosphere, same menu but three different dining experiences

 

This bistro/restaurant is on a plaza and has outdoor and indoor dining.

My menu included a starter of crème brulée du parmesan, main course of magret de canard du miel et chapelure de pain d'epéces polenta. The dessert was quenelle de ganache au chocolat noir with crème anglaise au café.

 

The ambiance rates an A+ because of the decoration from small tiled circular mirrors scattered about, ambiant lighting on the tables, red leather club chairs in the inner rooms, etc.

 

Seating

If you sit on the outdoor terrace, you will have white plastic chairs, paper table cloths, the sky and sounds of the fountain below.

 

When you sit on the veranda area next to the open doors to the terrace, you have bistro chairs, cloth napkins and tablecloths. --Colleen 2007

 

 

Les Fous d'en Face

3, place du Bourg Tibourg  75004

 

Two menus 14.90 euros and 18.90 euros

Homemade traditional cuisine with seasonal fresh products

 

Ask about the content of the main course and you may receive a glorious explanation (good marketing)! Even my dining neighbors thought they should start over and try the marmite (fish stew) that was so beautifully described!

 

When it came to the wines, the server was able to describe the various wines. When I asked his opinion, he described why he would choose the Geverney or else I could choose the expensive, not as good, or this cheaper, very good (5 euros).

 

The marmite's vegetables retained their fresh taste and colors (green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, aubergine, three types of fish (tuna, lieu, salmon), and potatoes.

 

Even if you cannot get a table on the sidewalk, go to the porch (about 5 tables), very pleasant!

 

The excellent dessert was was a very light dough with almonds and clementines, and apple on a bed of a light crème Anglaise.--Colleen 2007

 


Louvre/les Halles (1st and 2nd arr.)

 

Juvenile's

47, rue de Richelieu 01 42 97 46 49 (1st arrondissement) Mº Palais Royal, Mº Pyramides, bus 39, 48, 67, close to the Bibliothèque Nationale

12:00 – 23:00 Monday – Saturday; closed Sunday.

Menu dégustation 26€, 4 courses/children's menu 19€ three courses.

One of Paris’ classic wine bars/restaurants; very strong on Côte de Rhône wine. Preferable to reserve ahead.

Wine bistrot and cave - English-style cooking, go for the Australian wines! If the boss is on a diet, no beer is available.

 

Great cheese plate and wine by the glass.  They served different ripened cheeses with variety of breads. She chose a glass of red Chilean with a full body; Juvenile's did not make recommendations--you choose from different regions around the world; 7 euros a glass and the girls split the 11 euros cheese plate as an appetizer before dinner. Diane 2006 -- thumbs up!!!

 

Juvenile's

47, rue de Richelieu  75001

Reservations: 01 42 97 46 49

Metro:  Palais Royal or Pyramides,

Bus 39, 48, 67, close to the Bibliothèque Nationale

Open Monday to Saturday: noon to 11 p.m.  closed Sunday.


How could you resist! The menus are between 10 and 12 euros!

 

Stella makes all of the desserts, her husband – you can see him through the lace curtains – prepares the meals.

 

They have the same menu now as they began with (i.e., very basic French) thirty years ago (Stella started here at the age of 24). Some of the people have been dining with them for 25 years.

 

All of the main courses come with fries or rice and either boiled potatoes or haricots verts (green beans).

 

Very lively place for lunch! Remember you are not coming here for haute cuisine but home cooking!  Colleen 2007

 

 

Marais (3rd and 4th arr.)

 

Au Vieux Paris

We dined upstairs in a building from 1512, surrounded by dark furniture with a ceiling covered in deep red damask. We dined on sautéed foie gras on pain perdu (we shared this appetizer) and a beef stew. The beef had marinated for days, the stew had simmered for five hours....

There is no wine list. You descend  into Georges and Odette's personal cave to choose your wine from bins (prices are clearly marked on each bin).  Erik chose the Abbaye de Valmagne 2002 (an organic wine) and won praise from Georges, one of the owners, and our waiter. This was a marvelous evening. We sat at table 102 and I had a lovely view; table 106 is a recommended table with a view of Notre-Dame's towers.

 

Their victuals are fresh from organic farms.

Reserve on line and your aperitif champagne, Veuve Clicquot is offered. Colleen 2006

 

24 Rue Chanoinesse - 75004

Closed Monday and Saturday lunch

Visit their website to reserve an apartment.


 

Chez Janou

 2, rue Roger-Verlomme, 01 42 72 28 41 (no credit cards)  Marais, corner of rue des Tournelles, Mº St. Paul or Chemin Vert, bus 20, 29, 69, 76.

Lunch: 1200-1500; dinner: 1915-midnight. Open seven days a week.

À la carte entrée @ 8€, plat 13€, fromage 6€; dessert 6€. Weekly suggestions range from 8,50€-13,50€.

Small provincial bistrot, outdoor and indoor, very charming atmosphere and inexpensive. We go here the most often. Colleen 2004 -- reader recommendation 2006

l'Epouvantail -- Closed Saturday and Monday lunch and Sundays

6, rue de Jarrente, 75004

Metro: Saint-Paul

Telephone: 01 40 29 0303 -- Boston flight attendants 2006

 

 


Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin 5th arr.)

 

Le Volcan - Closed Tuesday and Sunday

10 rue Thouin 75005

Metro: rue Monge near the Panthéon

Telephone: 01 46 33 38 33

reasonable priced and good food--   Diane 2006

 


la Bièvre

Recommend: Couscous du Président

Recommend: Merquez Brochette Mechois spicy sausage roast mutton

Recommend: Excellent couscous, with vegetables in a soup terrine and meat on the side.

menu 10 to 15 euros (3 courses)

Open seven days a week till midnight

 – very casual interior – no stars in the Michelin guide, paper covers,

Mitterand lived on this street and they used to have police guarding the narrow street.

Footnote: Two members of the family are sitting at a table chatting while we eat.

the restaurant is almost full after the 8 p.m. the people are streaming in.

 

The restaurant is run by a wife and husband who have twins. Colleen 2006

 

la Bièvre

30, rue Bièvre 75005


Saint-Germain-des-Près (6th arr.)

 

Le Comptoir - Yves Camdeborde
9 Carrefour de l'Odéon 75006
Metro: Odéon
Telephone 01 44 27 07 97
Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Menu: 25 euros to 42 euros

The bistro/brasserie is next door to the popular gourmet Le Comptoir and is run by Yves Camdeborde's brother, according the Where magazine. We ate about 7:30 p.m. and by the time we left, the line was out the door; the sandwich shop/creperie does not take reservations. They have a garden/terrace -- Susan 2006

 

Café and restaurant and jazz recommendations galore!

These ideas came in from Yoly:

"Bar du Marché on rue de Buci (sic) (especially with nice weather), Alcazar, Mabillon, Le Près, Café Flore, Armani Caffé, L'Arbuci, l'Échelle de Jacob (great music and nice people until 4 a.m. at least!) "Bar du Marché is cool, but La Palette is much cooler.... And don't forget the amazing Don Carlos...." - 2006

 

Bar du Marché (café, bar)

75 rue de Seine 75006

Alcazar (restaurant)

62 rue Mazarine 75006 (01 53 10 19 99)

Cafe Mabillon (modern cuisine)

164 Boulevard Saint Germain 75006

Café de Flore (you will like their website)

172, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006

Armani Caffé (restaurant)

149 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 (01 45 48 62 15)

l'Arbuci (restaurant and jazz club)

25 rue de Buci 75006 (01 44 32 16 00) from noon to dawn

l'Echelle de Jacob

10-12 rue Jacob 75006

la Palette (traditional cuisine)

43 rue de Seine 75006

 

Linda, a sommelier in Chicago, recommends "La Cremerie-Caves Miard which is at 9, rue des Quatre-Vents in the 6th.  It was once a creamery and then a wine store.  It is very small and has great charcuterie and cheese.  They are known for their vins naturels...". -1 43 29 11 62 - Metro: Odéon - charming interior; dates from the late 1800s. LInda 2006

 

For more information about wine bars in Paris going "au naturel" Alice Feiring wrote an article for the New York Times in September 2005: " In Paris, a Bevy of Wine Bars Go au Naturel".

 

 

Les Invalides (7th arr.)

 

Kathleen and Jim highly recommend Vins et Terroirs. With wine, coffee and three courses, they paid 50 euros. 2006

 

Vins et Terroirs

Cuisine Gourmande de Tradition

À la Découverte de Vins de Propriété

66, rue St. André des Arts 75006 Paris

Telephone: 01 46 33 00 77


 

Bistro&Cie

Carole and Ginny highly recommend the prix fixe menu (aperitif, three courses and wine) at several restaurants. In fact, numerous flight attendants have recommended one or more of this group (Breteuil, Deux Théâtes, etc.) They are run by a group called Bistro&Cie ..... 2006

 

The website for Bistro&Cie includes links to each restaurant's seasonal menu offerings and photos of the restaurant.

Menu: 33 euros includes 3 courses, bottle of wine and coffee (1 bottle for two people).

 

Breteuil

3, place de Breteuil 75007 Paris

Reservations: 01 45 67 07 27

Open 7 days of week noon to 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Champs-Elysées (8th arr.)

 

Opéra/Pigalle (9th and 10th arr.)

 

 

Julien

 

The Julien website has an excellent description of this classic brasserie: "...When you step through the threshold of Julien, you enter another world, a bygone age, when women wore hats with veils and men folding top hats.
 

They still adorn the hat stand. Ravishing beauties adorn the walls and the waiters, in their black and white apparel, dodge between the tables....."

 

Although this brasserie seems to be tucked away among the shops and Indian restaurants, it stands out with its brasserie fare.

 

We ate at Julien for lunch because it is listed as one of the classic brasseries. The food, however, was not old and tried, but varied and modern.

 

To start I tried the Terrine de Foies de Volailles aux Fruits Secs (chicken liver pâté with dried fruit - in this case the fruit was apricot -- delicious!!) and I chose the filet de Rascasse sur lit de Choucroute (filet of rockfish on a bed of cooked cabbage -- the fish was tasty and subtle; the cabbage, so finely cut and sweet -- another success). We chose a Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 2005 that was well-balanced with our different entrées and main courses.

 

I did prefer my dining partner's dessert though; the Ile Flottant was the prettiest I had ever seen and quite delicious.

 

The two-course menu is 20.50 euros/3 courses is 26.50 euros. Colleen 2007

Julien (map and directions)

16 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis 75010

Open every day and every evening

When you reserve on line, you receive a 15% discount

Metro: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis

Telephone: 01 47 70 12 06


Bistro&Cie

Carole and Ginny highly recommend the prix fixe menu (aperitif, three courses and wine) at several restaurants. In fact, numerous flight attendants have recommended one or more of this group (Breteuil, Deux Théâtes, etc.) They are run by a group called Bistro&Cie ..... 2006

 

The website for Bistro&Cie includes links to each restaurant's seasonal menu offerings and photos of the restaurant.

Menu: 33 euros includes 3 courses, bottle of wine and coffee (1 bottle for two people).

 

Bistro des Deux Théâtres

18, rue Blanche 75009 Paris

Reservations: 01 45 26 41 43

Open 7 days a week noon to 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


 

Bastille (11th, 12th arr.)

 

La Gazetta

 

La Gazetta is my current best favorite all-around restaurant!

 

We have eaten here twice recently, different seasons, different menus, and watch out Michelin!

 

Between original designs in preparation and presentation, atmosphere and great staff, Petter Nilsson and his La Gazetta team could be headed for greatness....

 

Their evening menu consists of two entrées, a choice of two main courses, and choice of two desserts.

 

Four of us dined chez la Gazetta and with water, wine and four menus and ran up a bill of 160 euros (i.e., 32 euros person for the menu, plus the beverages). For the quality/price ratio I will say this is outstanding!

 

La Gazetta is suitable for vegetarians as well. They have a selection of à la carte alternatives, but the menu will prove very satisfying if you are a vegetarian who eats fish.

 

One of the main courses is a fish and the other is a meat (biche - doe - in the most recent visit); the menu du soir for our last visit offered a choice of cabillaud - cod or pintade - guinea fowl -- scrumptious).

 

Their website gives an idea of their menu -- it may not be the current one.--Colleen 2007

 

La Gazetta

29 rue de Cotte 75012

Metro: Ledru-Rollin (line 8)

Telephone: 01 43 47 47 05 (make reservations)

 

Lunch menu: 14 euros

Open: Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Dinner menu: 32 euros

Open: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.


 

Café de l'Industrie

If you are with a group of people, I can suggest Café de l'Industrie in the Bastille area. Eight of us had very good appetizers, dinner and three desserts with eight spoons (chocolate craving), three bottles of wine and spent about 30 euros each when we pooled the money. Very happening place; Cafés de l'Industrie has two locations across the street from one another -- one is as good as the other! Colleen 2006

 

Café de l'Industrie

16 & 17, rue Saint Sabin 75011

Telephone: 01 47 00 13 53 (good to make reservation)

Open every day 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.


le Bar à Soupes

 

Here is a real treat if you love soup. I love soup; I like to make soup; but Anne-Catherine Bley has the magic touch; so I will enjoy her soup!

 

When you enter the two-room, intimate restaurant at lunch time, either Anne-Catherine Bley or one of her assistants identifies and serves you your soup.

 

Every day you have 6 homemade soups alternatives. As she says on her website, they vary with the season. Her take-away business is extremely active.

 

Be sure to click on her menu link "6 soupes par jour" for the scheduled alternatives.

 

One week I tried the pumpkin/winter squash and avocado (potiron à l'avocat) and two weeks later I tried the lentil and sausage (lentilles du Puy à la saucisse de Morteau).

 

They are so smooth and delicious and they go very well with the glass of red wine that is included with the lunch menu.

 

This is a great restaurant for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

 

In addition to the soup alternatives, your other course suggestions are bread (three types), bean salads,  ham and salad, salad and cheeses, and several desserts.

 

The lunch 9,50 euro menu served between noon and 3 p.m. includes a soup, bread, salad or dessert and either a glass of wine or coffee.

 

Mme. Bley has written and published a book of her recipes. Colleen 2007

 

le Bar à Soupes

33 rue de Charonne 75011

between rue des Taillandiers and rue Keller

Metro: Bastille or Ledru-Rollin

Telephone: 01 43 57 53 79

Open: Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday), noon to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 


Astier

 

"...I wanted to forward this to you, check it out!! Mary and I had dinner here last winter, I loved it!! This is one of those restaurants that is value priced and usually has seasonal specials. I love the idea of a picnic, however because the location of the restaurant is a little off the beaten track...".--Susanne 2007

 

Astier is a corner bistro with good home-cooked tasting food. They do not try to be haute cuisine but serve a good meal.

 

The cloth checkered tablecloths and napkins bear the name "Astier Paris" and add to the atmosphere.

The 28 euros menu includes your entrée, plat principal, a plateau of about 10 fromages that you choose and serve yourself, and dessert.

The perfect summer evening menu consisted of an iced terrine of légumes (vegetables), filet of Rascasse (rockfish) served on the half portion of an eggplant, the cheese plateau, and a most unique dessert for me: gazpacho of pastèques (watermelon) with mint and sorbet of fromage frais. Colleen 2006

 

Astier prepares picnics between June 1 and August 31as well.

 

Astier

44 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud 75011

Metro: Oberkampf

Open 7 days a week

01 43 57 16 35


le Train Bleu

Brunch 30 euros on Sunday from 11:30 a.m.

Closed: July 11 to September 10, 2005

Menu prices range from 43 to 84 euros; Children's menu 15 euros

 

Voyage with the chef to a superb dining experience: one superb for the food, one for the atmosphere and one for the service.

 

The Belle Époque comes alive with the images painted on the walls and ceiling evoking the past when this was the "road to ..." From my seat I voyaged to Monaco and Villefranche --

 

We began with a nem de crabe (crab roll) and for the main course I chose the tartin lapin (upside down rabbit) with an aubergine confite. Their steak tartare is prepared in front of you. Our three-course meal for two cost 84 euros and included a bottle of wine, bottle of water and coffee.

 

This is a dining experience that makes you want to come back for more..

 

le Train Bleu

Gare de Lyon Place Louis Armand 75012

Metro: Gare de Lyon

Telephone: 01 43 43 97 96

Le Train Bleu


Chez Paul
 

Heard a rumor that they were trying for a star in the Michelin guide -- doubt it; but the food was good. I had Sandre (cousin to the perch) and Erik requested rognons de veau, but 10 p.m. they were sold out. Instead he couldn't have enjoyed his duck any more than he did. We shared a mixed salad, each ordered a main course, shared a a figues gratinées (figs) and a half bottle of Saint-Joseph for 60 euros.

 

According the Paris tourist office, their specialties are stuffed leg of rabbit and goat cheese with mint. Good atmosphere! - Colleen 2004 revised 2006 -- excellent atmosphere, good food, before 8 p.m. you can get a table.

 

Chez Paul
13, rue de Charonne 75011 PARIS
 Metro: Bastille

Telephone: 01 47 00 34 57

Fax: 01 48 07 02 00

Average price à la carte (drinks not included) according the Paris Tourist Office is 30.48 euros

Open every day noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Reservations are recommended, but worth a try without them


le Grand Bleu

They have a nice three course lunch menu for 13 euros.

The  view of the boats in the basin of Canal Saint-Martin and the lock into the Seine make the visit to this restaurant worthwhile. When the weather permits and during the summer, dine on the terrace under the parasols. - Colleen 2005

 

I have retested le Grand Bleu and once again was not disappointed for lunch. In the warmer weather, dining outside with a view over the marina is very refreshing.

 

le Grand Bleu

Port d l'Arsenal, 46 Boulevard de la Bastille (12th)

Telephone 01 43 45 19 99

Open seven days a week until 12:45 a.m.


 

Montparnasse/Place d'Italie (13th, 14th, 15th arr.)

 

Chez Charles Victor,

8 rue Brézin 75014

Metro Mouton-Duvernet

01 40 44 55 51

 

This tip from Beth (BOS) - I wanted to tell you about Chez Charles Victor, 8 rue Brezin, about a 10 minute walk from the hotel by back streets, off Ave. General Leclerc. 

 

Small, family-run, great value prix fixe starting at under 15 euros.  I found it in Sandra Gustafson's Great Eats Paris, a terrific resource.  Went several times last summer, they were thrilled with the AA arrival in le quartier and were very hospitable.  Hope we haven't worn out our welcome. -- FA 2007

 

le Temps Cerises

This is a must-try restaurant in the Butte aux Cailles area that Diane first recommended.

 

The rillettes de canard is homemade and everything everyone had was mouth watering good! The waiter finally just sat down at our table and patiently waited for us to decide. Of course, we were there before 8 p.m. so he had the time; after 8 p.m. they place is packed!

 

Le Temps Cerises is an excellent quality-price ratio.

 

Don't be scared away by the term "Joues de cochon confites" (pig's cheeks). If you are unsure, take it as the appetizer.

 

This crew was a bit timid to try new things, but came away quite content for the experience. Some of our selections were "salade de fromage de chèvre mariné, Joues de cochon braisées à l'ancienne, foie de veau à la confiture d'oignons, escalope de Saumon «Temps des Cerises», and the desserts! homemade! etc.

 

The restaurant is a cooperative our waiter told us: one vote for each person involved in the business.

 

Our three-course menu was 22,50 euros, plus house wine (delicious from the Loire valley); 14,50 euros for two courses. Colleen 2006

 

le Temps Cerises

18, rue Butte aux Cailles 75013

Metro: Corvisart

01 45 89 69 48

Open Monday to Friday 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday to Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Closed Christmas and New Year's days.


l'Auberge Etchegorry

41, rue Croulebarbe, 13th arr. (next door to la Touraine)

Telephone: 01 44 08 83 51

Closed: Sunday and Monday and August 8-25; air conditioned

Metro: Les Gobelins or Corvisart (across from the square R. le Gall)

 

l'Auberge Etchegorry serves specialties from the southwest. They have a gastronomique menu for 31,50 euros (37,60 with 1/2 bottle of wine). This menu consists of your amuse bouche, entrée, main course, cheese and dessert and coffee. The three course menu is 25 euros. They also have a hotel.

 

I had the filet de canard au foie gras, Erik chose the foie de veau (calf). Excellent, no tourists, very French and filled with ambiance. http://www.etchegorry.com/ 2005

 

Diane goes back to Etchegorry frequently, loves the duck dishes: duck confit and cassoulet, house wine and service -- consistently good and reasonably priced. -- Diane 2006

 

l'Auberge Etchegorry

41, rue Croulebarbe, 13th arr. (next door to la Touraine)

Telephone: 01 44 08 83 51

Closed: Sunday and Monday and August 8-25; air conditioned

Metro: Les Gobelins or Corvisart (across from the square R. le Gall)


 

Dirigeable Restaurant

My first notes on this restaurant were the date and the word “homemade!!”

Goffredo and Francesca suggested this hidden hideaway in a residential neighborhood. They frequent le Dirigeable and are never disappointed. Franck Arif is the chef and co-owner with Guy Jeu.

 

After our amuse bouche of cold pumpkin soup, I tried the choux farci au foie gras followed by the rouget barbet entier, légumes et bouillon relevé (fish stew). My dessert was the poire pochée gratiné beaujolais. The presentations were great, the food so tasty, and the old bistro atmosphere with its bench seats, mirrors, zinc counter was somehow transferred into the 21st century. Worth a visit!

The à la carte menu for one with a bottle of wine (Arbois Poulsard Rubis, Domaine Fôret (Jura mountains) and a large bottle of water will run about 37 euros. (We shared the wine and the water between four of us.) Colleen 2006

 

Dirigeable Restaurant

37, rue d’Alleray Paris (15th)

01 45 32 01 54

Open: noon to 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday


Le Bec Rouge

Un Coin d'Alsace (Rôtisserie)

46 bis, Bd du Montparnasse 75015 Paris

(to the left of the Tour Montparnasse)

01 42 22 45 54

Metro: Montparnasse

 

Suzanne recommends this family-run restaurant that she has tried a few times and always finds it "yummy". Your food will be cooked on the rotisserie.

 

The atmosphere is rustic, the chargers are wood, salad is served on planks and their wines are good and reasonably priced -- Suzanne should know since she is a sommelier.

 

Specials are posted on the ardoise (blackboard): 20 euros - 2 courses; 24 euros - 3 courses. The daughter who waits the tables speaks English if necessary. FA 2006


 

Trocadéro/Monceau (16th, 17th arr.)

 

Franck & Fils

Café Mauve

While searching out the sale items at Franck & Fils, the clock struck lunch time. What a pleasant surprise in this department store. For 12 euros my bountiful lunch included bread, steamed fish (rouget) resting on a bed of peas, mushrooms, green beans, zucchini, pearl onions, broccoli, potatoes, rice, turnips, and snow peas, garnished with mint, chives, sesame seeds, parsley and red berries.

 

Salads and desserts are also available.

 

When you enter, make your choice, pay at the same time that you order. The cashier will give you a number for your table.

 

Warm dishes are served between noon and 3 p.m. The café is open between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Colleen 2006

 

Franck & Fils

80, rue de Passy and 91 ave Paul Doumer 75016

Metro: La Muette

01 44 14 38 00


 

Montmartre (18th arr.)

 

Le Botak

This restaurant is located at the bottom of the hill of Montmartre opposite the touristy side of the hill. This is the place to take your lunch or dinner "en terrasse" (outside) during beautiful weather.

 

Delicious, hearty, tasty cuisine describes the menu offerings at le Botak.

 

My roti de veau à l'estragon (roast veal with taragon) was accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables (zucchini, red peppers, carrots). Our wine was Côtes de Thongue 2000 (18 euros), which we drank for an aperitif and with lunch (it was a gorgeous day to sit outside!). My dessert was homemade chocolate cake with sorbet (la fondant au chocolat fait maison ), so there was a small wait. Everything was worth waiting for.

 

Our server spoke English, was cordial, helpful, and possessed a sense of hospitality..."Is everything like in your dreams, she asked". When she was not serving, she was peeling potatoes in the bar area. Le Botak is also a neighborhood bar.

 

The lunch menu is 12 euros, children's menu is 8,50 euros. Inquire about the plat du jour. Colleen 2006

 

Le Botak

1 rue Paul Albert and rue Muller 75018

01 46 06 98 30


 

Belleville (19th, 20th arr.)

 

Le Dan Bau

The name refers to a Vietnamese musical instrument, an example of which is usually hanging up on the wall. Our server was using it that week for a concert. The space with the hook revealed more of the bamboo that covers the walls, along with art work. Already a pleasant, exotic mood is set that will accompany fabulous, fresh Vietnamese cuisine.

 

The evening menu for 19,50 euros per person includes two starters, a main course with choice of two rice dishes and dessert. The street "des Trois Frères" has restaurants along its path in the Montmartre area below Sacre Cœur. Due to its write ups posted on the window, we thought le Dan Bau was a good bet. We won the bet with the nems, soupe de raviolis, sautéed beef (boeuf laloth) and the sautéed duck (canard champignons parfumée) -- my favorite. The garlic is very subtle in the dishes, but used plentifully. Colleen 2006

 

Le Dan Bau

18, rue des Trois Frères  75018

01 42 62 45 59 (reservations recommended)


Le Vieux Belleville

Dale recommends Le Vieux Belleville. It was "one of the highlights of our trip with sing-along live music." They have a great website as well to listen to music clips and plan your concert with their calendar. 2006

 

Menu at lunch is 12,50 euros.

In the evening between 20 and 25 euros, drinks not included.

 

Le Vieux Belleville http://www.le-vieux-belleville.com/ (available in English)

12, rue des Envierges 75020 Paris

Telephone: 01 44 62 92 66

Hours: Monday to Saturday noon to 2:30 p.m. and

Thursday to Saturday 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.


 

 

 

 

Kastoori

 

 

 

 

Kastoori (9th arr.)

 

 

 

 

L’Été en pente douce

(18th arr.)

 

 

L’Été en pente douce

 

 

 

 

Absinthe at l'Ourcine

 

 

 

New life for
the old hutch-l'Ourcine

(13th arr.)

 

 

Old-fashioned le Roi du

Pot au Feu (9th arr.)

 

 

Taste and presentation at au Poulbot Gourmet
(18th arr.)

 

 

l'Auberge Etchegorry (13th arr.)

 

 

 

le Train Bleu from 1901

 

 

le Train Bleu from 1901
(12th arr.) read the history

 

 

 

 

le Botak dessert (18th)

 

 

 

 

le Botak (18th)

 

 

 

Frank & Fils (16th)

 

 

 


le Dan Bau (18th)

 

 

 

 

Les fous d'en face
3, place du Bourg Tibourg
75004, Paris

Excellent for lunch (14 euros)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetarian restaurants as I find them

 

Vegetarian- Piccolo Teatro

6, rue des Ecouffes, 01 42 72 17 79, Kosher  Mº St Paul (in the Jewish quarter of the Marais)

 

Les Cinq Saveurs d'Anada

Vegetarian, Vegetalien, Macrobiotique

Organic restaurant

Everything is prepared using certified organic products

à la carte or menu prix fixe - 26.50 euros.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday

Serving noon to 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

Les Cinq Saveurs d'Anada

72 rue du Cardinal Lemoine 75005

Telephone 01 43 29 58 54

 

BHV

On the fifth floor with a view over the Hôtel de Ville, roof tops and a bit of the Seine, the BHV cafeteria has a vegetarian "panier" (basket) for about 14 euros, along with salads and other alternatives to put together a vegetarian lunch.

 

BHV Department store

14 rue du Temple 75004
Telephone: 01 42 74 90 00
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

le Bar à Soupes

Here is a real treat if you love soup. I love soup; I like to make soup; but Anne-Catherine Bley has the magic touch; so I will enjoy her soup!

 

When you enter the two-room, intimate restaurant at lunch time, either Anne-Catherine Bley or one of her assistants identifies and serves you your soup.

 

Every day you have 6 homemade soups alternatives. As she says on her website, they vary with the season. Her take-away business is extremely active.

 

Be sure to click on her menu link "6 soupes par jour" for the scheduled alternatives.

 

One week I tried the pumpkin/winter squash and avocado (potiron à l'avocat) and two weeks later I tried the lentil and sausage (lentilles du Puy à la saucisse de Morteau).

 

They are so smooth and delicious and they go very well with the glass of red wine that is included with the lunch menu.

 

This is a great restaurant for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

 

In addition to the soup alternatives, your other course suggestions are bread (three types), bean salads,  ham and salad, salad and cheeses, and several desserts.

 

The lunch 9,50 euro menu served between noon and 3 p.m. includes a soup, bread, salad or dessert and either a glass of wine or coffee.

 

Mme. Bley has written and published a book of her recipes.

 

le Bar à Soupes

33 rue de Charonne 75011

between rue des Taillandiers and rue Keller

Metro: Bastille or Ledru-Rollin

Telephone: 01 43 57 53 79

Open: Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday), noon to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Soup

 

Les Cinq Saveurs d'Anada

Suggestions from the Paris Tourist Office:

 

These restaurants will most likely be open during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

 

Eating late at night
Some restaurants stay open late into the night, even 24hrs/24hrs, for those with a huge appetite or those with a light one after a crazy night of dancing.
 

Rue Saint-Honoré, Le Costes welcomes guests in a very select atmosphere until 5am in the morning. A little further north, Le Georges, the Centre Pompidou’s swanky restaurant, closes at 1a.m.. Its amazing décor is worth the detour, and its terrace offers a magnificent view over the capital.
 

On boulevard Saint-Germain, the Old Navy is open all night: sporting atmosphere (the establishment rebroadcasts all football and rugby matches) and friendly, with a typical brasserie menu (salads, croque-monsieur, omelette…) and more exotic dishes (oysters, Normandy turkey cutlets, etc.).

 

Still in the 6th arrondissement, La Closerie des Lilas offers a romantic and truly Parisian setting until 1am. A legendary brasserie. Its sauce tartare is reputed to be inimitable!
 

Not forgetting: Le César, the Hôtel du Nord, the Chéri Bibi, the 25° Est, the Music Hall.
 

LE COSTES
239 rue Saint-Honoré 75001
0)1 42 44 50 25
Open 7 days/7 days, until 5 a.m.


LE GEORGES
Centre Pompidou (6th floor), access via the museum or via the outside elevator
Place Georges-Pompidou 75004
01 44 78 47 99
Open 7 days/7 days, until 1 a.m.


LA CLOSERIE DES LILAS
171 boulevard Montparnasse 75006
01 40 51 34 50
Open 7 days/7 days, until 1 a.m.


OLD NAVY
150 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006
01 43 26 88 09
Open 7 days/7 days, 24hrs/24hrs


LE MUSIC-HALL
63 avenue Franklin-D.-Roosevelt 75008
01 45 61 03 63
Open 7 days/7 days, until 4 a.m.


LE CÉSAR
34 rue de La Tour-d’Auvergne 75009
01 42 85 15 03
Tuesday to Friday, until 2am; Saturday, until 5 a.m.


HÔTEL DU NORD
102 quai de Jemmapes 75010
01 40 40 78 78
Open 7 days/7 days, until 2 a.m. (service until midnight)


CHÉRI BIBI
15 rue André-del-Sarte 75018
01 42 54 88 96
Tuesday to Saturday, until 2 a.m.


25° EST
10 place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad 75019
01 42 02 91 70
Open 7 days/7 days, until 2 a.m.; Saturday, until 5 a.m.

 

Restaurants open New Year's Eve and Christmas

 

The restaurants mentioned above (open late or 24 hours) will most likely be open during the holidays.

 

The FLO brasseries are listed below with website addresses for more information such as how to find them.
Be sure to click on "English version" at the top of their page or go directly to the English version
Due to time constraints I was not able to translate all of the date and time information.

Brasserie Flo
7, cour des Petites Ecuries (entrance at 63, rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis) 75010
Métro : Château d’eau
Telephone : 33 (0)1 47 70 13 59 Fax : 33 (0)1 42 47 00 80
Open 7 days a week from noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Valet parking available evenings: Tuesday to Saturday

Bofinger
5-7, rue de la Bastille 75004
Métro : Bastille
Telephone : 33 (0)1 42 72 87 82 Fax : 33 (0)1 42 72 97 68
Open 7 days a week from noon to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 1 .m.

Weekends and holidays open all day non-stop from noon to 1.m.

Julien
16, rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis 75010
Métro : Strasbourg Saint-Denis
Telephone: 33 (0)1 47 70 12 06 Fax : 33 (0)1 42 47 00 65
Open 7 days a week from noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Valet parking evenings Tuesday to Saturday

La Coupole 
102, bd du Montparnasse 75014
Métro : Vavin
Telephone : 33 (0)1 43 20 14 20 Fax : 33 (0)1 43 35 46 14
Open 7 days a week from noon to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday evening; Friday and Saturday until 1:30 a.m.

Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Le Boeuf sur le Toit 
34, rue du Colisée 75008
Métro : Saint-Philippe du Roule ou Franklin-D.Roosevelt
Telephone : 33 (0)1 53 93 65 55 Fax : 33 (0)1 53 96 02 32
Open 7 days a week from noon to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Valet parking available from noon  Tuesdays to Saturday

Le Vaudeville 
29, rue Vivienne 75002
Métro : Bourse
Telephone : 33 (0)1 40 20 04 62 Fax : 33 (0)1 49 27 08 78
Open 7 days a week from noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Breakfast Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Terminus Nord 
23, rue de Dunkerque 75010
Métro : Gare du Nord
Tel : 33 (0)1 42 85 05 15 Fax : 33 (0)1 40 16 13 98
Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Brasserie Balzar 
49, rue des Ecoles 75005
Métro : Cluny La Sorbonne
Telephone : 33 (0)1 43 54 13 67 Fax : 33 (0)1 44 07 14 91
Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to midnight


FRERES BLANC
Au Pied de Cochon
6, rue Coquillière - 75001

Telephone: 01.40.13.77.00 Open 24 hours

La Lorraine
2, place des Ternes - 75008 

Telephone 01.56.21.22.00 - Open 7 1.m. to 1 a.m.

Le Grand Café
Opéra- 4, Boulevard des Capucines 75009

Telephone 01.43.12.19.00 - Open 24 hours

Chez Jenny
39, Bld du Temple 75003 

Telephone 01.44.54.39.00 - Open noon to 1 a.m.

L’appart
Champs Elysées, 9-11, rue du Colisée - 75008

Telephone 01.53.75.42.00

La Taverne
24, Boulevard des Italiens-75009

Telephone 01.55.33.10.00

Charlot
12, place de Clichy 75009

Telephone 01.53.20.48.00 Open noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight

Le Procope
13 rue de l'Ancienne Comédie - 75006

Telephone 01.40.46.79.00

 


Restaurants open 24 hours or almost (if you find more to add to the list, send me me the information!)

 

Place d'Italie Centre Commercial (shopping mall)

El Rancho

Hippopotamus

30, avenue d'Italie 75013

 

Au Pied de Cochon

6 rue Coquillière,  75001

Metro: Les Halles 01 40 13 77 00

 

Le Tambour

41, rue Montmartre 75002

Metro: Sentier 01 42 33 06 90

Open Tuesday to Saturday noon to 6 a.m.

 

Les Chimères

133, rue Saint-Antoine 75004

Metro: Saint-Paul 01 4272 71 97

Open every day from 6 a.m. to 5 a.m.

 

Starcooker

32, rue des Archives 75004

Metro: Rambteau 01 42 77 12 19

 

Café Atelier

95, boulevard du Monparnasse 75006

Metro: Vavin 01 45 44 98 81

 

Le Mondrian

148 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006

Metro: Mabillon 01 46 33 98 35

 

l'Alsace - Champs Elysées

39, avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008

01 53 93 97 00

 

La Maison de l'Aubrac

37, rue Marbeuf 57008

01 43 59 05 14

 

Grand Café des Capucines

4, boulevard des Capucines 75009

Metro: Opéra 01 43 12 19 00

 

Taverne de Maître Kanter

6, place de la République 75010

Open every day 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.

01 47 00 44 10

 

Brasserie la Maison Blanch

21, rue de Dunkerque 75010

Metro: Gare de l'Est 01 48 78 15 92

 

Bar Brasserie le Bastille

8, place de la Bastille 75011

01 43 07 79 95

 

le Dalou

30, place de la Nation 75012

Metro: Picpus 01 43 43 41 38

 

Boulangeries (Bakeries)

 

Boulangerie Kayser

10, rue de l'Ancienne-Comédie (6th)

24 hours a day, Monday to Saturday

01 43 25 71 60

 

Trojette Fairda

2, rue Biot (17th)

open until 3 a.m. (4 a.m. Friday and Saturday); closed Monday
 


Question:

We live in Los Angeles; and will visit Paris next weekend; for the first time. We will drive to Amboise first off, then to Paris.

 
We are a fam of 5, and the price of our trip seems to have doubled since August, when we planned it. yikes!
We will stay in the 5th, in a "walk up" apartment.  on the 6th floor! at least it has a rooftop garden with a view.
 
Where ; if any; is a few good restaurants with more reasonable prices; yet; local ambiance, charm, flavors. I have two saved: Le Petit Prince, and Tribeca. 
 
I'd love your best ideas on ANYTHING in your beautiful city. -- Merci Colleen -- CK

Reponse:

You will love the Loire valley and eat well and inexpensively as well.

 

There is a great little wine cave below the castle where you can fine many good lighter wines (Touraine). Across from the cave is a good restaruant to have lunch.

 

When you arrive in Paris, you will definitely pay higher prices. You will find numerous restaurants on every street -- Beware the cheaper restaurants; if they are cheap, is the quality of the product good or home made (fait maison)?

 

One inexpensive restaurant that I know is a good couscous restaurant is the following:

la Bièvre

Recommend: Couscous du Président

Recommend: Merquez Brochette Mechois spicy sausage roast mutton

Recommend: Excellent couscous, with vegetables in a soup terrine and meat on the side.

menu 10 to 15 euros (3 courses)

Open seven days a week till midnight

 - very casual interior - no stars in the Michelin guide, paper covers,

Mitterand lived on this street and they used to have police guarding the narrow street.

Footnote: Two members of the family are sitting at a table chatting while we eat.

the restaurant is almost full after the 8 p.m. the people are streaming in.

 

The restaurant is run by a wife and husband who have twins. Colleen 2006

la Bièvre

30, rue Bièvre 75006

This information comes from my restaurant page.

 

You will find good falafel stands in the 5th and 4th. The advantage that you have with an apartment is your breakfast in the morning (go to an "artisan" boulangerie for your "baguette tradition" and croissant "beurre"). If you have children, they will love a viennoise au chocolat. This is a sweet brioche bread with chocolate bits inside.

 

Eat a good meal out for lunch when prices are lower. Then you can splurge at a good restaurant.

 

For dinner, buy your salad makings at the local street market if you are near one and buy your lunch meat (jambon a l'os, for example, -- ham on the bone) from the boucher (butcher shop) and your frommage (cheese) from the frommagerie (cheese shop) -- you will find these in the 5th definitely, especially around Metro Mabillon.

 

You will have a blast no matter what!