(12:00~14:30; 19:30~2:30. Reservations a MUST!)
Address: 6, rue Arsene Houssaye, 75008, Paris.
Androuet has recently moved to a new and accessible address but fortunately
the formula and the cuisine have not changed, far from it. This THE CHEESE
RESTAURANT in Paris! You ban either order from a menu featuring cuisine
based on cheese or simply choose from various trays of crumptious cheeses
(100~150 kinds!). We are talking about discoveries here!
The favourites?: Saint-Nectaire onion soup, fried Camembert, ravioli
de chèvre, Roquefort tart, Issau Iraty raclette. Well-chosen wines.
L'AMBASSADE D'AUVERGNE (Traditional French, 25~35
Euros, dinner wine & cheese tray, 40 Euros))
Address: 22, rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare, 75003, Paris.
This is one of the oldest traditional regional restaurants in Paris
looked after by the indefatigable Mrs. Françoise Moulier at the
ovens and her moustachioed maître d'. All the pork-based "charcuterie"
and cheeses dirctly come from the Auvergne region in Central France. You
must try the "Aligot", the Auvergne "national" dish made from cheese and
potatoes! Also try the lukewarm green lentils salad, the cabbahe "pottée",
the grilled Salers beef and the famous "tripoux".
L'ARBRE A CANNELLE(Brunch)
(11::00~18:30. Closed Sundays)
Address: 57, Passage des Panoramas, 75002, Paris
If you are a coin or stamp collector or a hoobby-maniac this
is the perfect gallery-street. You can reward your companion for his/her
patience by ordering one of the salted tatrs (39~42 FF), salmon-oseille,
goat cheese and cress salds (35~56 FF) and top with with crumble (apple,
red fruit). Very popular at lunch with th yappies of nearby stock exchange.
Come at a quarter to twelve and you will get a seat!.
L'AS DU FALAFEL (Jewish)
Address: 34, 5ue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris
Address: 25, rue de Buci, 75006, Paris
Opening hours: 12:00~21:00
A brasserie serving all-you-can-eat oysters. The place is a delight
for jazz fans as well, with music in the basement.
Opening hours: 11:30~19:00
Closed on Saturdays
The most famous Falafel Restaurant in Paris.
Good value for good food.
20~75FF. Drinks available
AU BRETZEL (Alsatian Cuisine)
Address: 1, rue Leopold robert, 75014 Paris
Opening days: lunch + dinner. Closed on Sundays and Mondays
A very small (seats barely 20~25) hidden restaurant in the 14th Arrondissement
on a side street leading to Boulevard Montparnasse.
Probably the best and most genuine Alsatian restaurant in Paris. Patronized
Short but solid carte. Few but good wines available by the glass, jug
Great Choucroutes and Flammenkueche!
try the Mirabelle Ice Cream for Dessert!
very reasonable prices and warm welcome!
L'AVANT-GOUT (9~18 Euros)
Address: 26, Rue Bobillot, 75013, Paris
Coing roti a la vanille. Compote de pommes au romarin. Terrine de faisan.
Sabayon de brocolis et saumon fume. Onglet de veau aux pommesde terre grenaille
a l'aïl et au citron. Cabillaud en croûte de sésame.
BOUILLON RACINE (16~38 Euros) (Belgian)
AU BOURGUIGNON DU MARAIS (French Wine-bar/Restaurant)
(Opening hours: 10:00~01:00-Closed on Sundays)
Address: 3, rue racine, 75006, Paris
Opening hours: 11:30~00:30
Closed on Sundays.
Belgian and Flemish specialties in a beautiful Art Nouveau interior,
complete with levelled mirrors and mosaics.
Address: 19, rue de Jouy, 75004, Paris.
The cream of its kind. In a very chic decor you can either enjoy a
glass of wine at the counter or have a meal chosen from a short but excellent
carte. Also features regular seasonal specials ( some very good surprises
actually!). Warm welcome. Very professional service by the owner from Burgundy,
Jacques Maroslavac-Bavard who knows and enjoys his work. Wines from Burgundy
but Champagne also available. Short but very well chosen wine list. Sell
wines on the premises and take large orders.
LE BEAU VIOLET(Corsican)
Address: 92, rue des Entrepreneurs, 75015, Paris.
Opening hours: 13:00~15:00, 19:30~22:30. Closed on Sundays.
A very sympathetic, small, unpretentious restaurant serving traditional
Corsican cuisine with Corsican goat and ewe cheese and charcuterie
LE BAR DE L'ASTOR(Lunch/Brunch 12 Euros)
Address: Hotel Astor, 11,rue d'Astorg, 75008, Paris
Ideal place for a sophisticated brunch: omelette froide au thon et
jambon, sandwichs au jambon ibérique ou au filet de thon, fritûre
de rouget "vendangeurs".
Address: 11 bis,, rue VillenoisMareuil, 75017, Paris
Good quality-price ratio for delightful and innovative cuisine.
À LA BICHE AU BOIS(14~23 Euros)
(Open 11:30. Closed on week-ends)
Address: 45, avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012, Paris
Very reasonable bistrot remarkable for its game (gibier) fare. Try
the venison terrine (terrine de chevreuil). Reservation a must on Fridays.
very warm welcome.
LE BISTRO(very reasonable)
(Closed on Sundays & one week-end every month)
Address: 5/7, rue Gros, 75016, Paris
A very simple, cheap bistro bang on the pavement. Very popular with
locals. Better than average home-style fare. Doubles as a wine bar. Very
good value for your money. Very warm relaxed welcome.
LE BISTROT DE L'ÉTOILE NIEL
Address: 75, avenue Niel, 75017, Paris
Closed Saturday lunches and whole Sundays.
Guy Savoy left his mark on this reasonably priced, but high-quality
CHEZ ALBERT (French/Portuguese)
CHEZ MARIANNE (Jewish)
Address: 2, rue des Hospitalieres-St-Gervais, 75004, Paris.
Address: 43,rue Mazarine, 75006 paris.
French/Portuguese restaurant. One of the best cuisine in the Quartier
saint-Germain district. Warm atmosphere. Reservation advised.
Perfect for lunches. Always crowded. I would suggest the composed plates
for very good value and typical tasty Jewish cuisine. Friendly and easy-going
LA COCHONAILLE (Pork products)
Address: 21, rue de la Harpe, 75005, Paris.
Unpretentious restaurant/bar which serves reasonable filling set lunches
in a very crowded tourist spot. Interesting bar downstairs.
LE CONGRÈS (25~50 Euros)
LE COUDE FOU (Restaurant/Wine Bar)
(open 24 hours, 7 days,12 months of the year!)
Address: 80, Avenue de la Grande Armée, 75017, Paris
My favourite night brasserie in Paris! Warm welcome. Great oysters
and seafood. The "écailler", Mr. Gaulthier, always so amiable. Nice
decor. Bistro food available.
Address: 12, rue du Bourg-Thibourg, 75004 Paris
A very convivial restaurant cum wine bar open every day serving hearty
and tasty meals . The menu at 145FF is a bargain. All the bistrot classic
Great wines served by the bottle or glass.
Parking available. Reserve after 21:00!
DAME JEANNE(17~24 Euros)
Address: 60, rue de la Charonne, 75011, Paris
Good food at reasonable prices in simple warm surroundings. Hure de
saumon au basilic, tournedos à mâche et aux champignons, pot-au-feu
de cuisse de canard.
FELLINI (Italian)(15~32 Euros)
Address: 47, rue de l'Arbre sec, 75001 Paris.
Founded 8 years ago, it is the "little brother" of the restaurant in
the 15th arrondissement. Definitely higher class Italian restaurant in
Paris. Extremely warm and competent sercice. No less than 3 Italian chefs.
Very international clientele from the the great gotels nearby. Very well
balanced menu. Slightly expensive but the quality justifies it! 110FF lunch
menu available. A la carte comprises such delicacies as Pesche Fellini,
Beef or Tuna Carpaccio (that's what we tried!). Short but nice wine list
(with half bottles!). Definitey not for the "Pizza & Bolonese Spaghetti
FOGON SAINT-JULIEN (Spanish)
(Mssrs. Alberto Heraiz & Pierre Riffin)
Address: 10, rue Saint-Julien le Pauvre, 75005, Paris.
Opening hours: 19:00~00:15; 12:00~14:30 too on Saturdays & Sundays.
Pribably the best Spanish restaurant on Paris. Quite new (1997). located
in a quiet area. Seats only about 25~30 pepple, so reserve!
Freat real paella. The tapas are probably the best bet as they are
very personal creations, original and sophisiricated. Co not forget the
"sweet tapas" for dessert.
Short but great list of Spanish wines includinf Ribera del Duero.
(LA) FROMAGERIE DE PARIS(Cheese)
Address: 25, rue de la Reynie, 75001, Paris.
Opening hours: 12:00~23:00. Closed on Sundays.
Eric Lefebvre opened this cheese specialist restaurant in June 1998
in relation with his cheese shop. You must try the Tricolour Fondue!
GALLOPIN (21~32 Euros)
LA GARE(Reasonable to slightly expensive)
(11:30~14:30, 18:30~23:00)(Reservations advised)
(M. Alexandre) (Open at least until 01:00 a.m. Closed Saturdays &
Address: 40, Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002, Paris
Brasserie dating back to 1875. Sole meuniere ou grillée. Terrine
de champignons. Filet de cabillaud roti a la tapenade. Poisson marine.
Address: 19, rue de la Muette, 75016, Paris
Go downstairs and suddenly you find yourself in a humongous restaurant
located in a former station (hence the name) decorated with huge very colourful
pictures of vegetables and fruit Service better than usual for this type
of slightly yuppie restaurant in Paris. Traditional young bistro fare with
a menu changing with the seasons. For the young-at-heart!
Check on http://www.bestreserve.com/
IL CORTILE (Italian)
Address: Hotel Castille, 37, rue Cambon, 75001, Paris
Considered by many as the best Italian restaurant in Paris at the moment
(circa 2000). Supervised by Alain Ducasse.
Nicolas Vernier serves a very serious, precise and fresh cuisine.
Scallops Carpaccio, Zucchini Risotto, Ricotta Ravioli, "Plancha" Seabass,
Marsala and Truffles Beef. Tiramisu, Panna Cotta.
Superb wine list.
LES JARDINS DE BELLEVILLE (Chinese)
Address: 23, rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris
Opening hours: 12:00~14:30, 19:00~23:00
Wide range of Chinese dishes such as duck withginger, steamed ravioli,
Discreet, efficient service.
Address: 30, rue Pierre-Lescot, 75001 Paris
The Parisian answer to the 1960's New York restaurant. Created in 1972,
it has become a favourite venue for theatre actors after their shows. A
new menu every day and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
KIM LIEN (Vietnamese)
Address: 33, Place Maubert, 75005, Paris.
Tel.: (33)(1)43546813 (Reservations advisable)
This is another very good Viernamese restaurant in Paris in spite of
fierce competition. Extremely well-located on the Seine Left bank especially
during the warmer seasons when you can eat outside. Excellent food with
a short but surprisingly adequate wine-list (rare in that type of restaurant).
Recommended dishes: stramed crab. Fish cakes. "Pho" soup. Raw Spring rolls.
KHUN AKORN (Thai)
Address: 8, avenue de Taillebourg, 75011 Paris
Another great Thai restaurant. Probably more typical in decor and personnel.
Highly popular with locals. Reasonable prices. Short but well-balanced
menu. Reasonable wines available. A bit crowded sometimes. Excellent cuisine.
LAC HONG(Vietnamese) (15~35 Euros)
(Closed in August & Sundays)
Address: 67, rue Lauriston, 75016, Paris
The best Vietnamese restaurant in Paris. Great soups. Food perfect.
Fresh fruit!. Bill can become expensive. Multilingual menu.
LE MANDARIN SICILE (Chinese)
(Closed on Sundays)
Address: 25, rue du Roi Sicile, 75004 Paris
A very reasonable and excellent Cuisine in this little Chinese restaurant
lost in the Marais district. Customers mostly local. Thai and Chinese cuisine
cooked and served by a couple of ethnic Chinese couple. Very warm welcome.
Steamed food a must! Great soups and deep-fried duck. Take-outs OK! Practical
when staying at nearby hotels. Cards OK.
Revisited in 2001 September: 10,50 Euros "All Stam Menu" (1 soup+1
bowl of rice+5 kinds of steamed food) highly recommended!
MANSOURIA (Moroccan) (14~45 Euros)
LA MÈRE CATHERINE(15~35 Euros)
(Open every day, 12.00~0:30)
(Open until 23:30. Closed sundays)
Address: 11, rue Faidherbe, 75011, Paris
A creative cuisine in the best Moroccan restaurant in Paris. Try the
assortment of vegetarian salads & starters, tagine a la daurade rose,
couscous au pistil de safran, lamb or cheese birouattes, lamb and apricot
tajine, pigeon pastilla, couscous au blé concassé et fèves
fraîches and the surprising "couscous voilé" (meat is hidden
under a cover of couscous semolina).
Address: 6, Place du Tertre, 75018, Paris
In the most Parisian district of Paris, this restaurant founded in
1793 invites you to experience the true atmosphere of Montmartre, where
in a musical ambiance you will be able to taste Traditional French cuisine.
True "Por-au-Feu". Choose the table by the window where you will be able
to observe the outside life from without being hassled by the various hawkers
and beggars posing as "artists". In warm weather make a point to eat on
the terrace outside or in the garden inside. Warm welcome.
Set menus, 14 Euros ("Menu du Jour"), 27 Euros ("Menu Danton") & 35
Euros ("Menu Catherine"). A la carte, 30~40 Euros.
LE MERIDIEN MONTPARNASSE 25 (French/Cheese)
Address: Le Méridien Montparnasse Hotel, 19, rue du Cdt. Mouchotte,
(Opening hours: 12:00~14:00; 19:30~23:30. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays
& National Holidays & August)
Located inside the Meridien Montparnasse Hotel, this restaurant is
remarkable for its cheese selection prepared by Mr. Gérard Poulard:
Tomme de brebis, Caillé frais, Tommette des Corbières, Bombe
de Gatine, Tomme de Banon, Cabrette aux Truffes, Chèvre are only
some of the varieties featured on the sumptuous cheese tray.
Lunch:35 Euros, dinner: 43 euros, cheese tray: 18 Euros.
LA MURAILLE DE JADE (Vietnamese/Chinese/Thai)
Address: 5, rue de L'Ancienne-Comédie, 75006 Paris.
High quality for such a restaurant.
NEW HOA KHOAN (Chinese/Vietnamese)
LE PAIN (Brunch/Lunch, Bakery)
18, rue des Archives, 75004, Paris.
Address: 15, Avenue de Choisy, 75013, Paris.
Open every day till about 24:00
A very popular restaurant in Paris Little China. Steamed dishes especially
good. Reasonable prices. Easy-goung service. A bit crowded though. Take-away
Small branch of main shop but probably the most friendly of the lot
Address: 18, Place du Marche Saint-Honoré, 75001, Paris.
Open every day. Brunch on Sunday.
Very popular restaurant at lunch time (Come at 12:00 sharp as nearby
yuppies come in droves at 12:15!).
Enormous tasty salads. Very good value. Good breads on sale (actually
it was a bakery originally). Sraff a bit aloof. The orange-dyed hair lady
cashier slightly cold although extremely enthusiastic toward her gay-macho
All in all, one of the most interesting experiences for lunch in Paris.
Also have restaurants/bakeries at following addresses:
3, rue Bachaumont, 75002, Paris.
3, Place Richelme, 13100, Aix-en-Provence (Southern France)
LA PETITE CHAISE(25~40 Euros)
(Open until 23:00. Closed for Christmas)
Address: "Restaurant Paris 1680", 36, rue de Grenelle, 75007, Paris
Probably the oldest restaurant in Paris. Typical Paris bistro. Terrine
de maquereaux, rascasse a la nage de légumes safranée, crème
LE PETIT VATEL
PHO BANH CUON 14 (Vietnamese)
Address: 129, avenue de Choisy, 75013 paris
Address: 5, rue Lobineau, 75006, paris
Opening hours: 12:00~15:00, 19:00~23:00.
Closed on Sundays & Mondays.
This well-known restaurant has been renovated and still serves family-style
cuisine at great prices.
No-frill quick service Vetnamese restaurant. Very large portions.
Pho soup is a bargain and a full meal i itself.
Half of the customers are local Vietnamese, sufficient proof of taste
Croded. Come early! Cheap.
Address: 1, rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
Open every day 12:00~02:00
Enormous pizzas and salads. All the classics
Warm welcome in conviial location
ROULEAU DE PRINTEMPS (Chinese)
Address: 42, rue de Tourtille, 75020 Paris
Opening hours: 11:00~15:30, 18:00~23:00
Closed on Sundays
Small, friendly restaurant serving steamed and vegetarian dishes and
Mint or jasmine tea at only 3FF!
SAWADEE(Thai) (106~260 FF)
STELLA MARIS (Tateru Yoshino)
Address: 4, rue Arsène-Houssaye, 75008, Paris.
(0pen until 22:30. closed on sundays)
Address: 53, Avenue Emile Zola, 75015, Paris
Probably the best Thai restaurant in Paris. All the typical dishes
on the menu. The deep-fried crab is a beauty!
Probably the most under-rated restaurant in Paris seemingly for the
single reason that this French restaurant cuisine is prepared by an all-Japanese
kitchen team under the exacting Tateru Yoshino.
Very progressive cuisine making use of fresh natural products. (Mr.
Yoshino should know as he was born in a farming family!)
Red tuna mille-feuille with aubergine and caviar, herb-flecked roasted
Breton lobster. Irresistible anise-grapefruit cake with chocolate-rosemary
VERSION SUD (Jérome Douillet)
Address: 3, rue Berryer, 75008, Paris.
Address: 79, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007, Paris
Opening hours: 12:~15:30, 19:00~24:00
Traditional parisian brasserie -yuppie style- woth an old-fadhioned
decor. Good Southwetern cuisine, with copious portions and reasonable prices.
Closed on Saturday lunches & Sundays.
The second restaurant of Huy Savoy where Jérome Douillet concocts
a traditional and international cuisine. Warm welcome. English spoken.
Recommended (see pictures): Stewed Lamb, Stuffed Rabbit Legs with Masged
Potatoes, Garlic & Rosemary. Also excellent Pasta.
(Courtesy of Yasushi Imaizumi)
LA TOUR DE MONTHLERY (CHEZ DENISE...) (35~40
(Open until 05:00 a.m. Dinners only) (Closed on week-ends & National
Address: 5, Rue des Prouvaires, 75001, Paris
A very convivial and crowded place mainly patronized by locals
Reservations a must during the colder days.
Pot au feu. Boeuf bourguignon. Chevreuil au sang. Assiette de charcuterie.
Andouille. Haricot d'agneau.
CHEZ YVAN (25~42 Euros)
(Open until 24:00. Closed Sundays)
Address: 1 bis, Rue Jean Mermoz, 75008, Paris.
Moules frites "clin d'oeil". Lotte aux endives et mousseline a la gueuse.
Croustillant de sardines. Escalope de foie gras poîlé. Daurade
au céleri-rave. Rognon de veau aux figues. Desserts (special!)