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17 September 2007

Garcon! A Little Help.

Waiter Attention Francophiles and those who love them: 

I need a little help on the Paris gastronomie front.  Earn some good karma and share a few Parisian dining secrets avec moi.  Where are your favorite places to dine in the city 'o lights and feel all Parisian and whatnot?  Merci!



Personally, I know nothing about Paris. But I've been reading David Lebovitz's blog for a while now and he knows plenty ... here's a link to his recommendations:


Hi Beau !
Don't miss "Le Pre Verre" , a great place for the food with a great, great wine list.Located rue Thénard near Boulevard Saint Germain.Link to the map : Link to the presentation (french) :
And about some of their vignerons-friends there :
(try to reserve by phone if you want to be sure to get seated...)

Dr. Vino

Here are seven fun things to do:


I can recommand you few great places :

"la table d'Aligre", a little restaurant near Bastille Place. Food is fantastic and really creative. The wine card is not so huge, but minded for the best pairing with courses. Budget medium, reservation recommanded.
Location: 11, Place d'Aligre
75012 Paris 12ème arrondissement. +33 (1) 43 07 84 88

"Les Vendanges", french style restaurant. I like it for food of course, but also for the fantastic card of Val de Loire wines. Budget medium+, reservation recommanded.
Location: 40 rue Friant 75014 Paris 14ème arrondissement. +33 (1) 45 39 59 98

And a last one, a wine bar named "Le Bubar", near Bastille place too. Lots of wine from little producers, with lots of surprise. There is also lots of wine from entire world (Chile, spain, Aussie, NZ, etc...). The atmosphere is really relaxing, perfect for wine tasting.
Location: 3, Rue des Tournelles 75004 Paris 4ème arrondissement. +33 (1) 40 29 97 72. No reservation needed, but be there as soon as possible (it opens at 7:00pm if I remember well...

enjoy! ;)


Hey Beau,

Chez Omar in the Marais is awesome. It's Moroccan.

I also thoroughly recommend this spot.

Kevin Erskine

Beau, I was there a year ago this week. I stayed in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank.
One street away was the Rue Mouffetard - row after row of great restaurants, boulangeries, and shops. I picked a different one for each meal and was never disappointed.


Great Ideas all! I will be there in a few days and hope to do some photo bloggage of Parisian Bacchanalia..



I proposed to my wife in Paris nearly eight years ago. That night we dined at Le 404, a Moroccan restaurant that I highly recommend. It was a wonderful experience. If you can, get a reservation for the balcony — it's a nice private area overlooking the restaurant.

NYT Article that includes Le 404


Hi Beau,

A great strategy for eating well in Paris is to follow the wine. It may sound obvious but it's not. These are some of my old and new favorite places, with the most exciting or new discoveries (for me) asterisked:

Wine Shop/Restaurant Hybrids:

*Les Papilles
A rising star – delicious and a very good value. One menu served per day with an excellent (and reasonably priced) wine selection.
30, rue Gay-Lussac, Paris 5er
Tel: 01 43 25 20 79
Metro stop: Luxembourg
Lunch: noon to 14:00 Dinner: 19:00 to 22:30. Closed Sundays.

Les Caves Petrissans
A charming traditional classic. Forget the corporate-run bistros and go there.
30 bis, ave Niel, Paris 17th
Tel: 01 42 27 83 84
Metro stop: Péreire
Lunch: 12:15 to 14:15 Dinner: 19:30 to 22:15
Shop: 10:00 to 22:15 Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Sleek and very big. A must stop for any wine lover. Any of the 6,000 bottles can be drunk at the very good tasting bar or restaurant without a corkage fee.
3-5 blvd de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris 1st
Tel: 01 42 97 20 27
Lunch: 12:00 to 15:30 Wine Bar: 12:00 to 20:00 Closed Sunday

Owned by Scottish born Tim Johnson since 1987, Juveniles is one of the most pleasant places to eat in central Paris and very popular with wine lovers. Their wine list focuses on the Rhone, Languedoc and Australia. We enjoyed a seriously good 2006 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel with a yummy late night supper.
47, rue de Richelieu Paris 1st
Tel: 01 42 97 46 49
Metro stop: Pyramides
Lunch: Noon to 15:00 (no Lunch on Monday) Dinner: 18:00 to 23:30. Closed Sunday

Often considered the best restaurant in Paris , this three starred and very expensive classic also has an adjacent wine shop. The selection is huge, very good and surprisingly reasonably priced.
15 rue Lamennais, Paris 8
Tel: 01 44 95 15 01
Metro stop: George V
Lunch: 12:15 to 14:15 (no Lunch on Monday) Dinner: 17:15 to 20:15. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Wine shop open 10:00 to 19:30 daily. Closed Sunday and Monday

La Cave Des Abbesses
If you’re travelling in a group of 20, the nicely selected cheese plate may still be too big. A tres cool wine shop/bistro/wine bar in the thick of Montmatre, it’s a bit gritty and perfect if you like to pair wines with Gauloises.
43 Rue des Abbesses Paris 18
Tel: 01 42 52 81 54
Metro stop: Abbesses
Open Monday to Friday 17:00 to 21:30; Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 21:30. Closed Mondays.

Legrand Filles et Fils
This traditional family run establishment is probably the greatest wine merchant in Paris. They have a tasting bar in back with an excellent selection of wine by the glass as well as a limited menu.
1 Rue de la Banque, Paris 2
Tel 01 42 60 07 12
Monday : 11:00 to 19:00 Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 19:30 Saturday 10:00 to 19:00

Great Wine-centric places to eat:

*Autour d’ un Verre
Organic, delicious and inexpensive. A must stop for any wine lover curious about natural wines.
21, rue de Trévise, Paris 9
Tel: 01 48 24 43 74
Metro Stop: Cadet
Lunch: 12:30 to 15:00 Dinner: 20:00 to 22:30 (except Monday). Closed Sunday.

Le Severo
A carnivore’s delight. Perhaps the best steak frites in Paris, all made with carefully selected and aged Limosin beef – perfect with a one of the big juicy Borgueils from their extensive list.

8 rue des Plantes Paris 14
Tel: 01 45 40 40 91
Metro stop: Mouton Duvernet
Lunch: noon to 14:30 Dinner: 19:30 to 22:30. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Le Bis Du Severo
The more casual sibling of Le Severo, with the same menu as well as some fish dishes.
16 rue des Plantes 14
Tel: 01 40 44 73 09
Lunch: noon to 14:15 Dinner: 19:00 to 22:30. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Willi's Wine Bar
Founded by Englishman Mark Williamson in 1980, Willi’s has been a favorite hangout for wine lovers ever since. The food is very good as well.
13 Rue des Petits Champs, Paris 1
tel : 01 42 61 05 09
Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30 Dinner: 19:00 to 23:00 Bar: 12:00 to Midnight Closed Sunday

These are all from an article just sent off and all visited 3 weeks ago - fresh info.


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