Summer Picks

My Top Picks For Great Paris Restaurants Open All/Part of August

This summer, there are an unprecedented amount of not just OK restaurants, but GREAT restaurants open all of/part of August. Skip the tourist traps and eat & drink well at my top picks below. This list is being updated daily – so check back.

Cave Michel Feature

(La) Cave à Michel Wine Bar

“Top Chef” Romain Tischenko’s La Cave a Michel small plates natural wine bar is so popular with the food & wine industry – it could easily rank number one on this site under “Where to Eat Right Now.”

Clown Bar Feature

The Clown Bar

Owners Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne (Saturne Restaurant) have turned the historic Clown Bar into one of the hottest insider addresses in town, with Chef Sota & Sommelier Xavier Lacaud keeping it that way.

Yard Feature

Yard Wine Bar – Bistro

Jane Drotter’s YARD looks and feels like “that” kind of neighborhood place where everyone knows each other, because it is.

Le Dauphin

Le Dauphin Wine Bar

Expect the unexpected with flavor combinations and a lively crowd at Chef-Owner Inaki Aiziparte’s popular small plates natural wine bar.

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Le Servan

Sisters Tatiana (L’Arpege & L’Astrance) and Katia Levha have transformed a gritty 11th arr coffee bar into a pretty new bistro, bustling with cheerful food industry folks who are crossing town for Tatiana’s Philippine infused menus & Katia’s natural wine list.

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Where to Eat in Paris Right Now: According to the Paris Food & Wine Industry

If you want to know where to eat & drink in Paris right now, get “branché” (plugged in) and out of the central tourist zones and follow these opinionated-hard workers down quiet alleys, along cobblestoned streets and into residential neighborhoods for an essential taste of the Paris food & wine scene.


Olive Davoux is the New Head Chef of Le Verre Volé Sur Mer

The oh-so-fabulous, miss divine Chef Olive Davoux (Mary Celeste, Ecailler du Bistro) starts at Le Verre Volé Sur Mer this week – the seafood inspired sister wine bar/restaurant to dynamic duo Cyril Bordarier & Thomas Vicente’s Le Verre Vole on the same street.

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New Opening: Le Bon Saint Pourçain

Thrilled that serial restaurateur David Lanher (Racines NYC, Racines Paris, Vivant & Stern Caffè) has purchased and refurbished a restaurant in the heart of St Germain – where finding a decent restaurant has become increasingly difficult in recent years.

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New Opening: HERO (Korean French Fried Chicken)

Whether or not Paris needed a Korean fried chicken joint is beside the point – it has one and I’m in love. The ever clever concept group behind Candelaria, Glass & Le Mary Celeste have hit another home run.

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