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.
Passard trained Chef Bertrand Grebaut’s modern, one star, casual neo-bistro is still one of the hottest tables in the city and has been included in nearly every “must eat in Paris” list across the globe since opening five years ago.
Still insanely popular after 4 years, Au Passage is a must for groups of friends who prefer sharing plates family-style rather than a large sit down meal. Bonus points for natural wine list and open late night.
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.
Chef Yves Camdeborde’s wildly popular tapas-style wine bar hidden behind his crepe stand. Don’t be shy, step behind the “pig” curtain & join the locals, chefs, winemakers and other food industry people standing elbow to elbow at the zinc bar at one of the hottest insider wine bars in the city. Pig central.
Everything at the Bistrot Paul Bert is authentic. From the zinc bar to the fantastic eggs mayo and hand cut steak frites, this is my favorite bistrot in Paris – and, quite easily my favorite place to eat in the world.
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.
Jane Drotter’s YARD looks and feels like “that” kind of neighborhood place where everyone knows each other, because it is.
Expect the unexpected with flavor combinations and a lively crowd at Chef-Owner Inaki Aiziparte’s popular small plates natural wine bar.
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.