Follow the gorgeous 18th-century arcades Passage des Panoramas to the wolf wearing a rhinestone necklace at #47, and you’ll be at the wacky new Caffe Stern that has been the talk of the town since opening last month. Just like the Mad Hatter’s tea party – this is one wild ride.
Julien Deboue’s hot new Basque-style street food, tapas bar and gourmet restaurant is all under one roof in a former warehouse by the Opera. Although the name means “Chez Nous”, for groups of friends it will quickly become “Chez Vous!”
Stephane Jego is serving modern & classic bistro fare in take no-prisoners portions to a diverse rock and roll crowd – and it is not for the faint of heart. I’m not kidding, this place comes with a warning label: Jego’s mission is to feed you like nobody’s business. If you think there can never be too much butter in pureed potatoes, then this is your kind of place.
Gregory Marchand’s casual little neighborhood place on an alley by Les Halles is a huge international success & buzzing with regulars every Monday to Friday night. Affordable beautiful cooking, top notch wines and friendly professional service make it so popular, it is nearly impossible to get a table.
Top Chef contestant Pierre Sang’s fun new restaurant in an urban wine shop setting was the quiet opening of the summer. Known for his contemporary Korean-French “freestyle” menus at 49€, take advantage of the early 7pm seating as there is no telephone & no reservations.
The Mimoun brothers Yannis & Jais’s classic French bistro on the Seine overlooking the Ile St Louis is a delicious terrace address for fresh summer salads, steak frites, country bread and bottles of natural wine.
Chef Daniel Baratier & Sommelier Alexandre Ceret are the deserters who left their posts at Sergent Recruteur to open a new upscale neo-bistro in Paris’ hottest restaurant neighborhood, the 11th. With 28€ lunch menus, professional & friendly service and natural wines – it is already a local favorite & yet another tough table to get.
Brothers Redha & Naoufel Zaïm’s new deli-wine shop in the trendy Belleville area near the Buttes-Chaumont park features top-notch terrines, charcuterie, cheese, olive oil, baguette sandwiches and natural wine. Take a picnic to go or stay by for an aperitif.
Five years after taking the Paris food scene by storm, Restaurant Frenchie has outgrown itself – which is why Chef Gregory Marchand decided that now is the time to make big changes where it all began. It will be closed for the summer & reopen September 1st with a new decor, menu and seating times.
Former L’Avant Comptoir barman Thomas Vaugien’s pretty new artisan sandwich shop on the Grand Boulevards is a hit for the top notch ingredients and natural wine.