Le Jeu de Quilles

Benoit Reix’s friendly table d’hôte style bistro is a favorite among the natural wine aficionados and Paris chefs who cross town for his modern home cooking and wines. All the products are sourced from top producers including his famous neighbor, butcher Hugo Desnoyer.

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Aux Deux Amis

Don’t let the retro diner décor fool you, David Loyola’s friendly place on the rue Oberkampf is a popular spot for foodies and winos in the know who come for the affordable market menus, lively tapas nights and short but juicy natural wine list.

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Chef Taku Sekine & cocktail guru Amaury Guyot’s brand new Dersou restaurant has already proven to be popular with the Paris food industry crowd – especially since it is open late night after a long day in their own kitchens. An ideal place to have stellar coffee before or lunch after exploring the neighboring Marche d’Aligre food market.

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Taste your way through some of France’s most respected oyster beds, at Guy Savoy’s tiny new “Huitrade” oyster bar across the street from his flagship restaurant – a fantastic and fun addition to the nearly non-existent food scene by the Arc de Triomphe.

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Get Cooking with Chef Pierre Sang Boyer

Top Chef contestant Pierre Sang’s instinctive “freestyle” approach in his two restaurants in the 11th stay true to his Korean & French roots. Now you can learn from Pierre in the market and kitchen with his new series of food & wine classes.

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Rino’s Giovanni Passerini is Back For A Week

Since closing his popular RINO restaurant in the 11th to open a bigger space in 2015 – we’ve missed Gio’s cooking. He is back for one week, cooking for only 16 people during lunch & dinner Dec. 12 – 19th at the Table Ronde. Don’t wait much longer to reserve, three dinners are already sold out.


L’Acolyte (De L’Insolite)

Yann (Club Gascon, Wolseley) and Fanny’s (Wolseley, Eden Rock) funky & fun little wine bar/bistro on the rue Folie Mericault that focuses on raw & steamed lunches, dinners and apero hour.

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Le Grand Pan

Benoit Gauthier’s fantastic neighborhood bistro is a must for carnivores looking to sit down with a group of friends around a rustic farmhouse table to get their fill of enormous cuts of grilled meat, washed down with delicious French (natural) wines.


Service & Tipping in French Restaurants

The question of tipping in France can be confusing – only because of the conflicting information out there regarding rules and etiquette. Hopefully, the following “tips” will set the record straight as simply as possible.

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Guy Savoy Opening a Posh Little Oyster Bar – L’Huitrade

In just a few weeks, three Michelin star Chef Guy Savoy is set to open a posh oyster bar across the street from his restaurant – where guests can order from the oyster menu which will include his famous oysters nage glacée (sea/ocean water jelly on top of the oyster).

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