19th and 20th Arrondissements

September 14th, 2010 by
19th Arrondissement (C) Au Boeuf Couronnée 188, ave Jean Jaurès. 01 42 39 44 44. Daily, lunch and dinner. The massive meat market at La Villette is long gone, but nostalgic carnivores can get their fix of steak frites and tartare at this classic spot. (G) La Cave Gourmande 10,…

16th and 17th Arrondissements

June 30th, 2010 by
16th Arrondissement This is the BCBG district (well-to-do families similar to American yuppies). (T) Art Home Palais de Tokyo, 13, ave du Président Wilson. 01 47 23 54 01. This collaboration between Electrolux and the Palais de Tokyo is one of the most unique dining experiences to be had in…

14th and 15th Arrondissements

June 30th, 2010 by
14th Arrondissement Montparnasse. (G, S) La Cantine du Troquet 101, rue de l'Ouest. No phone and no reservations. Mon–Fri, opens at 8 p.m. This is a fun and convivial annex to the Basque bistro Le Troquet, in the 15th, with shared tables, lower prices and no reservations. Arrive early to…

11th and 12th Arrondissements

June 30th, 2010 by
  11th Arrondissement Bohemian-chic artsy area.   (D, G, T, V) Aux Deux Amis 45, rue Oberkampf. 01 58 30 38 13. Tues–Sat, lunch and dinner. This wine bar doesn’t look retro; it is retro, with garish lighting and Formica tables. Belly up to the bar for a glass (or…

10th Arrondissement

June 30th, 2010 by
(G, T, V) Bob’s Juice Bar 15, rue Lucien Sampaix. 09 50 06 36 18. Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Apparently even hipsters and bobos need their vitamins, because this funky organic juice bar (there are snacks, too) is always crowded. Good and good for you. (C) Brasserie Flo 7, cour…

9th and 18th Arrondissements

June 30th, 2010 by
9th Arrondissement The newest fashionable neighborhood. (L) Bertie 6, rue Edouard VII. 01 53 05 50 55. Near the theatre of the same name. Bertie is a lovely little place for a bite for lunch or dinner, perhaps before or after the theatre or a performance at Olympia. (G) Carte…

8th Arrondissement

June 29th, 2010 by
The 8th Arrondissement offers the largest grouping of celebrity chefs in one district. (*) Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée 25, ave Montaigne. 01 53 67 65 00. Thurs–Fri, lunch; Mon–Fri, dinner. Ducasse is one of the reigning kings of French gastronomy. Though you likely won’t find him in the…

7th Arrondissement

June 29th, 2010 by
(*, C) L’Arpège 84, rue de Varenne. 01 47 05 09 06. Mon–Fri, lunch and dinner. Humble vegetables achieve new heights in the hands of Alain Passard at L’Arpège, one of the most elegant (and expensive) tables in Paris. A Michelin three-star. (*, T) L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon 5–7, rue…

6th Arrondissement

June 28th, 2010 by
(C, S) Allard 41, rue St.-André-des-Arts. 01 43 26 48 23. Daily, lunch and dinner. This classic bistro features the cooking of the Aveyron region. Anyone who has had the duck with olives here probably hasn’t forgotten about it. (T, S) L'Altro 16, rue Dragon. 01 45 48 49 49.…

5th and 13th Arrondissements

June 28th, 2010 by
5th Arrondissement (T) L’Agrume 15, rue des Fossés-St.-Marcel. 01 43 31 86 48. Tues–Sat, lunch and dinner. One of the most talked-about openings last winter for good reason: Franck Marchesi-Grandi’s fresh and modern cooking feels expensive but isn’t, thanks in part to a bare-bones room and a no-man’s-land location. Try…
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