Saturday, 3 March 2012

Paris Dining

From blogs and travel books I have found a number of restaturants and cafes in Paris that sound lovely. Heidi Lillyman also suggested a couple so thought I'd add these all here.

This is the one that Heidi recommended. The reviews are in the blog.

This is a good blog - Cafe des Musees is a bistro in the Marais.

Heidi also recommended this one: - 139 rue Ste Dominique - 7e. This has original mosaic floors and wooden tables. Doesn't take reservations but you can have a drink at the bar while you wait.

This is the tripadvisor page for restaurants in Paris.

Les Papilles sounds good too - this is at 30 rue Gay Lussac - 5e. It's a set menu though so not sure if I would be able to eat what's on the menu -
It's a wine bar and bistro and is very popular.

Le baba Bourgeois - 5 quai de la tournelle.5e. - very trendy, smack bang on the Seine with a pavement terrace facing Notre dame. It looks abit groovy and I can't really read the menu as it's in French!

Les Pipos - Soph and George went here. It looks lovely and I definitely want to go here.

Angelina's - tearoom with the best hot chocolates.


La Baron Rouge (no website. see reviews here and here)

A list of David Lebovitz' favourite places to eat in Paris.

Le Petit Machon - 158 rue st Honore. 16.50euros for lunch menu. This is close to the Louvre and gets a good write up as a welcoming bistro.

Cafe Marly - 93 rue de Rivoli - 1er  -  faces the Louvre with great views of the pyramid - pastas and sandwiches. Priced as more than 40E a person so I think you are probably paying for the view.

Les Troubadours - 10 passage des Panoramas 2e - Old style bistro with traditional French dishes in the Passage des Panoramas. Plat du jour is 13E and the chocolate cake is not to be missed.

Mon Vieil Ami - 4e - 69 rue st Louis - In one of Paris' most sought after areas. A very welcoming area. Alsatian Plat du jour -13euros.

Berthillon - icecreamery on Ile St Louis - went here last time. Icecreams are so yummy.
Cremerie Restaurant Polidor - 41 rue Monsieur le Prince - 6e.

In the Saint Germain area two brasseries sounded good - Le petit zinc -
This is a big brasserie with lots of fresh seafood. Looks abit pricey though - depends what you have  I guess but seems about 30euros or so for a main. 11 rue st Benoit.

Also Chez Allard - 41 rue St-andre des Arts- 6e. This is a left bank favourite with snails and frogs legs and a speciality chicken dish from Burgundy.

L'Arbuci - 25 rue de Buci - big brasserie - a popular choice for breakfast or brunch. Packed tables on the pavement. Live jazz in the basement on fridays and saturdays.

Cremerie Restaurant Polidor - 41 rue Monsieur le Prince - 6e. Decor dates from 1845. tasty family syle french cuisine.

Au Pied de Fouet - 50 Rue St-Benoit - an authentic bistro - busy with packed tables and very good value.

Amorino - serious competition for Bethillon. Homemade icecream apparently better - sounds like we'd better try both and decide for ourselves!! 4 Rue de Buci. also one in Luxemburg Gardens.

Le Pre Verre - a french bistro - 25 Rue Thenard in 5e. 13 euros for lunch and great wine list. Busy and buzzing. Very Parisian!!

Champs Elysee area - Le Hide --
Tiny little place with traditional french food - and a Japanese chef. Plat du Jour is 16 euros. Looks very cute.

Marais area - There are lots of French bistros and cafes that seem quitte reasonable for lunch -

Le Petit Marche - 9 Rue de Bearn - 3e - just up from Place des Vosges - 12.5e for lunch.

Chez Janou - 2 rue roger Verlomme in 3e, 12.5e for lunch just up from Place des Vosges. It looks very cute -

Le Tire Bouchon - 5 Rue Guillaume Bertrand - 11e. Close to Rue Oberkampf. Wooden tables and gingham tablecloths.

Cafe Hugo - Place des Vosges - affordable eatery on Place des Vosges. Plat du Jour with a glass of wine is 12.5e.

Bastille & Gare Lyon area - (12e) - 

Le Train Bleu is in this area (Annie Wallis recommended this restaurant). Looking at the website the building and interior looks amazing but it's very expensive for 5 of us. There is a bar though.

Some others in this area are:

La Muse vin - 101 Rue de Charonne. 12e - this is a wine bar with food - plat du jour is 9e.

Chez Paul - 13 rue de Charonne - 11e. very popular and traditional french bistro.

Les Galopins - 24 Rue des Taillandiers , 11e - a cute little neighbourhood bistro.Simple and straightforward - Menus 14.5e and 17.5e for lunch.

Food streets
 Rue Montorgueil - good for a quick bite to eat.

Rue Mouffeard - food market and great for ethnic and French budget eateries. One is La Salle a manger - is a sunny terrace under trees that has a great view of the market place, fountain and church and has lovely tarts, salads, toasted sandwiches and pastries.

Da Rosa - 62, rue de Seine 75006 Paris. This is a delicatessen where you can eat - very hip and groovy and a real foodie place (i.e sounds like Andrew would love it) Has a vast array of meat, salamis, pates, caviars and cheeses. Everything can be bought to take home. For a place to eat it looks like a tapas bar and seems very $$.

Food shops along Rue de Seine and Rue de Buci. Also the covered markets of Marche St Germain. Open air markets of Rue Cler.

Quatre hommes - 62 Rue de Sevres, 6e - the king of fromageries. The smell alone is heavenly.

Carrefour Market - 79 Rue de seine 6e - a good supermarket in the area.
Rue Poncelet and Rue Bayen - in Champs Elysee area.

Parisian Markets:
Some of these I've already mentioned but here are all the markets in order of arrondisements and opening times as well:

Rue Montorgueil - Rue Montorgueil between Rue de Turbigo and rue Reaumur - 2e.
8am - 7.30pm Tues -Saturday, to noon on Sunday. Favourite street in Paris for food.

Marche couvert des Enfants Rouge - 39 Rue de Bretagne - 3e. 9am - 2pm & 4 -8pm - Tues - Thurs. 9am - 8pm Friday & Saturday. 9am -2pm Sunday. This covered market south of Place de la Republique has ethnic and French stalls.

Marche Maubert - Place Maubert.5e 7am - 2.30pm Tues, Thu & Saturday.This market is spread over a small triangle of intersecting streets.

Marche Monge - Place Monge - 5e - 7am-2pm Wed, Fri and Sunday.One of the better open air neighbourhood markets in the Latin Quarter.

Rue Mouffetard - around Rue De L'Arbalete 5e. 8am - 7.30pm Tue- Sat, 8am - noon Sunday.
This is the city's most photogenic commerical market.

Marche Raspail - Blvd Raspail between Rue de rennes & Rue du Cherche Midi - 6e.
7am- 2. - 30 Tues & Sun. Traditional open air market.

Rue Cher - 7e. 8am - 7pm Tues, Sat,8am - noon on Sunday - a breath of fresh air.

Marche Couvert - St Quentin - Blvd Magenta 10e, 8am - 1pm , 3.30 - 7.30pm.
Glass and iron covered market.

Top Bakeries/Patisseries

Boulangerie Eric Kayser - 5e - 8 rue Monge - looks so yummy - especially the white chocolate brioches.
Oneof 15 branches and has become a household name in Paris.

Poilane - 8 rue du cherche Midi - 6e. - a legend in it's own lifetime - the sourdough loaf is France's most famous bread.
French food specialities - vol au vents, potage Saint germain - a thick green pea soup.
Paris brest - ring shaped cake filled with praline and topped with icing sugar and almonds

Boulangerie Besnier - 40 rue de bourgogne 7e - watch bagettes being made.

Le Notre - 10 Rue St Antoine - 4e - Has some of the most delectable pastries and chocolate in Paris.
A glass of wine starts from 3 or 4e, cocktails 10 - 15e and beer is between 3 and 4e.
Happy Hour is 5pm to 9pm.

Some bars that sound good are these one:

Le Cochon a l'Oreille - 15 rue Montmartre, 1e. A Parisian jewel in a heritage listed hole in the wall. Has only 8 tables.

Taverne Henri 1V - 13 place du Pont Neuf - One of the very few places to drink on the Ile de la cite.  This is a serious wine bar dating back to 1885.

Alcazar -  very groovy and hip - 62 Rue Mazarine. 6e. Looks amazing actually.

Au Sauvignon - 80 rue des Sts-Peres 7e. - right near Le bon Marche. Great little wine bar - sounds really fun and very french.  Wine served by the glass and platters of food.

Cafe Delmas - 5e. Drink on one of The Latin Quarters leafiest squares.

Breakfast Goes Trendy

By Sylvia Sabes
Bread and Roses is a hip, exceptional bakery that you'll find nestled in the tony St.-Honoré neighborhood in Paris, next to Hermès and a short walk from L'Eclaireur, Buddha Bar and Hôtel de Crillon. This is where the affluent locals and fortunate expats come for fantastic baked goods each morning. At lunchtime original sandwiches and incredible quiches with gourmet ingredients like girolle mushrooms and pine nuts are impossible to resist. As the lunch crowd thins, weary shoppers can come in for afternoon tea, with scrumptious scones as well as more-traditional French pastries like lemon tarts and Mont Blancs. Finally, those in the mood for a relaxing cocktail made from the finest liquors are well served, with no lack of savory snacks to accompany their personal happy hour. And as you sit, enjoying an international people-watching scene par excellence, you may seriously begin to wonder if a rose by any other name would truly smell as sweet.

62 Rue Madame 75006 Paris, France
01 42 22 06 06

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