In the 11th arrondissement (Bercy/Nation), this looks like a nice café. Featured in the film, “Before Sunset”.
Time Out – Le Pure Café
Café Le Cinquante sounds like a wonderful old-world bar (not on the tourist radar) – we have to try the charcuterie and cheese platter and wine.
Read the French review at Le Bonbon. “Bref, un endroit cool et cosy, au bon tissu, table en bois, tableaux et couleurs d’époque. C’est sombre mais chaleureux, et les planches de charcuterie et fromages sont au top. Le vin également, et les petites assiettes à essayer.”
Café Le Cinquante
50 Rue Lancry 75010
01 42 02 36 83
Métro Jacques Bonsergent
Rue Montorgueil is a street in the 2nd arrondissement (in the Châtelet-Les Halles district). Lined with famous restaurants, quaint cafés, bakeries (including La Maison Stohrer, the oldest pâtisserie in Paris, opened in 1730 – it was here baba au rhum was invented more than 275 years ago), fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops, rue Montorgueil is one of the best places for Parisians to socialize while doing their daily shopping. – Wikipedia.
Stohrer – Pâtissier Traiteur
51 rue Montorgueil, 75002
“Cafe Marie Stuart on rue Montorgueuil for their crazy delish ‘mac and cheese’ really try it” – Janine
Café Marie Stuart
58 Rue Montorgueil, 75002
10 rue du Marché St Honoré, 75001
01 42 61 03 34
The American owners of this new wine and whisky bar ran a successful supperclub in Paris before going legit at the end of last year. Pop in for small plates of milk-fried chicken, celeriac ravioli with dan-dan sauce, and shoestring fries with togarashi and ketchup.
Not a wine bar as such (it closes at 10pm), this little offshoot of Daniel Rose’s gastronomic restaurant, Spring, is a casual space for wine-tasting – try the Spring Drink sampler, €10 – with accompanying hams, cheeses and so on if you’re peckish.
Good luck getting a table at Gregory Marchand’s tiny néo-bistrot Frenchie – it’s more or less hopeless. His new wine bar over the road is a good, supremely relaxed place to console yourself with a glass of low-intervention wine and a plate of excellent terroirs-y food.
3, rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004
01 42 74 71 52
M° Hotel-de-ville/St. Paul
24 rue de Rivoli, 75004
01 42 72 76 85
M°: St. Paul
139 rue Mouffetard, 75005
01 43 31 66 50
43 rue de Seine, 75006
01 43 26 68 15
17 Rue Brea, 75006
Part-owned by one of Paris’s biggest Bordeaux dealers, this is no place to try modish vins naturs – rather dip into an interesting global selection by the glass. Great atmosphere, attractive loungey decor, so-so food (stick with the pata negra ham).
80, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière, 75010
01 42 46 02 44
Le Baron Bouge
1 rue Théophile Roussel, 75012
01 43 43 14 32
15 rue de Bagnolet, 75020
01 43 71 15 76
M°: Alexandre Dumas
Not that we need this list, boys – with our cholesterol levels over the top…
We have a reservation for La tête dans les olives. Thursday 17 May at 12:00.
2 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010
09 51 31 33 34
M° Colonel Fabien, Belleville, Goncourt
The “Sicilian deli” is a twenty minute walk from the apartment – I am excited!
A restaurant visited by Anthony Bourdain in the 100th episode of his TV show No Reservations.
It is the oldest market in Paris. Le Petit Marché was created in 1615 to serve Le Marais. It was renamed in remembrance of an orphanage near by. Along with neighbouring Rue de Bretagne, it is now one of the hippest markets in the Haut Marais. There are 20 stalls and restaurants in the market and there is a great photography ephemera shop as well. The adjacent street, Rue de Bretagne is worth a visit – a beer at Café Charlot is a must.
Here is a link to my Flickr set.
Marché des Enfants-Rouges
39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003
Mardi, mercredi, jeudi : de 8h30 à 13h et de 16h à 19h30
Vendredi, samedi : de 8h30 à 13h et de 16h à 20h
Dimanche : de 8h30 à 14h
Fromagerie Laurent Dubois
47 Ter Boulevard Saint-Germain 75005
Tél : 01 43 54 50 93
Ouvert de 8h30 à 19h30 (du mardi au samedi) – 8h30 à 13h00 (dimanche)
2 rue de Lourmel 75015
Tél : 01 45 78 70 58
Ouvert de 9h à 13h et de 16h à 19h45 (mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi) – 8h30 à 19h45 (samedi) – 9h à 13h (dimanche)
He has an interesting website.
12, Impasse Berthaud 75003
We’ve eaten here a couple of times and it’s great. It’s in a quiet courtyard near a small park (recently dedicated to Anne Frank). Good to eat here after shopping on Rue de Rivoli or wandering around the 3rd.
Restaurant Le Felteu
15, rue Pecquay, 75004
Tel: 01 42 72 14 51
“A ne pas manquer !” TripAdvisor Review
Taqueria Candelaria (Yes, tacos!)
52, rue de Saintonge, 75003
A wonderful, non-tourist restaurant – I found it while rambling in Montmartre. Great place for lunch before/after visiting Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Free WiFi. A short walk to M° Lamarck-Caulaincourt, featured in the film Amelie. TripAdvisor review.
The roof terrace bar of the 4-star Terrass Hotel in Montmartre has a beautiful view of Paris (on a sunny day). “The 7th floor vantage point that lends its name to the bar offers a spectacular view of Paris, with the Tour de Montparnasse, Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, lined up perfectly from left to right along the horizon.” — The Paris Blog (Doesn’t this sound enticing?)
Two great places in the Marais to get falafels, Chez Marianne on Rue des Hospitalières and L’as du fellafel (The Ace of Falafels) on Rue des Rosiers, and they should be eaten in the churchyard of Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux.
|01 42 72 18 86|
47 rue du Faubourg-St Denis 75010
Mº Strasbourg St-Denis or Château d’Eau
“When she sold her café back in March 2007, Jeanette handed over to the young team from Chez Justine because they promised not to change a thing. The monstrous 1940s dust-coated lights, leaky loos, tobacco-stained wallpaper depicting the Moulin Rouge and PVC-covered banquettes have finally been cleaned up, and the café has become one of Paris’s hippest spots for an aperitif. There’s a plat du jour at lunch and plates of cheese and charcuterie at night; at 8pm, the fluorescent lights go off and candlelight takes over, to a cheer.” — Time Out
Anthony Bourdain’s show No Reservations features Paris twice – the very first show in July 2005 and the 100th episode, in September 2010.
The anniversary episode is a very revealing show about a new wave of restaurants in Paris and we must visit some of them.
Le Jeu de Quilles
45 Rue Boulard, 75014
Next door to Hugo’s boucherie is this small restaurant. Tony, Eric, Hugo and Hugo’s wife enjoy a beautiful breakfast.
4 Rue d’Alleray, 75015
Tony and Eric enjoy some tripe at this corner restaurant famous for making its nasty bits some of the most delicious in Paris.
12 Rue du Champ de Mars, 75007
Renowned cheese merchant and cheese refiner Marie-Anne Cantin perpetuates the tradition of French gastronomy. Marie-Anne and her husband, Antoine Dias, offer authentic and uncompromising cheeses.
Les Cocottes de Constant
135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
Ouvert de 8h00 à 23h00
Service midi de 12h00 à 14h30, Jusqu’à 17h avec une carte réduite
Service soir de 19h00 à 23h00
Ouvert tous les jours
Tony and Eric have lunch with food wizard Thierry Marx. A veteran of Taillevent and Joël Robuchon’s Jamin, the 44-year-old Mr. Marx is comfortable enough with his genius to be playful on the plate.
5 Rue de Montalembert, 75007
Tony samples the world-class cuisine of chefs Eric Lecerf and Philippe Braun at L’Atelier.
17 Rue Brea, 75006
Anthony Bourdain meets one of the hottest chefs in Paris, Yves Camdeborde of Le Comptoir at La Quincave, to discuss the future of dining in the City of Light. They sip on wine and taste amazing French cheeses.
Hotel Relais St-Germain
9 Carrefour de l’Odeon, 75006
Tony has dinner with chef Yves Comdeborde at his 20-seat restaurant, Le Comptoir.
5 Rue du Nil, 75002
Monday to Friday from 7pm to 10:30pm
Frenchie is known for its affordable menu and casually correct food. Chef Grégory Marchand spent most of his career working at Jamie Oliver’s 15 in London, where his nickname Frenchie was born, and at Gramercy Tavern in New York.
129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011
Inaki Aizpitarte combines flavors in a way that no traditional French chef would dare. At Le Chateubriand he reinvents the classic French bistro with a style all his own, often delivering his dishes personally.
Le Tete Dans Les Olives
2 Rue Sainte Marthe, 75010
Alexandre Cammas and Inaki Aizpitarte invite Tony and chef Eric Ripert to Le Tete Dans Les Olives where 10 people are served daily. The restaurant has 1 table and 1 chef, Cedric Casanova.
La Vache Acrobate
77 Rue Amelot 75011
Great for a beer or pitcher of wine. I spent many a morning and evening here. I didn’t know one can eat here, but according to reviews on the web, it’s quite good. Free WiFi.
I managed to get into this stuffed-to-the-gills restauarnt. The ambiance is wonderful – bustling, but not too noisy, with delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen. I had the Carpaccio de pesce spada e melone (espadon et melon / swordfish with melon) as antipasti and Linguine alle vongole (palourdes / clam). It was all delicious, particularly the linguine. A 25cl carafe of red rounds everything off perfectly. it is well reviewed on the web.
Though situated in the 11th, these are a few minutes walk from Le Marais.