Our selection of restaurants for Parisians who have stayed in the capital
Written by Yves Leccia, published in
As usual, in this month of August Paris is slowly emptying of its inhabitants. We have an emotional thought for those who will not take the road for the holidays and will stay in Paris. To bring you some comfort, we have put together a selection of Parisian restaurants* that we are used to working with. The terraces are waiting for you!
1.Au petit sommelier
49, avenue du Maine, 14ème
Both a bistro and a restaurant, the Petit Sommelier offers you the choice between a traditional bistro menu and a more daring bistronomic menu. Each time we visit, we enjoy tasting fresh and seasonal cuisine.
A special mention for the wine list which includes more than 700 references.
2. Côté marché
12, place du Marché, Le Vésinet (78110)
Leave Paris intramuros for this bistro where the cuisine and welcome are very faithful to the brasserie spirit. The starter, main course and dessert menu at only €26 will allow you to discover the cuisine of a chef who is passionate about fresh, quality products.
Special mention for the modern touch brought to each dish.
3. Citrus étoilé
6, rue Arsène Houssaye, 8ème
Innovative and passionate, Gilles Epié will make you travel to California. The chef, always influenced by modern cuisine, likes to revisit and lighten up the great classics of French gastronomy while adding a touch of exoticism inspired by California, where he spent several years.
Special mention for the wine cellar next to the restaurant where you can also buy a bottle to take home.
10, rue Bréguet, 11ème
Nana is a café, a bar and a restaurant all in one. Are you an early riser? Let yourself be tempted by the very tasty home-made breakfast! Those with a sweet tooth should try the restaurant's menu (less than €25!) which changes daily.
Special mention for the selection of artisanal charcuterie and cheeses served at the bar.
5. Les Fables de la fontaine
131, rue Saint-Dominique, 7ème
The new chef, Julia Sedefdjian, plays with Mediterranean flavours (which we know very well) to perfection! We highly recommend the aubergine caviar with Marennes oysters.
Special mention for the view of the Fontaine de Mars built in 1808 when you have lunch on the terrace.
6. Le Meurice
228, rue de Rivoli, 1er
Treat yourself to an exceptional moment by discovering the elegance of Alain Ducasse. His almost raw cuisine highlights exceptional products with such subtlety and finesse. The plates are as beautiful and delicate as the table settings.
A special mention for the "chefs' table" which offers guests the possibility of having lunch in the heart of the kitchens. A simply unforgettable experience.
7. Le Dôme
108, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 14ème
Seafood aficionados? At the Dôme, it's a bit like eating in front of the sea! Franck Graux, who has been at the helm of the kitchen for 27 years, will take you on a journey by sublimating the products of the sea to perfection.
A special mention? At lunchtime, this mythical bistro welcomes politicians, journalists, film-makers, editors... you may be lucky enough to meet one of them.
8. Le Pramil
9, rue Vertbois, 3ème
We love going to Pramil because we know that with each season the chef, Alain Pramil, will introduce us to different flavours. The products are ultra fresh, always varied and carefully chosen! The prices are very reasonable and we like the zen atmosphere of the restaurant.
A special mention for the chef, a former physics teacher, who embarked on the adventure of gastronomy 9 years ago.
-Yves & Sandrine-
*You can find our wines on the menu of each of these restaurants.