La Marine

Customer-Friendly Neighborhood Bistro

10th arrondissement Bistro€€

It’s a great pleasure to discover new restaurants with creative chefs, but sometimes you just want the comfort of a simple, reliably good meal in a friendly place. When that’s what I’m looking for close to home, I go to … Read More

La Bonace

Who Can You Trust?

19th arrondissement Bistro

I have recently been led astray by two trusted foodie friends who recommended restaurants that turned out to be something of a disappointment. The latest was La Bonace, a little place near the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in La Villette, … Read More


Taking a Break with the Bourgeoisie

1st arrondissement Bistro€€, €€€Paris Update Favorite

On the trail of chef Yannick Lahopgnou, who used to work at Zébulon, recently reviewed here, I went to Odette the following week, which immediately recommended itself because it is open on Sunday. When we arrived, we discovered two more … Read More


On the High Road to Dinner

9th arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

“Worth a detour,” the expression made famous by the Michelin Guides, definitely applies to the new restaurant Détour, located in Paris’s ninth arrondissement. What is really cool, however, is that the word can also be applied to a couple of … Read More

Le Bel Ordinaire

Le Bel Ordinaire

10th arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

Le Bel Ordinaire is a rarity in France: a restaurant/shop funded by crowdsourcing. A goodly amount must have been raised to finance this handsome restaurant/fine grocery with a long wooden table running down the center and an open kitchen in … Read More