Sarah Emily Miano

Sarah Emily Miano, a former chef, tour guide and private-eye, is an American author from Buffalo, NY. Her first two books, Encyclopaedia of Snow and Van Rijn, were published to international acclaim. She lives in Paris, and is writing her third novel, Buffalo Wings, while working as a teacher and critic.


November 8, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Pottoka: a Basque-flavored micro-bistro in the 7th. Pros: hearty meats; buzzy, neighborly atomosphere Cons: cramped dining; expensive à la carte On a rainy All Souls Day (“La Toussaint” in France) I sought refuge in a micro-bistro nestled on a handsome … Read More



July 4, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Pros: Eccentric atmosphere, ample portions Cons: Limited seating, solo service After several misses, we found the place: a doll-sized Japanese restaurant nestled on a hill between the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and Belleville. Ducking through the split noren curtains, we entered … Read More

Le China

June 7, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Le China has retained the appealing decor and colonial-Shanghai feel of the China Club. I was not expecting spectacular food at this three-story venue, a restaurant, bar and club that emphasizes the latter two, boasting an extensive … Favorite


May 10, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

L’Agrume, in Paris’s fifth arrondissement, lives up to the highest culinary standards. Pros: fresh, quality food; an elegant, price-delivering menu Cons: expensive à la carte, slightly off-the-beaten track Paris’s fifth arrondissement doesn’t offer many thrilling eateries unless one ventures slightly … Read More

Les Banquettes

April 19, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

Les Banquettes has many things to recommend it, including a terrace and a whimsical decor. Pros: Adorable atmosphere; no-slouch service; simple, sincere cuisine Cons: Food lacks the kick of the decor I had checked out the place often when cutting … Read More

Le Dôme du Marais

April 7, 2011 | By Sarah Emily Miano | Archive

The Dôme du Marais has seen better days. Imagine the delight I took in discovering a restaurant in a former 18th-century auction house in the heart of the Marais, recently reopened after refurbishment … Favorite