Nessia Restaurant

A Chef for All Cuisines

3rd arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Our meal at Nessia started off well. We arrived unfashionably early and had the rather dark but stylishly decorated restaurant (black marble tables, designer chairs and sconces, open kitchen in the back) to ourselves. We also had the full attention … Read More

Godaille Restaurant

Almost Wrinkle-Free

12th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Throughout our meal at Godaille, my friend Jean-Michel, a French linguist, puzzled over the choice of the restaurant’s name, a word that means “crease” (in clothing or fabric). We finally got a chance to ask our server, who explained that … Read More

Janine Restaurant

The NYT Effect

17th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Call me a snob, but I tremble every time The New York Times publishes an article recommending Paris restaurants; it’s a surefire guarantee that they will be packed to the rafters with tourists from then on. Getting a reservation will … Read More

Grande Brasserie

Back to the Brasserie

4th arrondissement Classic French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Brasseries used to be the reliable mainstay of Paris’s restaurant world, open seven days a week and serving seafood platters and familiar dishes, usually of good quality. Nowadays, however, there are fewer of them, and the quality of many has … Read More

HuThoPi Restaurant

Utopian Dining

12th arrondissement Contemporary French€€, €€€Paris Update Favorite

HuThoPi, a newish restaurant in the 12th arrondissement, has one of those corny names made up of the first letters of the owners’ names – childhood friends Hugo Lafont, Thomas Cuny and Pierre Le Lard – but it has the … Read More