Chez Prout Restaurant

Not for Kids Only

18th arrondissement Bistro€€€Paris Update Favorite

Anyone who knows the language of French children can’t help but smile when they hear the name of the restaurant Chez Prout. “Prout” is kids’ cute way of making a farting sound, guaranteed to raise a smile every time, exactly … Read More

Scaria Restaurant

Overthought Meal

11th arrondissement Bistro€€, €€€

Scaria, a cute and cozy bistro on the Avenue Parmentier with an open kitchen, gold-topped tables and lots of colorful cushions on the banquettes, goes to a lot of trouble – perhaps too much trouble – to please. The menu … Read More

Chang Restaurant

A Twist on Thai

1st arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

You wouldn’t expect a restaurant named Chang to serve Thai food, but it does, and it is very good Thai food indeed. And it makes a nice change in Paris’s Little Tokyo (roughly the area between Opéra and the Palais … Read More

Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond

Stock in Trade

1st arrondissement Bistro

The last time I went to Pharamond, many years ago, the food was very good and a tad expensive, and the place, with its beautiful Art Nouveau decor, was nearly empty. Now that it has new owners, it is called … Read More

Marrow Restaurant

Right Down to the Bone

10th arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

The environs of train stations are better known for their low-life lurkers and fast-food chains than for good restaurants, but that has been changing with the arrival of well-known chefs like Éric Frechon (Lazare in the Gare Saint-Lazare. And now … Read More

Les Trois Bornés Restaurant

One-Track Mind

11th arrondissement Bistro€€€

The French word “borné” means “narrow-minded” or “blinkered,” but let’s give it a kinder translation: “having a one-track mind,” in this case, focusing on good food. It doesn’t really matter, however, since this new restaurant’s name is just a jokey … Read More