La Condesa Restaurant

A Meal Fit for Royalty

9th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Update, January 16, 2019: On a return visit this week, La Condesa lived up to my first extremely positive impression with more creative, often stunningly good dishes, charmingly served in a handsome decor. The amuse-bouches included a small corn tostada with … Read More

L’Innocence Restaurant

Springboard to Success

9th arrondissement Bistro€€, €€€Paris Update Favorite

This tiny (18-cover) restaurant in the ninth arrondissement was originally the springboard for the great Daniel Rose, whose wonderful restaurant Spring, once my favorite in Paris, is now sadly closed. Although he still owns two bistros in Paris, La Bourse et … Read More

Pianovins Restaurant

Music in the Kitchen

11th arrondissement Bistro€€€

I went to Pianovins with a food-blogger friend who had already been there, loved it and reviewed it. When he arrived, co-owner Éric Mancio – who, along with his partner, chef Michel Roncière, worked for Guy Savoy for many years – … Read More

Baieta Restaurant

Great on the Plate, Hard on the Wallet

5th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€€

The restaurant Baieta, owned by young chef Julia Sedefdjian, formerly of Les Fables de la Fontaine, has already been discovered by many American visitors, judging by the number of my compatriots eating there recently. It turned out that these are Americans … Read More

Le Train Bleu

A Trip Worth Taking

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

The Paris restaurant with the most spectacular decor is, of course, Le Train Bleu, but its culinary credentials have gone up and down (mostly down) over the years as the restaurant sailed along, relying on its Belle Époque beauty and … Read More