Calice Restaurant

The Parisian Holy Grail

5th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Summer weather has finally arrived in Paris after a couple of months of cool, cloudy days with frequent rain showers. On a fine day, Parisians treasure nothing more than a good terrace. Usually, they are happy to take anything, even … Read More

Eunoé Restaurant

All Sins Forgiven

11th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Eunoe is the name of a river invented by Dante for his Divine Comedy. After passing through Purgatory, the dead take a dip in the River Lethe, where they forget their earthly sins, then in the River Eunoe, where they … Read More

Baillotte Restaurant

A Plateful of Joy

6th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€, €€€€Paris Update Favorite

UPDATE, APRIL 24, 2024: A return visit to Baillotte for lunch this week only raised my opinion of it. At lunchtime, the set menu is only €32 for two courses and €38 for three. Most restaurants dumb down their cheaper … Read More

Taco Mesa Restaurant

Tastiest Tacos in Town

10th arrondissement Non-French€€€Paris Update Favorite

The long taco wait is over. Sometime last summer, I read that Beatriz Gonzalez, the ebullient chef/owner of two wonderful Paris restaurants, Coretta and Neva Cuisine, was planning to open a taco bar in September. When a website appeared, I checked … Read More

Jamat Restaurant

Mini Kitchen, Maxi Flavors

9th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Jamat is a cozy mini-restaurant in the ninth arrondissement, so small that the chef, Matthieu Sales (who used to work in the fabulous bistro Les Arlots), needs no assistants in the tiny kitchen, in which he can reach everything with … Read More

Le Matré Restaurant

Mastery in Montmartre

18th arrondissement Contemporary French€€Paris Update Favorite

Montmartre has many, many restaurants, but few that deserve special mention. That has now changed with the opening of Le Matré, a little gem hidden on a side street off the beaten tourist track. Despite a mixup over our reservation, … Read More