Hôtel Rochechouart Restaurant

Good-Looking Decor and Customers

9th arrondissement Classic French€€€

What a shock to walk down the seedy Boulevard de Rochechouart during lockdown and come across a building with a beautiful Art Deco facade and a large, perfectly appointed brasserie visible through the window. Where had it come from? In … Read More

Achi Restaurant

Achi Parmentier

11th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

The slowly gentrifying Avenue Parmentier in Paris’s 11th arrondissement has a new restaurant, Achi, that will certainly speed up the process, in the best sense. The kitchen is manned by yet another convert from the business world – computer scientist-turned-chef … Read More

Bobi Restaurant

Have You Eaten (Filipino Food)?

11th arrondissement Non-French€€Paris Update Favorite

The food at Bobi, Paris’s only Filipino restaurant, is so authentic that halfway through lunch there, one of two Filipina friends at the table was declaring, “I’m getting homesick!” It’s not just authentic – with an occasional well-judged twist – … Read More

Habile Restaurant

Designer Dining

10th arrondissement Contemporary French€€Paris Update Favorite

I’m on a roll! After discovering the restaurant L’Oyat last week during a walk down Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, I have found another brand-new spot, Habile, not far away, on Rue Château d’Eau. This time I was attracted by … Read More

Eats Thyme Restaurant

Lebanese Light

1st arrondissement Non-French€€

I’m not sure if this is a strictly Parisian phenomenon or if it happens everywhere, but Paris is full of restaurants and food shops owned by former bankers or other high-paid professionals who became fed up with their gilded cage … Read More

Cuisine Restaurant

Post-Lockdown Terrace Dining

9th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€

After hearing a horror story about all the good restaurants in Paris being fully booked for the weeks following their reopening on May 19, I whipped out my list of wanna-try restaurants and prepared myself mentally for a frustrating hour … Read More