Virtus Restaurant

New Home, New Michelin Star

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

Two hot chefs, Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo Di Giacomo, have moved their restaurant Virtus to a new location in the 12th arrondissement, formerly the home of Petter Nilsson‘s regretted La Gazzetta and then Simone Tondo’s less-regretted Tondo. It’s a great … Read More

Substance Restaurant

Substance and Style

16th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

The restaurant Substance, in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, is well-named: the food is substantial in both quality and quantity. It is also highly popular in the business world, judging by the number of suits lunching there on a recent Friday, maybe … Read More

Le Cadoret

Brother-Sister Act

19th arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

In Paris, you never know where you’ll find a good restaurant. Busy streets and boulevards are often lined with mediocre ones, while a little treasure might be hidden away on a quiet backstreet. That was the case for Le Cadoret in … Read More

Quedubon Restaurant

Offal on Offer

19th arrondissement Bistro€€€Paris Update Favorite

One of the few noteworthy restaurants around the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement, Quedubon is a classic bistro that was well known for its wine selection under longtime owner Gilles Bénard. He has now gone on his … Read More

Robert Restaurant

Ace Performance

11th arrondissement Bistro€€€Paris Update Favorite

There are no secrets at the restaurant Robert. The kitchen is wide open to diners seated in the room next to it, and there are even two counter seats looking straight into it. It’s a stage where tattooed (is there … Read More


Korean Comfort Food

15th arrondissement Non-French€€Paris Update Favorite

I don’t know how many times someone has encouraged me to try a “great” Korean restaurant in Paris. Each time, I found them to be not bad but exactly the same as all the others, with cook-your-own meats on the … Read More