Django Restaurant

In Tune with the Times

9th arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

It’s true that Parisians (myself included) were not taking the call for social distancing during the coronavirus crisis seriously. When my friend Frances and I arrived at Django last Friday night, the place was packed. Revelers were making so much … Read More

Le Coucou Café

Nutty in a Nice Way

9th arrondissement Bistro€€

There’s nothing nutty about the Coucou Café (except in the food) – the word doesn’t mean “crazy” in French and is used as a friendly way to say “hi.” Located in Paris’s ninth arrondissement, the place has had some great … Read More

Aspic Restaurant

Unspoiled by Success

9th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

Aspic, which would appear to be just a tiny (seats 20), unassuming neighborhood restaurant, is anything but. Opened four years ago, it built a reputation for itself online and attracted a clientele of 80 percent Americans and other foreign visitors, … Read More

Chantoiseau Restaurant

Singing for Supper

18th arrondissement Bistro€€€Paris Update Favorite

Chantoiseau is another addition to the growing roster of fine restaurants in Montmartre. The pretty name means “birdsong,” and the meal certainly had us singing with pleasure. It turns out, though, that the restaurant is named after Mathurin Roze de … Read More

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