Le Coq & Fils Restaurant

The Chicken Across the Road

18th arrondissement Classic French€€€, €€€€

I had a vision for the restaurant that would be the subject of Paris Update’s last review of the summer season. It might be more expensive than the places we normally cover here, but we would be seated in a … Read More

La Villa Madie Restaurant

Mediterranean Magic

Outside of Paris arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

It’s summer. It’s hot (31 degrees Celsius). Tourists are crowding the dockside and beaches of Cassis, a Provençal fishing village in the South of France. What better escape than a splurge on local fish and produce at La Villa Madie, … Read More

Mâche Restaurant

Something to Chew On

10th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

“Mâche” means “lamb’s lettuce,” and the verb “mâcher” means “to chew.” We didn’t see any of the former when we ate at the restaurant Mâche in Paris’s 10th arrondissement the other night, but we did plenty of the latter, with … Read More

Bien Élevé Restaurant

Well-Raised Beef

9th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

The name of the restaurant Bien Élevé plays on different meanings of the term, which can be both “well-behaved” and “well-raised,” with the latter referring to the quality of the products on the meat-heavy menu. As stated on its website, … Read More

Loupiotes Restaurant

Almost Perfect Bistro

11th arrondissement Contemporary French€€€Paris Update Favorite

There is nothing loopy about Les Loupiotes, but there is something very loud about it. If ever a restaurant needed acoustic rehabilitation, this is it. That’s my only complaint about this otherwise completely charming little bistro, where I ate last … Read More