Robert Restaurant

Ace Performance

11th arrondissement Bistro€€€

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

Il Bacaro

A Taste of Venice

11th arrondissement Non-French€€Paris Update Favorite

“It was exactly as it is in Italy,” said an Italian client to chef Eleonora Zuliani as she was leaving Il Bacaro, a Venetian restaurant hidden away on a quiet side street in Paris’s 11th arrondissement. She was absolutely right. Zuliani, … Read More

Astair Restaurant

Panoramic View of World Cuisine

2nd arrondissement Bistro€€€

The charming and historic late-18th-century Passage des Panoramas in Paris’s second arrondissement has become a restaurant row of ever-rising quality. It is home to the Michelin-two-star Passage 53 as well as such popular and worthy restaurants as Canard & Champagne, … Read More

Picky Spring

Good News for Picky Eaters

17th arrondissement Non-FrenchParis Update Favorite

When a friend had a party recently, she had it catered. The table was laden with round platters filled with what looked like Chinese spring rolls cut in half. Inside the translucent rice wraps, however, were very different ingredients from those … Read More

Variations Restaurant

Varied Dining Experiences

11th arrondissement Bistro

I have been to the restaurant Variations in Paris’s 11th arrondissement twice now, both times because a friend happened to walk past it, liked the look of the place and its menu, and suggested that we go. The restaurant’s handsome … Read More

Au Bon Coin

Homemade Goodness

5th arrondissement Bistro€€Paris Update Favorite

Au Bon Coin is the kind of restaurant you’d have a hard time finding unless you had a friend who lived around the corner, which, luckily, I do. Tucked away in a back street in the 5th arrondissement, it serves … Read More