We didn’t get to test many restaurants last year, what with all the lockdowns and restaurant closures, but we nevertheless managed to eat at 10 great places that we can’t wait to return to once this pandemic madness is over. In the meantime, here are some future meals to dream about (or to order takeout from), in no particular order.
High-level comfort food
The chef may be Japanese now in this Paris standby, but the cuisine is still perfectly executed French comfort food, served in a funky provincial-hotel-style dining room.
Classic French cuisine
Another Japanese chef/owner, Michihiro Kigawa, making French food, this time in a more refined register.
From Hong Kong and Taiwan to your heart
Addictively good Chinese food for young (and not-so-young) bobos.
Le Grand Bain
Delicious small plates to share in Paris’s “Grafitti Lane.”
Chic with charm
Upscale new eatery and cocktail bar worth knowing in the Canal Saint-Martin area.
The famed Frenchie Empire strikes again, on new turf.
Tangy, not twangy
Amid SoPi’s guitar shops, small plates made with fresh, local, organic ingredients.
Feast of flavors
A recently awarded Michelin star has not spoiled this wonderful gourmet neighborhood restaurant.
This new restaurant raises the level of fine dining in the heights of Montmartre.
Pantagruel has already received the Michelin star we predicted for it. Nothing Rabelaisian here, just a festival of exciting yet refined dishes.Favorite