Travel + Leisure’s Places to Eat Like a Local in Paris
Travel + Leisure Magazine interviewed top chefs, food insiders & television personalities ( and moi) on their favorite places to eat in the world – Paris included.
When Travel + Leisure Magazine interviewed top chefs, food insiders & television personalities on their favorite places to eat in the world – Paris was the longest for any city, with over 200 restaurants. Making my personal suggestions for the list was easy – but then narrowing the entire list? Not so easy. Mais voila!
Here are T + L Magazine’s 8 Places to Eat Like a Local in Paris!
Chez Aline: Choose your own fillings or defer to chef Delphine Zampetti for a deceptively simple baguette sandwich at her petite, retro-flavored deli.11th Arr.; 33-1/43-71-90-75. $
Septime: Rustic wooden tables and an open kitchen give the space a farmhouse vibe; the menu of neo-bistro classics is both soulful and inventive. 11th Arr.$$$
L’Avant Comptoir: At this elbow-to-elbow, standing-room-only “hors d’oeuvres bar,” the bread basket is communal, but the foie gras skewers and boudin noir macarons are just for you. Sixth Arr. 33-1/44-27-07-97. $$
Frenchie Wine Bar: Across from impossible-to-book Frenchie lies its edgy sibling, whose shared tables, 80’s rock playlist, and small plates (pulled pork on brioche) are all the rage. Second Arr. $$
Bistrot Paul Bert: The classic Parisian bistro every carnivore dreams of, with knife-cut steak tartare, foie gras haricots verts, and, of course, a venerable steak frites. 11th Arr. $$$
Café Constant: Two blocks from the Eiffel Tower, noted chef Christian Constant pays homage to his grandmother’s recipes at his casual, bi-level brasserie. Seventh Arr. $$$
Ten Belles: The new-wave coffee shop from rock-star barista Thomas Lehoux, whose cappuccinos are made with cult Telescope beans. 10th Arr. $
Glass: It’s all about creative cocktails, grilled hot dogs, and Brooklyn Brewery beer (!) at this South Pigalle nightspot, where a fashionable crowd mingles with chefs fresh off the line. Ninth Arr. $
The Panel of Contributors:
Brett Anderson, Luke Barr, April Bloomfield, Massimo Bottura, Anya von Bremzen, Sean Brock, Jennifer Chen, Anissa Helou, Frances Hibbard, Graham Holliday, Ed Kenney, Wendy Lyn, Francine Maroukian, Tomás Martín, Danny Meyer, Elizabeth Minchilli, Shane Mitchell, Adrian Moore, Robert Newton, Clara Padron, Daniel Patterson, Zak Pelaccio, Naomi Pomeroy, Eric Ripert, Pavia Rosati, Marcus Samuelsson, Maria Shollenbarger, Gail Simmons, Oliver Strand, Lesley Tellez, Daniel Vaughn, Gisela Williams