My Top Picks for fun casual restaurants open on New Year’s Eve in Paris. Reserve now before it is too late.
Even after 20 years, Bertrand Auboyneau’s classic bistrot is world-renowned for its rustic French comfort food like eggs & black truffle shavings, peppery filet mignon in Cognac butter cream sauce, house made frites, cheese platters, soufflés & bottles of natural wine. It is literally, my favorite place to eat in the world.
Brittany native’s Gwen Cadoret’s classy bistrot is the place for fresh seafood towers, oysters, shrimp, sea snails, fish, and lobster which are sourced directly from her family’s oyster farm & region. Add bottles of natural wine from sister resto Bistrot Paul Bert’s cellar next door and you’ve got a perfect afternoon in the making.
This neighbourhood canteen is a favorite of the international food & wine family, who come for self-taught Raquel Carena’s affordable home cooking (think roasted bone marrow & toast, chicken fricassee, lamb couscous) & to drink through partner Pinouche’s impressive natural wine list.
Chef Taku Sekine’s fresh, modern cuisine in a gorgeous casual setting is why lines form before they are open.
Japanese Chef Atsushi Tanaka’s modern presentations with broad strokes of classic French technique. AT is a vocal advocate of “skin contact” natural wines.
This retro neighbourhood bar is a dream as the perfect local hangout, with its craft signature cocktails, natural wines and house-made snacks to go with them… but it is also a top-notch brunch worth falling out of bed for.