Finding restaurants open during August can be a challenge. Then, finding good restaurants that are open takes a lot of effort. But no worries, I’ve done the leg work for you. Here’s the short list.
You’ll have to recalibrate expectations and travel distance if you want to get good food, not just average food for tourists near museums, monuments and hotels.
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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.
Camille Fourmont transformed this little vintage dairy shop on a sleepy street into a cult wine bar-shop that draws industry folk from all over the world who meet here for delicious tapas plates & bottles.
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.
Gregory Marchand’s lively no reservation wine bar is a hotspot thanks to the fantastic sharing plate menus, organic/natural wines, and can’t sit still playlists where diners socialize around communal farmhouse tables watching the kitchen team at work.
It’s standing room-only at David Loyola’s unassuming rock & roll natural wine bar for tapas nights with lots of natural wine. The a la carte menu is not what you’d expect from the retro sports bar décor – the tiny kitchen prepares modern delicious plates for sharing.
Behind the world famous tiny taqueria that whips up handmade tacos is a white door that when pushed open after 6pm, transports you into an award-winning sexy candlelit cocktail den jam-packed with folks taking in the killer cocktails, guac & nachos & music playlist until 2am.
Chef Sven Chartier & Sommelier Ewen Lemoigne’s modern Michelin restaurant is a local favourite for the casual but refined atmosphere, modern/creative seasonal plates and extensive natural wine list.
Tel Aviv’s Chef Eyal Shani’s wildly popular Miznon is a MUST for hand made pita breads stuffed with slow-cooked juicy lamb and whole-roasted cauliflower drizzled in olive oil and salt.
Yves Camdeborde’s fun charcuterie-pork-tapas wine bar is hidden behind a clear curtain with a “pig” painted on it. Just step inside to join locals at the bar tucking into the corn bread, aged ham, salted butter, foie gras burgers, incredible small plates & natural of wine.
This late night raw bar is the cool neighborhood hangout wildly popular with locals & visitors – complete with killer playlists, craft cocktails, natural wine, and fresh seasonal sharing plates that change daily.
Go with a group of friends, order everything and share at this super funky & fun Korean tapas bar specialising in cocktails and yangnyeom (Korean fried chicken) and pork belly buns.
Instagram stars USA & Ireland-born Amanda & Louis are making INSANELY delicious and decadent hand-crafted doughnuts 100% from scratch. Just for the record, I’m not a “sweet” person… but when they’ve got “boozy” hot beer and whiskey, they have my attention.
Expect a lively crowd & unexpected flavor combinations at Chef Inaki Aiziparte’s popular tapas natural wine bar sharing plates of Apple cider grilled chorizo, Fried tapioca squares, Pork/lemon/hazelnut meatball ramen & more.
Cyril Bordarier’s funky little place is wildly popular with food industry folk around the world, and visitors alike, for the affordable bottles of natural wine paired with classic French and Japanese-inspired plates.
Grab your friends, pull up a bar stool and pop the corks at Michael Grosman’s fun natural wine bar inside the Marais’ Marché des Enfants Rouges – the popular all day hangout for drinking and eating delicious tapas & sharing plates by Chef Masahide Ikuta.