Dec. 24 & 25 are the quietest restaurant days of the year. Whether you go out or to stay in with platters of oysters, pizza & wine these are my top picks for fresh food & wine.
Don’t wait until the mast minute to reserve tables, to-go orders or join one of my private food & wine tours.
2nd Arr. / Les Halles:
Frenchie To Go
Follow them on Instagram 👉 @frenchie_ftg
NYC meets Paris Street & Comfort Food
Chef-Owner Gregory Marchand
Open B/L: Dec 24, 27-30
Address: 5 rue du Nil.
*Don’t miss the fried chicken & caviar.
Follow them on Instagram 👉 @petit.bao
Chinese/France sharing plates & BAO buns
Open L: Dec 24 & L/D: Dec 26-30
116, rue st Denis
*Don’t miss anything spicy if you crave some heat. France doesn’t have the palate for it so anything chili is a rare find.
3rd Arr. / Marais:
Les Enfants du Marché
Follow them on Instagram 👉 @lesenfantsdumarche
Owner Michael Grosman / Chef Masa Ikuta
Incredibly Fun Vibe, Family-Style in an Outdoor Open-Air Market
Open Dec 24 until 4pm, L/D 26-28th, L 29th, L Dec 31 L until 4pm
Reopens L/D Jan 2
39, rue du Bretagne inside the covered Enfants Marché Market
*Don’t miss the mussels & gorgonzola. They do have some heating but dress for cold outdoor weather.
** FYI: There are MANY places in this area with a version of this name so be sure you are inside the market to be sure you are in the right place.
6th Arr. / St Germain:
Le Comptoir Bistrot & L’Avants Comptoir Wine Bars
Follow all locations on the Chef-Owner’s Instagram page 👉 @yves_camdeborde
Open EVERY DAY/No reservations/12-10:30pm
These three below are together at 9, Carrefour de l’Odeon
Le Comptoir Classic French Bistrot
L’Avant Comptoir de Mer Oysters & Seafood Wine Bar
L’Avant Comptoir Charcuterie & Tapas Wine Bar
This one is one the outside corner of 14 rue Lobineau
L’Avant Comptoir du Marché Charcuterie & Tapas Wine Bar
*Don’t miss the kilo of farm butter on the counter
10th Arr. / Canal St Martin:
Le Verre Volé
Follow them on Instagram 👉 @verrevole
Modern & rustic bistro / Wine Shop
Open L: Dec 24, L/D: Dec 26-30
67 Rue de Lancry
*Don’t miss the Grilled Sausage / Boudin Noir with cheesy pureed potatoes
11th Arr. / Bastille & Voltaire:
Wine Shop / Bar / Snacks
Follow all their restaurant’s posts on Instagram 👉 @septimeparis
Open Dec 24th/31 from 4-9pm / Dec 26-30 from 4-11pm
3, rue Basfroi
*Don’t miss the cured beef & fennel oil / chicken paté en croute
Cafe du Coin
Follow them on Instagram 👉 @cafe_du_coin
Neighborhood French Bistrot/Wine Bar
Chef-Owner Florent Ciccoli
Open L Dec 24th, D 26th-30th
Reopens Jan 2
9 Rue Camille Desmoulins
*Don’t miss their daily pizzettes.
L’Ecailler du Bistrot
Follow them on Instagram 👉 @lecaillerdubistrot :
Seafood & Oysters
L Dec 24, platters to go until 8pm
Dec 25 platters 11am-2pm, L/D 26-28, 31
platters until 8pm, Jan 1 D & platters 11am-1pm