These are my personal recommendations by neighbourhood that they are open part of or all summer – and the good news is that there are even more options than last year.
Looking for the best wine bars and restaurants in Paris or want to know where the chefs are eating? Food writer Wendy Lyn is on top of the city’s food scene from eating through it for the last twenty years and gets you to where you want to eat and drink, right now.
Join her as she takes you away from the tourist-heavy city centre and ventures into vibrant residential neighbourhoods where you’ll discover a new modern Paris full of buzzy hip small plate natural wine bars and upscale casual restaurants that pride themselves on the freshest highest-quality seasonal food and drink.
While you won’t find anything formal or fancy here, you will find everything from great steak-frites, oysters and baller sandwiches to outdoor food markets and bakeries to award-winning cocktail bars and wine shops where you can drink and buy natural wine.
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.
Eating & drinking through this hip northeast arr. can’t be accomplished in a weekend, it is literally the hottest area going, especially for the natural wine scene.
where to EAT RIGHT NOW in Paris
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.
Sisters Tatiana & Katia Levha’s brand new restaurant on the same street of their popular Le Servan is literally as hot as it gets – taking its sweet & spicy cues from their backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France.
Get your grilled lamb stuffed pita and whole roasted cauliflower groove on at Israel celebrity chef Eyal Shani’s Miznon’s new location on the fantastic Canal St Martin.
Leroy Sébastien and brothers Timothée & Jonathan Schweitzer’s delicious casual wine bar & exceptional restaurant serves only top quality products and natural wine in the heart of St Germain.
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.
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.
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.
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Septime’s Chef-Owners Bertrand Great and Theo Pourriat have taken over a gorgeous country house hotel & restaurant in Normandy. Not only is getting here is half the fun – it takes my breath away.
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.
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.
NEWS you can eat & PEOPLE to know
Simone Tondo is back in the kitchen as the new chef of Racines, Owner David Lahner’s beloved little bistrot on the historic Passages de Panoramas. Expect a la carte bistro dishes, in an intimate family-style vibe. Natural wines too.
Miznon Paris (in South Marais) is opening a second Paris location on Canal St Martin as we speak – and their first in NYC at the Chelsea Market. More details to follow.
After 3 amazing years at The Clown Bar, Dec. 23 was Chef Atsumi Sota’s last service – he is opening his own place before summer. Look for him in the 11th on the rue St Hubert. Details to follow then.
what to know BEFORE YOU GO
Either you love them or are scared of them – either way, this is the one reason why you shouldn’t shy away from eating a restaurant that has them on the menu.
This one simple tip will help you find the perfect neighborhood / arrondissement to stay in during your visit to Paris.
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