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. 

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What is open in Paris this summer

Paris Restaurants Open in August

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.

where to EAT RIGHT NOW in Paris

Paris Restaurants

Le Verre Vole

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.

Double Dragon Paris

New Opening: Double Dragon

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.

Miznon Paris

New Opening: Miznon’s 2nd Location on Canal Saint Martin

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.

Sauvage

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.

Korean Fried Chicken

Hero

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.

Le Mary Celeste

Le Mary Celeste

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.

Bistrot Paul Bert

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. 

where to DRINK, STAY & SHOP

Boneshaker doughnuts

Boneshaker

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.

La Buvette Paris Wendy Lyn

La Buvette Wine Bar

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

Wendy Lyn

Simone Tondo is the New Chef of Racines

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 Wendy Lyn

Miznon

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.

what to know BEFORE YOU GO

Paris Map

Le Verre Vole

Restaurant

67 rue de Lancry, Paris, France

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New Opening: Double Dragon

Restaurant

57 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris, France

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Sauvage

Restaurant

55 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France

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Septime’s New Country House Restaurant in Normandy: D’Une Ile

Drink, Stay, Shop

D'une Ile, L'Aunay, Rémalard, France

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Boneshaker

Drink, Stay, Shop

Boneshaker Doughnuts, Rue d'Aboukir, Paris, France

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Hero

Restaurant

289 Rue St Denis, Paris, France

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Le Mary Celeste

Restaurant

1 Rue Commines, Paris, France

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Import Export C.A.M.

Restaurant

55 Rue au Maire, Paris, France

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Brutos

Restaurant

5 Rue du Général Renault, Paris, France

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Aux Deux Amis

Restaurant

45 Rue Oberkampf, Paris, France

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Bistrot Paul Bert

Restaurant

18 Rue Paul Bert, Paris, France

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Frenchie Wine Bar

Restaurant

5 Rue du Nil, Paris, France

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La Buvette Wine Bar

Drink, Stay, Shop

67 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris, France

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The Clown Bar

Restaurant

114 Rue Amelot, Paris, France

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Clamato

Restaurant

80 Rue de Charonne, Paris, France

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Septime La Cave

Drink, Stay, Shop

3 Rue Basfroi, Paris, France

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Candelaria Cocktail Bar

Drink, Stay, Shop

52 Rue de Saintonge, Paris, France

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Laurent Dubois Fromager

Drink, Stay, Shop

47 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France

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Du Pain et des Idées

Drink, Stay, Shop

34 Rue Yves Toudic, Paris, France

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Gilles Verot – Artisan Charcuterie

Drink, Stay, Shop

3 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, Paris, France

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Septime

Restaurant

80 Rue de Charonne, Paris, France

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Le Servan

Restaurant

32 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris, France

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Bastille Market

Drink, Stay, Shop

Marché Bastille, Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, Paris, France

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Blé Sucré

Drink, Stay, Shop

7 Rue Antoine Vollon, Paris, France

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Hôtel Particulier Montmartre

Drink, Stay, Shop

23, avenue Junot, Pavillon D, paris

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Hotel Providence

Drink, Stay, Shop

90 Rue René Boulanger, Paris, France

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L’Avant Comptoir Wine Bar

Restaurant

9 Carrefour de l'Odéon, Paris, France

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Restaurant Frenchie

Restaurant

5 Rue du Nil, Paris, France

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L’Ami Jean

Restaurant

27 Rue Malar, Paris, France

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Le Baratin

Restaurant

3 Rue Jouye-Rouve, Paris, France

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Le Dauphin Wine Bar

Restaurant

131 Avenue Parmentier, Paris, France

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Saturne

Restaurant

17 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, Paris, France

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L’Ecailler du Bistrot

Restaurant

20 Rue Paul Bert, Paris, France

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Racines

Restaurant

8 passages des panorama paris

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Miznon

Restaurant

22 Rue des Ecouffes, Paris, France

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Frenchie’s To Go

Restaurant

9 Rue du Nil, Paris, France

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