I cannot get enough of Phil Euell and Chef Eseu Lee’s stripped down import-export shop. It is one of the most exciting places to eat & drink in Paris right now for Lee’s Asian-inspired sharing plates & natural wine. Every time I go, mind, blown.
Lucas Baur de Campos & Ninon Leconte’s rustic little spot is a local favorite for tapas like smoked beef croquettes with chili sauce, followed by family-style platters of grilled beef bone marrow dripping jus into pureed potatoes and generous cuts of red meat & natural wine.
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.
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.
Don’t laugh at the name, Sven Chartier & Ewen Lemoigne’s Clown Bar is one of the most sought after addresses in town for the inventive sharing plates and natural wine list. Chef Sota HAS left to open his own place, but he’s still family here, don’t let it keep you from going.
Septime’s chic seafood bar is WILDLY popular – join the lively crowd sharing shellfish towers, tapas, small plates, natural wine, and craft beer & cocktails. Products are so fresh that the menu changes every single day.
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.
Bertrand Grebaut & Théo Pourriat’s casual little charmer is also a World’s Best 50 and a 1-star Michelin restaurant, which makes it one of Paris’ toughest rez. The set menus highlight seasonal products and the natural wine list is extraordinary.
Chef-Owner-Sisters Tatiana & Katia Levha’s pretty bistrot gets its culinary cues from their backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France. Think suckling pig, spicy Thai basil clams, and duck baked in brioche. A la carte tapas menus encourage sharing, and wines are all-natural.
The Country Club is that rare spot that truly only locals know about for the food and drink in sophisticated surroundings – and oh yes, the Saturday drag brunches.
Issac & Amanda Toups’ friendly Cajun restaurant represents Issac’s family’s 300+ years of deep-rooted Louisiana traditions and fine dining experience in Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans kitchens.