11 rue Dupin (6) Tel:  01-42-22-64-56 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR For years, Epi Dupin was our go to place.  And we were not alone.  Full lunch and dinner, tourists and French.  Gradually the front of the house staff Read more

Epi (L) D’Or

25 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1) Tel:  01-42-36-38-12 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR This is chef Jean-Francois Piege’s fifth restaurant.  The second purchase of a long-established more modest restaurant (see La Poule au Pot).  I’m sure Piege’s CFO and operations Read more


Rue Chappon (3) Tel: 01-43-37-91-64 AMBIANCE This is a terrific new (2022) restaurant. Small, casual. Located on an otherwise deserted 18th C Marais street.  A boutique selling wines across the street, the one other source Read more


112 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré (8) Tel: 01-53-43-43-40 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR Epicure is the 3-Star restaurant housed in the elegant Hotel Bristol. We were treated in an incredible act of generosity by good American friends. We ordered a Read more


8 Avenue Dutuit (8) Tel:  01-53-05-10-00   AMBIANCE/DECOR When 3-Star chef Yannick Alleno left the Hotel Maurice several years ago to take over the venerable, but tired Pavilion Ledoyen behind the Petit Palais along the Read more

Fogon Ultramarinos

38 Rue de Verneuil (7) Tel: 01-43-54-31-33   Fogon was a well-regarded longtime Spanish restaurant on the Quai in the 6th.  I never ate there.  The restaurant is gone.  Instead, the owners have opened a Read more


23 Rue Treilhard (8) Tel: 01-40-74-20-80 It’s a complicated story with a great ending. I noticed Cena on line, a new restaurant in the 8th owned by the same group as one of our neighborhood Read more

Aux Bons Crus

54 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac (11) Tel: 01-45-67-21-13 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR An engaging retro bistro menu of disappearing French classics served to a full house of seeming regulars, deep in small restaurant territory in the 11th. In this Read more

Scene (La)

32 Avenue Matignon (8) Tel: 01-42-65-05-61 A new name for us from American friends who, in turn, received the recommendation from their hotel concierge. Opened more or less during Covid, after which it was closed Read more


12 Rue de Mirbel (5) Tel: 01-45-87-89-40 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR A new restaurant for us, recommended by French friends new to the 5th. Unprepossessing from the outside, wine-focused, the domain of a bilingual wine partner proud of Read more

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