Récamier (Le)

4 Rue Récamier (7) Tel:  01-45-48-86-58 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR One of the unique dining opportunities widely available in Paris is eating outside.  Since an indoor smoking ban was instituted many years ago, every café and bar has Read more

Basilic (Le)

2 Rue Casimir Perrier (7) Tel:  01-44-18-94-64 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR A handsome, modern art deco reproduction with a large heated terrace looking out on a small majestic park in the 7th.  On a busy Saturday night, full Read more


10, Rue Gustave Flaubert (17) Tel:  01-42-67-05-81 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR More than 20 years ago, when we last ate here, the then-named Bistrot a la Cote launched a new concept in Paris restaurants.  A famous chef (Michel Read more

Resto (Le)

8 Rue Tournefort (5) Tel: 01-43-37-10-66 AMBIANCE/DECOR Steps from the Pantheon in the 5th, the only light along a long, narrow, 19th Century cobblestone street which could be in a country village, sits Le Resto. Read more

Camondo (Le)

61 Bis Rue de Monceau (8) Tel: 01-45-63-40-40 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR This is a Paris restaurant guide, not a tour guide. That said, The Museum Nissim de Camondo has always been among my favorites; for its unmatched Read more

Arnaud Nicolas

46, Avenue de la Bourdonnais (7) Tel:  01-45-55-59-59 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR A new (May, 2017) restaurant in the 7th; handsome, modern, small, spacious.  A specialist in charcuterie, but with a broader menu.  If our one lunch so Read more

Clown Bar

114 Rue Amelot (11) Tel:  01-43-55-87-35 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR Experience has taught me to avoid the hype on new restaurants until the serious reviews come out.  Good word of mouth can be created by skilled PR.  (In Read more

Mascotte (La)

52 Rue des Abbesses (18) Tel: 01-46-06-28-15 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR Good seafood at reasonable prices remains a challenge in Paris. Fish is represented on virtually every menu, but the choices are limited. There are fish restaurants and Read more

Alan Geaam

19 Rue Lauriston (16) Tel:  01-45-01-72-97 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR For a careful reader of this Diary, it must be clear we have a strong preference for traditional French cooking and only occasional admiration for modern cooking, what Read more


15, rue de la Tour des Dames (9) Tel: 33 1 45 26 21 48 AMBIANCE/DÉCOR Eighteen seats in a nicely redecorated room the size of a bedroom, a chef who doubles as dishwasher during Read more

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