Dining out in Paris should be fun, relaxing andnever, never stressful. Whether a 3-star restaurant or a neighborhood bistro there should always be a warm welcome and an excellent rapport qualité-prix-a positive relationship between price and quality. Bon appétit!
Del Papa-6th arrondissement
The provisionary home for our Picture for a Sunday Afternoon film salon lies midway between the Café de Flore and the Action 21 Cinema.
L’Auberge Bressane-7th arrondissement
My pal, Jimmy Romano, the renowned plastic surgeon from San Francisco was showing me his apartment near the Eiffel Tower when he remembered that L’Auberge Bressane was just a round the corner. So off we went to the L’Auberge Bressane, a favorite with locals and government officials.
1728 Hotel Mazin La Fayette-8th Arrondissement
The final Paris residence of the Marquis de La Fayette erected in 1728 by Louis XV’s architect Antoine MAZIN now has a chef worthy of the elegance and history associated with the building. Chef Nicholas ROUDIER spent sixteen years perfecting his craft, including a stint with 3-star chefs Alain Passard of ARPEGE and Eric Frechon of the EPICURE at Le Bristol.
Bien Aimé-8th arrondissement
Louis XV and his Polish Queen would have felt right at home here and they should. Large oil paintings of the royal couple adorn the walls and you will sit in Louis Quinze chairs under the light of crystal chandeliers.
Foyer de la Madeleine-8th arrondissement
Underground in the foyer of la Madeleine you will find the best meal deal in Paris. It is favored by bankers, shoppers, “ladies who lunch,” and the financially challenged who gather in an ambience of conviviality that crosses all cultural barriers.
L’Opéra at Palais Garnier
When reserving a table at the restaurant L’Opera Palais Garnier mention “Paris Through Expatriate Eyes” or add “parisexpat” in the commentary box when reserving on line and you will be offered a glass of wine for every 2 dish meal ordered.
Boeuf sur le Toit-Classic Paris Resto-8th arr.
As the capital of cuisine and birthplace of the restaurant, Paris is a destination for “foodies” and cooks but it also represents a Paris state of mind where an elegant design, amiable service and an air of sophistication are as important as the food–Welcome to Le Boeuf sur Le Toit.
Carton Rouge-Wine Bar & Bistro-9th arrondissement
This wine bar cum resto is friendly, youthful, priced correctly and as the logo indicates-all dishes are made on site with fresh products.
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No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them “Terrance sent you.”
Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.