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!
Piemontese Enrico Einaudi left his accounting job at Schlumberger to follow a passion for hospitality by opening Crazy Pizza in Fontainebleau. After successfully opening three more bistros he set his sights on Paris and is feeding hungry shoppers from the nearby Avenue Matignon in the building that also houses the famous auction house Artcurial.
Named for Philippe Madamour’s collection of antique percolators this spot in the “Europe” district-streets are Turin, Moscou, Rome, etc. that houses music shops and luthiers Le Percolateur is turning out very good food at reasonable prices.
le P'tit Fernand
The baby brother of the cavernous Bistro Fernand offers an edited version of their soul-satisfying, cuisine grandmère in a quieter and more intimate setting.
An internationally renowned writer without a cell phone, let’s call her Diane Johnson, had completely forgotten our luncheon engagement, leaving me to enjoy the terrine de sanglier, pavé and fromage blanc/chantilly alone.
She insisted on treating me to lunch in expiation. Her choice was Huitrerie Régis in the 6th.
Hidden on a quiet street between la rue Saint-André-des-Arts and the bustling Boulevard Saint-Germain, l’Epigramme had escaped my view…until now!
Le Bistro d'Henri
Another small gem tucked in between the rue du Four and la rue Guisarde on la rue Princesse.
If you’ve been to FISH in the last ten years then you’ve been served a drink by Hayden Clout, the Kiwi barman.
He’s piggy-backed that experience and joined with former FISH chef Matthew Ong to create this combination bistro and cave where you can walk out the door with very drinkable wines starting at 4.50 euros.
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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.