Bistros & Restos 6th to 10th Arr.

Le Percolateur

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.

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Café du Sud

After  two missed opportunities due the cold and flu that had been attacking Parisians “Rabbi” Albert and I finally connected and were joined by the charming Breton Food Blogger Vanessa Besnard at Café du Sud.

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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.

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Huitrerie Régis

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.

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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!

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Le Bistro d'Henri

Another small gem tucked in between the rue du Four and la rue Guisarde on la rue Princesse.

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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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Chez Fernand

New owners-same old high-quality, rib sticking menu. Actually, Dimitri has been running the front of the house and Remi has been behind the stove but now they are working for themselves and you can feel the pride in the warm welcome.

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