Bistros & Restos 16th to 20th Arr.

L'Auberge Dab

The opulence of La Belle Epoque has been preserved at this massive, multi-level, terraced but remarkably intimate bistro that specializes in seafood.

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Jeanne B.

Fredric Hubig, the Earl of the Eleventh (AstierSassotondoJeanne A) on the rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud) has applied the “Hubig touch” to Montmartre with the opening of Jeanne B, the younger but bigger sister of Jeanne A.

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Ma Chère et Tendre

A brand new destination for les connaisseurs carnivores at the Meridien Hotel at Porte Maillot.Ma Chère et Tendre can serve 165 diners at a time in a sleek and modern environment decorated in shades of black and red.

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Le Bar à Huitres-17th arrondissement

Young Gary Dorr is placing his personal stamp on the Dorr Family restaurant business. First with the Grand Bistros and now with the Bar à Huitres he is renovating and reinvigorating with style.

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Le Shang Palace at Le Shangri-La

We were met in the hotel lobby and escorted to a waiting elevator for our journey to the third floor home of Paris’ just opened Shang Palace and elegant cuisine with strong Cantonese influences.

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Caius-17th Arrondissement

I was meeting the PR agent extraordinaire, MM for lunch at one of her favorites. Just a few blocks from L’Etoile it’s a quietly elegant spot that attracts business types and the odd romantic couple at lunch. Evenings are decidedly more romantic.

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Le Poulpot-18th Arrondissement

There is the Montmartre overrun by tourists: Sacre Coeur, and la Place des Tertres, and the village on a hill of les Montmartrois. I was meeting Chris, my Australian mate from Sydney for lunch to discuss the rental of his 2 BR flat just off the Rue Lamarck, high up in that Montmartre.

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Le Ripaille-17th Arrondissement

It was a quiet Monday and my colleague Corrine LaBalme of LA BELLE FRANCE (sadly defunct) was writing a feature about the Batignolles area of the 17th and wanted company. She had heard good things about RIPAILLE but this was her first visit to this quaint neighborhood bistro.

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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.”

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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.