My Restaurant hunts in Paris, revisit!!

Paris, the name along means good times, good food, and great company, it can ,also entails ideas of romance pourquoi pas n’est pas….! I have written on some of these properties before with photos,  but this is an update of an older post that I like to update now and hopefully you find it helpful when visiting again Paris! 

I have several places that no matter the number and choices in Paris always seems to salivate towards them. Its a habit pershaps of the many choices available once try so many eventually you will settle for a few good ones of your opinion and taste. These I like to share with the readers of my blog it could be the start of the same trend, and become yours for years to come as they have been of mine. Hope you enjoy them and the reading about them. They wont be in any particular order of preference just memory as names come up. I will note those that i as a family have fond memories of yet by now they are closed. Hopefully not to many in the future with the current virus pandemia going on!

Au Trappiste, 4 rue Saint Denis, 75004. open from 11h to 02h Monday thru Sunday and from 11h to 04h on Fridays and Saturdays. metro Chatelet line 4,11. Here you are in Belgium with the monks; lots of good beer, simple good portions of food, moules or mussels and fries,and grill sausages. The first or ground floor is more noisy ,the second floor more calm and better views!of Chatelet. Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/autrappisteparis/

Café L’ Imperiale, 240 rue Rivoli, 75001. open from lunch and dinner long hours. Metro Concorde or Tuileries lines 1,8,12.  This was and is my stop for a quick meal, coffee or a drink with a magnificent location across fromt the jardin des tuileries. I used to work nearby so for an after lunch coffee or an after work quiet happy hour with business folks it is great. Quick meal on your way to the Louvre: Webpage: http://limperialrivoli.com/

La Gare, 19 Chaussée de la Muette, 75016; open from 11h to 02h everyday.  Metro La muette line 9. It used to be the train station La Muette for this village of Paris annexed in 1860. Very nice area, my all time favorite, come here often with the family and take my good visiting friends and family over and over. You have formules specials for lunch, a Brunch on Sundays for 33€ all you can eat; and the service is grand. Highly recommended, the webpage: http://www.lagare-paris.com/

Septiéme Vin , 68 bis Avenue Bosquet, 75007 open mondays to Fridays from 12h to 15h and 19h to 23h, Saturdays and Sundays from 19h to 23h.  metro Ecole Militaire line 8. A grand friendly and wonderful ambiance with great food. The entire staff is superb. I had many meetings here of the culinary kind and all great, highly recommended. Lunch formule is good but I prefer the evenings and great beef and good selection of wines. webpage : https://www.restaurant7emevin.fr/

Café de la Paix, 5 place de l’Opéra, 75009 open from 12h to 15h and from 18h to 23h30 all week. Metro Opéra line 3,7,8.  An institution in Paris for over 150 years since 1862 as part of the Le Grand Intercontinental Hotel, cant get any classier than this.In a prime Paris location with style;if you want to experience the branche chic glamour of Paris this is one of its top places.The first televised broadcast from France to the USA was done here in 1948 by Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand ,and Henri Salvador. The service, the food and every detail is magnificent, come and splurge you will spend your best money ever. Webpage: https://www.cafedelapaix.fr/en/

Cuba Compagnie Café, 48 bd Beaumarchais, 75012 near Bastille, open everyday from 7h to 02h.  metro Chemin Vert line 8 or Bastille line 1,8. Another location near Clichy but this one is much better. Cuba in Paris with great mojitos to boot; happy hours from 16h to 20h, and live music on fridays and saturdays from 20h to 02h. assortiments of tapas at 18€ or the brunch at same price is excellent value and a great introduction to Cuban cuisine. Webpage: https://www.cubacompagnie.com/

Agua Limon, was at 12 rue Theophile Roussel, 75012 . The best Valencian in Paris, the food of Valencia paella per excellence and Horchata drink. It was a great ambiance and welcome by the owner ,natives of Valencia,Spain. However, this resto is close and the owners have opened another one not visited yet due to the virus, the new is Le Petit Calamar 243 Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, their Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/lepetitcalamartapas/

Au Métro, 18 bd Pasteur, 75015, Open from 7h until there is nobody in the place ! even Sundays during world cup plays. Metro Pasteur lines 6,12. The cradle of rugby in Paris, if you like beers,and good fun, great ambiance, friendly people and can see a match of rugby than comes here you wont be disappointed. Always something happening. Lots of finger food, sandwiches, and salads, plus plenty to drink . Great for a start of your evening here and then go for more substantial restaurant or a very late night snack ! Cannot confirm if still open but it will be dommage this was/is a great place in Paris. They do have a Facebook page back to nov19 here: https://www.facebook.com/AU-METRO-418319114921433/?rf=1483859501873992

Hacienda del Sol, 157 bd Montparnasse, 75006; open from mondays to saturdays from 19h to 23h, at lunch only with advance request reservation, min 10 persons. Metro Vavin line 4. A real Mexican chef and family run, you will feel like at home. Menus decouverte or discovery menus with substantial food or great chimichangas and Bohemia beers. However resto and Douglas Rodriguez closed down both restos in Paris this one and Anahuacally. Here just for the memories and the Mexican connection.

Chez Clement, 17 bd Capucines, 75008.Open every day continuous service from lunch to dinner. Metro Opera lines 3,7,8. One institution in traditional French cuisine that has not disappointed for many many years and on several location including the one in Nantes.  Great family restaurant ,nice friendly service, and quiet ambiance, a chain now closed all restos in Paris. I heard some of the employees continue to open individual restos like this one at Porte Maillot but cannot confirm, their site: http://chez-clement-porte-maillot.zenchef.com/

Paris chez clement daytime closed feb14

Bistro Romain, 122 ave Champs-Elysées,75008  open  11h30 to 15h and 19h to 23h weekdays and Saturdays. Metro George V line 1 near Lido.  A nice cozy Italian chain that wont break your bank and allows for a nice family meal. This is the location of my first date with what was my dear late wife Martine, so its an annual pilgrimage for us too. It was not expensive ::) Unfortunately , after been taken over by Le Groupe FLO ,they were closed. Here just for the memories of old always good to remember!

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Aux Amis du Beaujolais, 28 rue d’Artois,75008. (Closed since  early 2010) Metro George V line 1 or Saint Philippe du Roule line 9. An eternal from the Picolet family since 1921, great food done fresh everyday according to the season, and the region of Beaujolais. The owner have winery in the region so the one is from the house and straight from the vinyards. Of course, in season try the Boeuf Bourguignon ho ho ho!! This was a find and even brought friends from US visiting Paris here unfortunately the son could continue the business after the parents passed away and the restaurant closed in early 2010. Again, here just for the memories of older days.

Casa del Campo, 39 bd du Temple, 75003. open mondays to wednesdays from 11h to 00h, Thursdays to Saturdays from 11h to 02h. Metro République lines 3,11,9,8. A real Spanish tapas resto with flamenco live music from Thursdays on in the evenings. I like the fact that can eat Spanish and listen to some good flamenco music with guitarist Baptiste while in Paris. Great tapas platters and you can mix as you wish. Beer and wines of Spain too. Happy hours from 17h to 20h Mondays to Fridays.  They have still branches in Cour Saint Emilion Paris, Rouen ,and Bordeaux. Here, again, just for the memories and the good cheers with the Franco-Espagnole community of Paris including the current mayor!!! https://www.casadelcampo.fr/contact.php

Joe Allen, 30 rue Pierre Lescot,75001. Open  Sundays to Wednesdays from midday to 00h30 ,and Thursdays to Saturdays from midday to 01h. Metro Chatelet lines 11,4. The New York address in Paris and a great place to meet with me and other Franco-Americans in Paris. Try the steaks and pork ribs to kill for,with great wines from USA, and a great raspberry cheesecake. Another resto cannot confirm if open due to the virus, but it has a Facebook page but no link to the webpage; here then just for the memories of the eternal Paris: https://www.facebook.com/joeallenparis/

La Cantine du Faubourg, 105 Faubourg Saint Honoré,75008. Open every day from 11h to 04h, Saturday and Sundays from 19h to 04h. Metro Saint-Philippe du Roule line 9, Miromesnil lines 9,13, Franklin D Roosevelt lines 1,9. The chic models par excellence location, very high end ambiance with the latest trend, a place to look and be look, to say you have arrive in Paris. Models of the great houses frequented and some even start working at the tables. The food and drinks are sublime tender roastbeef and caviar, with champagne. A place to go in romantic or your better half or impress your boss..which is how I find out about the resto but the otherway around the boss invited the Finance team here first, and then well we came with the family. Unfortunately another that bit the dust and closed, I hear now there is a similar name in Dubai! but cannot confirm the same owners. Therefore, here for the memories of good old Paris!

Footsie’s ,10-12 ,rue Daunou, 75002 open from  12h to 16h then 18h to 02h. metro Opera line 3,7,8 . Walking distance from the Opéra Garnier. The concept is you have four screen plasma TV and its setup like a stock exchange, so the prices on the drinks change according to the demand. It is up to you to choose the cheapest base on less consumption or the tops of the demand and pay more. Played the numbers games and have lots of fun . One of my most hangouts after work, happy hour, and business meeting! love it and unfortunately it is closed. Another memorable spot in my Paris.

La Perla, 26 rue François Miron, 75004. Open from Mondays to Sundays from 12h to 02h Tel +33 01 42 77 59 40. metro hotel de ville line 1,11. behind the Hôtel de Ville de Paris. Tequila I found you in Paris, great bar, and fast texmex food, huge selection of cocktails and beers. A great chic crowd after work, and a fantastic place to start or end your day in Paris. They have other properties in UK ,Australia, Holland, etc. A great after hours, happy hours or apéritif time in Paris. Webpage: http://www.cafepacifico-laperla.com/lppf.html

O’Sullivans Café Bar, 1 bd Montmartre ,75002, open Mondays to Thursdays from  11h to 05h, Fridays 11h to 07h, Saturdays midday to 07h ,and Sundays midday to 05h. Metro Grands Boulevards line 8,9. You can catch the latest football/soccer games here, popular with the expat community of Paris. Great drinks and ambiance.bumper burgers, finger food,and quick bites with plenty to drink. Several location in the Paris region but my favorite was this one. Webpage: https://www.osullivans-pubs.com/pub-irlandais/grands-boulevards/

Le Comptoir du Relais, 9 carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006.Open mondays to fridays from 12h to 23h. Metro Odéon line 10 or Marbillon line 10. a great location ,great food and great service cant ask for more. People passing spectacle in a nice area; relax after a long walk in Paris or come after work. Liévre a la royale is sublime ,one of my favorite dishes in France, this is hare=liévre. In the bottom of the excellent Relais Saint Germain hotel and the great chef Yves Candeborde. Webpage: https://www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com/restaurants/le-comptoir

There you go some still going strong ,others gone ,but the memories and the good cheers with friends and family continues. One good reason to have in eternity in my blog. Hope you can enjoy them as much as I do. Paris has an enormous amount of choices, and we all have our favorites for x reasons. At least you know some of mines, maybe one day we will be there same time!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

2 Comments to “My Restaurant hunts in Paris, revisit!!”

  1. This list may be useful. Thanks for sharing.

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