photo credit: Jessica Vosges
From the team behind Balagan, Shabour, and Tekés comes an equally fun and lively spot inside the new Grand Mazarin Hotel in the Marais. The Eastern European menu isn’t Jewish per se (would your bubby put prawns in her matzah ball soup?) but it’ll definitely evoke a sense of nostalgia for those who are. Like most restaurants in Paris, there are only two seatings (and the second doesn't start until 10pm), so book ahead if you’re worried about falling asleep at the table after going to town on some brisket paired with gnocchi. When it comes time for dessert, make sure you order the plump chocolate babka topped with a big scoop of ganache and drizzled in olive oil.