So, you want to try at least one classic bistro during your visit to Paris, ideally where you can sit on a terrace in one of those rattan chairs? The best ones are often off random side streets in more residential neighborhoods or, say, overlooking the tracks of a major train station. Walking by this one in between Gare de l’Est and Gare de Nord, it appears to be like all the others, but the plates sent out of the glass-walled kitchen are distinctive - especially for lunch where a perfectly plump piece of fish served with roasted wild carrots and an apricot purée is only 15€. Make it a meal by adding a starter and/or a dessert for 19€ or 23€, respectively. In the evening, dishes are meant to be shared and menu options change with the seasons. But that classic bistro ambiance remains, complete with mismatched wooden chairs found at Paris’s Saint Ouen flea market and completely addicting country bread from a neighborhood bakery.
Where we've featured it
More spots in 10th Arr.See more
La Fontaine de Belleville
You’ll find extremely high quality coffee in an extremely pleasant environment at La Fontaine de Belleville in the 10th.
If you’re looking for grab-and-go sandwiches, make Penny Lane in the 10th Arr. your go-to spot.
More French spotsSee more
Bistrot Paul Bert
Bistrot Paul Bert is one of the most famous and popular bistros in all of Paris. Check it off your list, every time you go.
Le Servan is of our favorite little bistros in all of Paris, and we’re not alone in that sentiment. Hit it for lunch and some unexpected flavors.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more