Le Chateaubriand is by now an essential Paris restaurant, and it’s one that you need to make time for while you’re there. The environment is casual and the reasonably priced tasting menu is seasonal and distinctly French, but also very interesting. The term some use for such a thing is “bistronomy,” but we can’t really say that out loud. You probably shouldn’t either, especially while you’re in Paris. A reservation at Chateaubriand is always recommended, as you can book for the first seating as long as you call a few weeks in advance. If that’s filled up, you’ll end up having to wait next door at their wine bar, Le Dauphin, for your table. There are worse things in life.
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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.
La Cave de Septime
Septime La Cave in the 11th is an excellent place to grab a bottle of natural wine, some meats, and some cheese before a meal at Septime or Clamato.
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Ellsworth is a casual restaurant from the team behind Verjus, and it’s one of our favorites in Paris. Hit it for brunch, or for some fried chicken.
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Frenchie Bar A Vins
At Frenchie Bar à Vins, the food is just as good as it is at the Frenchie across the street, but you can actually get in.
Le Dauphin is the wine bar counterpart to Le Chateaubriand next door, a sort of casual little brother with food from the same kitchen.
A simple French bistro in the 11th, Restaurant Astier is best known for their all you can eat cheese plate. Hit it for lunch and plan to nap.
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