Cèpe et Figue – proper French cuisine at a very reasonable price
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by Jason
3w ago
Cèpe et Figue (literally Porcini and Fig) is one of those restaurants that aren’t hyped up, don’t really advertise and don’t have a designer interior. And yet, you’d be foolish to dismiss it out of hand. Located in the cour du Commerce-Saint-André just opposite the Hotel Saint-André des Arts, the restaurant is quite discreet (we’ve passed by at least a dozen times without really noticing it) and to be frank, it doesn’t look like anything special. But looks can be deceiving, and a quick scan of their fixed-price lunch menu is enough to make your mouth water, with a large choice of dishes for al ..read more
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Little Miss Geisha restaurant, Paris
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by Jason
1M ago
Little Miss Geisha is a brand new restaurant (opened in January 2024) with interior design influenced by the machiyas of Kyōto and authentic cuisine “that will transport you directly back to the land of the rising sun” (or so says the website), whilst also allowing you to enjoy a sweet view of the Luxembourg Garden just opposite. That’s quite the self-confident introduction! Let’s see how our lunch there went… photos: JasonW Can’t say we’re huge fans of the name Little Miss Geisha, but the restaurant does seem to have a lot going for it, including a terrace overlooking the amazing Luxembourg ..read more
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Dandino restaurant – Italian cuisine and a DJ!
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by Jason
2M ago
The buzzing rue de Buci (near our hotels) is a great choice if you’re looking for a restaurant or bar to enjoy. The street is pedestrianised, allowing for large terraces on the pavement, and there’s a wide choice of style for any budget. It’s up to you whether you people watch on the street while eating your food or get a comfy seat inside, sometimes in surprisingly big spaces… … like Dandino, which used to be called Luigi (apparently the cold interior design and so-so pizzas did not make it a success – some reviews even mentioned mice!) So, newly decked ou in red velvet and looking like a 193 ..read more
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Restaurant Oktobre – inventive French cuisine that doesn’t break the bank
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by Jason
3M ago
So there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that one of our favourite restaurants close to our hotels closed its doors last summer. The good news is that it reopened a month later with a new name – Oktobre – sharp new interior design (by Studio Bateaumagne), but exactly the same team including genius chef Martin Maumet, formerly associate chef and now the owner despite only being in his early thirties. So of course we had to go down there and check – is this change a change for the better? photos: JasonW Closing our beloved Ze Kitchen Galerie Bis and reopening as Oktobre seemed to be ..read more
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Under The Sea, a restaurant that’s underwater, but not
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by Jason
5M ago
If you’ve always thought it would be super fun to have dinner surrounded by sharks, jellyfish and schools of fish, Under The Sea is for you! Their darkened restaurant filled with screens showing underwater scenes is quite the trip, and the food is… Well, let’s see. It’s not often a restaurant has no windows and lighting that’s either very dark or animated like a fairground ride. Welcome to Under The Sea is a restaurant with a sound and light show attached, or perhaps a sound and light show with a restaurant attached, as you’ll soon see. As soon you enter the space, you realise that this is ..read more
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A delightful dinner at the Clos Belle Juliette
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by Jason
6M ago
Click here to book your table! With its cosy space and new menu by chef François Gagnaire, the Clos Belle Juliette awaits you for an exceptional dinner! Let us show you how your experience at the restaurant might go… photos: JasonW (unless otherwise noted) The Clos Belle Juliette’s main room is perfect for an intimate dinner during your stay at the hotel, and there’s also a heated terrace overlooking the garden, which is prettily illuminated for the holidays and a lovely place to sit during the warm weather. The restaurant is also happy to accept reservations from people not staying at the ..read more
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The Rhodia restaurant, Paris
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by Jason
7M ago
We recently worte about our lovely visit to the Bourdelle Museum near our hotels which has been recently renovated (spoiler: it’s amazing, and entrance is free). One of the new features is a restaurant situated in what used to be the apartment belonging to Rhodia Bourdelle, the sculptor’s daughter. With its large terrace and airy main room, the restaurant looked like somewhere we just had to try out, and now we have! Here’s what we thought… photos: JasonW If you haven’t yet read the article about our visit to the superb Bourdelle Museum, including dozens of lush photos, we’d advise you to ta ..read more
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The Quai de la Photo restaurant, Paris
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by Jason
8M ago
Quai de la Photo is a new and very interesting hybrid arts space on the Seine, just in front of the BNF national library (i.e. pretty close to our hotels). We told you about it opening back in July, saying that we were looking forward to getting down there ourselves to check out the exhibitions, bar, restaurant, etc. And now we have! Here’s how it went (spoiler alert: rather well)… photos: JasonW We first went to have a look at Quai de la Photo during the day, to get a good look at the various spaces they have – a bar on the quayside with one photo exhibition, then on the water another bar ..read more
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The Maison Cluny restaurant – great food and a vast terrace
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by Jason
8M ago
Summer just keeps on hanging on, and we’re not mad about it. Time to head for a terrace, and why not the large (double) terrace of the Maison Cluny, a new restaurant just behind the Cluny Museum (and thus, very close to our hotels), where carefully prepared and beautifully presented French cuisine awaits you. photos: JasonW In the tranquil side street, the restaurant’s two terraces are just next to the museum’s gardens, and you’ll feel calmed by its greenery throughout your meal. Also, it’s not every day that you can have lunch next to a 13th century vestige! And of course, when summer fi ..read more
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Brasserie des Prés, Paris
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by Jason
10M ago
Freshly opened in June, the Brasserie des Prés is a cool three-floor establishment offering French cuisine classics, cocktails and ice-cream made on-site! photos: JasonW We had been to this space before, but many years ago when it was something completely different, and the new radical makeover is quite a change. The colourful restaurant runs along an historic, typically-Parisian paved passageway that just happens to have the Hotel Saint-André des Arts at one end! In the long, thin main room (which used to be the only room), one of the walls now has what looks like part of a stone tower buil ..read more
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