Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

Paris Cafés: Café Marlette

You might have heard of Marlette, the trendy culinary brand originating from île de Ré that has taken Bretagne by storm…

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A quick lunch in Paris

For many young professionals, going out for lunch in Paris comes down to going to Cojean…

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Paris Restaurants: Pottoka

Last week I had a date with Kate, a friend who lives between Paris and Texas. Kate can cook and has a much better handle on Paris restaurants than I do, so I let her choose where we’d meet. She chose Abri, which […]

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Paris Restaurants: La Rotonde

Midnight in Paris was a romantic film that made me nostalgic for Paris even as I sat there in the theater at Odéon. I was longing for the Paris of my dreams, the Paris of salons, where artists and literary greats rubbed […]

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If you’re craving steak with all the French trimmings served in a bustling bistro atmosphere, the 11th Arrondissement Paris restaurant Chez Paul delivers on all accounts

Paris Restaurants: Chez Paul

The weather has long since turned in Paris, and the cool, crisp air is now the norm. Instead of fighting winter’s fury, I’m trying to embrace it, and there’s no better way to warm up than to take my pick of Paris restaurants and wedge into a crowded bistro for some homestyle French specialties.

Walking into Chez Paul on a recent Saturday night, I was greeted with the exact bistro experience I was craving.

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Pulled-duck bites at Pirouette, a 1st Arrondissement Paris restaurant whose highly crafted yet affordable dishes are classing up Les Halles

Paris Restaurants: Pirouette

When I was a little girl, the only part of ballet lessons that I ever remember enjoying was the part where we got to break free from the dreadful rigidity of the bar exercises and spin across the floor doing pirouettes. Because who doesn’t love twirling around in a tutu?

Les Halles’ newest resto, Pirouette, promises to leave you with equally enjoyable memories. While most Paris restaurants in this particularly seedy corner of Les Halles […]

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Best Paris Restaurants of 2012

In a break from our regular Foodie Fave column, Girls’ Guide food writers Kelly Page, Barbra Austin, and Aurelie Douard look back on some of their favorite Paris restaurants of 2012. Whether you’re after a quick lunch in Oberkampf, a girls’ night out at a wine bar, or a tasting menu showcasing the best French ingredients, we’ve got the tip for you. Let’s start things off in the 11th Arrondissement […]

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Brasseries in Paris: Brasserie Gallopin

No one could accuse the French food scene of being boring or resistant to change—it seems a new experimental-gastronomy hot spot opens every other week—but there is something to be said for traditionalism. After all, French food is world-renowned for a reason. On an accidental trip to Brasserie Gallopin I rediscovered the culinary beauty of French classics, via one of the better brasseries in Paris.

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Le Pont de Yunnan, a 9th Arrondissement Chinese restaurant in Paris, is a no-frills authentic Chinese hole-in-the-wall where your mouth will be delighted and so will your wallet.

Paris Restaurants: Le Pont de Yunnan

Every morning when I look out my window at the park below, I see clusters of Chinese women doing some sort of cross between jazzercise and tai chi. While it looks a bit ridiculous against the backdrop of […]

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Paris Restaurants: Le Ciel de Paris

It’s been said that the best view of Paris is from the top of the Tour Montparnasse, because one gets to see the entire city (including the Eiffel Tower) while avoiding the sight of the Tour Montparnasse […]

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Les Ombres

A friend of mine was begrudgingly moving from Paris back to the US, and though I’m not pleased about her move, I was more than happy to accompany her for her last meal in Paris. My mind started racing through all the restaurants in Paris as I tried to imagine where I would want my last bite—but luckily I don’t need to figure that out right now! My friend decided she needed some good food in a memorable setting, so we met at Les Ombres.

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Fans of Julien Duboué's Paris restaurant Dans Les Landes in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris will enjoy his original outpost for Basque tapas in the 15th Arrondissement, Afaria


I love tapas. I don’t know if that means I’m a bit fickle, since I’d rather eat a little bit of everything than one of the same thing in any restaurant in Paris—or in or out of Spain, for that matter. I prefer to think it means I love food so much that I want to sample as many different things as I can. Whether you’re fickle or not, Afaria offers a perfect dining experience with a Basque-inspired tapas menu.

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Salmon tartare at Da Rosa, a 6th Arrondissement Paris restaurant and épicerie in Paris

Da Rosa

I’ve just had the good fortune of returning from a trip to Italy, where I got to meet the owners and purveyors of wonderful Ligurian specialties like Parma ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale vinegar. I loaded up on as many vacuum-sealed and boxed delicacies as my Parisian bag could hold, because nothing could be fresher than these products so close to the source.

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Le Christine

The giant fork hanging above the doorway of Le Christine had me smiling before I even got to my table. I like a Paris restaurant that isn’t afraid of having a little fun.

Le Christine continues this playfulness inside. Rustic wood beams on the ceiling transition to whitewashed brick walls. Splashes of red dot the decor and color the banquettes.

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It’s hard to get excited about going to a Paris restaurant when you have to walk around a train station and over the tracks in pouring rain as I did last week when I went to Neva. Open just a year, Neva sits alone in a residential neighborhood just north of Gare St.-Lazare. Once I located the sole restaurant on the corner, I was relieved to open the door to find a modern, welcoming restaurant done up in warm hues of brown. I was intrigued to try the cooking of the chef, Béatriz Gonzales […]

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