If you’ve been to Fish, a much-loved Paris bistro and wine bar in St.-Germain, there will be plenty that’s familiar about Albion, a new cave à manger run by former Fish barman Hayden Clout and chef Matt Ong (from New Zealand and England, respectively). Above all, there’s Hayden’s easy but professional style, loved by regulars […]
The burgeoning bar scene in Paris boasts some well-established drinking spots that turn out some seriously good sips, like La Conserverie, Le Forum and Prescription Cocktail Club. But the past few months have brought a wave of new openings, with some contenders worth a stop. From wine bars to craft-cocktail havens, here are the buzziest of the new bars on the block.
The term wine bar can be a little confusing in Paris. All Paris wine bars feature wine, of course, but the bar part is a little more flexible. Some have a counter and tables, and you can show up anytime for a glass of wine and a snack. Others resemble restaurants more than actual bars. In many cases reserving in advance is imperative. Some are cavistes (retail wineshops), which is good to know if you need a bottle to go.
Anyone frustrated by the difficulty of getting a reservation at Le Chateaubriand will be pleased to know that there is now another way to get a taste of Iñaki Aizpitarte’s cooking, right next door at Le Dauphin.
That it’s a Chateaubriand offshoot was enough to guarantee that there would be buzz […]
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