In-the-know food travelers, chefs & winemakers from all over the world come to eat + drink in Paris’ vibrant fringe neighborhoods – especially on the right bank and in the 11th arr. These buzzy areas are teeming with young up and coming chefs sourcing top-quality food + wine. Paris is all about cool & hip crowds, music, and delicious food with no frills – just great food & drink. It is even more inclusive of cultures and ideas that would not usually have been the norm. If you are looking for the ultimate roadmap to the restaurant industry’s favorite natural wine bars, late night cocktail dives, and fun after-hour chef hangouts… I’ve got you. Because you aren’t interested in every place to eat… only the places to eat, right NOW.
Restaurants in Paris
The two-week annual break this year is Dec 22 – Jan 5. These are my favourite Paris bars and restaurants open during (part of) the holidays.
Édouard Vermynck’s brand new French bistrot on a quiet street between the Places des Vosges and the Bastille, feels like its always been there.
Perfect for date night, dinner with the parents or a group of friends, Carboni is Owners Sabrina Goldin and Stéphane Abby’s “ode to Italy” – their way.
Imagine you live in an urban loft with an open kitchen, your famous best chef friend is on the pass, you invite all your closest pals, pop bottles of wine and crank the music.
If Owner Michael Grosman has a superpower, it is making everyone feel like part of his family. Everything they do here is centered around good music, good people, and stellar food & wine.
Wine + Cocktail Bars
Septime’s no reservation bottle shop-natural wine bar is the ultimate apéro spot.
A fun, high-quality Texi-Cali taco & craft cocktail bar with a serious rock and roll vibe.
If you geek out over unadulterated grapes & craft hops – get to Liquiderie Bar in Belleville, stat.
Restaurateur Fabien Lombardi (Faggio Pizzeria, Osteria, Salumeria) takes quality food, drinks & music seriously at his new runaway hit Bambino. It’s packed with local food industry late every night for […]
Behind the world famous tiny taqueria that whips up handmade tacos is a white door that when pushed open after 6pm, transports you into an award-winning sexy candlelit cocktail den jam-packed with folks taking in the killer cocktails, guac & nachos & music playlist until 2am.
Camille Fourmont transformed this little vintage dairy shop on a sleepy street into a cult wine bar-shop that draws industry folk from all over the world who meet here for delicious tapas plates & bottles.
It’s standing room-only at David Loyola’s unassuming rock & roll natural wine bar for tapas nights with lots of natural wine. The a la carte menu is not what you’d expect from the retro sports bar décor – the tiny kitchen prepares modern delicious plates for sharing.