Le Verre Vole

Paris: Le Verre Vole

Cyril Bordarier and Thomas Vincente’s funky little place on the Canal St. Martin (reminds me of New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood) has been wildly popular with food industry folk around the world, and visitors alike, for years. With a true neighborhood feel, they come to share a meal with each other and catch up over affordable bottles of natural wine that reads like a who’s who of small producers. The left side of the menu features a changing list of seasonal dishes inspired by their world-travels and on the upper right you’ll find the regional French classics that will never come off of the menu like the Sauçisse or Boudin Noir – Purée. Because of its corner location on the canal where locals picnic year-round, the narrow terrace offers some of the best people and canal boat watching in town – rain or shine.

The Vibe & Dress Code:

Brooklyn in Paris. Relaxed, which reflects its location on the hipster, graffiti decorated Canal Saint-Martin. Dress Code? Jeans and your best sneakers.

What to Know Before You Go:

Although it is a renowned natural wine address, it is NOT a wine ‘bar’ for glasses of wine but a proper sit down meal for lunch or dinner. Wine bars in France are legally speaking, informal restaurants where food must be served in order to sell wine.

Getting In:

Call for reservations at least 1-2 weeks in advance – don’t be intimidated by a language-barrier. Walk-ins are welcome everywhere in Paris but that doesn’t guarantee a seat especially in wildly popular places like Le Verre Volé.

Their Sister Restaurant

Don’t miss their new sister seafood bar on the same street at #53, Sur Mer, with the incredible Olive Davoux rocking out delicious seasonal dishes like oysters, seafood platters and sharing plates paired with natural wine.

Le Verre Vole