Restaurant Reviews

Dinner at Mama Shelter Lives Up to the Hype

After enduring the heaploads of buzz generated by Mama Shelter — Philip Starck’s uber-hip hotel — HiP Paris Correspondent Amy Thomas decided to stop by its new Alain Senderens restaurant to fill us in on the eagerly awaited French fare. mamashelter.com I arrived at Mama Shelter well before any of my friends. Simply said, it’s […]
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Bistrot Paul Bert: A Meeting of Minds

Bistrot Paul Bert, Courtesy of: Hoostamagazine.com Text by Simone Blaser Sometimes, the planets align. Sometimes old friends come back to Paris (hi Tory!) and sometimes new friends come back to Paris (hi Sarah!) and sometimes you go to dinner at ...read more
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In Celebration of Lunch: Top 5 Prix-Fixe Menus in Paris

Café des Musées – MatinSoir For Parisians, lunch is where it’s at. Breakfast usually consists of coffee and cigarettes (and maybe a tartine), and weekday dinners are often simple affairs as well. But lunch is the moment when many kick back ...read more
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Les Papilles – The Classic Paris Prix-Fixe Bistrot Experience

Text and photos by: Meg Zimbeck I panicked, on a recent winter night, when some friends asked me to organize a dinner. Choosing a restaurant is something that I usually enjoy, but the guests for this particular occasion were a couple of chefs. ...read more
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The Cult of the Sacha Finkelsztajn Sandwich

I don’t remember life before Sacha Finkelsztajn. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but I’m certainly enjoying it more now that I’m a convert. For members of this club, the mere utterance of the word “Sacha” can induce profound hunger fits, and the ...read more
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Rose Bakery – Lunch in the Marais

Carrot Cake at Rose Bakery: rachelwoodmassey.files.wordpress.com After all the great things I have heard about Rose Bakery on rue des Martyrs, and the number of times I have tried to go there but never made it for some reason or another, I ...read more
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Lunch at Glou in Le Marais

Erica Berman Update (September 2013): After a subsequent very disappointing visit to Glou, we are unfortunately no longer able to recommend this restaurant. My first week in Paris has been hard. I don’t know the language and my French classes ...read more

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Chez Michel: Classic Prix Fixe with an Adventurous Twist

littlebrownpen.com & flickr.com/photos/danske Meg Zimbeck at Girls’ Guide to Paris knows a thing or two about Paris restaurants. Below, she gives us the rundown on the many options available at neo-bistro Chez Michel: an adventurous ...read more
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La Maison: Old School French Dining in the 17th

Gerard Lavalette – Pariscool.com; Cartier-Bresson I like a trendy hotspot as much as the next blogger, but it’s always more rewarding to discover a place that is un-cool, un-trafficked, and uniquely yours.  La Maison, tucked away on the ...read more
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Le Miroir – Authentic French Bistro Food in Montmartre

Finally a neigborhood bistro in Montmartre!  I can now stumble down my 5 flights of stairs and walk around the corner and experience Paris bistro dining at its best. Le Miroir serving crusty bread, fresh fish, meat and produce is a wonderful ...read more
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Paris’ Arty Supperclub: Miss Lunch’s Loft Dining

Images courtesy of Miss Lunch Supperclubs are nothing new. Whether the recent popularity they’re enjoying first started in London or Manhattan — where the hook was exclusivity and bragging rights about ‘discovering’ underground chefs in ...read more
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Wendy Lyn Visits the New Spring Boutique from Daniel Rose

It seems that Daniel Rose (owner and chef of Spring and Table 28) can do no wrong. Guest blogger Wendy Lyn of The Paris Kitchen stopped by for a tour of his just-opened Spring boutique… here’s a sneak peak! by Wendy Lyn, The Paris ...read more
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Le Verre Volé: My Favorite Boozy Wine Bar in Paris

Photo: linternaute.com What is it about France that makes me feel like it’s OK to drink an entire bottle of wine at midday? I guess it’s the fact that there are so many places that make it easy—almost impossible not—to do just that. My ...read more