Here at HIP Paris, we know so many of our readers are longing to visit the City of Light for their much-needed French fix. The next best thing, in our opinion, is re-creating your favorite bistro dishes at home. When we set out to do a round-up of the best bistro cookbooks, there were simply… …read more

There are so many things that Francophiles miss about the French capital while travel restrictions are in place, and chief amongst them is the food. At the heart of dining out in Paris is, of course, the humble bistro. For centuries they have popularized culinary classics like steak frites, coq au vin, gratin dauphinois, and… …read more

Montmartre and Pigalle may be the home of many scenic spots and a wide range of cafés perfect for a quick lunch or coffee break, but the area is not known as a fine dining destination. Locals however, notably SoPi dwellers and habitués of nearby rue des Martyrs, know the best addresses for hidden neighborhood… …read more

Far from the bustle of central Paris’ boulevards and train stations, Uptown hides in the Northern part of the 18ème, one of a few areas in the city to retain a quiet, village-like ambiance over the decades. As with the best of contemporary Parisian bistrots, head chef Fabrizio Guérrini spotlights seasonal ingredients on a menu of small, sharing plates, that… …read more

Modeled on a Japanese izakaya bar, Cartel is Canal St-Martin’s latest opening. For their second project, the team behind Marais bistro Mère Fille have teamed up with chef Sourasack ‘Sou’ Phongphet who rustles up an array of light tapas ‘japonisante’ that burst with flavour and freshness. …read more

Paris’ best playground is at the base of Montmartre, in the once red-light district turned bohemian paradise with no end of bars, boutique hotels, and late-night neo-bistrots. This year Pigalle welcomes the addition of the Grande Pigalle Hotel and L’Entree des Artistes on rue Victor Masse. …read more

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A few months back, we covered the top historical, cultural, and shopping addresses dotting Paris’ unique 20ème arrondissement. Today we’re back with favorite restaurant and nightlife names, because what is a day of exploring without a delicious meal and drink to top it off? …read more

While Nation may never be the next Parisian hotspot complete with a cool NYC-inspired acronym (I tried SoOb for South of Oberkampf but oddly it never took off), here are some spots worth checking out in the event that you find yourself off the beaten path on Paris’ east side. …read more

Newly opened on Rue de Picardie in Paris’ Haut Marais neighborhood is the visually pleasing Parisian bistro Les Chouettes. With an elegant interior by design firm Lázaro Rosa Violán, the three-story restaurant and cocktail bar feels like a modern rendition of the Parisian art deco lounge. …read more

After my first lunch at Le Timbre, the restaurant quickly became a favorite. Each time I go to chef Chris Wright’s restaurant I know that I will enjoy happy hours of eating at the tiny tables that line the space whose name- literally “the stamp”- commemorates the cosy size of the dining room. …read more

The trouble with dating someone who always thinks he’s right is that, sometimes, he actually is. On my most recent visit to Paris, my BF and I got into a lot of food-related debates, and I have to admit, he knows his stuff. While I tend to keep my ear to the ground for news… …read more

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 spot for a long lunch or a charming dinner. I enjoy their authentic… …read more