We might not be able to sit down and enjoy a meal at our favourite Parisian bistrot, but we can try to replicate a restaurant-like experience at home. To give you some inspiration, we selected our favorite French Instagram food accounts. …read more

While some areas of Paris seem to be losing their character to gentrification and chain shops, there are still corners of the city that retain a true neighborhood spirit. A perfect example of one of these “villages” hugs the northern side of Montmartre along rues Caulaincourt and Custine, mixing tradition with new faces. …read more

Boeuf bourguignon, immortalized by Julia Child, is a classic French dish. “People don’t make it right because it takes too much time” is a phrase I hear often on visits to Burgundy, the birthplace of the beloved French dish. Luckily there are some places that are getting it right. …read more

Traditional bistrot fare paired with an extensive list of natural wines make the Café de la Nouvelle Mairie a recommended addition to your Paris itinerary any night, but especially for Beaujolais Nouveau, the celebration of the first wine that is bottled from that year’s grape harvest. …read more

With so many globally inspired restaurants popping up all over Paris, it’s refreshing to find a bistrot that feels truly French. At À La Française, enjoy delicious, homemade fare, and cocktails made with all French ingredients, both original and modern twists on forgotten classics. …read more

In case further proof that traditional bistrot fare is experiencing a renaissance in Paris was needed, look no further than La Bourse et La Vie. Recently opened by celebrated Spring chef Daniel Rose, this bistrot du quartier mixes attention to product and preparation with French culinary history and tradition. And it’s a real treat. …read more

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A longtime favorite in Saint Germain, Le Bon Saint Pourçain reopened its doors under new ownership this spring, two years after its sudden closure. Striking the right balance between traditional and modern, this little gem has reclaimed its place among the classic Parisian bistrots. …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

Despite its unassuming exterior and simple table settings, Le Servan is where serious dinners go to both talk passionately about food as well as enjoy eating it. Located in the 11th arrondissement, the restaurant mixes classic and modern French cuisine, delivering the best of both. …read more

One of the things I love most about life in Paris is the leisurely bistro dejeuner – that delicious two-hour affair complete with three courses and wine, bien sur. When I moved back to Paris this spring, I couldn’t wait to try some of the new bistros that had opened in the years I’d been… …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

Julien Hausherr I’ve been in Paris for over a year, and I’ve wanted to dine at Le Temps au Temps almost the whole time. I’m not even exactly sure where I first heard about it. But little details stuck out in my mind: that it’s pocket-sized, that the food is playful… I think the descriptor… …read more

Barbra Austin – Girl’s Guide to Paris My boyfriend recently informed me that he had made a dinner reservation: “Someplace new… someplace I think you haven’t heard of.” “That’s not possible,” I replied, and I meant it. For the past six weeks, in preparing to launch a new website, I’ve been following the restaurant press… …read more