Paris -the question is always “where to eat in Paris” there are so many choices, that it becomes a problem to choose, even where to start. Of course for me the local bistro is always the best … the fancy restaurants, really everyone knows which they are, and how to find them, but the bistros are key. so if you rent an apartment in Paris and want to find a little place to eat, this recent article in Conde Nast Traveller may provide a place to start:
that being said – one of my personal favorites is Bistrot d’Henri – located near our Princesse apartment
From Conde Nast - here are their recommendations
Those wonderful red-checked-tablecloth bistros are why you fell in love in Paris, right? Sadly, they’re not only increasingly rare but increasingly expensive. Here, however, are five that won’t break the bank.
- À la Biche au Bois In season, there’s nowhere better to eat game—especially lièvre à la royale, or hare in a sauce of its own innards (45 ave. Ledru-Rollin; 33-1-43-43-34-38; entrées from $21).
- Chez Georges Just off the Place des Victoires, this ’60s-era bistro serves an encyclopedic array of seasonal dishes—order the salmon with sorrel sauce in the spring and the duck breast with cèpes in the fall (1 rue du Mail; 33-1-42-60-07-11; entrées from $26).
- Joséphine–Chez Dumonet With its amber walls, cut-glass room dividers, and bentwood chairs, this bistro could be a Hollywood set. Get the beef bourguignon, and book in advance (117 rue du Cherche-Midi; 33-1-45-48-52-40; entrées from $25).
- Le Quincy Willing to be teased by jovial owner Michel Bosshard, the man in the smock (whom the regulars call Boboss)? You’ll love this sepia-toned place. Order caillette—patties of liver and herbs (28 ave. Ledru-Rollin; 33-1-46-28-46-76; entrées from $31).
- Aux Tonneaux des Halles Relaxed and friendly, this insider’s address in Les Halles is an excellent spot for French comfort food such as oeufs mayonnaise, steak frites, and lamb chops in pistou (28 rue Montorgueil; 33-1-42-33-36-19; entrées from $21).