Whenever  I visit Paris, I spend so much time eating and clogging my arteries with so much everything that I’m to sluggish to write blog posts about the trip! Thankfully I have some very awesome and diligent Paris-based friends who write about the food scene–visit Alec Lobrano’sLindsey Tramuta’s, and Paris by Mouth’s sites for additional intel. Below you will find a round-up of my favorite spots. Unlike Rome, Paris restaurants book up way in advance so make reservations well in advance.


Verjus: Amazing food. Book yesterday. The wine bar downstairs is walk-ins only and features excellent wines and small plates.

Kunitoraya – Japanese Udon in the heart of the Asian pocket of the 2nd arrondissement. Obviously not French at all but delicious.

Clamato: a seafood and oyster bar from the Septime team. No reservations.
Chez L’Ami Jean

La Buvette: This tiny wine bar requires you to order at least one small plate in order to drink, but the snacks are delicous and the natural wines are even better.
Frenchie: very hard to get into BUT the wine bar doesn’t require reservations and is a good introduction to Gregory Marchand’s cooking style.

Le 6 Paul bert
Le Mary Celeste: cocktail/oyster/small plates bar. No reservations, you can go early evening and grab a spot. In the Marais