Restaurants and caterers :
there are many to choose from. Different styles, different budgets, some new ones, some that were but are not anymore, some disappeared from my list because the welcome "accueil" was not up to my
standards or because a better one opened nearby ...
This is a sample of my 2014 list...
I have a whole folder sorted by area or theme that I'll share upon arrival ; I can also make bookings for you.
Very Close to Argout :
- When I do not want to cook I do not want to go far but want to eat healthy and tasty : Organic lunch at Fée Nature just outside the building. I love their vegetable blends. Good for your soul, good for your
health. Tell Isabelle you're coming on my behalf. Avoid the rush hour from 12.45 to 1.45, full of busy corporate people and long queuing.
- Missing a good quality burger with quality French fries ? Ready to queue or wait till 1.45 to enjoy your lunch ? Go to Blend at the end of the street.
- For pizza lovers : same street same sidewalk : Il campionissimo the Pizza vice champion of
the world. The largest Pizza "à la carte" menu I've ever seen. They also propose salads.
rue Bachaumont 2 mn walk, traditional French : Aux Crus de Bourgogne.
Small Brasserie, smiling and good food on average. Some dishes are better than others. But globally a nice experience.
Le comptoir de la gastronomie rue Montmartre 2-3 mn walk excellent
for foie gras, smoked fish all of Southwestern French food. Smiling service. A must. They also sell to take home...
Another nice Italian lively and noisy ( Italian !) Little Italy rue Montorgueil. Nice antipasti and pasta dishes.
History and food : Corner of Greneta ( facing you when you go through Mandar) : le
Rocher de Cancale. one of the oldest cafés in Paris (= Procope on the left bank) façade just redone : all blue and gold a real Marie Antoinette style
If you are looking for some exotic flavors : there are a few good Thai restaurants in the area... in my folder
Going towards Sentier top of rue des Petits Carreaux and then cross rue Réaumur. First street on you right
- Frenchie rue du Nil : from word of mouth this little place has gained
an International reputation and booking is not easy (I can help).
The wine bar is open and no need to book.
And they now opened a Frenchie to Go open for lunch with nice deli food.
- going towards Grands Boulevards
Near place des Victoires a typical French Brasserie, very nice décor good food and average price for lunch : Le grand Colbert
in rue du faubourg Montmartre 8-10- walk from Argout , you have - to try "Bouillon Chartier" food is typical French brasserie style. Not gourmet but typical, landmark recipes,
VERY cheap and it is a must visit for the experience and fun.
Passage Panoramas Racine
Good quality food and smiling. Small à la carte offering only homemade fresh products.
I have a list for Le Marais and Haut Marais, Opera:
- Also if you go further on rue des Petits champs you reach the REAL Japanese district (not only sushis run by Chinese ! :-) ) great Authentic Japanese food everywhere in that area
Don't miss Roellinger rue saint Anne for their wonderful spices
In La Madeleine district, besides Ladurée rue Royale: ("Salon de thé" Versailles style
decor. Their Macarons are among the best ; try the small sandwiches for lunch or the Kugelhopf (Alsatian brioche) for breakfast. Not to be missed., there is a Mustard and vinagar shop, a
Brasserie with wine tasting, the luxury landmark Fauchon, some Caviar landmark and Truffle specialist... Crystal
and China landmark ...- 1728 is like having dinner in Versailles. More
comment and details about these places after booking...
Louvre- Palais Royal When High ENd food and History meet at
Le Grand Véfour rue du Beaujolais has 3*
the decor on Palais Royal is awesome and the food by Guy Martin is perfect.This place is definitely a landmark from the 1780ies. Some famous writers used to dine there and their name
is still on their seat ( Balzac, Colette ....) read the History of this Grand restaurant and its ups and downs but is now definitely up !
- Jean François Piege in the 7th 2* have to book ahead. This "young" chef is very creative, nice person
- met him several times- not pretentious. Food is excellent, place not too big. his restaurant is above the Thoumieux but he also runs the Brasserie Thoumieux downstairs and now a pastry shop.
Of course there are so many… this is not an exhaustive list.
I have more recommendations for the Left Bank ( restaurants, famous pastry shops, spices, grocery..)
I will share everything with you after booking ...