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Mandoobar

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Mandoobar's décor is understated: haphazardly layered wood planks cover the walls, glossy tabletops gleam, Korean music emanates from a record slowly turning under its pin, and a traditional Korean geomungo instrument decorates one of the walls.  Seating a maximum of ten people at a time, Mandoobar breaks down the wall between kitchen and dining space. Rather than just plating up dishes, chef and founder Kim Kwang-loc puts on a live show: standing between the tabletops laid out in a square around him, he works away filling orders while explaining every aspect of his craft.  The menu is basic, featuring steamed ravioli (beef or vegetable), two types of tartare (beef or tuna) and sides of salad, soup or soy rice (€8 for 10 raviolis, €9 for a tartar and €3 euros for a side dish). The ingredients are well chosen and cunningly put together to make a very pleasing meal – only the light, melting ravioli are pre-prepared. The vegetable ones contain a huge variety of ingredients including tofu, sesame seeds, chives and leek, while the meat in the tartares is bought fresh from the butcher’s down the road.  Ingredients fly around as the expert chef chops, seasons and fries – the experience of viewing each step of the preparation is almost as enjoyable as the meal itself. Do be sure to book ahead as the limited places fill up fast. Look out for the saké selection as well – Kwang-loc is an expert and will guide you through the three types on offer.  

  1. 7 rue d’Edimbourg, 8e
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Juveniles

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Warm Scottish hospitality meets classic French wine expertise at Juveniles, located at the heart of the city in Paris’s 1st arrondissement. The founder, Scotsman Tim Johnson, has handed ownership over to his daughter Margaux and French son in law Romain Roudeau, and the couple have allowed the bistro’s cultural blend to flourish even further. The walls are lined with bottles of wine; the decor is à la française. Romain, who is also the head chef, serves updated versions of traditional French dishes such as andouilette sausages with sides of salsify, asparagus or avocado purée. The food is carefully constructed and elegantly presented, always made from the best quality ingredients (on our visit, we loved the boiled egg with beetroot and the shoulder of lamb). The menu changes throughout the year, following the natural seasons of when foods are at their best.  These Scots may have embraced French food, but they haven't forgotten their own specialities. Haggis is a rare find in Paris, but you'll find it loud and proud chez Juveniles.  And if haggis isn’t for you, the creamy British Stilton on offer as a part of the cheese platter might pacify any longings for British classics.  Juveniles goes by the motto ‘When the fat are thin, the thin will be dead!’, so finish up on a sweet note with the selection of moreish desserts or roast seasonal fruits. Juveniles is a perfect spot for visitors to the city or expats with a longing for home, providing pure French class with a friendly f

  1. 47 rue de Richelieu, 1er
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Au Général Beuret

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Tucked away on a lovely square in the 15th, Au Général Beuret shines with all the proud distinction of the 19th-century brigadeer it's named after. Quite literally: upon entering, your eyes will be momentarily dazzled by the gleaming neon-lined bar. Once they've adjusted, you'll discern a bustling brasserie decked out in superhero décor and abuzz with friendly locals. The food is classic heart attack fare: cheeseburgers (€12), sirloin steak (€10), chips (which come with a pint for €5.50 during happy hour), lemon meringue tarts (€4). Rock music on the stereo and an attractive terrace complete the picture. Unpretentious, unexceptional, but great fun.

  1. 9 place du Général Beuret, 15e
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Porte 12

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Five-star delight in the 10th

  1. 12, Rue des Messageries, 10e arrondissement
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Aux Enfants Gâtés

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

A sparky little bistro in the 14th

  1. 4, Rue Danville, 14e arrondissement
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Le Dix-Huit

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Smart Asian fusion in the 17e

  1. 18 rue Bayen, 17e
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La Petite Fabrique

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Delightful organic eaterie tucked away in the 20th

  1. 15 rue des Vignoles, 20e
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Café de la Presse

  • Rated as: 4/5

Banging bar and bistro in the 12th

  1. 36 boulevard de la Bastille, 12e
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Les Bancs Publics

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Top notch new canal-side bistro in the 19th

  1. 2 rue de Nantes, 19e
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Anahi

  • Rated as: 4/5

The first opening on La Jeune Rue, a refurbished Argentinean, really delivers

  1. 49 rue Volta, 3e
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Loulou’ Friendly Diner

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Hearty burgers and affable service in Saint-Germain

  1. 90 boulevard Saint-Germain, 5e
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A Noste

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Multi-faceted Basque joint from star chef Julien Duboué

  1. 6 bis rue du 4 Septembre, 2e
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Lao Siam

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Perennial Southeast Asian classic in Belleville

  1. 49 rue de Belleville, 19e
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Le Hibou

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Decent if overpriced brasserie in Saint-Germain

  1. 16 carrefour de l'Odéon, 6e
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Maha's Café

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The first lassi bar in Paris; curries also served

  1. 72 boulevard Saint-Germain, 5e
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L'Arobase

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Café in the 13th to cater to all your needs

  1. 101 rue de Chevaleret, 13e
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Fabio
Fabio

May I suggest that you go visit the restaurant "Il Piccolo Rifugio" in Rue Chappe. It is a tiny little place run by two Italians, and the blend of Sardinian cuisine with some flavour from Calabria is really delicious.