What’s the deal? Bistrot Paul Bert’s steak-frites are the stuff of legend. This 11th arrondissement restaurant might have been on the map for years, but it’s fully deserving of every accolade. With tiled floors, leather banquettes and chalkboard menus, it ticks every bistro box. Little touches like gougères to nibble on while you’re waiting give it our top spot.
What should I order? Scallops on the half shell, steak tartare and Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert (it’s definitely big enough for two, but that doesn’t mean you have to share).
Where? 18 Rue Paul Bert, 11th