Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right France icon-chevron-right Paris icon-chevron-right Chez Michel

Chez Michel

Restaurants, French Gare du Nord
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
Chez Michel
© Chez Michel

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.

The décor here is very bland, with its basic panelling, harsh lighting, old curtains and a Breton flag hung on one wall. The only charm of the place itself is its position in the small square in front of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, a rare haven of tranquillity near the bustling Gare du Nord. The service can be rather blunt, but is nonetheless convivial at heart. This restaurant is not big on flourishes, but it knows how to feed the famished.

All efforts have been concentrated on the quality of the produce and the confidence of the menu, which lists the origins of the produce and has added the occasional twist, like a small sharing plate of winkles with a house mayonnaise to go with the menu. Then choose from thigns like venison steak served with its foie gras, scallops, pork with lentils or venison steak on a bed of mushrooms.

Supplements of €5, €8 or even €10 are quickly added to the €34 fixed menu of main course and dessert, so the bill can seem unreasonable. Fortunately, dessert comes to the rescue. The Paris-Brest by Chez Michel, sprinkled with caramelized walnuts, is a king of desserts.

The 50 best dishes in Paris

This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.

By: TB/JK

Posted:

Details

Address: 10 rue de Belzunce
Paris
75010
Transport: Métro : Gare du Nord ou Poissonnière
Contact:
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.45am-2pm, 6.45pm-12mid, except Mon lunchtime
You may also like
    Latest news