Small and perfectly formed Ripaille is one of the most popular restaurants on Rue des Dames in Paris’ 17th arrondissement. Philippe Favre, a sommelier by trade, keeps the seasonal menu deliberately small so that he can offer impeccably fresh market-led French cooking to a growing band of regulars. The popularity of Ripaille can be attributed to the consistent excellence of Favre’s bold personal take on traditional national favourites like foie gras and veal. The extensive wine list is a thing of beauty, featuring some very smart selections of Burgundy and Bordeaux, referenced in the hanging cork screws and wine bottles that bring together Ripallie’s modern-rustic décor.
69 rue des Dames