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Unico

Unico (15 rue Paul-Bert, Paris) (Metro: Rue de Montreuil) – this Argentine restaurant was a one-time butcher shop that got an extreme cool retro interior decorating makeover, to the point where it looks like anything but a typical Parisian bistro. This place is for those in a mood for spicy empanadas and grilled beef, such […]

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Soprano

Soprano (5 rue Rameau, Paris) (Metro: Bourse, Pyramide) – this is a simple Italian restaurant whose signature dish is Linguine alle vongole, as well as linguini with clams, and desserts like Chantillly strawberry mascarpone tart, and tiramisu. Because of the “Soprano” name, a number of American tourists who are fans of the mafia show of […]

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Sandalia

Sandalia (20 rue Lamartine, Paris) (Metro: Lycée Henry IV) – for Italian cuisine, you can’t get more regional than this. This trattoria serves dishes from the Italian island of Sardinia (which is a rarity). This has become a popular hangout for Italian expats, which already gives it some credibility. Regional dishes here include suckling pig, […]

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Pershing Hall

Pershing Hall (49 rue Pierre Charron, Paris) (Metro: George V) – located within one of Paris’ hippest design hotels, the restaurant (which takes up the same name as the hotel) offers diners a variety of Asian fusion gourmet-quality dishes – from Saku Tuna to Panko Prawns and Creamy Shrimps Tempura. It draws a crowd on […]

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Mussubi

Mussubi (89 Rue d’Hauteville, Paris) (Metro: Poissonnière) – this is a take-out Japanese canteen-style eatery, serving food items in bento boxes — its specialty being omusubi (garnished Japanese rice balls) with assorted flavors (seaweed, spinach, corn and peppers, courgettes and miso, etc.). Bento boxes sell for €11.80 (€14.30 with soup, salad or dessert). Early arrivals […]

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Moussa l’Africain

Moussa l’Africain (25-27 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris) (Metro: Porte de la Villette, Corentin Cariou) – given Paris’ large African community (many of whom live in the housing developments outside the city (known as banlieus), it’s expected there would be a restaurant like this specializing in cuisine from Senegal and other former French colonies in West […]

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Macéo

Macéo (15 rue des Petits-Champs, Paris) (Metro: Pyramides, Palais-Royale Musee du Louvre) – this restaurant, close to the Palais Royal gardens, was launched by a South African chef to meet the growing demand for vegetarian-friendly diners. Dishes served here include mesclun salad, fresh peaches, crunchy green beans with pesto; risotto with morel mushrooms and white […]

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Le Ciel de Paris

Le Ciel de Paris (Tour Montparnasse — rue de l’Arrivée, Montparnasse, Paris) (Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenüe) – you need just 38 seconds in the elevator to reach the top of Tour Montparnasse and discover the new timeless design décor of this restaurant (made by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence, and inspired by Paris Grand Ecran). The restaurant is set […]

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Le Chateaubriand

Le Chateaubriand (129 Avenue Parmentier, Paris) (Metro: Goncourt) – this restaurant, manned by Basque chef Iñaki Aizpitarte, has been getting positive reviews in various circles – from American TV chef Anthony Bourdain to finding itself on San Pellegrino’s 50 Best restaurant list. A recommended dish here is the artichoke-centric Carré d’Agneau, as well as the […]

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Le Bambou

Le Bambou (70 rue Baudricourt, Paris) (Metro: Tolbiac, Olympiades) – given the years that France colonized Vietnam, it’s no surprise that at least a few Parisian restaurants would serve Vietnamese cuisine. This modestly-priced restaurant has a solid following, so seating can sometimes be difficult to get. A variety of dishes are offered here, often with […]

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