She recommends the top restaurant experiences in every arrondissement of the right bank of Paris. Plus we talk about everything from her new podcast to Scarlett Johansson’s popcorn shop in Paris.
Listen here, and see the restaurants Lindsey chose below.
1st arrondissement: Balagan
“It’s Israeli and run by the Experimental group. Two incredible chefs, with a lively vibe – like a piece of Tel Aviv right in Paris (and it’s more affordable than you might think).”
Address: 9 Rue d’Alger, 75001.
“It’s a classic, Chef Gregory Marchand transformed the whole rue du Nil street. And if you can’t get a seat, there’s Frenchie wine bar as a back up across the street.”
Address: 5 Rue du Nil, 75002
3rd: Le Mary Celeste
“Come here for a great cocktail and wine bar mixed with oysters and seafood.”
Address: 1 Rue Commines, 75003
“Miznon has beautiful pita sandwich roasted cauliflower just incredible, and go to Grand Couer if you want to go more formal for some beautiful food.”
Addresses: Miznon – 22 Rue des Ecouffes, 75004
Grand Coeur – 41 Rue du Temple, 75004
8th: Le Doyen
“It has three Michelin stars and it’s run by chef Yannick Alleno. This one’s for listeners who want a special occasion.”
Address: 8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008
9th: Le Pantruche
“It’s not a new restaurant, but it’s a classic – and it’s very well done.”
Address: 3 Rue Victor Massé, 75009
“The new Holybelly is a smooth-running ship, there’s lots of space and it’s great food.”
Address: 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix
“This place is an institution and good for getting very classic French food.”
Address: 44 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
“This place is beautiful, modern and slightly Asian-infused with cocktail pairings as an options.”
Address: 21 Rue Saint-Nicolas, 75012
16th: Les Grand Verres
“This is in the Palais Tokyo by the team behind Candelaria and Mary Celeste. It just opened, but you can go for a cocktail if you can’t stay for dinner.”
Address: 13 Avenue du President Wilson, 75016
“It’s a mid-range restaurant with really beautiful food.”
Address: 8 Rue Meissonier, 75017
18th: Il brigante
“Go here for the pizza, it’s extraordinary.”
Address: 14 Rue du Ruisseau, 75018
19th: La table d’Hugo Desnoyer
“It’s all steak, he’s a butcher with two restaurants.”
Address: 33 Avenue Secrétan, 75019
20th: Le Grand Bain
“This is from English chef Edward Delling Williams who does a Sunday roast. Great to go for a glass of wine.”
Address: 14 Rue Denoyez, 75020
Find more from Lindsey at her site here.
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