Bistros & Restos 6th to 10th Arr.

Huitrerie Régis

An internationally renowned writer without a cell phone, let’s call her Diane Johnson, had completely forgotten our luncheon engagement, leaving me to enjoy the terrine de sanglier, pavé and fromage blanc/chantilly alone.

She insisted on treating me to lunch in expiation.  Her choice was Huitrerie Régis in the 6th.

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Hidden on a quiet street between la rue Saint-André-des-Arts and the bustling Boulevard Saint-Germain, l’Epigramme had escaped my view…until now!

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Le Bistro d'Henri

Another small gem tucked in between the rue du Four and la rue Guisarde on la rue Princesse.

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If you’ve been to FISH in the last ten years then you’ve been served a drink by Hayden Clout, the Kiwi barman.

He’s piggy-backed that experience and joined with former FISH chef Matthew Ong to create this combination bistro and cave where you can walk out the door with very drinkable wines starting at 4.50 euros.

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Chez Fernand

New owners-same old high-quality, rib sticking menu. Actually, Dimitri has been running the front of the house and Remi has been behind the stove but now they are working for themselves and you can feel the pride in the warm welcome.


It had been 3 years since my last sumptuous meal (see below) at Laurent so I took advantage of a Tuesday night in the midst of les vacances scolaire to sample the new 145 euro Menu de l’Accord Parfait (a perfect marriage of food and wine.) I was accompanied by the Nez de Neuilly to vet the wines.

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Mini-Palais at Le Grand Palais

We took advantage of gorgeous day to sit on the terrace with coupes of Deutz rosé prior to being seated.

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La Tute

Happy days are here again.La Tute is back– just across the street from the world famousDrouot auction house.

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