Bistros & Restos 16th to 20th Arr.

3 B Restaurant Jean Chauvel-Boulogne


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Petrossian-Rive Droite-17th arrondissement

In addition to my articles about the elegant boutique of the internationally renowned caviar importer, PETROSSIAN, M was recently invited (with our foreign press association) to the recently opened Boutique Rive Droite near the Russian Orthodox Church on the rue Daru in the 17th arrondissement as they prepared for Christion Easter on April 5 and Russian Orthodox easter on April 12.

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Un Air de Famille-17th arrondissement

We’d been shopping at the Organic Market on the Blvd. des Batignolles and it was time for lunch. I remembered passing a quaint bistro on the rue des Dames called, quaintly enough , Un Air de Famille. From the outside it looks like the tiny  salon de thé that Fréderic’s parents originally opened thirty years ago but inside it is a maze of nooks and crannies filled with antiques that can accommodate up to 100 diners.


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Le Vieux Crapaud-16th arrondissement

 Just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe, this pleasant bistro has become a canteen for business types from the neighborhood, and after my lunch and conversations with adjacent diners I know why.

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Les Poulettes des Batignolles

I was in the 17th arrondissement to look at an apartment to add to my list of rental units and en route to the Metro I stumbled upon Les Poulettes Batignolles, well, not exactly, I’d read a review by a critic that I respect and wanted a look see. Satisfied with  what I saw I booked a table for Saturday afternoon.

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Antoine-16th Arrondissement

In the evening twilight Antoine’s is a discreet address for that intimate rendezvous with the illuminated tower blinking on the hour and providing that special soupçon of Paris elegance. But by day it is populated with sophisticated French society.

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La Cave Gourmande 18th arrondissement

 The jam-packed terrace of the Cave Gourmande tilts ever so slightly downhill. The adorable Manon seated us at the only remaining table and took our order. It was a magnificent day and the kitchen was overburdened so Manon comped us our excellent glasses of Saint Emillion. It was worth the wait!

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L'Auberge Dab

The opulence of La Belle Epoque has been preserved at this massive, multi-level, terraced but remarkably intimate bistro that specializes in seafood.

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