Food & Drink

Everything the hungry and thirsty traveler would like to know about food and drink in Paris, including reviews, lists and comments about restaurants, bistros, brasseries, bars, food markets, food shops, beverage shops, chefs, waiters and all things culinary.

What are appellations, AOC, AOP?

Market Day in France: Geography, Appellations and Terroir

The association of food and drink with place is what most marks market-based gastronomy in France. In this series we provide travelers with lists of appellations, geographic indicators and other labels given to certain agricultural products in various regions of France. Before getting to the lists, we explain here the various terms and labels that you'll encounter in your seach for quality food and drink and for delicious insights into local and regional traditions.

Le Vieux Crapaud: Admirable Bistro Fare Near the Arc de Triomphe

Country fare meets upscale neighborhood near the Arc de Triomphe at Thomas Boutin’s Le Vieux Crapaud, where venturesome eaters enjoy frogs, pig’s ears, snails and pigeon while their dining companions savor admirable preparations of more familiar traditional bistro cuisine.
Lobby of the Hotel Regina. The revolving door is in the far right. Photo David Grimbert.

Hotel Regina: Wine & Friends & Classic Paris Luxury

Refurbished in 2015 and a wine bar added in 2016, the 5-star Hotel Regina, across the street from the Louvre, has regained its place among the luxury hotels of Paris’s 1st arrondissement. Gary Lee Kraut nods to Joan of Arc then pushes through the revolving door for a visit and a glass of wine.

Paris Restaurants: 10 Ways to Keep It Simple and Simply Good

Those who live in Paris know that it isn't all about fine dining but about dining with fine friends. Here's a selection of 10 restaurants and other eateries throughout Paris for when you want to keep it simple, simply good.

Paris Hotels: 7 Secret Garden Bars

From a glamorous 4-star hotel to a hip budget hideaway by way of an elegant BnB, here are seven Paris inns offering unexpected oases, notable whether you're lodging there or just looking for an open-air bar away from car fumes.

5 Phenomena on the Streets of Paris This Summer

“We’ll always have Paris,” Rick said, but Paris changes. Wandering the streets and parks of the capital year in year out—alone, accompanied, in love, in friendship, at work, at play, on foot, on bike—will make anyone a trend spotter. Here are five phenomena to watch for on the streets of Paris this summer.

Café Bouillu: Eggs-istentialism and Carpaccio-Diem in the Odeon Quarter

In an area where philosophers, revolutionaries and writers once roamed, this chic new bistro off boulevard Saint-Germain offers diners tasty lessons in eggs-istentialism and the pleasures of carpaccio-diem.

On the Champs-Elysées: Dining à la car(te)

Corinne LaBalme test drives the Fall 2014 menu at Renault’s newly re-conditioned showroom/restaurant on the Champs-Elysées. * * * When car-conscious journalists showed up at Renault’s Paris showroom for a press conference about the 3rd Generation Twingo last month, the F-word (femme) was on everybody’s lips.
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25 Paris Restaurants: A List Beyond The List, Part 2

France Revisited invites 6 Paris-based French and American foodies, gastronomies and food writers to create a Paris restaurant list that goes beyond your usual buzz list. Alexander Lobrano, Michel Tanguy, Corinne LaBalme, Allison Zinder, Alain Neyman and Randy Diaz join Gary Lee Kraut in suggesting 25 restaurants that you may not have heard of.

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