Top New Parisian Bistros
Paris is synonymous with food, and if you're staying at villas in France, you may find yourself living on croissants for breakfast and caviar for dinner.2015-12-28
Paris is synonymous with food, and if you're staying at villas in France, you may find yourself living on croissants for breakfast and caviar for dinner. Whether you're looking for a classic meal or something more contemporary, new restaurants are constantly opening throughout the city, providing fresh takes on a cuisine that has remained at the top of foodies' lists for decades.
Wondering where you should drop in? Here are the best new restaurants in the City of Light:
Verjus: Old meets new in Richelieu
Owned by American chefs Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian, Verjus is tucked away around the corner of the Palais Royale and has swiftly become one of the best bistros in the city. Even though the menu was created by Americans, each dish exudes a staunchly French personality, filled with complex levels of flavor and textures. While you're there, be sure to order the milk-fed veal dish, which is served over a bed of fava beans, rich ricotta dumplings and artichokes.
Au Passage: For the closet bohemian
Youthful Parisian spirits flock to Au Passage, where the interior boasts a bohemian and beatnik air. The food, however, is anything but old fashioned, with menu items like creamed herring served with saffron mayonnaise and tuna confit. Ideal for large parties, this tapas-like restaurant invites diners to sample numerous dishes with close friends and family.
Chatomat: Farm-fresh for the gourmet diner
Locally grown vegetables are the main attraction at Chatomat, where chefs Alice Di Cagno and Victor Gaillard highlight every flavor layer in produce like asparagus, arugula and endives. Catered to art-loving hipster crowds, Chatomat is typically bubbling with cultural conversations about the latest gallery openings and contemporary films. Don't miss out on a dollop of pistachio ice cream and fresh figs - the perfect palate cleanser.
Le Pantruche: For the foie gras addict
Whether you've never tried foie gras or can't do without it, Le Pantruche offers one of the best liver pates in the city. Located along the Right Bank, this restaurant remains true to its 1930s bistro lineage and has refrained from changing much of its interior appeal. The menu changes every day, so you may want to call in advance to see what's for dinner.