Deliciously heavy on the fat content but very atmospheric – it’s as if the gastronomic renaissance in this neck of the woods has happened all around this place. A great place to take visitors who want something ‘really French’, or to try the escargots and bone marrow if you feel the need. Request to sit upstairs which is lovely and cosy. And make sure the taxi takes you to this one in the Bastille, (not Butte aux Cailles in the 13th where there is another of the same name, or Chez Paul Bert around the corner in Faidherbe-Chaligny). Recommended by the one and only David Leibovitz!
13 rue de Charonne, 11th
Ph. 01 47 00 34 57
Metro: Ledru-Rollin (8), Bastille (1, 5 & 8)