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The Paris Foodie Guide

The Paris Foodie Guide

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Oh the many culinary delights of Paris, from goose fat fried potatoes to sole meuniere to the simple pleasures of an almond croissant. It seems like there’s a Michelin starred joint on every corner, and an equally wonderful cheese shop or bakery to back it up. Here, our favorites of Paris’ gastro treasures. Image courtesy of @parisinfourmonths

Le Dauphin

Le Dauphin

131 Avenue Parmentier, 11th | +33.1.55.28.78.88

Le Dauphin is immediately next door to its sister restaurant, Le Chateaubriand. Locals hover around the marbled bar (there are only a handful of tables) for well-priced—though complex—small plates and surprisingly affordable wine. That said, we recommend the cocktails, which are every bit as good as the food.

Frenchie Bar à Vins

Frenchie Bar à Vins

6 Rue du Nil, 2nd | +33.1.40.39.96.19

This first-come-first-serve wine bar is a tough seat for good reason: The small plates are crafted from superb ingredients, and the wine list is reasonably priced. Closed on weekends, you can usually snag a spot in the first wave by going early in the week, and arriving 20 minutes before the 7pm opening.

Septime La Cave

Septime La Cave

3 Rue Basfroi, 11th | +33.1.43.67.14.87 ‎

While you can take your low-sulfite wine to go at this former shoe repair shop, you can also grab a seat at the bar and snack while you drink: Sardines, fois gras, and cheese all get the Septime treatment here.

Verjus Bar à Vins

Verjus Bar à Vins

47 Rue Montpensieur, 1st | +33.1.42.97.54.40

Tucked away beneath its parent restaurant upstairs (the excellent, prix-fixe Verjus) this more casual bar à vin lives in a cool vaulted cave and serves innovative small plates. Bonus: The wine list is top notch.