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3rd & 4th Arrondissement Restaurants

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Anahi (Closed)
49 Rue Volta, 3rd
You'd walk right by this nondescript sliver of a restaurant if you didn't know it was there. A smattering of oversize gold candlesticks, artfully dilapidated tile walls, perfectly gilded mirrors, slabs of marble, and rickety chairs will make you feel like you're eating in someone's wonderfully loved kitchen. And this kitchen just happens to serve Argentinian steaks accompanied by creamy guacamole, beans and rice, and heaping amounts of side salad.
3rd & 4th Arrondissement
Chez Julien
1, Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 4th
Classic French bistros like Chez Julien are actually getting a little harder to find. Just steps from the Seine, it has an outdoor terrace where you can take in the city views. The most perfect steak frites, crème brûlée, and other traditional dishes are served on logo-emblazoned plates and accompanied by a great wine list. It’s a little on the pricey side but the formal interior (which was recently revamped by the Costes brothers) and old-school service make it a good choice to toast a special occasion.
3rd & 4th Arrondissement
Derriere
69 Rue des Gravilliers, 3rd
This speakeasy-esque spot in the Marais is run by brothers Mourad and Hakim Mazouz and takes “homey atmosphere” to the next level. For one, it’s set up like a bohemian apartment, with diners taking their pick from the kitchen, dining room, boudoir, or living room—which has a ping-pong table in the center. Upstairs, a smoking lounge is hidden behind a secret doorway (in an antique armoire, naturally). The extreme comfort theme also applies to the menu, with mashed potatoes and beef bourguignon taking top billing for dinner and an epic brunch spread on weekends. Though the dessert changes on the regular, ask for the floating island…it’s garnished with pop rocks.
3rd & 4th Arrondissement
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