This is one of those Parisian bistros where the chef, after toiling long and hard for celebrity French chefs (Christian Constant and Ducasse) followed his dream and opened up his own little piece of... Read More
This is one of those Parisian bistros where the chef, after toiling long and hard for celebrity French chefs (Christian Constant and Ducasse) followed his dream and opened up his own little piece of paradise. Aptly named, as it stands squarely on rue Paradis, this little Bistro offers a fixed lunch menu at a price that is terrifically affordable. Especially because the food itself is even more than terrific. Heralding from his native Brasil, Chef Alexandre Furtado takes inspiration from the day's market fresh ingredients to whip up his offerings for a very loyal lunch crowd (as in get there early because tables fill up by noon). The fixed menu offers things like grilled steak served on homemade gnocchi or fresh fish grilled and served over a bed of pureed sweet potato, drenched in a lime-cilantro sauce. Desserts range from coconut flan to fresh, seasonal fruits. For dinner, the tasting menu is also fixed and the chef serves you up 5 dishes minimum where you get to work your tastebuds through. Service is masterfully coordinated by his partner Yoann who with his ethnic mixture of French, Spanish and Vietnamese rounds out the cultural flavorings of this quintessential Parisian Bistro.
- Best Value: "A sure sign of quality here is evident when you glance at the wine list. For such a modestly priced lunch/ dinner menu, the wines are glorious and include Roederer Brut by the bottle and other equally impressive selections from Pommard and Pauillac but also Minervois."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: When the chef loves what he does you feel it in the taste/quality of the food. This is what makes Bistro Paradis a standout.