Bistrot Paul Bert
Cuisine: European, French
A perennial favorite of international foodies, the steak-for-two here that comes with handfuls of house-made fries is a hands down, no-brainer, top-notch winner. But so is just about everything else... Read More
A perennial favorite of international foodies, the steak-for-two here that comes with handfuls of house-made fries is a hands down, no-brainer, top-notch winner. But so is just about everything else on their menu. This bistro has been incessantly talked about by the international foodies for at least a decade now. It's not where the French chefs go on their days off. But it is worth experiencing since the ancient zinc counters, the antiqued mirrors and old b&w photos of Paris that decorate the walls set the perfect stage for your market fresh fare. It is fun to wander into this area of Paris, an area that is prized by the edgy hipsters for what was once considered edgy, but which has now become gentrified. The wines here, served by the glass or by the bottle, are organic and biodynamic and can include pleasant choices such as Domaine Gramenon, Cotes-du-Rhone.
18 Rue Paul Bert
- Best Value: "If you go for the daily lunch special, you'll get the best deal. You might be served something like a grilled white fish, delivered from Brittany that morning, covered in a butter-lemon sauce served alongside spinach al dente. But if you go for the next tier, double the price, you'll get something even more unforgettable. Wines here are organic and biodynamic, with outstanding gems among the choices."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: Even though this makes every single best bistro list you've ever read about Paris, it is still worth having at least one meal here.