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Craving for Claus

Breakfast is not a big deal for the Frenchies. A quick coffee at the counter of a café is enough to start the day for many. They didn't know what they had been missing until German-born Claus Estermann opened a tiny two level place close to Les Halles dedicated to the first meal of the day and simply called "Claus".

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David Toutain: Sparkling with Enthusiasm

Food at Toutain's comes as a long row of beautifully presented morsels, brillant little salads, perfectly cooked (poached!) chunks of cod, generous slices of duck and "cèpes" in heart-warming sauces: Tthe best menu I had in a long time.

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Ambroisie: A dish is a dish is a dish

Adam Goldberg, the trusted source behind the blog "A Life Worth Eating", claims to have dined twenty and more times at Ambroisie,

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The white wonder of the lady in black

But wait, this is just the name. The interior has recently created a lot of buzz. And with good reason.The restaurant, which was i

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Le Caveau du Palais: all about location

On "tripadvisor", this bistro has obtained

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Guilo Guilo: Close combat

The concept of the open kitchen is all the rage in Paris right now, you can have it star-spangled chez Robuchon and Ze Kitchen Gal

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Septime: Just sublime

Dining at “Septime” is like having a nice walk through flowering meadows close to the sea-side in Normandy: it’s fresh and airy, i

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Au Pied de Cochon: for night birds only

Au pied de cochon is what you can call a myth:  it opened back in 1947 and since then has never closed it doors. How come?

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Grazie: More than just Pizza

You have to be very talented to turn a simple thing like a pizza into something hype.

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"Le Cinq": the art of Eric Briffard

We publisched this review when Eric Briffard was still working at "Le Cinq".

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Le Train Bleu: Travel back in time

The splendid halls high above the concourse of Gare de Lyon train station only pretend to give home to a restaurant.

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Berthillon: The sudden desire

Berthillon is probably the only ice cream café in the world that closing during the summertime.

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Chez Marianne: Taste of Paris Pletzl

The Marais is no longer the Pletzl of Paris.

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Mini Palais: Maxi effect

What exactly are you looking for?

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Mon Vieil Ami: Foodies’ best friend

Antoine Westermann is one of the unsung heros of French cuisine.

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Café des Musées: Family food

Every tourist has a a good chance of stumbling upon the "Café des Musées" at the fringe of the Marais because it sits right betwee

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Chez Julien: the recipe for success

I’m sure you know the feeling that, sometimes, the written menu at a restaurant doesn’t really inspire you.

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Robuchon: A cooking mandarin

Joël Robuchon is a cooking mandarin, one of those legendary French chefs known around the globe, and with good reason.

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Mollard: A dining dinosaur

During winter, Mollard’s daily specials are displayed in abundance on the sidewalk outside this splendid brasserie close to Saint-

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Chez Michel: Don't think twice!

Most of you won’t come to Paris in search of a nice Chinese or Italian meal, why would you?

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Higuma: The show is for free

Don’t expect any comfort from "Higuma". Around lunchtime, you’ll stand on the street in a long queue unsure as to whether you will

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Camille: A typical spot

You might think it is an easy task to find good food in Paris, just like that.

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Breizh Café: deliciously different

You don’t need a lot to prepare a good crêpe or a true galette, some flour, water, eggs, but, heaven, it can be pretty obnoxious w

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Spring: hype and pretentious

In the 1930s a certain Colonel Harland Sanders opened a café in Corbin, Kentucky, and started selling chicken.

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Le Petit Fer à Cheval: Just good

The long and winding rue Vieille du Temple makes a great walk: it cuts through a good part of the currently oh-so-fashionable Mara

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Kinugawa: Sushi for the rich & famous

Flipping fresh fish, deftly sliced and slashed, and served with beautiful simplicity, is an adventure and an addiction.

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Isami: The master of Shushi

Like in any other capital you can have Sushi, Sashimi & Company at every corner of Paris nowadays, yet in nine out of ten case

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Claude Colliot: Much ado about Nothing

There was so much buzz about the restaurant that Claude Colliot opened at the end of 2009, that I was more than curious: Marion Co

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Chez Jenny: Cosy Alsace

There is a number of spectacular brasseries in Paris, displaying glassy cupolas or shiny art-deco-interiors, featuring a long, bri

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Café Marly: Splendor & Mediocrity

On tripadvisor, 130 people

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Tartes Kluger: Relaxed Lunch

You’re tired of walking? Exhausted by museums, monuments, street life?

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Sept'n: With Asian Twist

Sept’n is a small, comfortable bistro close to République in Rue Rampon, and here you will find a kind of low-key

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Le Fumoir: Spoilt for Choice

The online travel guide of "Time" magazine has got it right: any restaurant-bar located near the Louvre Museum is either a tourist

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Thoumieux: A secret Recipe

The Thoumieux is definitely the biggest success story of 2009: after spending five years at the restaurant of Hôtel Crillon where

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Kiku: Tapas Japenese Style

You might think Kiku is just another Japanese restaurant; there are more and more of them, but this one  is worth visiting when yo

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Cru: The raw and the cooked

„Cru“ means raw, that’s what you get at the restaurant of the same name, a small flashy bistro opened in 2009 in the Village Saint

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Le Bristol: Lacking life?

Le Bristol is one of these very plush Grand Hotels where you can experience the splendid life of the happy few.

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Chartier: a kind of Noah's Ark

Believe it or not: fast food can feel very old-fashioned.

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Le Baratin: Close to excellent

This small bistro far away from the city center and high up in Belleville has been all the rage in recent years.

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Frenchie: very british!

Frenchie isn’t all that French, actually, despite the fact that you have to wait at least 5 to 6 weeks to get a table here.

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Bofinger: a brillant ballet

This grand brasserie around the corner of Place de la Bastille has had some harsh reviews.

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La Gazetta: Feel at home

La Gazetta might sound Italian to you but it’s a place that the French would call franco-français, and the chef, Petter Nilsson, is Swedish.

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Astier: In a time warp

"Plus francais et tu meurs!" - that’s what French people say when they sit down in a bistro like Astier in Paris, a picturesque little restaurant c

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Senderens: No stars but lots of skill

Alain Senderens is one of the founding fathers of Nouvelle Cuisine but never got as much media interest as when he “gave back” his

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L'Olivier: In the Greek mood

Food can’t be about magical sensations all the time, can it?

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Le Bistro Paul Bert

Le Bistro Paul Bert deserves a dining Oscar, if an award of that kind existed.

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Glou

You’ve spent the whole morning in Musée Picasso and need to recharge?

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Merci: A cool canteen

Having lunch in a department store? Once you’ve found your table in the Merci canteen, your answer will be: of course, why not?

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