Paris Restaurants

Jon's uncle is an art historian, and spends a lot of time in Paris. Thus, he also has a list of favorite nearby restaurants which the whole family has been curating and improving over the years. Here are some of our favorites from when we spent New Year's in Paris:

Le Hangar, 12 impasse Berthaud (01-42-74-55-44). M° Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville Near the Centre Pompidou, you might not find it unless you were going to the Musée de la Poupée (doll museum) at the end of the impasse. It is frequented by staff at the Pompidou. Excellent and reasonable cost. They serve a small plate of tiny desserts with your coffee. Service is sometimes slow. Reservation highly recommended.

Un jour à Peyrassol - Bar à truffes
13 Rue Vivienne (01 42 60 12 92). Small, seasonal, and truffle-focused. Jon spent most of the next month recreating their gnocci in truffle cream sauce dish.

A Priori Thé 35 Galerie Vivienne Inside the Galerie Vivienne - if you can find the amazing Louis LeGrand wine shop and tasting room ( , you're almost there. The tomato tart is amazing, definitely a breakfast/brunch spot.

Juvenile’s 47, rue Richelieu (01-42-92-46-49), run by the owners of Willy’s. Mº Palais-Royale.0
Good food, excellent wine, small & crowded, casual. 10/08

La Gavroche, next block, 19 rue St.Marc. M° Bourse. 01-42-96-89-70. A small bistrot recommended by several friends, we finally got in 3/08 and really liked it. Wines are supposed to be good, but we only had a carafe. Small, not so expensive, crowded, and friendly.