Monthly Archives: December 2014

What’s New | Fall 2014


There have been so many new openings in the past few months that we have gained a good few kilos eating our way around town! Stay out of the winter cold by warming up in some of these great dining spots!

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52 Faubourg Saint Denis

52 Faubourg Saint Denis

The team behind neighbourhood favorites L’Office and Richer has opened a bright new no-reservations neo-bistro on, you guessed it, rue Faubourg Saint Denis. The small menu is Continue reading

Holiday Recipe | Pain d’Epices


Nothing says Holiday Season like some holiday baking!

Spice up your apartment and warm your souls this winter with this delicious recipe for pain d’épices. We have teamed up with the fabulous Montmartre-based cooking school Cook’n With Class to bring you one of the easiest and best recipes we have ever made for this French classic.

IMG_0706Pain d’épices is a honey cake flavoured with various spices. While the cake is similar to gingerbread, this French classic contains no molasses and is made with whole grain flour Continue reading

Holiday 2014 Restaurant Closings


Traveling in Paris over the holiday season is nothing less than magical!

One can hit quite a few speed bumps, however, when it comes to dining as many restaurants close for at least a week over the holidays. Below is our list of restaurant closing by arrondissement followed by our suggestions for some great spots to spend both Christmas and New Years.

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First up, the holiday closures:

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Le Grand Vefour – cosed December 24-28
Les Fines Gueules – closed December 23-25, closed December 31 – January 1
Verjus – closed December 24-26 & January 1st
Spring – closed December 22-25, closed December 31- January 1

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Chez Georges – closed December 24-January 1st
Drouant – closed January 1st
Racines 1 & 2 – closed December 23 – January 5
Saturne – closed December 24-28
Terroir Parisien Palais Brongniart – closed December 24 – January 1, open December 31 for dinner only

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Derriere – closed December 24-25, January 1st
Glou – closed December 24-25
La Briciola – closed approx. December 22 – January 2
Beaucoup – closed December 24-25, January 1st
Soma – closed December 24-January 3

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Benoit— closed December 24-25 & 31, January 1
Icho— closed December 21- December 27
Isami— closed December 24 – January 5
Le Jaja – closed December 24-25, January 1st
L’Ambroisie— closed December 24-25, closed January 31-1

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58 Qualité Street— closed December 20-December 26
Desvouges— closed December 24 – January 5
Itinéraires— closed December 22-26
Le Pot O’Lait— closed December 20- January 2
Le Pre Verre— closed evening of December 24-January 2
Les Papilles— closed December 24 – January 2, open December 26, 27
Terroir Parisien— closed December 24-25, January 1

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Le Chardenoux des Prés – closed December 24, 25
L’Epi Dupin – closed night of December 24- December 29, closed December 31- January 5
Fish La Boissonerie – closed December 22 – January 2
Le Timbre – closed December 24, 25, open December 26-31, closed January 1-5
Le Comptoir du Relais – closed December 24, 25, closed December 31-January 1
Semilla – closed December 24 – January 5
Ze Kitchen Gallerie – closed December 24-25 & 31, January 1

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Brasserie Thoumieux – no annual closing
L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon – no annual closing
L’Arpège – no annual closing
Café Constant – no annual closing
L’Arpège –  closed December 27, 28
Chez l’Ami Jean – closed December 24-January 1
Davis Toutain – Closed December 25 & January 1
Treize – closed December 24-31

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L’Atelier Etoile de Joël Robuchon – open every day except December 31
Lasserre – closed December 24 -29 open December 25, open December 31 & January 1 for dinner only
La Gaigne – closed December 24-27
Market – no annual closing
Pierre Gagnaire – closed December 23-26, January 1-6

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Le Pantruche – closed December – January 5
La Maison Mère –closed December 24-25, closed January 31-1
Encore – closed December 23 – January 5
Caillebotte – open December 24 for lunch, closed from December 24- January 5
L’Office – closed night of December 24 – January 4

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Abri – closed December 25 – January 2
Vivant Table – closed December 24 – January 5
Le Galopin – closed December 24 – January 5
Porte 12 – closed December 22-29, open December 30-31, closed January 1-2

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Caffe dei Cioppi – closed December 20 – January 5
Chardenoux – closed December 24-25
Le Chateaubriand – closed December 22-26
Bones – closed December 21-January 7

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Dersou – Closed for dinner on December 24, Closed December 25.

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La Régalade – closed December 24 (dinner), 25, 31 (dinner) & January 1-4; Exceptionally open for lunch on December 22 & 29
Le Severo- closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1

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La Veraison – closed December 20 – January 6
La Niege D’Ete – closed December 22-25, Closed January 1
Le Quinzième – closed December 24, 25, 31
Jadis – closed December 24-27 & January 1

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La Table Lauriston – closed December 24-25 & January 1

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Coretta – closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1
Guy Savoy – Closed December 23-25 & January 1
Gare au Gorille – closed December 24, 25 & 31
Roca – closed December 22-26

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Guilo-Guilo – closed December 27 – January 3
Jeanne B – closed December 22 – January 13

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Roseval– closed December 24 – January 5

 

And here are some ideas for places to celebrate Christmas and the New Year:

Restaurants to celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner

Allard – 95euro/person special menu, not including drinks
Brasserie Thoumieux – standard menu as well as a special menu
David Toutain – 200euro/person special menu
Drouant  – Standard menu + 140euro/person special menu
Guilo-Guilo – standard menu available
L’Arpège – standard menu
Le Grand Colbert – standard menu available
Le Jules Verne – 290Euro/Person, 390Euro/Person with wine pairing
La Tour d’Argent— 150euro/person special menu
Le Meurice— 650euro/person special menu
Le Reminet – special items on the menu for the holiday season but no fixed-price menu
Market – standard menu available
Mon Vieil Ami—75Euro/Person special menu

Restaurants to celebrate Christmas Day Dinner

Brasserie Thoumieux – standard menu as well as a special menu
Drouant  – Standard menu + 140euro/person special menu
L’Arpège – standard menu
L’Atelier Etoile de Joël Robuchon— standard menu & tasting menu
Le Grand Colbert – Standard Menu
Le Reminet – special items on the menu for the holiday season but no fixed-price menu
Market – standard menu available
Mon Vieil Ami—75Euro/Person

Restaurants to celebrate New Year’s Eve Dinner

Allard – 130euro/person (w/o drinks) & 210euro/person (including drinks) special menus
Beaucoup – 115euro/person special menu
Brasserie Thoumieux – standard menu as well as a special menu
Le Chardenoux des Prés –100euro/person special menu
David Toutain – 200euro/person special menu
Derriere – 160euro/person special menu
Dersou –90euro/person special menu
Drouant – 160euro/person special menu
Glou – 98euro/person special menu
Jadis – 95euro/person special menu
Jean Francois Piege – special menu
L’Arpège – standard menu
L’Atelier Etoile de Joël Robuchon— standard menu & tasting menu
La Table Lauriston – 98euro/person special menu
La Tour d’Argent— standard menu available
Le Chateaubriand – 85euro/person special menu (110euro/person with wine)
Le Gaigne— 130euro/person special menu
Le Grand Colbert – 120-200euro/person special menu
Le Grand Vefour- 650euro/person special menu
Le Jaja – 100euro/person special tasting menu including a glass of champagne
Le Jules Verne – 600euro/person, 800euro/person with wine pairing special menu
Le Meurice— 1200euro/person special menu
Le Reminet – special items on the menu for the holiday season but no fixed-price menu
Market – special menu will be available
Mon Vieil Ami—85euro/person special menu
Pierre Gagnaire – 595euro/person menu, not including drinks
Roca – will have a special menu
Saturne – special menu
Terroir Parisien—90euro & 110euro/person special menus
Verjus – 250euro/person special menu, private room reservation for groups available.

Restaurants to celebrate New Year’s Day Dinner

Chardenoux – 100euro/person
Brasserie Thoumieux – standard menu as well as a special menu
Itinéraires— special menu 140euro/person
L’Arpège – standard menu
L’Atelier Etoile de Joël Robuchon— standard menu & tasting menu
Le Chardenoux des Prés – 100Euro/person without drinks
Le Grand Colbert – Standard menu
Le Grand Vefour – Standard menu available.
Le Reminet – special items on the menu for the holiday season but no fixed-price menu
Market – standard menu available