Summer Dining Guide

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Every year, when the weather gets warm and the days get longer, the Parisians come out of hibernation and fill the hundreds of restaurants our city has to offer. With so many options to choose from, we’ve done the work for you and tested all the newest restaurants (as well as old haunts) to give your our favorite blog post of the year: our summer dining guide. Indoors or outdoors, reservations or not, here are our favorite restaurants of the summer:

Tavline- Photo by SFP

Tavline

25 rue de Rois de Sicile, 75004, Paris, France
Metro: Saint Paul (1)
Reservations Accepted

Tavline, meaning “spices” in Hebrew, is our new favorite of the summer. This adorable little Israeli restaurant in the Marais has done an excellent job of differentiating itself from all the other Israeli restaurants in this neighborhood. Yes, you will find hummus on the menu, along with a few other Israeli staples (the shakshuka is delicious), which are wonderful and worth tasting, but it’s the rest of their menu that is really unique. Our favorite dish: the Ktsitsot- grilled fish balls with Maroccan spices on a bed of lentils with yogurt and candied lemon, and pomegranate seeds. All their dishes are perfectly yet delicately spiced. If you’re not feeling terribly hungry, they have the option of doing a tasting of four starters- the roasted cauliflower with tahini, pesto, and tomato vinaigrette is especially tasty!


 

Bonhomie- Photo by Le Fooding

Bonhomie

22 rue d’enghien, 75010, Paris, France
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Reservations Recommended

Restaurant, coffeehouse, and cocktail bar, Bonhomie has everything that makes Paris The New Paris that our generation has come to know and love. The modernized Mediterranean dishes are as bright and colorful as they are fresh- the high quality ingredients are delivered daily. Of what is currently on the menu (it changes seasonally), the smoked eel risotto is creative and skilfully executed, and the asparagus with wild garlic sabayon and trout eggs to die for. Finish off with the very different white chocolate soup with coffee ice cream, a refreshing treat to get you through the hot summer we’ve been having!


 

Uptown- Photo courtesy of Uptown

Uptown

18 rue Francoeur, 75018, Paris
Metro: Lamarck Caulaincourt (12)
Reservations Recommended

One of our relatively new favorite restaurants is Uptown, located up behind the Butte de Montmartre, is peaceful, trendy, and always delicious. But with their new chef they’ve been brought up to the next level. With a menu that changes monthly, Uptown manages to keep gastronomy current and affordable. Their idillic terrace, perched at the top of one of the iconic Montmartre staircases, with ribbons of ivy cascading down the back, is stunning and the food worthy of both your Instagram and your tummy.


 

Pink Mamma- Photo by SFP

Pink Mamma

20bis rue de Douai, 75009, Paris
Metro: Pigalle (2, 12)
No Reservations

Just opened last week, the sixth restaurant of the popular Big Mamma restaurant group, Pink Mamma, shattered our expectations. A stunning venue spread across four floors in the happening Pigalle neighborhood, no detail has been overlooked. From the vintage Italian dishes, to exclusively Italian waiters, to the classic Italian music, you’ll be transported away to the Italian countryside (save for the Haussmann buildings outside). This is definitely a meat-eater’s paradise, their famed menu item being the delicious and perfectly-cooked t-bone steak. But we loved their original pizza menu as well, that caters easily to vegetarians. Special surprise- they have the option of ordering gluten-free pizza and pasta!


 

République of Coffee- Photo by SFP

République of Coffee

2 boulevard Saint Martin, 75010, Paris
Metro: Republique (3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Reservations Not Needed

Mixing it up a bit from our list of mostly dinner restaurants, République of Coffee is the perfect pit stop on a hot summer day. The healthy Mexi-Cali style dishes, delicious coffee, and original hand-pressed juices are all created with care and with your taste buds in mind. Think black bean tortillas, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, and perfectly crispy fried fish tacos, coupled with a flat white and a fresh pressed mango-orange juice, you’ll be transported down to Los Angeles in an instant. The floor to ceiling windows, opened wide with the warm weather, are inviting and ideal for people watching.

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