Whats New | Summer 2014


While most of you were off vacationing on the beach this summer, we were scouring the rainy streets of Paris for some of the hottest new hangouts of the summer. Earlier this week we introduced Le Pavillion des Canaux as a great colorful and delicious hangout but there are so many more new openings of the summer to share with you! Now that you are all back from your travels, show off that tan at some of these delicious new spots on the Paris dining scene:

Pierre Sang on Gambey

After the mind-blowing success of his first no-reservations eatery on rue Oberkampf, Pierre Sang Boyer has opened his second restaurant just two doors down on rue Gambey and it is sure to be a smash hit. On the menu, the ex-Top Chef star has brought together a Korean chef and a French sous-chef to create exquisite menus highlighting interesting ingredients and a Korean flare. There is a set menu of 5-6 courses (depending on the night) for 49 euro and to add to the fun, diners are delivered a plate without much explanation and at the end of each course the ingredients come to life with an in-depth look at the dish by a waiter or one of the chefs, or even Pierre Sang himself! Still no-reservations so be sure to get there at opening at 7pm to be sure to snag a seat.

Restaurant Pierre Sang on Gambey
6, rue Gambey. 75011 Paris

Aux Deux Cygnes

This crisp and simple wine bar just off the bustling rue de la Roquette in the 11th has paired some interesting southern-focused natural wines with some Vietnamese nibbles and excellent charcuterie. A wonderful after work drink or quick lunch stop if you are in the neighbourhood. Menu is limited but served with a smile. Another no-reservation spot so try and avoid peak dining hours.

Aux Deux Cygnes
36 rue Keller, 75011 Paris


The latest in Canal-side street food, Mezz serves up a modern take on Mediterranean dishes. The French-Armenian duo, Nairi Kurdoghlian and Laurie Afar revisit some classics with a menu full of hummus, tzatziki, meatballs, pitas and falafel. All of this goodness comes in full menu-style or small plates to eat in their light-filled modern cantine or to take home with you.

53 quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris


Clown Bar

After many months of renovation and restoration, the two new owners Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne (Saturne) have revamped this historic staff dining room of the Cirque d’Hiver into latest foodie hangout. The decades of tabacco stains have been washed away to highlight the painted glass ceilings and tiled clowns that make the space so fun and unique. Chef Sota Atsumi (of Vivant Table under Pierre Jancou) serves up an acrobatic menu of plates to share or eat on your own. The convivial atmosphere is reminiscent of the old days while the food has taken this historic bistro to the future.

Clown Bar
114 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris

Bob’s Bakeshop

The Bob’s empire has expanded into the 18th arrondissement with this latest instalment serving up hand-rolled bagels and deli-style sandwiches for lunch and serious American pies and baked goodies to go with your coffee and laptop for some afternoon work sessions. The atmosphere resembles a school cafeteria but the fresh-pressed juices and gluten-free and vegan options set it apart from any school we have ever seen!

Bob’s Bakeshop
Halle Pajol, 12 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute (across from 39 rue Pajol), 75018



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