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Paris Update What’s On

Links to events happening this week in Paris.

Stick up for science
> The Paris March for Science begins at 1pm at the Jardin des Plantes (Place Valhubert), April 22.

Silent films from Switzerland?
> They’re rare, but they do exist and can be seen at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Paris, April 20-May 2.

Voices from the North
> The Pølar Festival celebrates Northern European culture with films, concerts, talks and more. Various locations, Paris, April 19-29.

Photo walk
> Eight Paris galleries hold special photography shows and events for Parcours Fotofever. Various locations, Paris, through May 1.

Photo shows galore
> Le Mois de la Photo has been moved from autumn to spring, with 96 exhibitions taking place all over the greater Paris area. See Web site for locations and dates.

Art videos
> The theme of this year’s Videobox Festival is “noise and movement.” Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 27-29.

Take home a winemaker
> Winemakers from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux come to Paris to offer tastings of their products in wine bars and private homes for the event J’Irai Déguster chez Vous. Various venues, Paris, April 20-22.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Nicolas Bedos’s Monsieur & Madame Adelman preceded by a themed cocktail party (€4.50). Studio 28, Paris, April 21.

Polaroid pix
> The “Expolaroid” exhibition features Polaroid images by nine artists. La Maison des Ensembles, Paris, through April 25.

Binge-watching
> Festival Séries Mania shows TV series from around the world and holds debates, conferences and special guests like Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” all for free. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 23.

Travel yarns
> Travel fanatics get together at the Paris Travelers Festival to swap tales of their adventures. FIAP, Paris, April 22-23.

Street art indoors

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The gallery Art in the Game will be showing works by Felipe Pantone at the Urban Art Fair.> Some 30 galleries show street art at the Urban Art Fair. Carreau du Temple, Paris, April 20-23.

Virtual reality
> Drop in on Saturday or Sunday from 2pm to 8pm for a free virtual trip at the VR Express festival. Forum des Images, Paris, through June 30.

Dance in historic sites
> Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux. Various locations, through Oct. 21.

African culture festival
> The 100% Afriques festival showcases dance, theater, music, fashion, design, art, food and more from all over the continent. La Villette, Paris, through May 28.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, through April 13.

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Paris Update's Favorite Restaurants by Arrondissement

Paris Update’s
Favorite Restaurants

Paris Update restaurant le baratin

Le Baratin: the perfect Parisian bistro?

Every restaurant listed below has the Paris Update seal of approval as a place we would return to, even though it may not be perfect in every respect. If you don’t agree, please write and let us know why (your response may be published on the page of the review and is subject to editing).

To see the full review, click on the name of the restaurant in the list. We will add new restaurants as we review them.

All restaurants listed as “bistro," contemporary" and classic" are French.

Price key for a three-course dinner, not including wine:

€ under €20

€€ €20-€40

€€€ €40-€60

€€€€ above €60.

Note that many of these restaurants have lower-priced set menus at lunchtime; see review for details.

1ST ARRONDISSEMENT

AG Les Halles. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Champeaux. Contemporary. €€€

Chez la Vieille Daniel Rose. Bistro. €€

Cibus. Italian. €€€

Cuistance. Bistro.€€€

The Fish Club. Fish and seafood. €€€

Joe Allen. American. €€

Kunitoraya II. Japanese. €€€-€€€€

La Régalade Saint Honoré. Bistro. €€

Le Garde Robe. Wine bar. €€

Le Louchébem. Brasserie. €€

Les Fines Gueules. Bistro. €€

Pirouette. Bistro. €€-€€€

Spring. Contemporary. €€€-€€€€

Verjus Wine Bar. Contemporary. €€

Zébulon. Contemporary. €€‹

2ND ARRONDISSEMENT

Au Clair de Lune. North African. €€

Aux Lyonnais. Classic. €€€

Blend. Gourmet burgers. €

Circonstances. Contemporary. €€

Clémentine. Bistro. €€

Edgar. Fish and seafood. €€€

Frenchie. Bistro. €€€

Frenchie to Go. Takeout. €

Frenchie Wine Bar. Bistro. €€

La Bourse et la Vie. Bistro. €€€

L’Apibo. Contemporary. €€

Le Pas Sage. Bistro. €€

Mori Venice Bar. Italian. €€€€

Noglu. Contemporary (gluten-free). €€

Pascade. Contemporary. €€

Pierrot. Bistro. €€€

Ratatouille. Bistro. €€

Saturne. Contemporary. €€€

Une Poule sur un Mur. Classic. €€

3RD ARRONDISSEMENT

Al Taglio. Pizza. €€

Au Fil des Saisons. Bistro. €€

Beaucoup. Contemporary. €€€

Bistrot Populaire. Bistro. €€

Candelaria. Mexican. €€

Clasico Argentino. Empanadas. €

Cuissons. Bistro/deli. €

Derrière. Contemporary. €€€

Elmer. Contemporary. €€€

Glou. Bistro. €€-€€€

Le Petit Curieux. Bistro. €€

Les Chouettes. Contemporary. €€€

Les Enfants Rouges. Bistro. €€

L'Olivier. Greek. €€

Pramil. Contemporary. €€

Taxi Jaune. Bistro. €€

(V)ivre. Contemporary. €€-€€€

4TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Au Vin des Pyrénées. Bistro. €€

Benoît. Classic. €€€€

Cru. Contemporary. €€€

Gaspard de la Nuit. Bistro. €€€

Grand Cœur. Contemporary. €€€

Jaja. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Les Pinces. Lobster and prime rib. €€

Le Temps des Cerises. Bistro. €€

Miznon. Pita sandwiches. €€

Mon Vieil Ami. Classic. €€€

Monjul. Contemporary. €€

5TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Alliance. Contemporary. €€€

Au Bon Coin. Bistro. €€

Aux Verres de Contact. Contemporary. €€

Beaurepaire. Bistro. €€

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie. Bistro. €€

Itinéraires. Contemporary. €€€-€€€€

L’Agrume. Contemporary. €€-€€€

L’AOC. Bistro. €€

Les Délices d’Aphrodite. Greek. €€-€€€

Les Papilles. Bistro. €€

Le Petit Pontoise. Bistro. €€

Le Pré Verre. Bistro. €€

Louis Vins. Bistro. €€

Sakebar. Contemporary (French-Japanese). €€€

6TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Cézembre. Seafood. €€-€€€

Ferrandaise. Bistro. €€

Fogón. Gourmet Spanish tapas. €€€

Kitchen Galerie Bis. Contemporary. €€€

La Closerie des Lilas. Classic. €€€€

La Marlotte. Bistro. €€

L’Avant Comptoir. Gourmet tapas. €€

Le Bien Décidé. Bistro. €€-€€€

Les Bistronautes. Bistro. €€-€€€

Le Timbre. Bistro. €€-€€€

Maison du Jardin. Classic. €€

Moustache. Bistro. €€-€€€

Semilla. Contemporary. €€€

Ze Kitchen Galerie. Contemporary. €€€€

7TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Bistrot Belhara. Basque bistro. €€€

Gaya Rive Gauche. Fish and seafood. €€€€

Le 122. Bistro. €€

Les Cocottes de Christian Constant. Contemporary. €€

Les Fables de la Fontaine. Fish and seafood. €€€€

Loiseau Rive Gauche. Contemporary. €€€-€€€€

Pottoka. Bistro. €€-€€€

8TH ARRONDISSEMENT

A la Chataigne. Corsican bistro. €€€

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée. Classic. €€€€

Café Jacquemart-André. Salads and tea. €€

Chez Léon. Bistro. €€

Dominique Bouchet. Contemporary. €€€€

Garnier. Fish and seafood. €€€-€€€€

Jean. Contemporary. €€€-€€€€

La Marée. Fish and seafood. €€€€

L’Arôme. Contemporary. €€€€

Lazare. Contemporary. €€€

MandooBar. Korean. €22.

Mini Palais. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Neva Cuisine. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Savy. Bistro. €€€

9TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Au Petit Riche. Bistro. €€-€€€

Autour d’un Verre. Bistro. €€

BAT. Contemporary. €€

Belle Maison. Bistro. €€€

Braisenville. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Caillebotte. Bistro. €€-€€€

Chez Grenouille. Bistro. €€-€€€

Hotaru. Japanese. €€€

I Golosi. Italian. €€€

Ito. Japanese. €€

JBC. Takeout lunch. €

La Régalade Conservatoire. Bistro. €€

La Vitrine. Contemporary. €€

Le Cul de Poule. Bistro. €€

Le Garde Temps. Bistro. €€

Le Pantruche. Bistro. €€

Le Petit Canard. Bistro. €€-€€€

Les Canailles. Bistro. €€

Les Saisons. Bistro. €€

L’Orient d’Or. Hunan. €€

 

Office. Bistro. €€

Prémices. Contemporary. €€€

Richer. Bistro. €€

Tous. Bistro. €€€

10TH ARRONDISSEMENT

52 Faubourg Saint-Denis. Contemporary. €€

Abri. Contemporary. €€

Allegra. Pizzeria. €€

A Mère. Contemporary. €€

Bistro Urbain. Bistro. €€

Bol Porridge Bar. Porridge. €

Botanique. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Bulma. Vietnamese. €

Café Pélican. Café/bistro. €€

Caluc. Lunch. €

Cantine Max y Jeremy. Tapas. €€

Ciacco. Italian. €€

Derya. Turkish. €€

Distrito Francés. Mexican. €€

El Guacamole. Mexican. €

Farago. Pinxtos. €€

Gros. Contemporary. €€

Holybelly. American breakfast and lunch. €

Inaro. Charcuterie and cheese plates. €€

Jules et Shim. Korean takeout. €

La Cevicheria. Ceviche. €€

La Pointe du Groin. Breton, counter service. €

La Taverne de Zhao. Chinese (Shaanxi). €€

L’Ardoise Gourmande. Classic. €€

L’Étoile du Nord. Bistro. €€€

Le Galopin. Bistro. €€€

Le Mordant. Contemporary. €€

Les Arlots. Bistro. €€

Les Enfants Perdus. Contemporary. €€

Les Résistants. Contemporary. €€

Les Vinaigriers. Bistro. €€

Le Verre Volé. Bistro. €€

Le Verre Volé sur Mer. Bistro. €€

Madame Shawn. Thai. €€

Maison Plisson. International. €€

Mamagoto. Contemporary. €€

Marie et Louise. Bistro. €€

Matière à. Contemporary. €€€

Osè. African. €€

Pan. Contemporary. €€€

Philou. Bistro. €€

Playtime. Contemporary. €€

Porte 12. Contemporary. €€€

Procopio Angelo. Italian. €€

Rococo. Middle Eastern. €€

Zerda Café. North African. €€

11TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Amici Miei. Italian. €€

Astier. Bistro. €€

Auberge Flora. Contemporary. €€€

Au Passage. Contemporary. €€

Chateaubriand. Contemporary. €€€

Clamato. Fish and seafood. €€

Clown Bar. Neo-bistro. €€

Deux Fois Plus de Piments. Sichuan. €€

Express Bar. Bistro. €€

Freddie's Deli. American takeout. €

Fulgurances. Contemporary. €€€

Iratze. Contemporary Basque. €€€

La Cantine de l'Embuscade. Bistro. €€-€€€

La Cave du Paul Bert. Gourmet tapas. €€

Le Dauphin. Contemporary tapas. €€-€€€

L’Ecailler du Bistrot. Seafood. €€€

Le Petit Keller. Gourmet tapas. €€-€€€

Le Repaire de Cartouche. Bistro. €€€

Les Déserteurs. Contemporary. €€€

Le Servan. Contemporary. €€

Le 6 Paul Bert. Contemporary bistro. €€

Le Sot-l'y-Laisse. Contemporary. €€€

Les Trois Seaux. Bistro. €€€

Le Tintilou. Bistro. €€

Le Vieux Chêne. Bistro. €€€

Le Villaret. Bistro. €€-€€€

Louis. Contemporary. €€€

Mamie Tevennec. Creperie. €

Marsangy. Bistro. €€

Mélac. Bistro. €€

Mojita et Bob. French tapas. €€

Ober-Salé. Bistro. €€

Salt. Seafood. €€€

Septime. Contemporary. €€€

Tannat. Contemporary. €€

12TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Assaporare. Italian. €€

Clandestino. Contemporary. €€€

Eat Intuition. Contemporary. €€

Jouvence. Bistro. €€

L’Ebauchoir. Bistro. €€

Le Clandé. Contemporary. €€€

Les Amis des Messina. Sicilian. €€

Le Square Trousseau. Bistro. €€

Le Train Bleu. Classic. €€€

Miel et Paprika. Bistro. €€

Shan Goût. Chinese. €€

Will. Contemporary. €€€

13TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Jin Xin Lou. Contemporary. €

Les Délices de Shandong. Chinese. €

L’Ourcine. Bistro. €€

Simone. Bistro. €€€

14TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Château Poivre. Bistro. €€

La Cagouille. Seafood. €€€

La Cantine du Troquet. Bistro. €€

La Régalade. Bistro. €€

Le Dôme. Seafood. €€€€

Le Severo. Bistro. €€€

Les Fils de la Ferme. Bistro. €€

Les Petites Sorcières. Bistro. €€€

Les Petits Plats. Bistro. €€

L’Ordonnance. Bistro. €€

Montée. Contemporary. €€€€

Nina. Bistro. €€

15TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Afaria. Bistro. €€€

Autour de... Bistro. €€

Bernard du 15. Bistro. €€

Cristal du Sel. Contemporary. €€

Je Thé...me. Bistro. €€

Le Concert de Cuisine. Japanese-French fushion. €€€

Le Grand Pan. Bistro. €€€

L’Epicuriste. Bistro. €€

Stéphane Martin. Contemporary. €€€

16TH ARRONDISSEMENT

ETC. Contemporary. €€€€

La Table d'Eugénie. Chic bistro. €€

Prunier. Fish and seafood. €€€€

Tokyo Eat. Contemporary. €€

17TH ARRONDISSEMENT

975. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Agapé. Contemporary. €€€€

Bigarrade. Contemporary. €€

Brigitte. Bistro. €€€

Chez Léon. Bistro. €€

Coretta. Contemporary. €€€

Dix-Huit. Contemporary. €€€

Frédéric Simonin. Contemporary. €€€€

Le Bouchon et l'Assiette. Contemporary. €€.

Le Cercle Rouge. Bistro. €€

Le Hide/Koba’s Bistro. Bistro. €€

Les Grandes Bouches. Bistro. €€

Salt. Seafood. €-€€

Les Poulettes de Batignolles. Bistro. €€€

Rech. Fish and seafood. €€€

18TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Antoine de Montmartre. Contemporary. €€

Chamarré Montmartre. Contemporary. €€€€

Etsi. Bistro. €€

Jeanne B. Bistro. €€

Jour de Fête. Contemporary. €€€

La Balançoire. Bistro. €€

La Table d’Eugène. Bistro. €€-€€€

Le Café qui Parle. Bistro. €€

L’Oxalis. Bistro. €€

Miroir. Bistro. €€

Nomos. Contemporary. €€€€

Sunset. Contemporary. €€

19TH ARRONDISSEMENT

La Rotonde de la Villette. Contemporary. €€-€€€

Mensae. Bistro. €€

Quedubon. Bistro. €€

Sushiya. Japanese. €€

20TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Chalbens. Bistro. €€

Chatomat. Contemporary. €€€

Dilia. Bistro. €€€

La Boulangerie. Bistro. €€

Le Baratin. Bistro. €€

Wen Zhou. Chinese hole-in-the-wall. €

Heidi Ellison

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