This adorable little gem right in the heart of the Haut Marais has a warm, friendly atmosphere that draws you in as does its name. The dishes are traditional with an unexpected twist that never fails to please, such as the appetizer of truffled poached eggs, or the purée of carrots and cumin. Main dishes such as roasted spare ribs with homemade barbeque sauce and basmati rice or ravioli with saffron sauce practically melt in your mouth. Portions are generous, well worth every calorie, but better to fast beforehand than miss out on their beautiful and delectable desserts, such as chocolate fondant with Bailey’s sauce or the delectable tarte Tatin. The house wine is good, quite reasonable, and sold either by the bottle or “à la ficelle” (meaning you pay for what you drink of the bottle).
Monday – Saturday
From 4 pm until midnight
Ô Château is a place that is open to everyone. To people who like wine, who love it, who are intrigued by it, to those who know nothing about it. It is open to anyone who feels some sort of an attraction to wine. Ô Château offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting classes as well as a fabulous wine bar and restaurant. Your experience at Ô Château will be delicious, informative, and fun. You might even get a buzz while drinking really good wine. Ô Château offers more than 40 wines and Champagnes by the glass at the bar.
Friendly and bilingual staff, great décor, comfortable surroundings.
All wine tastings are presented in English.
Restaurant Brasserie La Royale
11, bd des Filles du Calvaire
Tel.: 01 42 72 37 19
Metro: Filles du Calvaire / Saint Sébastien Froissart
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am to 7pm
At the heart of the Haut Marais and Filles du Calvaire district, among the fashionistas, bourgeois bohemians, "Marais-addicted" and locals, The Royal offers a lovely covered terrace on the Boulevard and an interior decorated “neo-fifties” style, with references to classic cinema and Paul Newman.
A traditional brasserie with delicious yet unpretentious dishes such as salmon filet with crisp vegetables, hot strawberry soup, eggs Benedict and Salades Royales, it also offers a wonderful selection of cheese and charcuterie plates as well as some very surprising cocktails. La Royale offers a quality - price ratio rare for the area, accompanied by a warm welcome. Open from morning until evening except Sunday, La Royale is a not-to-be-missed spot directly overlooking the stunning Cirque d'Hiver.
Le Bouledogue restaurant brasserie Paris Marais - UK
Very close to Beaubourg and many art galleries, the Bouledogue is a culinary rendez-vous for lovers of art, culture and those with the taste for things of quality as well as authenticity. In an atmosphere that is both lively and warm, in the tradition of great Parisian brasseries, the Bouledogue offers a classic menu which includes entrees like leeks vinaigrette served warm (8 euros), bone marrow or Saint Marcellin with lard accompanied by toasted Poilane bread (11,50 euros), and main courses such as tender sirloin steak with fried shallots, green salad, and "allumette/couteau" thin French fries (18,50 euros) or duck with pepper sauce, all to be enjoyed without moderation. You can finish off your meal with a marvelous fudge custard (9 euros) or a home- made iced nougat with red fruit sauce while enjoying the comfort of the wide moleskin seats under the benevolent eye of Elliot, the much- loved Bulldog
This charming Auvergne-style bistro offers food and drink at any time in a cozy and welcoming venue. Snack on small sandwiches, sausages, cheese cubes or one of their many giant salads. Assorted cold dishes "Maison Conquet" offer a range of carefully selected products such as deli meat, cheese, and chicken with marinated zucchini and carrots. Numerous sandwiches showcase a considerable variety of products, all freshly made. The "apéritifs gourmands” (“gourmet cocktails”) are a pleasant surprise- French Cancan, Cinnamon, Pink Grapefruit are just a few of the delicious choices. The "snack" and "breakfast" menus also offer plenty of homemade food and drinks to choose from such as fried eggs, croissants, bread, hot chocolate, and fruit juice. Spend the morning having coffee with neighborhood locals, lunch between Marais visits, or enjoy the evening atmosphere where artists, visitors and regulars mingle. The Reinitas is one of the few places where you can buy cigars and cigarettes until closing time.
Comptoirs de Carthage
Les Comptoirs de Carthage
Friendly cantina inspired by British, French and Tunisian culture.
27 rue de Picardie
Tel.: 01 48 04 37 37
Manager: Kate Daoud
Monday to Saturday:
11am – 11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm
The alternative Anglo-Tunisian cantina where you can meet the locals and enjoy great meals. Kate and her family are from Liverppol and Tunisia… English spoken here ! Nearly all ingredients are organic and the menues are influenced by our three cultures – English, French and Tunisian Cuisine with one of the best organic Couscous in Paris to eat in or take away to order (Lamb, meatballs, and at least seven vegetables...17€) During the week different menues every day. Simple and savoury. For example: Vegetable soup 6€, Broccoli quiche with mixed salad 10 € Roast filet of porc with steamed apples and fresh mashed potatoes plus vegetable 14€. Desserts: Apple or banana crumble. The place are also open in the evenings for planned receptions. Up to 25 people.
87, rue des archives
01 42 72 65 20
Temple, Arts et Métiers
rue de Bretagne
Close to the Square du Temple and boasting a panoramic terrace in the heart of the Haut Marais, the gourmet bistro Le Sancerre offers a traditional, unpretentious, generous, and seasonal cuisine served non-stop from 11h to 23h with a wide wine selection as well. Lovers of « a la plancha » cooking or fresh fish will be impressed, not to mention of course the meat lovers. Try their famous hamburger served with pommes-allumettes French fries at 14.80 euros, accompanied with a local wine from an ever-changing selection available by the glass (starting at 3.90 euros), including some from organic or independent producers. The Morgon or Château de Corcelles are very popular. For snacks, a selection of Poilane sandwiches and salads is available. In the evening, an entrée + main course + dessert is about 25 euros. Le Sancerre is a popular wine bar to have happy hour, with a large selection of cocktails (both alcoholic and non- alcoholic) where friendliness is the rule.
27, rue Saintonge
2, bis rue Neuve Popincourt
09 50 48 84 06
01 43 38 12 00
Temple, Arts et Métiers,
Filles du calvaire
Parking : rue de Bretagne
Noon to 11pm
Saturday & sunday to midnight
Commande à partir d'une plaque
(8/10 personnes) 24 h à l'avance.
Vous pensiez tout savoir des pizzas et de leurs préparations, détrompez vous! Altaglio, récemment installé au coeur du Haut Marais et à proximité immédiate de la rue de Bretagne, réinvente le concept et propose une large selection de pizzas cuites, préparées sur plaque, vendues au poids et coupées en tranches à la demande. Pizzas chaudes ou froides, près de 40 variétés peuvent être présentées et préparées par un pizzaiolo, passionné et expert de la pate aérée. La Patate e tartufo (34,20 euros le kilo) est un must de la Maison. Laissez vous tenter notamment par la Zucca et pancetta (38,80 euros le kilo) ou la Prosciutto cotto (33,85 euros le kilo). Les amateurs de sucrés, petits et grands, ne seront pas déçus avec une excellente foccacia au chocalat et mascarpone, à déguster sans modération, sur place ou à emporter qui ravira les papilles des plus exigeants.
38, rue de Bretagne
Tel.: 01 44 54 03 30
Fax: 01 44 54 03 70
Metro: Filles du Calvaire – République – Arts et Métiers
The Café Charlot' staff welcome you warmly every day from 7am to 2am!
Free unlimited WIFI
Just in front of Paris’s oldest covered market Enfant Rouges, built in 1610, discover the new rendez-vous of the “in-crowd”. In the northern, burgeoning part of the Marais, the Café Charlot has quickly become “the place to be”. Have a seat on the only sunny terrace on the northern side of rue Bretagne. It’s heated in winter. Clever décor gives the place a homey 1920s feel with old posters and antique phones on the wall. The menu is simple but epicurean, and all the elements of luxury are intact reminding us that this is an address you’ll want to keep. Fresh produce in all the dishes are cooked to order. Sunday brunch is a gargantuan affair: scrambled eggs with salmon, cherry tomatoes and shallots, soft chive cream cheese, French toast, fruit salad, fresh pressed juice and a hot drink all for just 17€. Two specials of the day are offered for lunch while the dinner menu is more sophisticated, with a wider variety, notably a timbale of scallops. The café’s specialty is the house cheeseburger. Happy hour from 7 to 9 is a must. Run, do not walk to this fine address. You may have to fight for a table for the Café Charlot is a definite fixture in the neighbourhood
Les Arts et Metiers
Les Arts et Métiers
51, rue de Turbigo
Tél.: 01 48 87 83 25
Fax: 01 48 87 86 35
Metro: Arts et Métiers, exit 'rue de Beaubourg'
Car park: Saint-Martin
Monday to Saturday from 6.30am to 2am
Sunday from 7am to 2am Free WIFI
A hip address for culture vultures
Very central, the Café des Arts et Métiers is located next to the museum of the same name which should be visited at all costs. The brasserie has a warm contemporary feel as well as a wonderful sprawling terrace. The regular clientele include those studying at the Conservatory and the faithful museum-goers along with a chic, intellectual and creative crowd. At the Arts et Métiers you’ll find an efficient, typically Parisian brasserie. Service is rapid and impeccable. The interior feels like the lounge of a luxury hotel. For lunch you can choose from daily specials: one starter and two main dishes. Desserts come straight from the extraordinary pastry chef of the Café Français. Fresh market produce is prepared on the spot. An outstanding dish on the menu is creamy chicken risotto. Sunday brunch is fantastic for a mere 19 € and you can stop by for happy hour every day from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to order pints of beer or cocktails.
Etincelle Paris Restaurant Marais
42 bis rue de Rivoli
Tél.: 01 42 72 09 76
Métro: Hôtel de Ville
Parking: Hôtel de Ville - Baudoyer
24h/24h - 7/7
Etincelle, the loveliest terrace in the Marais !
A hop, skip and a jump from the Hotel de Ville, l’Etincelle glows with a thousand lights and its personal do their best to sparkle for their customers. The interior is neo-baroque reminiscent of the Sun King while the sunny terrace has a modernist colorful flavor. It’s mercifully tucked away from the noisy street. This is a high-quality bistro. If you ask your waiter, he’ll connect you to the hifi for free. With great music, you’re ready to roll. Sunday brunch is a highlight. For 16€, you’ll get scrambled eggs and salmon, cherry tomatoes and shallots, soft chive cream cheese, French toast, fruit salad, fresh pressed juice and a hot drink. There’s always a daily special with reliably fresh market ingredients cooked to order. Evenings are lively with a happy hour from 7:00 to 9:00 pm… pints of beer, cocktails and an exceptional choice of music. Fun can be had by all 365 days a year.
47, rue du Temple
Tel : 01 42 71 06 11
Metro : Hotel de ville, Rambuteau
Parking : rue Beaubourg
12 to 3pm
7pm to 11pm
Very close to the Pompidou Centre, the restaurant Salento welcomes you warmly and invites you to discover a generous, authentic Italian cuisine with a wonderful selection of fresh pasta, small «aumônières» (different, delicious fillings wrapped in thin pastry) or rigatoni that will transport you to Puglia and its surrounding regions. A good selection of antipasti (10 to 18 euros), including the Burrata Pugliese & Prosciutto di Parma or the excellent Green Cabbage Rolls with chestnuts, speck (cured ham) and cream of parmesan (12 euros) will whet your appetite before continuing, according to Italian tradition, to a first course (primo) and / or a second course (secondo). The ricotta gnudi dumplings (13 euros) or those with mushrooms and eggplant (15 euros) are absolute «musts» to try. The wine list also offers a nice selection such as a Monte Pulciano d'Abruzzo (32 euros) or a Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio (40 euros). A taste of Dolce Vita in the Marais ...
Pain Vin Fromage is the type of restaurant you'll never find anywhere else -- it's all about cheese! Did you know that France has over 400 different kinds of cheese to choose from? At Pain Vin Fromage, you'll be able to try from 5 to 20 of them, depending upon your appetite. Simply select a region and discover the cheese -- they offer a wide selection starting at 17€. Taste fresh Burgundy wine and indulge in fondue from the Savoy or Burgundy regions for only 16€. Enjoy the taste of nature and tradition without thinking about your waistline -- cheese is full of protein and calcium, just go easy on the bread! Pain Vin Fromage lets you really savour French traditions, especially those that will most please your senses.
A semi-gastronomical traditional cuisine has found it’s home in «chez Gaspard de la nuit», in the rue des Tournelles. The menu, known for its fresh produce delivered daily, proposes a lovely selection of «reinvented dishes», nonetheless keeping their authenticity. Treat yourself to their famous steak with black pepper sauce (29 euros), possibly one of the neighborhood’s best. The rabbit with lavender (18,50 euros) or the escargot ravioli are also delicious. A bistrot menu at 25 euros is also available (entree +main course +drink) every day except Saturday. The wine cellar is bursting with veritable treasures at reasonable prices that Myriam, the owner, unveils with gourmandise. Among the impressive selection are some real finds such as a côte du Rhone, côte rotie 2006 - les essartailles (68 euros) or a Chateau LaSalle de Poujeaux 2005 Second vin du Chateau Poujeaux Moulis. Reserve your table in advance, as space in this popular restaurant is limited.
Les Bougresses, 6 rue de Jarente 75004 Paris, Tel : 01 48 87 71 21
6 rue de Jarente
01 48 87 71 21
St Paul ou Bastille
Open every evening
from 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Lunchtime from noon to 2:30 pm
A stone’s throw from the charming Place du Marché Sainte Catherine, this cosy restaurant impresses with its impeccable hospitality and fine creativity which marries traditional cuisine at very reasonable prices with the chef's inventive touch (dishes 16 to 20 euros). Among our favourites: Bressane chicken salad with four spices, home-made duck foie gras, bone marrow with “fleur de sel” coarse salt, steak with foie gras sauce, bouillabaisse (traditional French fish stew) "Bougresses", sea bream with lime and ratatouille, roasted sea bass and mashed potatoes with olive oil, and duck confit with sauteed Roseval potatoes. In their desserts (6.50 euros), originality combines with delight: bananas in puff pastry with warm chocolate sauce, sauteed citrus with speculoos shortcrust biscuits with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream, and cooked pear with white wine and honey. On weekends, a menu of two dishes for 15 euros is available. The gourmet wine selection will delight your taste buds as well, including Pessac Léognan 2004 (36 euros), and Côte de Provence Golfe de Saint Tropez (23 euros). The pleasant atmosphere and friendliness of the staff will make you want to return often to visit its two managers, Mickael and Constantin.