La Table d’Eugene
Foodies who adore the flavors of French cuisine should make at least one trip to this restaurant, located a handy walking distance away from two metro stops. Pick something from the normal menu – fairly limited but changing regularly – or opt for the seven course taster menu. The latter is a favorite among visitors to the area and really shows off the talent of this Michelin star joint.
Address: 18 Rue Eugène Sue, 75018 Paris, +33 1 42 55 61 64
Le Coq Rico
The name of this restaurant really gives its cuisine away; chicken, chicken and yet more chicken. Chef Antoine has won numerous accolades for his dishes, which include using up every part of the chicken in true French style (expect spiced hearts, gizzards and more). The atmosphere is one of an up-market restaurant fused with a bustling café, but it appears to work rather well, with local crowds and fervent foodies alike.
Address: 98 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, +33 1 42 59 82 89
This Japanese fusion restaurant gets the balance between excellent tasting food and the performance that goes into creating it just right. Customers can expect a helpful and knowledgeable team of staff on hand to assist and point out tasty dishes. The menu also changes daily, so the flavor combinations really are top of the range and cutting edge. Excitingly, this restaurant is not a sushi restaurant, meaning the food is creative, authentic and unexpected.
Address: 8 Rue Garreau, 75018 Paris, +33 1 42 54 23 92
A new, three story eating experience, with a dessert bar on the ground floor, restaurant area on the second floor and rooftop terrace up top, Brasserie Barbès comes as a breath of sweet smelling fresh air, bringing flavorful and thoughtfully created dishes to the table. The cuisine is brasserie-style French-European fusion, so there is something for everyone, not to mention sweeping views of Paris.
Address: 2 Boulevard Barbès, 75018 Paris, +33 1 42 64 52 23
This place comprises an old warehouse and station which have been transformed into a gorgeous restaurant, boutique and city farm. A haven for hipsters and yummy mummies alike, they offer a range of café-style food, complete with meals, drinks and brunch as well. All the food is home made, with fresh vegetables and fruit coming from the farm. What’s more, all the organic waste goes into making compost or feeding the animals.
Address: 83 Boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris, +33 1 42 57 58 49
Pizza di Napoli
When pizza is required, this is the place to go and get it. Cooked over a wood fire, with a pleasing range of toppings, the pies at Pizza di Napoli are a real gem. The joint is not a tourist trap though, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself sitting amongst locals. The service is generally speedy and the food itself is filling, tasty and simple.
Address: 31 Boulevard de Grenelle, Paris, France, +33 06 29 33 74 33
This extraordinary place is located in one of the flea markets of the neighborhood, and serves basic but authentic food. The experience at the restaurant is what makes it so special though. Not one for the shy or nervous, customers here can expect to be shouted at (in a jovial way), talked to and immersed in the overly Parisian vibe. Think fun, random and out of the ordinary.
Address: 136 Avenue Michelet, Saint-Oue, Paris, France, +33 1 40 12 10 14
Au Bon Coin
Good, solid French brasserie food, with a jovial mix of locals and passers through is the name of the game here. The décor is rustic and classic, with a cute terrace either side (it’s on a corner, as the name might suggest). The menu changes with the seasons and combines traditional French favourites with some more general European dishes as well.
Address: Rue des Cloys, Paris, France, +33 1 46 06 91 36
La Colline d’asie
La Colline d’Asie is a Vietnamese restaurant, specializing in fresh and punchy food. The restaurant itself is rather small, but there is always the option of buying to take away; a great option for tourists on a tight schedule. Inside, the food itself is high quality and freshly prepared, and makes a welcome change to the constant (albeit delicious) availability of traditional French foods in the neighborhood.
Address: 21 Rue André del Sarte, 75018 Paris +33 1 55 79 16 82
La Chope du Château Rouge
This is a casual, locals dominated bar meets cafe, with plenty of drinks and some fine terraces overlooking the Parisian streets below. Come and take time over an aperitif, a coffee, a beer and more, all the while chatting to the friendly crowd of locals that frequent La Chope’s tables.
Address: 40 Rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris, +33 1 46 06 20 10