L’Entrée des Artistes
Bar, French, $$$
L’Entrée des Artistes is a cool hybrid place linking good wine, cocktails and delicious bistrot cuisine that’s served right through to midnight – unusually late for a Parisian restaurant. The menu is updated weekly and in line with seasonal food produce, and it’s reasonably priced for the attention to detail in the presentation and artistic vibe that accompanies the experience. For no more than €35 you’re sure to be able to delight in a mouth-watering starter, masterpiece-arranged main course – almost too perfect to eat – and dessert. There’s an artistic focus too with a jazz club particularly fond of playing disco soul, and a dance floor where vinyls are spinning til 5am each weekend. The restaurant is in Pigalle, an area that’s worked up a bad reputation over the years, so doesn’t get many tourists, explaining why it can serve top-notch food arranged like fabulous works of art (Insta-perfect) and at pretty modest Parisian prices.