The Best Restaurants In The Batignolles Neighborhood, Paris
If you’re looking for a trendy and offbeat place to dine, far away from the hustle and bustle of Paris’ more central districts, the Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement, is your perfect option. Quieter and less frequented Les Batignolles is indeed as thriving as many of its buzzing neighbors. With a dynamic cultural life, this neighborhood has become a local favorite. Grungy and bohemian, with charming village-like atmosphere, Les Batignolles, is a hotspot for Paris’ newest and most eclectic restaurants. Here’s our favorite in the area.
Yellow fin tuna bathed in miso, with black and red, crunchy seaweed | Courtesy of Coretta
Considered Paris’ number one neo-bistrot, Coretta is all about the experience. It offers delicious contemporary French food with an edgy cosmopolitan personality. A diverse menu of exceptionally fresh produce, a smattering of molecular gastronomy, dishes that are as healthy as they are satisfying, and a gorgeous eco-conscious modernist architecture that makes Coretta a place worth visiting.
Papillon‘s chef and founder is no less than Christophe Santaigne, former chef of the distinguished Le Meurice and Plaza Athénée, who worked alongside Alain Ducasse for several years. For the first time in his career, Santaigne opens his own restaurant, Papillon. With exquisite Parisian/Scandinavian décor, the ambiance is fresh, young, and chic, and the menu lives up to Santaigne’s philosophy: simplicity and basic flavors are key elements to an accomplished ‘haute cuisine.’
This quaint, tiny cave à vins is a true hidden gem. Somewhere between restaurant, wine bar and tapas bar, Les Paresseux is one of the best addresses in the neighborhood for a laid-back dinner à deux or with friends. With an exquisite selection of homemade mediterranean delicacies, every dish on the menu screams mouthwatering; while guaranteeing the best quality ingredients from small local farms.
Brand new, this stylish bistrot combines the taste for a well-thought decor and a varied, original menu. The atmosphere is casual and lively; the decor is homely and the dishes revisit all the high-end French classics: tartare, fresh vegetables, roasted chicken and good wine – what else do you need to please your appetite?
A glass of Italian wine and a planche of antipasti with a homemade black-olive tapenade, is the ideal way to start a dinner you won’t regret. Cucuzza is the pizzeria that everyone is speaking of; with a charming decoration and an open kitchen, the friendly atmosphere will make you feel at home in no time. Their art of pizza making is truly mastered by their selection of fresh ingredients and their wood fired oven, giving the pizza its final and unforgettable taste.
One of the newest restaurants in the neighborhood, Strobi has that unmissable, trendy Batignolles-vibe. Simple and chic, this contemporary bistro is both welcoming and friendly. The menu was thought to include everyone: vegetarians, small appetites, big appetites (with their option of half-sized or full-sized dishes), and lovers of all things dessert.