Au Clocher de Montmartre

Up in Montmartre, Mauritius-born chef Antoine Heerah offers a terrific contemporary French menu.
Sacré Coeur

Meandering in Montmartre

Montmartre embodies the mystique of Paris, a fact well exploited by the film and tourist industries.

Dining in Paris: Le Sergent Recruteur on the Île Saint-Louis

Surrounded by the Seine, and a discrete, intimate, slightly mysterious place, the Île Saint-Louis is one of the most charming neighbourhoods of Paris. For years it also had one of the city’s most fashionable...

Boismorand: Auberge des Templiers

Charming service and a brilliant selection of moderately priced Loire wines rounds out the pleasure of a meal at this great French institution.

Le Sâotico

A note from Anne Surcouf recently let me know that she and her husband, chef Hugues Gournay, had opened a new restaurant, Le Sâotico, in the rue de Richelieu. Ten years ago, I was a...

Jeanne A

Jeanne A is a terrific place to come with a group for a satisfying meal of first-rate French comfort food.
L'Inconnu restaurant

Restaurant L’Inconnu: Innovative Dining in Paris

I recently had the pleasure of dining at one of the most promising new restaurants in Paris. L’Inconnu opened its doors in November 2015 in the heart of the 7th arrondissement in Paris. From Japan...

Äponem: A Talked-About Gastronomic Destination near Béziers

Thirty kilometres north of Béziers, in the heart of Hérault, the little hamlet of Vailhan (population 160) has suddenly become one of the most talked about gastronomic destinations in France. This is because of...

Restaurants in Paris: Don Juan II, An Elegant Yacht on the Seine

Among the many misconceptions about the life of a food writer is that members of this tribe of scribes are impossibly fussy and turn up their noses at anything that isn’t dripping with caviar...

Rech: Where to Eat Seafood in Paris

The brasserie is now one of the best fish houses in Paris since Alain Ducasse took it over.