Restaurants

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Ladurée Picnic

The first of its kind, Ladurée Picnic specialises in just that – picnics, albeit exceedingly fine, gourmet picnics to take away in the famous patisserie's signature peppermint-green packaging. Luxury salads include …
Top Choice Bistro in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Saut du Crapaud

Locals pack out this quirky neighbourhood bistro, showcase for the casual Franco-Mexican cuisine of Mexican banker-turned-chef Marco Paz. Cooking pots and guitars adorn the stylish vintage interior and the menu feat…
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Le Cassenoix

The Nutcracker is everything a self-respecting neighbourhood bistro should be. 'Tradition et terroir' (tradition and provenance) dictate the menu that inspires owner-chef Pierre Olivier Lenormand to deliver feisty d…
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Le Beurre Noisette

Beurre noisette (brown butter sauce, named for its hazelnut colour) features in dishes such as tender veal loin with homemade fries and caramelised pork belly tender with braised red cabbage and apple, at pedigreed …
Bistro in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

La Butte aux Piafs

A cinematic cluster of cherry-red chairs flag the pavement terrace of this neighbourhood bistro, the spot to lap up the quietly fashionable vibe of La Butte aux Cailles. Inside, flip-down cinema seats mix with an ec…
Ice Cream in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

La Tropicale

Pistachio and orange-flower, lemon and absinthe, and mandarin spiced with timut pepper are among the exciting favours at this exceptional ice-creamery near place d'Italie. Ice cream is made on-site in the tiny space…
Modern French in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Petit Pan

Parisians working in the 'hood fill this casual bistro to bursting at lunchtime thanks to a fantastic-value lunchtime menu, but it's after dusk that the gourmet action kicks in with small plates of tapas à la frança…
Bistro in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Simone Le Resto

A generous smattering of pavement-terrace tables flags this vibrant neobistro with tattooed chef Mathia Di Gino in the kitchen and knowledgeable duo Julian and Charles out front. Daily menus created in the open kitc…
Modern French in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Clos Y

One of Paris' rapidly rising star chefs Yoshitaka Ikeda creates utterly original menus that change daily but might start with foie gras ice cream and move on to perch sashimi with beetroot, apple and powdered olive …
Bistro in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

L'Assiette

Consistently hailed as one of Paris' best bistros, The Plate is the culinary powerhouse of chef David Rathgebe, from Clermont-Ferrand in the foodie Auvergne. He mixes age-old traditional French dishes like cassoulet…