Bistros & Restos 16th to 20th Arr.

Antoine-16th Arrondissement

In the evening twilight Antoine’s is a discreet address for that intimate rendezvous with the illuminated tower blinking on the hour and providing that special soupçon of Paris elegance. But by day it is populated with sophisticated French society.

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La Cave Gourmande 18th arrondissement

 The jam-packed terrace of the Cave Gourmande tilts ever so slightly downhill. The adorable Manon seated us at the only remaining table and took our order. It was a magnificent day and the kitchen was overburdened so Manon comped us our excellent glasses of Saint Emillion. It was worth the wait!

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L'Auberge Dab

The opulence of La Belle Epoque has been preserved at this massive, multi-level, terraced but remarkably intimate bistro that specializes in seafood.

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Jeanne B.

Fredric Hubig, the Earl of the Eleventh (AstierSassotondoJeanne A) on the rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud) has applied the “Hubig touch” to Montmartre with the opening of Jeanne B, the younger but bigger sister of Jeanne A.

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Ma Chère et Tendre

A brand new destination for les connaisseurs carnivores at the Meridien Hotel at Porte Maillot.Ma Chère et Tendre can serve 165 diners at a time in a sleek and modern environment decorated in shades of black and red.

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Le Bar à Huitres-17th arrondissement

Young Gary Dorr is placing his personal stamp on the Dorr Family restaurant business. First with the Grand Bistros and now with the Bar à Huitres he is renovating and reinvigorating with style.

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Le Shang Palace at Le Shangri-La

We were met in the hotel lobby and escorted to a waiting elevator for our journey to the third floor home of Paris’ just opened Shang Palace and elegant cuisine with strong Cantonese influences.

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Caius-17th Arrondissement

I was meeting the PR agent extraordinaire, MM for lunch at one of her favorites. Just a few blocks from L’Etoile it’s a quietly elegant spot that attracts business types and the odd romantic couple at lunch. Evenings are decidedly more romantic.

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